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Here's how the 2017 Subaru Forester and the 2017 Mazda CX-5 measure up.
2.5i Manual
$22,595
Starting MSRP
Sport FWD
$24,045
Starting MSRP

Overview

Door
4-door 4-door -
Seats
5 5 -
Engine

170.0-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

187.0-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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Combined MPG
24 27 -
Size
181.5" length, 66.4" height 179.1" length, 65.3" height -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

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Interior color

Interior color

Black

Gray

Black

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Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

6-Speed M/T

6-Speed A/T

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

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Vehicle

EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 2WD -

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum -
Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7 in 17 X 7 in -
Front Wheel Size
17 X 7 in 17 X 7 in -
Spare Wheel Size
Compact in Compact in -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel -

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
N/A 100 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
N/A N/A -

Engine

Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152 -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
174 @ 4000 185 @ 3250 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5800 187 @ 6000 -
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 -

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
24 MPG 27 MPG -
Cruising Range - Hwy
445.20 mi 458.80 mi -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 MPG 24 MPG -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A -
Cruising Range - City
349.80 mi 355.20 mi -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG 31 MPG -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A -

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link -

Brakes

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.6 in 11.7 in -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.8 in 11.9 in -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
N/A N/A -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel -

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.9 gal 14.8 gal -

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
N/A N/A -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.8 ft 36 ft -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
N/A N/A -

Tires

Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact -
Front Tire Size
P225/60HR17 P225/65HR17 -
Rear Tire Size
P225/60HR17 P225/65HR17 -

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs 2000 lbs -
Maximum Trailering Capacity
1500 lbs 2000 lbs -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs 200 lbs -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs 200 lbs -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs 2000 lbs -

Weight Information

Curb Weight - Rear
N/A N/A -
Curb Weight - Front
N/A N/A -
Curb Weight
N/A N/A -
Base Curb Weight
3322 lbs 3527 lbs -
Maximum Payload Capacity
N/A N/A -
Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs 0.00 lbs -

Dimensions

Passenger Volume
108.3 ft³ 103.6 ft³ -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
34.4 ft³ 30.9 ft³ -
Track Width, Front
60.9 in 62.8 in -
Cargo Box (Area) Height
34.8 in 32.4 in -
Wheelbase
103.9 in 106.3 in -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline
45.9 in 57 in -
Rear Door Opening Height
N/A N/A -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3
N/A N/A -
Track Width, Rear
61.1 in 62.8 in -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
42.2 in 41.3 in -
Front Leg Room
43 in 41 in -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2
37.1 in 38 in -
Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.7 in 72.5 in -
Length, Overall
181.5 in 179.1 in -
Front Hip Room
53.9 in 55.2 in -
Passenger Capacity
5 5 -
Height, Overall
66.4 in 65.3 in -
Rear Door Opening Width
N/A N/A -
Min Ground Clearance
8.7 in 7.6 in -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1
74.7 ft³ 59.6 ft³ -
Second Head Room
39.8 in 39 in -
Front Head Room
41.4 in 39.7 in -
Second Hip Room
53 in 55.3 in -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1
71.9 in N/A -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
34.4 ft³ 30.9 ft³ -
Second Shoulder Room
56.5 in 54.8 in -
Front Shoulder Room
57 in 57.1 in -
Second Leg Room
38 in 39.6 in -
Liftover Height
28.6 in 29.4 in -

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