Place the Mazda CX-5 Next to the Subaru Forester and Discover what Sets Mazda Apart

With the Mazda CX-5 by your side, every commute you take in the greater Massillon, OH area will be more engaging, more exciting, and more exhilarating. Don't believe us? Let the team at Mazda of Wooster tell you more about what makes our CX-5 an outstanding, compact SUV option for your daily drives.

A small SUV with two rows of seating and comfortable accommodations for up to five people, the CX-5 is one of the most popular vehicles on the road and in our new vehicle showroom on Cleveland Road. It offers optional all-wheel drive, signature Mazda craftsmanship and engineering, and much more.

But even with everything the Mazda CX-5 has to offer, we know that it may not be the only crossover vying for your attention. To help you understand why we believe it's the best option, we've done our research and compared it side by side with similarly sized SUVs. Read on to learn more about how it compares to the Subaru Forester, then stop by to meet it in person soon.


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Mazda CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester

  • Power, performance, and engine options. From its base engine to its optional upgrade, the Mazda CX-5 has more power and a more engaging performance than the Subaru Forester. Our Mazda has base power that starts at 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet, and it offers a maximum output of 250 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque from its top-tier, available upgrade. But the Subaru Forester starts at 182 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque, and it just stays there. The Forester has no optional upgrades, meaning every model in its lineup is less powerful than the CX-5.
  • All-wheel drive. Mazda understands that drivers like choices, and they deliver. With the Mazda CX-5, you get the option of all-wheel drive. So that whether you have a long commute from Ashland, OH, or you stay local in Medina, you can get your SUV with all-wheel drive if you prefer it. But the Subaru Forester doesn't give you any choice. It comes with all-wheel drive standard, regardless of whether you want it or not.
  • Standard safety features. While both the Mazda CX-5 and the Subaru Forester offer Massillon, OH drivers some of the latest advances in driver's safety features standard, the Mazda has more. For example, but SUVs have forward collision warning and adaptive cruise control, but only the CX-5 offers standard blind-spot monitoring and a standard rear cross-traffic alert system as well. With the Forester, you won't get blind-spot monitoring until further up the trim lineup.
  • Customization options. As mentioned, the Mazda CX-5 gives drivers more choices for whether or not they want AWD and for which level of power they want on their SUV, where the Forester has only single-choice options in both areas. But that's the only place where the Mazda lets you personalize your ride. It also has more trim levels to pick from, with more packages and add-on features sprinkled throughout its lineup. Whereas the Subaru Forester has five trims, the CX-5 has seven, including a couple of state-of-the-art and cutting-edge Carbon Edition models, which maximize style and design to really help you stand out from the crowd.

Discover the Mazda CX-5 in Person in Wooster

Discover firsthand why so many Ohio drivers in the Medina and Ashland area choose the Mazda CX-5 over other, similarly sized SUVs. We invite you to get to know our selection better online and then make your way to see us in person so we can introduce you to all of the Mazda CX-5's winning traits and characteristics soon.