There comes a time when the thought of having a SUV is appealing. You would love to have the ability to carry your family with loads of leg and headroom and easily access your cargo area. But there are several options in this ever-growing field of competitors. Not every SUV has to be large enough to carry the whole neighborhood. That's when you need a compact SUV. How about we take a look at two impressive compact crossovers, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and the Subaru Forester. Which has the features you need?


The Mazda CX-5 and Subaru Forester are sleek and great looking crossovers with room for five. Each has its strong points and features. You'll find each is similarly fuel efficient and offer a smooth ride, thanks to the available powertrain equipment. When it comes down to your decision, you need to choose based on which features are more important to you.

Performance Comparison

When you are looking for a peppy engine and reliable performance, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 is the SUV for you. It is packed with a new turbocharged 227-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder. You'll also find a 2.2-liter turbo diesel engine that packs a punch. You'll find it handles your drive quite easily and Driving the CX-5 gets you an impressive EPA estimated 25 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.

The Subaru Forester provides a 182-horsepower four-cylinder, matched to a CVT automatic. It gets a similar 26 mpg on your commute around Moline and 33 mpg on the interstate. It comes with two drive modes: Intelligent and Sport, while the X-Mode adapts to your terrain for traction.


Both the CX-5 and Forester begin with cloth seat that can be upgraded to leather upholstery. The Mazda CX-5 provides a more elegant interior with a host of technology features standard across the board. Heated and ventilated front seats give you comfort on your drive during those chilly Moline nights or warm summer days. The cabin brings you a luxurious feeling of class when you hit the road.

You'll find the Subaru Forester also provides a large and comfortable cabin. However, the Forester is geared more for adventure than elegance. It has some nice features and has the same standard technology features you'll find on the CX-5.

Find the Mazda CX-5 At Key Auto Group

When performance and elegance are features you find important, you need to discover the 2019 Mazda CX-5 at Key Auto Group in Moline. Take the CX-5 for a test drive and learn why driver choose the Mazda CX-5 over the Subaru Forester when they like their crossovers with a little something special.

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