2014 Mazda CX-5 2014 Subaru Forester
$21,935 MSRP $21,995
26city / 35hwy MPG 24city / 32hwy
2 Engine Options 2
Yes SKYACTIV Technology No

2014 Mazda CX-5 vs 2014 Subaru Forester

The 2014 Mazda CX-5 was refined inside and out to create a vehicle that leaves its competitors at the starting line. The automaker’s distinct KODO “soul of motion” design philosophy can be seen throughout the CX-5. The vehicle’s aerodynamic sculpting reduces wind resistance and drag in order to improve fuel efficiency and make the cabin more relaxing and quiet. Movement is something the all-new Mazda has mastered whether it’s optimizing its own movement on the road, or dictating which way the wind moves across its hood and roof.

What truly sets the 2014 Mazda CX-5 apart from any other vehicle in its class is the SKYACTIV suite. Starting with the powertrain, the CX-5 runs on either the 184-horsepower 2.5L SKYACTIV-G engine or the 155-horsepower 2.0L SKYACTIV-G gasoline, which provide 32 mpg hwy or 35 mpg hwy, respectively. That gives the CX-5 the best highway mpg of any SUV in the United States, including hybrids. Drivers are able to use the time they would’ve spent at a gas station on more important things.

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SKYACTIV doesn’t stop there - the CX-5 was built with the SKYACTIV-Body and -Chassis for a performance that’s far superior. The vehicle is now lighter and more rigid for better responsiveness and maneuverability. The SKYACTIV-MT manual transmission and the SKYACTIV-Drive Sport automatic transmission also contribute to a quicker performance that remains both powerful and efficient. The CX-5’s smooth ride is undeniably unique to the Mazda brand, and its innovation is as distinct as its drive.

The crossover’s SKYACTIV-Body and -Chassis also work to provide a much safer ride for the driver and his or her passengers. Made with high tensile steel and supplemented by six advanced standard airbags, the Mazda CX-5 is prepared for any situation, whether its combating inclement weather or competing against the 2014 Subaru Forester. The CX-5’s value alone is enough to defeat any other vehicle in its class. Drivers won’t have to pick and choose between anything ever again with the 2014 Mazda CX-5.