2014 Mazda CX-5
The compact SUV segment has been heating up when it comes to the competition between the 2014 Mazda CX-5 vs 2014 Subaru Forester. Both vehicles are recent redesigns that are back in action with more to offer, but the CX-5 isn’t just here with a new performance, it’s back with a whole new philosophy. Designed with every movement in mind, the all-new CX-5 crossover reaches up to 35 mpg hwy with the help of its SKYACTIV technology and body construction. Mazda wasn’t messing around when it redesigned its most innovative vehicle to date, so the Forester has a lot to prove if it wants to keep up.
2014 Subaru Forester
The 2014 Subaru Forester is equipped with several new features that really help it compete in the compact crossover SUV segment. The vehicle’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive offers balance and quick response in an unexpected situation. Powered by either the 148-horsepower 2.0-liter or 170-horsepower 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER engine, or the 2.5-liter Turbocharged engine available as a 227-, 265-, or 305-horsepower version, there is no denying drivers can truly customize their drive. Its effective advanced airbag system and available navigation also spice up the competition, but at the end of the day, drivers truly get more for their money and distinct innovation in the 2014 Mazda CX-5.
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.
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.