Compare 2023 MAZDA CX-5 vs 2023 Subaru Forester

2023 MAZDA CX-5 vs 2023 Subaru Forester
2023 MAZDA CX-5 2023 Subaru Forester
Max Horsepower
  256 hp * 182 hp
Alloy Wheels
  Standard Optional
Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  Standard Optional
Push-Button Start
  Standard Optional

2023 MAZDA CX-5 vs 2023 Subaru Forester

Serving Cleveland, OH

Crossover SUV shoppers in Cleveland looking for a two-row model packed with personality and features may immediately be drawn to the 2023 Mazda CX-5. The Subaru Forester is also a compact SUV, often considered alongside the Mazda CX-5. Despite being in the same automotive class, these models have substantial differences that require a closer look.


The five-passenger Mazda CX-5 at Classic Mazda Westside has two powertrains available. These are a 2.5-liter, 187-horsepower option and a turbo 2.5-liter, 256-horsepower engine. Both systems include all-wheel drive and a six-speed auto transmission. On the other hand, the 2023 Subaru Forester has only one powertrain system across its trims. This is a 2.5-liter, 182-horsepower engine. The system includes all-wheel drive and a continuously variable transmission for all trims.


The Mazda CX-5 boasts a gorgeous façade with intentional curves and smooth contouring. This modern style is enhanced by black, lower-body molding, a stretched grille, and piercing, triangular headlights. In contrast, the 2023 Subaru Forester is styled with off-road exterior features that give it a rugged look. Its black molding thickens over the doors, wheel wells, and bumper. The grille is distinctly small, and the small headlights are tilted, diamond shape with an LED bar wrapped around three sides.


The 2023 Mazda CX-5 at Classic Mazda Westside is well-outfitted across all trims. Some of the features that are offered in the Mazda CX-5 include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Mazda Connected Services, a 10.25-inch infotainment system screen, numerous assistive driver’s technologies, a navigation system, leather seats, wood trim, a wireless charging pad, a heated steering wheel, a Bose audio system, heated seats in both rows and more. On the other hand, the Subaru Forester’s base-level features are a four-speaker sound system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, an auto climate management system, a 6.5-inch infotainment display screen, and other features.

Classic Mazda Westside in Cleveland is your reliable source for full details about the Mazda CX-5. We have a great selection of vehicles in stock and ready for you to test drive today. Visit us soon to continue learning about the Mazda CX-5 and its trims.

* On 2023 Mazda CX-5 models with the 2.5-liter turbocharged engine and using 93 octane premium unleaded fuel.