The Subaru Outback VS The Mazda CX-5

Have you ever noticed how many Subaru Outback's are driving around Barnstable? Wonder why? Well, there is a long list of reasons to love the Outback. Like its reliable performance regardless of the season, commitment to safety, and ability to adapt to everything life throws your way. To reaffirm that the Subaru Outback is the crossover SUV for you see how well the Mazda CX-5 compares.

Advanced Safety Features:

When we ask our customers from Plymouth what the most important features their new vehicle must have, they often say safety first. Safety is one of the best reasons to love the Subaru Outback as it has been a class leader for several years in a row and comes standard with Subaru's highly awarded EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. The Mazda CX-5 also has a few standard safety features, but none nearly as impressive as the Outback.

    Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist Technology:
  • Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Lane Departure and Sway Warning
  • Pre-Collision Braking
  • Pre-Collision Throttle Management
    Standard Safety of The Mazda CX-5:
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Smart City Brake Support
  • E911 automatic emergency notification
  • To get some of the same features that Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist Technology offers on the Mazda CX-5 you will need to by a more expensive trim level. There is also a number of additional safety features that the Mazda CX-5 isn't available with, like LED Steering Responsive Headlights, Reverse Automatic Braking, and Stolen Vehicle Recovery as part of STARLINK Safety & Security.


    Over the 25 years since the Subaru Outback first hit the road it has become legendary among Cape Code drivers for its unwavering reliable performance that is ready for every adventure. Thanks to standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive the Outback maintains a commanding grip on the road at all times regardless of terrain or conditions. X-Mode with Hill Descent Control is also standard on every Outback for additional support when taking the road less traveled. All-wheel-drive on the Mazda CX-5 will cost you extra and not deliver the same level of capability.

    Both SUVs have two engine options. The base engine for the CX-5 has 5 more horses than then 2.5L four-cylinder BOXER with 182 horsepower to tow up to 2,700 lbs. But the turbocharged 2.4L BOXER generates 260 horsepower and is capable of towing up to 3,500 lbs. While the Mazda CX-5 is only capable of towing 2,000 lbs. and its turbocharged engine only produces 227 horsepower with 87 octane fuel. With 93 octane fuel, you will still come up short with 250 horsepower.


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Interior Dimensions & Features:

Falmouth will find the interior of the Subaru Outback significantly more comfortable and luxurious with more premium materials and finishes as well as standard connective multimedia. The Mazda CX-5 only has 103.6 cubic feet of passenger space with less cargo room, less front and rear headroom, and less front legroom. The Outback has 109 cubic feet of seating for 5 with a maximum cargo space of 75.7 cubic feet and 42.8 inches of front legroom. The Outback also features 60/40 folding and reclining rear seats for extra comfort for back seat passenger.


When it comes to playing your favorite tunes for your weekend road trip the Subaru Outback has you covered and connected. Apple CarPlay & Android Auto is not available on every trim level but is standard on the Outback with STARLINK multimedia and a 6.5-inch touchscreen. The available 11.6-inch touchscreen with the STARLINK multimedia+ system includes 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity and the new Chimani app to bring you closer to 400 of America's National Parks. The Mazda CX-5 doesn't offer either features.