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2021 Subaru Outback vs. 2021 Mazda CX-5 Review

New 2021 Subaru Outback

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New 2021 Mazda CX-5

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$26,795 to $39,945
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$25,270 to $37,405
Invoice* $25,187 to $37,240 $24,798 to $35,947
MPG - City 23 - 26 22 - 25
MPG - Hwy 30 - 33 27 - 31
Engine(s) Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Subaru Outback, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mazda CX-5.

There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Subaru Outback is somewhat more expensive than the Mazda CX-5. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Subaru Outback will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Mazda CX-5.

When considering towing capacity, the Subaru Outback is clearly the choice over the Mazda CX-5 for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Subaru Outback and the Mazda CX-5.

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Subaru Outback and the Mazda CX-5.

The Subaru Outback comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda CX-5.