2019 Subaru Outback vs 2019 Mazda CX-5 - Southfield MI

View Inventory2019 Subaru Outback vs 2019 Mazda CX-5 - Southfield MI

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Selecting a family-friendly SUV is a difficult choice indeed, and you should be able to make that purchase with the confidence that you're getting a great value for your money. At Glassman Subaru in Southfield Michigan, we make it easy by comparing the most popular Subaru models to their closest competitors. Though the 2019 Mazda CX-5 is a stylish and luxurious entry into the crossover market, it can't match the value that Subaru provides. The 2019 Subaru Outback has more cargo room, a better infotainment system, and driver assistance features such as the EyeSight suite. In this 2019 Subaru Outback vs 2019 Mazda CX-5 comparison, you will find out why the 2019 Outback is a better choice than the CX-5.

Southfield MI - 2019 Subaru Outback's Overview

Exterior - 2019 Subaru Outback

All 2019 Outbacks come with standard Subaru EyeSight driver assistance tech. This suite of technology helps you stay out of dangerous situations by providing lane departure warning, pre-crash automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane keep assist. The CX-5 can be bought with similar features, but the only standard feature is pre-collision braking. To get features comparable to Subaru's EyeSight, you'll have to upgrade to one of the highest trim levels.

Southfield MI - 2019 Subaru Outback's Exterior

Interior - 2019 Subaru Outback in Southfield MI

Because of its wagon-like profile and its elongated passenger cabin, the Subaru Outback is roomier than the 2019 Mazda CX-5. You and your front-seat passenger will like the additional headroom and legroom, and you'll travel in comfort. The Outback wins in terms of cargo volume as well. Inside the CX-5, you'll find just under 31 cubic feet of storage behind the back seats, and just under 60 cu. ft. with the rear row folded. By comparison, the 2019 Outback offers 35.5 cu. ft. of cargo room with all seats up, and a whopping 73.3 cu. ft of cargo volume with the rear seats folded. While the 2019 Outback comes with standard roof rails and folding cross bars, the CX-5's roof rails and cross bars are only an option.

Southfield MI - 2019 Subaru Outback's Interior

Mechanical - Subaru Outback specs in Southfield

Both vehicles have similarly-sized engines, which means the base models perform similarly as well. The Subaru Outback and the Mazda CX-5 are both available with engine upgrades, but only the 2019 Outback can be bought with a V6 engine. The CX-5's upgraded four-cylinder engine makes only 227hp, while the 2019 Outback 3.6R Touring and Limited make 256hp. That's some serious off-road or highway power! Though the CX-5 is a stout choice, the Outback is the clear winner as far as towing capacity is concerned. While the Outback and the CX-5 both have handsome interiors and a range of high-tech amenities, the Outback is the one that really takes off-roading seriously. Its high ground clearance and torque vectoring capabilities give it the power to go where the CX-5 wouldn't dare.

Southfield MI - 2019 Subaru Outback's Mechanical
Safety - 2019 Subaru Outback dealer

It's important for a vehicle to be strong enough to protect you and your family in an accident. The Outback and the CX-5 are both very safe choices; both earned the IIHS' Top Safety Pick+ designation, as well as the highest-possible scores in all areas. However, all 2019 Outbacks come with Symmetrical AWD, hill descent control, and X-Mode. On the CX-5, AWD is an upgrade and the other technologies are not available. If you're looking for a safe ride for your family, the 2019 Outback is the way to go.

Subaru's 2019 Outback, as well as the rest of the automaker's lineup, are some of the world's safest and most reliable vehicles yet. Find out just what makes them so great by stopping by for a visit, where you can compare the 2019 Subaru Outback vs 2019 Mazda CX-5. Once you've chosen the right model for your family, we invite you to take a test drive. View our inventory online, call us for specials, or stop by Glassman Subaru in Southfield Michigan and see us today.

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