If you are in the market for a new, compact SUV to ride around Turnersville, Cherry Hill, and Mount Laurel in, both the Subaru Outback and Mazda CX-5 provide worthy options for you. To see what each of them will bring you in terms of space, performance, and technology, our team at Prestige Subaru compared the 2019 Subaru Outback vs. Mazda CX-5 to detail what separates these two models.

Interior Space of the 2019 Outback vs 2019 CX-5

Having your new SUV accommodate passengers, provide you with a spacious ride while driving, and giving you room for all your cargo is a huge benefit. With the 2019 Outback, you will get all of that.

The Subaru Outback will give you 40.8 inches of headroom and 42.9 inches of legroom for the front seats. This will give you plenty of room to enjoy a comfortable ride while driving the Outback no matter how long your commute is. The front seats of the CX-5 are a more limited area with 39.7 inches of headroom and 41.0 inches of legroom.

When it comes to bringing gear along with you, the 2019 Outback provides 35.5 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the back row. You can also fold down the second-row seats and get up to 73.3 cubic feet of cargo volume. The Mazda CX-5 has 30.9 cubic feet of cargo volume behind its rear seats. It also lets you fold down the seatbacks of the second row and use the space for cargo. By doing this, the Mazda CX-5 will have a maximum of 59.6 cubic feet.

Top Performance

When looking at the maximum output of power, the 2019 Outback slightly edges out the Mazda CX-5. The Subaru Outback has an available 3.6L six-cylinder engine that produces 256 horsepower. At its best, the available 2.5L turbo engine can generate 250 horsepower.

The 2019 Subaru Outback also drives exceptionally well and stable with its seamless use of power through the Lineartronic® Continuously Variable Transmission, Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, and X-MODE®. The 2019 CX-5 is equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission and the FWD system. It has an AWD system as well, but it isn't standard like it is in the 2019 Outback.

Infotainment System of the 2019 Subaru Outback vs Mazda CX-5

Inside each car, there is plenty of technology and modern amenities to enjoy while driving. That includes the infotainment systems that the Outback and CX-5 are equipped with.

Both systems come with hands-free phone capability with Bluetooth® technology and touchscreen displays. They also each feature various applications to select from when choosing the entertainment you want to listen to for your ride, including Pandora® and Aha™.

The SUBARU STARLINK™ Multimedia Plus system that comes with the Outback takes things a step further with Magellan® navigation as well as SiriusXM® All Access Radio and Travel Link®. It even gives you the ability to connect and use your smartphone's applications with Android Auto™ or Apple CarPlay™. To have these features in the 2019 Mazda CX-5, you will have to upgrade to a higher trim level.

Learn Even More About the Subaru Outback

With a standard AWD system, a spacious interior, and lots of standard technology, the 2019 Subaru Outback is the ultimate compact SUV. If you want to learn more about this model, contact us at Prestige Subaru.

We can show you all the features and various trim levels of the Outback so you can decide which one is best for your commute around Turnersville, Cherry Hill, and Mount Laurel. You can even schedule a test drive of the 2019 Outback with us to get a great sense of just how well this car handles the roads! 

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