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Mazda CX-5
2021 Mazda CX-5
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$25,370
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.8
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Nissan Xterra
2015 Nissan Xterra
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$25,710
Starting Price (MSRP)
N/A
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Subaru Forester
2021 Subaru Forester
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$24,795
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.6
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Overview

Engine
2.5L Inline-4 Gas
Engine
4.0L V6 Gas
Engine
2.5L Flat 4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
5-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Four-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 25 MPG
Hwy: 31 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 15 MPG
Hwy: 20 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.8 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
21.1 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.6 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.5L Inline-4 Gas
4.0L V6 Gas
2.5L Flat 4 Gas
Horsepower
187 hp @ 6000 rpm
261 hp @ 5600 rpm
182 hp @ 5800 rpm
Torque
186 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
281 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
176 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
5-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,552 lbs
N/A
3,449 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
2,000 lbs
5,000 lbs
1,500 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
28 MPG
17 MPG
29 MPG
City
25 MPG
15 MPG
26 MPG
Highway
31 MPG
20 MPG
33 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 Tons/yr
10.4 (Est) Tons/yr
6.1 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
14.8 gallons
21.1 gallons
16.6 gallons
Cruising Range City
370 miles
316.5 miles
431.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
458.8 miles
422 miles
547.8 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
179.1 in
N/A
182.1 in
Height
65.4 in
74.9 in
67.5 in
Max Width
72.5 in
72.8 in
71.5 in
Front Width
62.8 in
61.8 in
61.6 in
Rear Width
62.8 in
61.8 in
61.8 in
Wheelbase
106.2 in
106.3 in
105.1 in
Ground Clearance
7.5 in
9.1 in
8.7 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41 in
42.4 in
43.3 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.7 in
39.9 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
57.1 in
58.3 in
58.2 in
Front Seat Hip Room
55.2 in
55.9 in
54.1 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
39.6 in
34.4 in
39.4 in
Rear Seat Headroom
39 in
39.3 in
39.6 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
54.8 in
58.3 in
57.2 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
55.3 in
46.1 in
53.6 in

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
59.6 ft³
65.7 ft³
76.1 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
30.9 ft³
36.3 ft³
31.1 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
30.9 ft³
36.3 ft³
31.1 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
36 ft
37.3 ft
35.4 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
Steel Wheels
Front Wheel Size
17" x 7"
16" x 7"
17" x 7"
Rear Wheel Size
17" x 7"
16" x 7"
17" x 7"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
N/A
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
N/A
Double Wishbone

Tires

Front Tire
P225/65HR17
P265/70TR16
P225/60HR17
Rear Tire
P225/65HR17
P265/70TR16
P225/60HR17
Spare Tire
Compact
Full-Size
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Eternal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic
  • Brilliant Silver
  • Cayenne Red
  • Glacier
  • Lava Red
  • Metallic Blue
  • Night Armor
  • Solar Flare Yellow, Build Out:05/15/2015, *PRICE TO FOLLOW*
  • Super Black
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Horizon Blue Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Jasper Green Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Gray, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Black, Cloth Upholstery
  • Gray, Cloth Upholstery

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Satellite Radio
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Not Available
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Not Available
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Climate Control
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Keyless Start
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Telematics
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Not Available
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
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