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Mazda CX-5
2020 Mazda CX-5
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$25,190
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8.6
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Subaru Forester
2020 Subaru Forester
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$24,495
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.6
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Toyota RAV4 Prime
2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime
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$38,100
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9.1
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Overview

Engine
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Inline-4 Plug-in Hybrid
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Other
Fuel Economy
City: 25 MPG
Hwy: 31 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 40 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.8 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
2.5-liter Inline-4 Plug-in Hybrid
Horsepower
187 hp @ 6000 rpm
182 hp @ 5800 rpm
302 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque
186 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
176 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
165 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
Other

Steering

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

Wheels

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

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Double Wishbone
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P225/65HR17
P225/60HR17
P225/60HR18
Rear Tire
P225/65HR17
P225/60HR17
P225/60HR18
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
28 MPG
29 MPG
38 MPG
City
25 MPG
26 MPG
40 MPG
Highway
31 MPG
33 MPG
36 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 Tons/yr
6.1 Tons/yr
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
14.8 gallons
16.6 gallons
14.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
370 miles
431.6 miles
580 miles
Cruising Range Highway
458.8 miles
547.8 miles
522 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
179.1 in
182.1 in
180.9 in
Height
65.4 in
67.5 in
67 in
Max Width
72.5 in
71.5 in
73 in
Front Width
62.8 in
61.6 in
63 in
Rear Width
62.8 in
61.8 in
63.7 in
Wheelbase
106.2 in
105.1 in
105.9 in
Ground Clearance
7.5 in
8.7 in
8.1 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41 in
43.3 in
41 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.7 in
41.2 in
39.5 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
57.1 in
58.2 in
57.8 in
Front Seat Hip Room
55.2 in
54.1 in
54.3 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
39.6 in
39.4 in
37.8 in
Rear Seat Headroom
39 in
39.6 in
39.5 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
54.8 in
57.2 in
56.4 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
55.3 in
53.6 in
47.7 in

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,541 lbs
3,449 lbs
4,235 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
2,000 lbs
1,500 lbs
2,500 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
59.6 ft³
76.1 ft³
63.2 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
30.9 ft³
35.4 ft³
33.5 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
30.9 ft³
35.4 ft³
33.5 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Eternal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Sonic Silver Metallic
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Horizon Blue Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Jasper Green Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Blueprint
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Silver Sky Metallic
  • Super White
  • Supersonic Red

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Black, Cloth Upholstery
  • Gray, Cloth Upholstery
  • Black, Fabric Seat Trim (FA)

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Not Available
Not Available
Optional

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Liftgate
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Not Available
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Climate Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Heated Rear Seat(s)
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Keyless Entry
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Not Available
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

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

US NHTSA crash test result

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

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
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
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
2 Years / Unlimited Miles
Hybrid/Electric Components
N/A
N/A
8 Years / 100,000 Miles
Maintenance
N/A
N/A
2 Years / 25,000 Miles
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