2014 Mazda Mazda5 vs. 2015 Subaru Outback Review

Comparison Review

Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda Mazda5 than the Subaru Outback. The Subaru Outback will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda5.

With the Subaru Outback you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Mazda Mazda5, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). Based on MSRP, the Mazda Mazda5 is clearly a better financial choice over the Subaru Outback. 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 Mazda Mazda5 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Subaru Outback.

Since the Mazda Mazda5 is much slimmer than the Subaru Outback, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Mazda Mazda5, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Subaru Outback.

With its lower torque, the Mazda Mazda5 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru Outback.

The Mazda Mazda5 has about the same turning radius as the Subaru Outback, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

The Mazda Mazda5 has less horsepower than the Subaru Outback, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

The Mazda Mazda5 offers greater seating capacity than the Subaru Outback, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around.

The Mazda Mazda5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Outback.

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2014 Mazda

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MSRP*: $20,140 - $24,670

2015 Subaru

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MSRP*: $24,895 - $32,995
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
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City MPG: 21 - 22 20 - 25
Highway MPG: 28 27 - 33
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 6 - 6 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $19,263 - $23,593 $23,407 - $30,860

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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