The winner is 2019 Subaru Forester.
Both cross paths proved to be highly capable and well-made.
Both offer a comfortable ride and a well-designed interior.
Finally, both Mazda and Subaru feel submerged and can add a higher torque with the addition of a turbocharger.
The Mazda CX-5 is an elegant look and beautifully finished interior. In addition, Mazda has the best compact crossover on the market.
At the same time, the 2019 Forester really impressed us with its solid feeling, an impressive amount of standard assistant techniques, a standard all-wheel drive, a comfortable cab and a state-of-the-art information system.
Indeed, it was a top-of-the-line infotainment system and standard security technology that made Forester the pinnacle.
So, big and deserved congratulations for 2019 Subaru Forester.
But with the updated 2019 Mazda CX-5 on the road, this duo is ripe for rematch.