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Specs Comparison
BodyType SUV SUV
Segment C-Segment D-Segment
Transmission CVT AT
Capacity(L)(L) 2.0 2.5
Horsepower(PS)(PS) 156 195
Torque (Nm) 196 258
0-100 km/h (s) 10.3 -
Dimensions Comparison
Dimensions Comparison
4625 mm
2670 mm
1815 mm
1730 mm
4900 mm
2930 mm
1840 mm
1730 mm
Photo Comparison
Comparison of Pros & Cons
  • Subaru EyeSight available
  • Symmetrical AWD is the best AWD system
  • Cabin materials have improved over previous model
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  • 2022 Mazda CX-8 brings an additional turbocharged petrol variant into the local line-up while keeping the rest of the pre-update range
  • Driving ergonomics on the Mazda CX-8 are excellent, from steering and pedal positioning, to the weight of the instruments
  • Second-row seats are as comfortable as the first-row, and third row seats are some of the most best around

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  • Lacks Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Stiff ride
  • Front seats lack support
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  • Keyless function on the doors are still buttons as opposed to sensors, and on a car costing around 200 grand, this is unacceptable
  • Interior space is generous as far as Mazdas go, but competitors are noticeably roomier inside
  • Braking performance is only average when the car is empty, and expedient stopping would be a hairy experience when fully occupied

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Car Reviews Comparison
Car Reviews
Review: 2020 Subaru Forester 2.0i-S ES – It drives far better than it looks
Video: First drive in the 2019 Subaru Forester 2.0L EyeSight, better than a Honda CR-V?
Does the all-new 2019 Subaru Forester 2.0L feel underpowered?
Review: The 2022 Mazda CX-8 2.5 Turbo isn't just a sleeper SUV, it's also a smooth land yacht
Owner Review: Diesel Powered Jinbba Itai, My 2021 Mazda CX-8 2.2D
Ratings: 2019 Mazda CX-8 2.2D High - A 6-seater SUV with negligible weaknesses
Video Comparison

First Drive: 2019 Subaru Forester 2.0L EyeSight, Is It Underpowered?

2022 Mazda CX-8 2.5 Turbo Review in Malaysia, I'd love to be Chauffeured in One of These!

User Review Comparison
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Rating Parameters
Ride Comfort
Ride Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy
Quality & Features
Quality & Features
Price & Cost
Price & Cost
  • Which is more reliable Subaru Forester or Mazda CX-8?

    Both Subaru Forester and Mazda CX-8 have a reliability rating of 3.9 (out of 5.0 points).
  • Which is more fuel efficient Subaru Forester or Mazda CX-8?

    The specific fuel consumption comparison of the two vehicles can be found here: Subaru Forester fuel consumption, Mazda CX-8 fuel consumption.
  • Which car has more legroom Subaru Forester or Mazda CX-8?

    To compare the legrooms of the two cars, you can see the comparison data above.

In brief reviews

Trying to figure out which car you should buy? Subaru Forester or Mazda CX-8? Compare the two models on the basis of their Car Price, Size, Space, Boot Space, Service cost, Mileage, Features, Colours and other specs.

Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester price starts at RM 173500.Subaru Forester has 2.0L engine.

Mazda CX-8

Mazda CX-8 price starts at RM 188360.Mazda CX-8 has 2.5L engine.

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