Comparison - Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2017 - vs - Subaru Crosstrek Limited 2018

General

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Other Names:

Also called:

CX-5 Maxx

Also called:

Subaru XV

Average Price: 
$29,695
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
$26,295
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2017
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
no
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.30gals
16.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Deep Crystal Blue Mica
#343761
Crystal White Pearl Mica
#E6E6E8
Eternal Blue Mica
#4D7FA6
Jet Black Mica
#000000
Meteor Gray Mica
#4A5575
Sonic Silver Metallic
#BBB9BA
Soul Red Metallic
#78191F
Color: 
Crystal Black Silica
#000000
Crystal White Pearl
#E7E7E7
Ice Silver Metallic
#949494
Quartz Blue Pearl
#404E6A
Dark Gray Metallic
#828481
Cool Gray Khaki
#8FA0B0
Venetian Red Pearl
#8D1111
Sunshine Orange
#D26D3B

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 ranks 2 out of 18 Compact SUVs. The 2017 Mazda CX-5 ranks near the top of the compact SUV class for its outstanding performance, comfortable passenger space, high-quality interior, and laudable features.

Pros
Fantastic performance
Smooth ride
Upscale cabin
Roomy and comfortable seats

Cons
Average engine power
Low predicted reliability rating

By: 
usnews.com

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 has been fully redesigned. Though its dimensions haven't changed, it's smoother and quieter to drive. Other improvements include sharper styling, a more upscale cabin and some new features. Its engine and automatic transmission are largely carried over, though last year's manual transmission is no longer available.

Pros
Keen handling and steering make the CX-5 enjoyable to drive
Attractive and upscale cabin for a premium ownership experience
Quieter on the highway than before

Cons
Not as powerful as some rivals

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 takes a lot of small steps forward, but are any of them big enough changes to sway buyers?
The 2017 Mazda CX-5 is new this year, and improves upon last year's model with a better interior and exterior look, quieter ride, a new-ish standard engine, and a coming turbodiesel that could be among the leaders for small crossovers in highway mileage. It's offered in Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring trims with varying levels of creature comforts.

Pros
Best-looking compact crossover, by our eyes
Improved interior
Excellent driveability
Fold-flat rear seats

Cons
Not dramatically different than outgoing model
Turbodiesel arriving later this year
Finicky infotainment system
Small-ish cargo area

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The last Subaru Crosstrek was a hit with outdoorsy folks and empty-nesters thanks to its capability and versatility, the 2018 Crosstrek shouldn't be any different.
The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is the sophomore followup to the surprise hit for the quirky automaker. Combining the practicality of its Impreza wagon with a taller ride height and a little more body cladding, the Crosstrek has been the Labrador retriever of the automotive universe: their owners are fiercely loyal, the cars are remarkably capable, and most examples can be found within a stone's throw of any outdoor activity.

Pros
Sharper style
Legendary utility
Improved infotainment
Rough-and-tumble interior
Surprisingly capable off road

Cons
Likely pretty slow
Interior is a half step behind some rivals
A little goofy looking
Do you really need ground clearance?

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City: 
23.00mpg
27.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
33.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Flat
Base Engine Size/Displacement : 
2.50
2.00
Torque: 
185ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
145ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
187hp
at 6 000rpm
152hp
at 6 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
36.00Feet
35.40Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
12V cargo area power outlet(s)
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
179.10in
175.80in
Width: 
72.50in
71.00in
Height: 
67.30in
63.60in
Ground Clearance: 
7.60in
8.70in
Front Track: 
62.80in
Rear Track: 
62.80in
Wheel Base: 
106.20in
104.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.00
39.80
Front Hip Room: 
55.20in
55.10in
Front Leg Room: 
41.00in
43.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.50in
56.70in
Rear Head Room: 
39.00
38.00
Rear Hip Room: 
53.70in
55.20in
Rear leg room: 
39.30in
36.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.50in
55.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
59.60cu.ft
55.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity: 
2000lbs
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
30.90cu.ft
20.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
19.30degrees
18.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.70degrees
29.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3589.00lbs
3230.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
1 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
2 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating driver seat
Leather
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
6-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Bucket front seats
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Leather
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson strut front suspension
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Multi-link rear suspension
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Cargo Floor Mats
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Radio data system
Speed sensitive volume control
10 total speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Bose premium brand speakers
Bose Premium Brand Stereo System
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
8.0-inch screen

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Rear window wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 x 7.0
18 X 7.0-In
Wheels more: 
Steel spare wheel
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
All season tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Electronic brakeforce distribution
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Passenger head restraint whiplash protection system
Rear Parking Sensors
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Self-Leveling Headlights
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
Post-collision safety system
Perimeter Alarm Shock Sensor
Rear center 3-point belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp
Rear Door Child Safety Locks

Options

Packages: 
Grand Touring Technology Package
Popular Package #3
Popular Package #2
Standard Model
Sport Package- 18" Wheels
EyeSight With Reverse Automatic Brake + High Beam Assist + Navigation System + Harman Kardon Amplifier And Speakers
EyeSight With Reverse Automatic Brake + High Beam Assist + Moonroof
Exterior Options: 
Clear Film Front Paint Protection Package
Trailer Hitch Receiver
Wheel Locks
Clear Film Rear Bumper Top Protection
Rear Bumper Guard
Roof Rack Side Rails
Crystal White Pearl Mica Paint Charge
Crossbar Set- Aero
Trailer Hitch
Door Edge Guard Dark Gray Metallic
Body Side Molding Kit Venetian Red Pearl
STI Roof Spoiler
Cross Bar Set - Aero
Rear Bumper Cover
Wheel Locks- Alloy
Body Side Molding Kit Ice Silver Metallic
Body Side Molding Kit Quartz Blue Pearl
Body Side Molding Kit Desert Khaki
Roof Spoiler Ice Silver Metallic
Roof Spoiler Venetian Red Pearl
Body Side Molding Kit Quartz Blue Pearl
Body Side Molding Kit Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guard Cool Gray Khaki
Rear Bumper Cover
Body Side Molding Kit Crystal Black Silica
Body Side Molding Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guard Crystal Black Silica
Interior Options: 
Door Sill Trim Plates
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Carpeted Cargo Mat
Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass and Homelink
Retractable Cargo Cover
Cargo Tray
Sunshade
Footwell Illumination Kit- Blue
Side Sill Plate
Auto Dimming Mirror W/Compass
Auto Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Interior And Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/Homelink
LED Upgrade- Map And Dome Lights
Interior And Exterior Auto Dimming Mirrors
Cargo Net
All-Weather Floor Mats
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Lighting
Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
Rear Seatback Protector
STI Leather Shift Knob- CVT

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
#363636
Black, leather
#D0C9C6
Sand/Parchment, leather
Color: 
Black, cloth
#151515
Ivory, cloth
#BDB7A5