Comparison - Mazda CX-8 ASAKI 2019 - vs - Subaru Ascent Premium 2021

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
64,990
AUD
Updated: 
22 Feb 2019
$
34,795
Updated: 
25 Aug 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2021
Total Seating: 
7
8
Transmission: 
6-speed Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.70gals
19.30gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
DEEP CRYSTAL BLUE MICA
#2B3147
SOUL RED CRYSTAL METALLIC
#A00429
TITANIUM FLASH MICA
#4C3A2A
JET BLACK MICA
#181818
MACHINE GREY METALLIC
#373743
SONIC SILVER METALLIC
#A7B0B5
SNOWFLAKE WHITE PEARL MICA
#FFFFFF
Color: 
Abyss Blue Pearl
#2E496D
Crystal White Pearl
#F8F9F9
Crystal Black Silica
#0D0D0B
Magnetite Gray Metallic
#5B5E64
Ice Silver Metallic
#DFDFDF
Crimson Red Pearl
#710E18
Cinnamon Brown Pearl
#392922
Brilliant Bronze Metallic
#857C78

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Need a big Mazda SUV, but don't want petrol? The brand now has the answer - it's called the CX-8. Paul Maric checks it out.

Pros
Excellent fuel efficiency
Stacks of standard features, especially in top-specification Asaki model
Plenty of room inside for a growing family

Cons
Diesel engine can run out of breath when overtaking
Quality of 360-degree camera is very poor
Three year warranty with no roadside assistance starting to fall behind the pack

By: 
caradvice.com.au

The 2021 Subaru Ascent's #13 ranking is based on its score within the Midsize SUVs category. Currently the Subaru Ascent has a score of 7.7 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 30 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Roomy seating
Spacious cargo area
Generous standard features list
Standard all-wheel drive

Cons
Below-average predicted reliability rating

By: 
usnews.com

Subaru's EyeSight suite of advanced driver aids now includes adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist.Steering-responsive LED headlights are now standard.A second- and third-row seat-belt reminder is now standard.

PROS
Substantial list of standard and optional driving aids
High-quality interior materials
Generous ground clearance and standard all-wheel drive
Easy-to-use infotainment system

CONS
Accelerator pedal is too touchy
Invasive engine and tire noise
Not much second-row shoulder room, and third row is tight
Rolling over bumps at higher speeds sends vibrations through the cabin

By: 
edmunds.com

The latest Ascent receives a handful of new standard features for 2021. These include LED headlights that turn with the steering wheel as well as automatic high-beams. The Touring model also adds another leather upholstery option: Slate Black with silver stitching. And as if the Ascent's incessant beeping notifications weren't annoying enough, all models now have a seat-belt chime that's meant to remind second- and third-row passengers to buckle up.

Pros
Flexible seating configurations,
cushy ride quality,
every model comes with driver assists.

Cons
Apathetic passing power,
noisy engine during hard acceleration,
third row smaller than some rivals.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Diesel
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Urban/Extra Urban/Combined(L/100km) - 6.9/5.5/6
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Diesel
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Flat
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.20L
2.40L
Torque: 
331ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
277ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
187hp
at 4 500rpm
260hp
at 5 600rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.00Feet
38.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Electric power assist Steering type
Auxiliary 12 volt power outlets 2 (including cargo area)
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Electric Power Steering

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
192.90in
196.80in
Width: 
72.40in
76.00in
Height: 
67.90in
71.60in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
8.70in
Front Track: 
62.80in
64.40in
Rear Track: 
62.90in
64.20in
Wheel Base: 
115.30in
113.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.30
Rear Head Room: 
40.00
Front Leg Room: 
42.20in
Rear leg room: 
38.60in
Front Hip Room: 
57.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
60.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
86.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.80degrees
Curb Weight: 
4314.00lbs
4477.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
no
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
no
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no
More Instruments: 
Instrument panel light dimmer
Low fuel warning light
Active Driving Display
Critical function warning lights/chimes
Driver's left footrest

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
power steering
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket front seats
Floor covering
Gear shift knob Leather
Heated seats Front and second row
Passenger assist grips
Seats (front) with: adjustable head restraints Driver & passenger
Seats (front) with: lumbar adjustment Driver
Seats (front) with: power adjustment 10-way with 2-position memory (driver), 6-way (passenger)
Seats (front) with: rake and slide adjustment
Height adjustable driver seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Cloth
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Seats (second row) with: adjustable head restraints
Seats (second row) with: centre fold down armrest
Seats (second row) with: split fold backrest 60/40
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson strut
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Multi-link
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Air-conditioning Three zone climate control with rear control and vents (second row)
Rear door window sunshade
Vanity mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Audio System Premium Bose 273 watt amplifier and 10 speakers
Auxiliary-audio input jack (3.5mm mini-stereo)
Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio capability
Infotainment screen 7-inch colour touch
Multi-function commander control
USB-audio input port 2, MP3, WMA, AAC, iPod compatible
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
6 Total Speakers
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Tail-lamps
Headlamps Adaptive LED (ALH) with auto on/off function
Rear window wiper
Raised roof rails
Windshield wiper de-icer
Two-speed windshield wipers
Body-color folding side mirrors
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 x 7.0
18 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
ventilated disc brakes
Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid disc brakes
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Blind Spot Monitoring
Driver Attention Alert
Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
Forward Obstruction Warning
High mount stop lamp
Hill Launch Assist (HLA)
Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA)
Intrusion-minimising brake pedal
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Lane-keep Assist System (LAS)
Left-hand-side convex (wide angle) exterior mirror
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
Seat-belt warning
Smart Brake Support (SBS)
Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR)
Whiplash-minimising front seats
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Post-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Options

Packages: 
Popular Package #2A
Popular Package #4
8-Passenger Sport Package
Popular Package #2
Convenience Package
Popular Package #1
7-Passenger Sport Package
8-Passenger Convenience Package
Standard Model
7-Passenger Convenience Package
Exterior Options: 
Body Side Molding - Cinnamon Brown Pearl
Body Side Molding - Abyss Blue Pearl
Splash Guards
Fog Light Kit
Aero Crossbar Set
Trailer Hitch
Door Edge Guards - Brilliant Bronze Metallic
Body Side Molding - Crimson Red Pearl
Exterior Interior HL Mirrors
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Alloy Wheel Locks
Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crimson Red Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Door Scuff Protector
Black Wheel Lug Nut And Lock Set
Rear Bumper Cover
Body Side Molding Crystal Black Silica
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Light
Door Edge Guards - Abyss Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Cinnamon Brown Pearl
Exterior Interior Auto Mirrors
Interior Options: 
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Cupholder Insert
Cargo Net
Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
Cargo Cover
LED Upgrade - Map And Reading Lights
Rear Seatback Protector - 3rd Row Bench
USB Charging Ports
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass
Windshield Sunshade
Footwell Illumination Kit
Cargo Tray
Side Sill Plate
Cargo Separator
All-Weather Floor Liners
3rd Row Sunshade

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Slate Black Cloth
#424243
Warm Ivory Cloth
#D0BBA6