Comparison - Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 2020 - vs - Subaru Crosstrek Limited 2021

General

Other Names:

Also called:

CX-9 Azami

Also called:

Subaru XV

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Average Price: 
$
43,350
Updated: 
21 Dec 2019
$
27,995
Updated: 
09 Aug 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2021
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.50gals
16.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Deep Crystal Blue Mica
#242F4F
Snowflake White Pearl Mica
#E4E9EE
Jet Black Mica
#080808
Sonic Silver Metallic
#BBB9BA
Machine Gray Metallic
#70747D
Soul Red Crystal Mica
#9E1A0D
Color: 
Crystal White Pearl
#F8F9F9
Pure Red
#961E1E
Plasma Yellow Pearl
#E5DB79
Lagoon Blue Pearl
#2688AC
Magnetite Gray Metallic
#5B5E64
Ice Silver Metallic
#DFDFDF
Horizon Blue Pearl
#7C9BB8
Cool-Gray Khaki
#8C99A7
Crystal Black Silica
#0E0E0E

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic.Several previously optional safety features are now standard on the base Sport trim level.New options, such as a 9-inch infotainment touchscreen and second-row captain's chairs.Two USB ports added to the third row on Grand Touring and Signature models.Maximum torque output goes from 310 to 320 lb-ft with 93-octane fuel.

PROS
Premium interior, especially in the top-level Signature trim
Sporty handling
Comfortable and quiet on the highway

CONS
Cargo capacity isn't as generous as in competitors
Third-row seats aren't especially accommodating

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 is a crossover SUV that rewards drivers more than it does other passengers.

Pros
Very attractive
Well-done interior
Good safety gear
Engaging responsiveness

Cons
Lousy infotainment
Cramped third-row and cargo space
Limited lineup

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Mazda has given the CX-9 several upgrades for 2020, not least of which is a standard suite of driver-assistance features called i-Activsense. The bundle includes automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, and lane-keeping assist. Also now standard are heated front seats with power adjustments for the driver, rain-sensing windshield wipers, automatic headlamps, and heated exterior mirrors. Touring, Grand Touring, and Signature models now come with a larger 9.0-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, a new key-fob design, and power-adjustable second-row seats.

Pros
Snappy driving dynamics, great fuel economy, premium cabin.

Cons
Small cargo bay, third row is only for kids, low towing capacity.

By: 
caranddriver.com

New 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine provides more power.More standard driver assist features on automatic-equipped Crosstreks.Part of the second Crosstrek generation introduced for 2018.

Pros
High ground clearance for enhanced off-road capability
Spacious seating for a hatchback of its size
Comfortable ride quality
Easy to see out of

Cons
Slow acceleration on the highway with base engine
Mediocre cargo space
Handling isn't as precise as that of some rivals

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek flexes a more potent available powertrain but still prioritizes safety and capability.

Pros
Excellent CVT
Off-road capable, rugged looks
Standard AWD
New Sport trim
Standard safety tech

Cons
Cramped USB ports
Limited-release hybrid
Manual transmission omits more than it adds
Limited trim not a value

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Along with a light visual refresh that includes new front bumper and grille designs, the 2021 Crosstrek gains a Sport model and a more powerful engine option. The new 2.5-liter flat-four has been lifted from the mid-size Legacy sedan and Outback station wagon and plopped under the hood of Sport and Limited models of the Crosstrek; the languid 2.0-liter engine is still in the mix, but relegated to the base and Premium models only.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
27.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
26.00mpg
34.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Flat
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.50L
Torque: 
310ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
176ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
227hp
at 5 000rpm
182hp
at 5 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.80Feet
35.40Feet

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: 
yes
no
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: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Heated Steering Wheel
Keyless Access with Push-Button Start and PIN-code vehicle access
3-spoke steering wheel with integrated controls
Lineartronic® CVT paddle shifters
Leather-wrapped shifter handle
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Electric Power-Assisted Rack and Pinion Steering (EPAS)
Cargo Floor Mats
Keyless Ignition
Extended Cabin Heating/Cooling

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
199.40in
176.50in
Width: 
77.50in
71.00in
Height: 
69.00in
63.60in
Ground Clearance: 
8.80in
8.70in
Front Track: 
65.00in
61.00in
Rear Track: 
64.70in
61.20in
Wheel Base: 
115.30in
104.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.10
39.80
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
38.00
Front Leg Room: 
41.00in
43.10in
Rear leg room: 
39.40in
36.50in
Front Hip Room: 
56.70in
55.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.90in
56.70in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.40in
55.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.10in
55.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
71.20cu.ft
55.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
14.40cu.ft
20.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
16.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.10degrees
Curb Weight: 
4388.00lbs
3298.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
speedometer
Color multifunction display

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Power side mirrors
Power front and rear windows with driver and front passenger auto-up/down
Hands-free entry
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
Leather
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Center console with armrest lid
Sun visors with concealed illuminated vanity mirrors
Dual front USB input ports
Power driver's seat
Heated front seats (All-Weather Package)
Leather-trimmed upholstery with orange contrast stitching
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6 -Way Power Driver Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Manual folding split-bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Folding center armrest
Multi-Level Heating
Folding rear seat armrest with dual cup holders
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Independent MacPherson strut
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
Rear independent
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Sun visors with concealed illuminated vanity mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Speed sensitive volume control
USB connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
12 total speakers
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
Bose Premium Brand Stereo System
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
1 Subwoofer(S)
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
4G LTE Wi-Fi capability
6 speakers
STARLINK® 8.0-inch Multimedia Plus
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
no
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Auto-on/off headlights
Raised roof rails: black finish
Single-speed rear window wiper with fixed-intermittent mode
Two-speed windshield wipers with variable-intermittent mode and mist feature
Windshield wiper de-icer and heated side mirrors (All-Weather Package)
Roof spoiler
LED Steering Responsive Headlights (SRH)
Alloy Wheels: 
no
yes
Wheel size: 
20 x 8.5 In.
18 x 7.0-inch
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary use T145/80 D17 spare tire
all-season tires
Wheel arch cladding
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20
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
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
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
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
LED Headlamp
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors
Brake Override System
Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC)
Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB)
Blind-Spot Detection/Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
High Beam Assist
EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology
Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Power moonroof
Power moonroof • STARLINK® 8.0-inch Multimedia Navigation • Harman Kardon® audio system
Optional Package
Sport Package - 18" Wheels
Popular Package #5
Popular Package #4
Standard Model
Popular Package #3
Popular Package #2
Exterior Options: 
Splash Guards
Wheel Locks
Rear Bumper Cover
Thule Cargo Carrier
Thule Bike Carrier - Hitch Platform - 2 bikes
Body Side Molding - Plasma Yellow Pearl
STI Roof Spoiler
Body Side Molding - Pure Red
Wheel Lug Nut And Lock Set - Black
Splash Guards
Body Side Molding - Horizon Blue Pearl
Trailer Hitch
Body Side Molding - Cool Gray Khaki
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Cool Gray Khaki
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Plasma Yellow
Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Crossbar Set - Aero
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Horizon Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Pure Red
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Light
Interior Options: 
2nd-Row Captain's Chairs
Interior Lighting Kit
Retractable Cargo Cover
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo And Side Storage Nets Package
Carpeted Cargo Mat
Illuminated Door Sill Trim Plates
All-Weather Floor Liners
STI Leather Shift Knob - CVT
Exterior And Interior Auto Dimming Mirrors W/Homelink
Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
Auto Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Cargo Net
LED Upgrade - Map And Dome Lights
Exterior And Interior Auto Dimming Mirrors
Rear Seatback Protector
Footwell Illumination Kit
Sunshade - Windshield
Side Sill Plate
Auto Dimming Mirror W/Compass

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#2F2F2F
Sand, leather
#A48E74
Color: 
Black, leather
#000000
Gray, leather
#BFBFBF