Comparison - Subaru Crosstrek Limited 2018 - vs - Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2015

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Subaru XV

Also called:

CX-5 Maxx

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Average Price: 
26,295
Updated: 
01 Jan 2018
28,341
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2015
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
no
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.60gals
15.30gals
Exterior Colors: 
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
Color: 
Blue Reflex Mica
#253545
Crystal White Pearl Mica
#D3D7DA
Deep Crystal Blue Mica
#153552
Jet Black Mica
#1D1D1D
Liquid Silver Metallic
#838285
Meteor Gray Mica
#4C4B4F
Soul Red Metallic
#AB4041

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is all-new for 2018. It rides on a new chassis, gets an upgraded version of the previous engine, and features a more refined cabin design with additional features.

Pros
Precisely tuned suspension delivers sharp handling and a comfortable ride quality
Spacious interior for a hatchback of its size
Offers optional safety features not typically found in the class
High ground clearance for enhanced off-road capability

CONS
Lower EPA mileage numbers compared to other cars in its class
Slow acceleration on the highway

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek ranked #8 in Subcompact SUVs. Currently the Subaru Crosstrek has a score of 7.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 27 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Exceptional rear-seat space for the class
Generous cargo room
Quiet and fuel-efficient CVT
Athletic handling

Cons
Slow to accelerate
Terrible gas mileage with manual transmission

By: 
usnews.com

The Crosstrek’s standard all-wheel drive and 8.7 inches of ground clearance set the stage for adventure. Acceleration is unhurried from a 152-hp 2.0-liter flat-four paired with either a six-speed manual or a continuously variable automatic.

Pros
Adventurous aesthetic,
solid road manners,
genuine off-pavement potential.

Cons
Slow and unrefined powertrain,
uninspired interior,
questionable value.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
27.00mpg
24.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
33.00mpg
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Flat
4
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.50L
Torque: 
145ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
185ft-lbs
at 3 250rpm
Horsepower: 
152hp
at 6 000rpm
184hp
at 5 700rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
35.40Feet
36.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
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: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
12V cargo area power outlet(s)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
175.80in
179.30in
Width: 
71.00in
72.40in
Height: 
63.60in
67.30in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
8.50in
Front Track: 
61.00in
62.40in
Rear Track: 
61.20in
62.50in
Wheel Base: 
104.90in
106.30in

Interior Dimensions

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

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
55.30cu.ft
65.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
2000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
20.80cu.ft
34.10cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.00degrees
19.30degrees
Angle of Departure: 
29.00degrees
22.70degrees
Curb Weight: 
3230.00lbs
3532.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no
More Instruments: 
Low fuel level warning

Power Features

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

Seats

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

Suspension

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

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Cargo Floor Mats
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Cargo area light
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger
Simulated alloy trim on center console
Front reading lights
Leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Rear floor mats
Leather and chrome trim on shift knob
Simulated alloy trim on doors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
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
USB connection
Radio data system
Speed sensitive volume control
9 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input
Bose premium brand speakers

Exterior Features

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

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 brakes
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: 
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
Electronic brakeforce distribution
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Passenger head restraint whiplash protection system
Rear Parking Sensors
Rear height adjustable headrests

Options

Packages: 
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
Grand Touring Technology Package
Exterior Options: 
Body Side Molding Kit Quartz Blue Pearl
Body Side Molding Kit Crystal Black Silica
Body Side Molding Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guard Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guard Quartz Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guard Crystal White Pearl
Body Side Molding Kit Ice Silver Metallic
Body Side Molding Kit Dark Gray Metallic
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
Door Edge Guard Cool Gray Khaki
Body Side Molding Kit Quartz Blue Pearl
Body Side Molding Kit Desert Khaki
Rear Bumper Cover
Roof Spoiler Venetian Red Pearl
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
Interior Options: 
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
All-Weather Floor Liners
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

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, cloth
#151515
Ivory, cloth
#BDB7A5
Color: 
Black, leather
#313131
Sand, leather
#AF997F