Comparison - Subaru Crosstrek Limited 2020 - vs - Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2021

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Subaru XV

Also called:

CX-5 Maxx

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Average Price: 
$
27,395
Updated: 
26 Nov 2019
$
31,860
Updated: 
05 Dec 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.60gals
15.30gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Ice silver metallic
#D7D9EB
Sunshine orange
#FF8900
Crystal white pearl
#E7E7E7
Crystal Black silica
#000000
Cool grey khaki
#6E8BAD
Quartz Blue pearl
#404E6A
Magnetite Grey metallic
#2F2F2F
Pure red
#D22F32
Color: 
Deep Crystal Blue Mica
#343761
Snowflake White Pearl Mica
#E6E6E8
Eternal Blue Mica
#4D7FA6
Jet Black Mica
#000000
Machine Gray Metallic
#4A5575
Sonic Silver Metallic
#BBB9BA
Soul Red crystal metallic
#9E1A0D

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Subaru's popular subcompact crossover gains a host of new features for 2020, starting with an auto stop-start system for models equipped with the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Automatic climate control, Subaru's Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) selectable driving modes, and a new collision-detection automatic door-unlock system are also standard across the range. The mid-range Premium model now can be equipped with a six-way power-adjustable driver's seat and keyless entry with push-button start. Limited models get new LED fog lamps and both the Limited and the Hybrid come with rear-seat USB charging ports.

Pros
Rugged styling,
carlike ride and handling,
available plug-in hybrid.

Cons
Mediocre acceleration,
boring interior appearance,
cramped cargo area.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual, continuously variable-speed automatic.Some previously optional features are now standard.New LED exterior lighting, engine stop-start and rear-seat reminder features.

Pros
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
Comfortable ride quality

Cons
Slow acceleration on the highway
Handling isn't as precise as that of some rival cars
Lower EPA mileage numbers compared to typical crossovers

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek puts safety first, with capability a close second.

Pros
A total-package small crossover
Off-road capable, rugged looks
Standard AWD
Plug-in hybrid
Standard safety tech

Cons
Pokey acceleration
Limited release hybrid
Manual transmission adds nothing
Limited trim not a value

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 crossover has some priorities out of order; it doles out fine handling while it delivers a skimpy back seat.

Pros
Looks good inside and out
Taut ride and handling
Available turbo power
Decent value in most trims

Cons
Turbo lag
Moderate acceleration in base version
Cramped back seat
Inferior infotainment

By: 
thecarconnection.com

For 2021, the most notable upgrade made to the CX-5 is its new infotainment system. A 10.3-inch touchscreen now sits atop the dashboard instead of the smaller 7.0-inch display found on previous model years. The updated system features the new Mazda Connect interface, Mazda Connected Services (a Wi-Fi hotspot and access to remote vehicle functions through a smartphone app), and standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Pros
Luxury aura without the luxury price,
engaging driving behavior,
expeditious turbo engine.

Cons
Base engine accelerates leisurely,
competitors have more cargo space,
tows only 2000 pounds.

By: 
caranddriver.com

New infotainment system with a larger screen.Remote monitoring and control through a smartphone app.Top Signature trim gains some new safety features.

PROS
Keen handling and steering make the CX-5 enjoyable to drive
Attractive and upscale cabin for a premium ownership experience
Optional turbocharged engine provides plenty of power
Quiet at highway speeds

CONS
Base engine's lackluster acceleration
Ride is a little firm for the class
Less rear legroom and cargo room than most competitors

By: 
edmunds.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
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.50L
Torque: 
145ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
186ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
152hp
at 6 000rpm
187hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
35.40Feet
36.00Feet

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
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Cargo Floor Mats
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
175.80in
179.10in
Width: 
71.00in
72.50in
Height: 
63.60in
66.10in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
7.50in
Front Track: 
61.00in
62.80in
Rear Track: 
61.20in
62.80in
Wheel Base: 
104.90in
106.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.80
39.30
Rear Head Room: 
38.00
39.00
Front Leg Room: 
43.10in
41.00in
Rear leg room: 
36.50in
39.60in
Front Hip Room: 
55.10in
55.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.70in
57.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.20in
55.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.60in
54.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
55.30cu.ft
59.60cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
2000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
20.80cu.ft
30.90cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.00degrees
19.30degrees
Angle of Departure: 
29.00degrees
22.70degrees
Curb Weight: 
3263.00lbs
3691.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
4 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
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
Leather
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 Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding Center Armrest
Reclining Rear Seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
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: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual illuminating 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: 
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
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
1 Subwoofer(S)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Roof spoiler
Body-color folding side mirrors with integrated turn signals
Windshield wiper de-icer and heated side mirrors (All-Weather Package)
Raised roof rails: black finish
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-In.
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
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: 
Ventilated Front Disc
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: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Self-Leveling Headlights
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Moonroof + Navigation System + Harman Kardon Amplifier And Speakers
Sport Package - 18" Wheels
Popular Package #5
Standard Model
Popular Package #4
Moonroof
Popular Package #3
Popular Package #2
GT Premium Package
Exterior Options: 
Door Edge Guards - Cool Gray Khaki
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
STI Roof Spoiler
Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Body Side Molding - Pure Red
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Sunshine Orange
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Crossbar Set - Aero
Body Side Molding - Sunshine Orange
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Splash Guards
Door Edge Guards - Pure Red
Rear Bumper Cover
Trailer Hitch
Door Edge Guards - Quartz Blue Pearl
Body Side Molding - Cool Gray Khaki
Body Side Molding - Quartz Blue Pearl
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
Roof Rack And Side Rails
Trailer Hitch With Harness And Cover
Wheel Locks
Front & Rear Bumper Trim Package
Rear Bumper Guard
Black Lug Nuts And Black Wheel Locks
Interior Options: 
Interior And Exterior Auto Dimming Mirrors
STI Leather Shift Knob - CVT
Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
Auto Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Cargo Net
LED Upgrade - Map And Dome Lights
Rear Seatback Protector
Sunshade
Footwell Illumination Kit - Blue
Interior And Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/Homelink
Side Sill Plate
Auto Dimming Mirror W/Compass
All-Weather Floor Liners
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Lighting
Mazda Navigation System SD Card (Fleet)
Cargo Storage Shelf
Illuminated Doorsill Trim Plates
Interior Lighting Kit
Retractable Cargo Cover
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Carpeted Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Gray, leather
#BFBFBF
Black, leather
#000000
Color: 
Black, leather
#2D2D2D
Parchment, leather
#D8CFCC