Comparison - Subaru Crosstrek Limited 2021 - vs - Mazda CX-9 CARBON EDITION 2021

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Subaru XV

Also called:

CX-9 Azami

2021 Subaru Crosstrek: Review
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Subaru Crosstrek (2018+) Frontal Crash Test
Mazda CX-9 2021 review:
Is the 2021 Mazda CX-9 Signature a better SUV than a Toyota
2021 Mazda CX 9 review // Still a great choice
Night Review: 2021 Mazda CX-9 Signature
Mazda CX 9 2016 Commercial Driving Matters
2019 Mazda CX-9 Review
The 2021 Mazda CX-9 Signature is An Even More Appealing Family SUV
Night Review: 2021 Mazda CX-9 Signature
Average Price: 
$
27,995
Updated: 
09 Aug 2020
$
41,080
Updated: 
13 Sep 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.60gals
19.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
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
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

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

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

Even with seating for up to seven passengers, the CX-9 still offers plenty of that Mazda magic.

Pros
A rare fun-to-drive SUV,
near-luxury cabin trimmings,
top-quality fit-and-finish
Cons
Limited cargo space with rearmost seat in use,
tight quarters for third-row passengers.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Mazda CX-9 crossover SUV rewards drivers with good road manners, but takes a penalty in third-row space.

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

Cons
Distracting infotainment controller
Cramped third-row and cargo space
Limited lineup

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
27.00mpg
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
34.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Flat
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.50L
Torque: 
176ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
310ft-lbs
at 2 500rpm
Horsepower: 
182hp
at 5 800rpm
227hp
at 5 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
35.40Feet
38.80Feet

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
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
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
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

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

Interior Dimensions

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

Weights and capacites

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

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Power side mirrors
Power front and rear windows with driver and front passenger auto-up/down
Hands-free entry
Heated Mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
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
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
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding rear seat armrest with dual cup holders
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Manual folding split-bench third row seats
Heated 2nd-row seats
Folding center armrest
Multi-Level Heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Independent MacPherson strut
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear independent
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: 
Sun visors with concealed illuminated vanity mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
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
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

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
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)
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 x 7.0-inch
20 x 8.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary use T145/80 D17 spare tire
all-season tires
Wheel arch cladding
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20

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
Front ventilated 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: 
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
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
Smart City Brake Support - Reverse
Lane Departure Warning System
Lane-keep Assist

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: 
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
Splash Guards
Wheel Locks
Interior Options: 
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
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

Colors

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