2019 Subaru Crosstrek Compared to the 2019 Mazda CX-5

Subaru Crosstrek vs Mazda CX-5

If you're in the market for a new crossover, you have plenty of options. The crossover market is a competitive one, but the Subaru Crosstrek is one of the best out there. This subcompact crossover is maneuverable and nimble for city driving, but it still gives you the Subaru capability we all know and love for when you want something more exciting. While it does face some competition from the Mazda CX-5, the Subaru Crosstrek is by far the superior choice. Here is a quick rundown of what sets the Subaru Crosstrek apart from its rival.

  • There's nothing worse than hearing the loud "CRUNCH!" of bottoming out. Fortunately, you don't need to worry about bottoming out in your 2019 Subaru Crosstrek, thanks to its impressive 8.7 inches of ground clearance. The Mazda CX-5 has 7.5 inches of ground clearance; you might want to stay on the road if you're in a Mazda.
  • Subaru gives you standard Subaru symmetrical all-wheel drive on the Subaru Crosstrek. This gives you extra control and capability wherever the road takes you, and make the Subaru Crosstrek perfect for adventures. The Mazda CX-5 has standard front-wheel drive; all-wheel drive will cost you extra. The Subaru Crosstrek is designed from the start to have all-wheel drive, and its AWD system is perfectly symmetrical and balanced.
  • The most fuel-efficient configuration of the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek gets an EPA-estimated 27/33/29 city/highway/combined mpg. The most fuel-efficient gas-powered configuration of the 2018 Mazda CX-5 gets 25/31/28 mpg, and that drops further if you want all-wheel drive. Subaru even gives you a larger gas tank: 16.6 gallons compared to the 14.8 gallons on the Mazda. Subaru lets you go longer without refueling.
  • The Subaru Crosstrek is available with either a six-speed manual transmission, or an efficient continuously variable transmission. The Mazda CX-5 only comes with a six-speed automatic transmission. Subaru believes in giving you choices.
  • The Subaru Crosstrek helps you stay connected no matter where you go, thanks to its standard 6.5-inch infotainment touchscreen which packs both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for enhanced smartphone integration. The Mazda CX-5 does not have either Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.
  • The Subaru Crosstrek has a starting MSRP of $21,895. The Mazda CX-5 has a starting MSRP of $24,150. That's over $2,200 more! If you're interested in bells and whistles, the highest trim level of the Subaru Crosstrek starts at $27,195. The highest trim level of the Mazda CX-5 starts at $29,645. The Subaru Crosstrek is easier on your wallet.
  • When you want to carry something too big to fit in your crossover, like a kayak or a bike, you put it on the roof. Subaru makes that easy, with the standard roof rails on the Subaru Crosstrek. Roof rails cost extra on the Mazda CX-5.
  • If you're a driver on the taller side, we think you'll prefer the Subaru Crosstrek. It has more front head room and front leg room, letting you stretch out and make yourself comfortable.
  • The standard trim level of the Subaru Crosstrek is available in 11 different colors. The standard Mazda CX-5 is only available in five.

  • Come See for Yourself

    We can't deny that Mazda can make a quality crossover. However, it just can't compare to the Subaru Crosstrek. If you're interested in experiencing the Subaru difference, we're happy to help make that happen. Come pay us a visit today, right here in Pittsfield, MA, and we'll help you set up a test drive. Here at Haddad Subaru, we're proud to serve drivers from all over the Bennington, Williamstown, Lenox, Great Barrington, and North Adams areas. We can't wait to help you too.


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