Here at Lynnes Subaru, we're all about helping our customers around Bloomfield, Newark, and Clifton get the best automobile for their lifestyle, needs, wants, goals, driving habits, and more.

That's why we've created this comparison, looking at the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek vs. Mazda CX-5. They're both great midsize SUVs ready for adventure. Which one is the right one for you, though? Let's explore what these models have to offer.

Crosstrek vs Mazda CX-5 Driving Experience

The Subaru Crosstrek is always ready for that get-up-and-go lifestyle. With the 152-horsepower 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, you're always just a moment away from an exciting drive, whether it's on the highway or on city streets. The Mazda CX-5 carries a similarly powered engine, a 2.5L 4-cylinder that has enough power for the daily drives but can also take you to new heights on the highway.

However, there is one thing the Mazda CX-5 does not have: standard all-wheel drive. It's been a hallmark of many Subaru models for years, and the Crosstrek is no different. It carries standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, which comes in handy for the snowy winters in the region.

It's designed to provide optimal traction and balance, with the entire AWD system located along the centerline of the car itself. That balances weight distribution between the two sides of the car, providing the best possible performance and control.

Crosstrek vs Mazda CX-5 Spaciousness and Seating

Both the Crosstrek and Mazda CX-5 offer spacious interiors, ready for the drives both long and short. They have all the room you need for passengers and cargo. Let's take a closer look at the Subaru Crosstrek and its interior dimensions:

  • Headroom: 39.8 inches in the front, 38 inches in the back
  • Legroom: 43.1 inches in the front, 36.5 inches in the back
  • Shoulder Room: 56.7 inches in the front, 55.6 inches in the back
  • Passenger Volume: 100.9 total cubic feet across the entire cabin
  • Cargo Volume: 20.8 cubic feet or 55.3 cubic feet (rear seats down)

The Mazda CX-5 is spacious, but it's not always able to match what the Crosstrek is capable of. First-row headroom measures in at 39.7 inches, which is slightly less than the Crosstrek, while the 41 inches of front-row legroom is well off the pace of the Crosstrek. When you want space and an interior that's actually enjoyable, turn to Subaru.

Technology Features

These days, technology is everywhere, and that's true whether we're at home, work, or on the go in our cars. Be prepared for anything with a car that carries the tech you've been looking for. The Crosstrek comes with a standard 6.5-inch touchscreen, while the Mazda CX-5 carries a similar 7-inch screen.

What the Crosstrek does have as a standard feature that the Mazda CX-5 does not is smartphone integration. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ come standard inside the Crosstrek, hands-free smartphone functionality that allows for easy navigation of apps and content.

Choose a new song, enter a destination in your favorite map app, or respond to text messages while on the go. The Mazda CX-5 does carry this functionality, but it's available, not standard. Don't want to pay extra for smartphone integration? Choose the Subaru Crosstrek.

Want to learn more about the Subaru models we have in stock? Check out the full library of Subaru comparisons.

2020 Subaru Crosstrek vs Mazda CX-5: The SUV Verdict

Now that you're aware of what these two vehicles are capable of, you're likely ready to schedule a test drive. While our 2020 Subaru Crosstrek vs. Mazda CX-5 debate has reached its conclusion, the driving experience is about to begin.

Reach out to Lynnes Subaru to schedule a Subaru Crosstrek test drive, or stop by our dealership on your way in from Bloomfield, Newark, and Clifton. We look forward to seeing y

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