Compare The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2018 Mazda CX-5 Models
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Compare the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek to the 2018 Mazda CX-5 with Research from Carter Subaru Ballard

Upgrading to a new SUV for getting you and your family around the Pacific Northwest starts with a lot of good options. While we're certain that an all-new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek from our huge selection of the latest Subaru models is a great choice, we go a step further and show you why. We understand that Mazda has long held a reputation for offering vehicles that are fun to drive, but what's behind the reputation? We looked at the facts in the following comparison information page to see how the new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek compares to the 2018 Mazda CX-5. Get a preview of what we found, and learn more in our Subaru model research pages. When you're ready to discover the all-new Subaru Crosstrek in person, it's easy to schedule your test drive online or simply come see us at 5201 Leary Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107 with no appointment necessary.

2018 Subaru Crosstrek2018 Mazda CX-5
$21,795Starting MSRP$24,150
StandardAll-Wheel DriveAvailable Upgrade
45%ALG Residual Value at 60 Months (Entry-Level Model)33%
Standard EquipmentRoof RackAvailable Upgrade
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Compare the Design of the All-New 2018 Subaru Crosstrek to the 2018 Mazda CX-5

With the height, width, and length differing by roughly three inches or less, there really isn't much difference in size between the all-new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek and the 2018 Mazda CX-5. The difference is found in what each of these small SUV models have to offer for the money. Right out of the gate, you'll be paying substantially more for a new Mazda CX-5. However, standard features like Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, roof rack, and 8.7-inch ground clearance put even the entry-level Subaru Crosstrek well ahead of the Mazda CX-5. This is just a preview of how the new Subaru Crosstrek is designed to give you more for your money, and we look forward to showing you more during a test drive.

New 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Model

Compare the Performance of the All-New 2018 Subaru Crosstrek to the 2018 Mazda CX-5

When considering the difference in performance between the all-new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek and the 2018 Mazda CX-5, it's important to look beyond the power output on paper. It appears that the new Mazda CX-5 comes with a little more power, but when you consider that it also weighs 450 pounds more than the Subaru Crosstrek, the picture changes. This reduced weight combines with the flat BOXER® engine and standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive for a responsive and comfortable level of performance in the new Subaru Crosstrek that the new Mazda CX-5 simply falls short of. What's more, you'll enjoy better fuel economy in the all-new Subaru Crosstrek when both models are equipped with an automatic transmission.

New 2018 Mazda CX-5 Model

Compare the Safety of the All-New 2018 Subaru Crosstrek to the 2018 Mazda CX-5

Whether you're headed on a quick trip to the grocery store or taking the whole family for a weekend getaway, there's simply nothing more important than safety. Thanks to modern advancements like airbags, traction control, and antilock disc brakes at every wheel, the new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek and the 2018 Mazda CX-5 are recognized as being safe. However, there are a few important distinctions to take note of. Perhaps most significantly, every Subaru Crosstrek comes equipped with the legendary traction of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive all the time. You'll have to pay extra to get the already more expensive Mazda CX-5 equipped with their version of all-wheel drive. What's more, the new Subaru Crosstrek earned 5 out of 5 stars in overall safety from the NHTSA where the Mazda CX-5 only managed a 4-star overall safety rating.

Discover the Advantages of a New Subaru in the Greater Seattle Area

No other name in the automotive industry offers what you'll find in a new Subaru. From the proven traction of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive that comes standard on all but one Subaru model to the unique flat BOXER® engine, nothing competes with the drivability and value of a Subaru. Of course, powerful and efficient performance is just the beginning. The standard STARLINK™ infotainment system offers impressive connectivity without taking your attention off the road, which makes every drive safer. In fact, Subaru is one of the safest names in the business, especially with the available EyeSight® driver assist technology. Come see us to find out more at Carter Subaru Ballard where we proudly serve West Seattle and Bellevue.

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