Though the Mazda CX-30 just debuted to the market this year, it’s already making quite a name for itself in the subcompact crossover segment, and competing with the longtime fan-favorite Subaru Crosstrek. Which of these SUVs should you choose? It depends. While the CX-30 is more upscale and well-rounded, the Crosstrek’s main appeal lies in its ruggedness. Let’s compare these two SUVs to see which would be a better choice for you.
The performance of these two SUVs really sets them apart. Mazda is known for making vehicles with exceptional driving dynamics and fuel efficiency, and the CX-30 truly excels in both categories. The 2020 Mazda CX-30 is powered by a 2.5-liter I4 engine with 186 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque, while the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek runs on a 2.0-liter flat-4 with 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. In addition to the extra power you’ll get in the CX-30, it offers a more refined drive and better fuel efficiency, helping keep your gas mileage high on your commute through Birmingham’s busy roads.
Though Mazda isn’t a luxury brand, and it certainly isn’t priced as one, you’ll find that it offers some of the most refined interiors available on the market. High-quality materials accentuate the handsome, modern interior throughout the trim levels. The Crosstrek, on the other hand, features a more rugged interior that’s more suited to trail life than anything, though it does offer a spacious, roomy cabin.
Another area where the CX-30 beats out the Crosstrek is the number of standard safety features handily. Standard safety features in the CX-30 include:
In comparison, the Crosstrek’s only standard safety feature is a rear view camera, and the brand’s EyeSight® safety suite is not standard until the top trim level.
When you want an SUV that offers an exceptional performance, upscale interior, and numerous standard safety features, the Mazda CX-30 comes out on top. You can find a CX-30 to make your drives around the Magic City even better at Med Center Mazda. Browse our available inventory today, then let us know when you’ve found the CX-30 that’s perfect for your lifestyle and needs.