2020 Mazda CX-30 vs 2020 Subaru Crosstrek  

2020 Mazda CX-30 vs 2020 Subaru Crosstrek

With the reveal of the Mazda CX-30, automotive enthusiasts are scrambling to see where Mazda’s second subcompact entry slots into the market. There are endless aspects to consider, but if you’re looking for something with plenty of cabin space, the all-new Mazda CX-30 and the generations-old Subaru Crosstrek come neck and neck. See which subcompact entry comes best equipped in our comparison of the 2020 Mazda CX-30 vs 2020 Subaru Crosstrek.

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 and the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek are both powered by one sole engine. On the Mazda CX-30 it’s the SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter inline-4. On the Crosstrek, it’s a 2.0-liter flat-4. Check out the table below for more details on how these base engines compare.

2020 Mazda CX-30 


2020 Subaru Crosstrek 

$21,900  Starting MSRP  $22,145 
SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter inline-4  Base Engine  2.0-liter flat-4 
186 hp, 186 lb-ft  Power Ratings  152 hp, 145 lb-ft 
25 city / 33 highway  Fuel Economy  22 city / 29 highway 

Comparing the Interior, Safety and Performance of the Mazda CX-30 and Subaru Crosstrek 

Though identical to the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek in sizing, the beautifully crafted interior of the 2020 Mazda CX-30 creates a more open and welcoming environment. The premium interior is one of the nicest available in the segment, lined with quality materials and pleasant accents. In comparison, the Crosstrek ranks second-class.

The Mazda CX-30 and the Subaru Crosstrek share a commitment to active safety, but the Mazda Crossover goes further with standard Blind-Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. The CX-30 is also arguably the best-driving subcompact on the market, offering exceptional handling and ride comfort. i-ACTIV AWD® is available on all models for all-weather excellence.

If you’re looking for a subcompact that’s easy on the eyes, fun to drive and loaded with standard equipment, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 is your ideal fit. And drivers in the Memphis area interested in the all-new Mazda CX-30 can find it here at Gwatney Mazda. For personalized assistance, you can reach out to a dealership representative using the form below.

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