Compare 2013 Mazda CX-5 vs 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek

2013 Mazda CX-5
2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek
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FWD 4-Door Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Manual Sport 26 35 $20,396 $20,995
FWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 26 32 $21,754 $22,395
AWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 25 31 $22,967 $23,645
FWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 26 32 $23,501 $24,195
AWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 25 31 $24,714 $25,445
FWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 26 32 $26,557 $27,345
AWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 25 31 $27,771 $28,595
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5-Door Manual 2.0i Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 23 30 $20,876 $21,995
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 25 33 $21,793 $22,995
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 25 33 $23,178 $24,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,396
$20,876
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,995
$21,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$350 / month
$367 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Mazda CX-5 is an attractive and modern crossover with great handling and surprising space, but sluggish acceleration. The 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek aims to provide the kind of trail ability and space for gear that weekend adventurer types need; but it also looks like a great value for Snow Belt commuters and small families -- and an alternative to bulkier crossover utilities.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.500 54.200
Front Leg Room (in)
41.000 43.500
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.800 97.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.200 52.200
Second Leg Room (in)
39.300 35.400
Front Head Room (in)
40.100 39.800
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.700 53.100
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.500 55.600
Second Head Room (in)
39.000 37.700
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
44.400 37.000
Height, Overall (in)
67.300 63.600
Liftover Height (in)
29.200 27.800
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.500 60.000
Wheelbase (in)
106.300 103.700
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
32.600 29.100
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.400 70.100
Track Width, Front (in)
62.400 60.000
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.500 8.700
Length, Overall (in)
179.300 175.200
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.300 42.100
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
38.700 32.000
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.100 22.300
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
57.100 40.600
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.600 29.500
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 64.200
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
65.400 51.900
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.900 x 0.400 10.800 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.700 x 1.100 11.600 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.8 15.900
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.700 34.800
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.700 3.200
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.400 N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.500 15.500
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T145/90D16 T145/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65R17 P225/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65R17 P225/55R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3208 3087
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
150 @ 4000 145 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6000 148 @ 6200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 23
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.724 3.333
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.947 1.888
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.705 4.444
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.029 0.972
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.680 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.700 3.545
Clutch Size (in)
NA N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.300 1.296
Trans Type
6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.837 0.780
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda CX-5 Subaru XV Crosstrek
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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