Compare 2021 Mazda CX-30 vs 2021 Subaru Crosstrek

2021 Mazda CX-30
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AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-30 AWD 24 31 $22,633 $23,300
CX-30 FWD 25 33 $21,275 $21,900
CX-30 Preferred AWD 24 31 $26,903 $27,700
CX-30 Preferred FWD 25 33 $25,546 $26,300
CX-30 Premium AWD 24 31 $29,088 $29,950
CX-30 Premium FWD 25 33 $27,729 $28,550
CX-30 Select AWD 24 31 $24,574 $25,300
CX-30 Select FWD 25 33 $23,216 $23,900
CX-30 Turbo AWD N/A N/A N/A N/A
CX-30 Turbo Premium Package AWD N/A N/A N/A N/A
CX-30 Turbo Premium Plus Package AWD N/A N/A N/A N/A
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CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Crosstrek CVT 28 33 $22,348 $23,595
Crosstrek Limited CVT 27 34 $26,411 $27,995
Crosstrek Manual 22 29 $21,108 $22,245
Crosstrek Premium CVT 28 33 $23,318 $24,645
Crosstrek Premium Manual 22 29 $22,078 $23,295
Crosstrek Sport CVT 27 34 $25,027 $26,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,633
$22,348
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,300
$23,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$388 / month
$393 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Mazda CX-30 is great-looking, spacious, and more polished and fun-to-drive than other compact competitors, but it’s a step behind in value and features. The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek flexes a more potent available powertrain but still prioritizes safety and capability.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 38
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 55.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 36.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.1 100.9
Second Hip Room (in)
53.2 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 56.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
173 176.5
Height, Overall (in)
61.7 63.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
104.4 104.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 71
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 61
Liftover Height (in)
- 30.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
20.2 20.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
45.2 55.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.2 20.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 32.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 29.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 64.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 42.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.4 10.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 11.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 16.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65HR16 P225/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/65HR16 P225/60HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3338 3188
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 130
Engine
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
186 @ 6000 152 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
186 @ 4000 145 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 28
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35 -
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.05 4.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 4.07 - 0.84
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.85 3.90
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.56
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
i-ACTIV AWD Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Mazda CX-30 Subaru Crosstrek
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 5.9
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1500
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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