MAZDA CX-30 vs. Subaru Crosstrek
Mazda CX-30
Subaru Crosstrek
At a Glance: MAZDA CX-30 vs. Crosstrek
Mazda CX-30

Crossovers are the best of both worlds, blending the athleticism of a sedan with the spaciousness of an SUV. It’s no surprise you want to take to the Gastonia, Charlotte, or Lincolnton streets in the driver’s seat of one. But which model will you choose?

Two of the top contenders in their class are the 2023 Mazda CX-30 and the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek. Your friends at Mazda of Gastonia are here to show you how they stack up against each other.



5 | 5
MAZDA CX-30 vs Crosstrek


191 HP | 152 HP
MAZDA CX-30 vs Crosstrek


8.8" | 6.5"
MAZDA CX-30 vs Crosstrek
Which One Will Be Your Next Crossover Companion?
Select a category below to learn more about how the Mazda CX-30 compares to the Subaru Crosstrek.
Mazda CX-30

Want a blend of stealth and strength in your next SUV? If so, you’ll fall in love with the capabilities of the Mazda CX-30 and the Subaru Crosstrek. Due to their similar handling technologies, drivers will experience the roads in identical ways; however, the Mazda offers the more powerful drive.

Refined Power at Every Mile

With the nimble body style of a crossover, you’ll be able to zip through traffic with total ease, and the right blend of power can help you do it smoothly. In the 2023 Mazda CX-30, you’ll have your choice between two refined yet powerful powertrains:

  • Skyactiv®-G 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine: 191 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque
  • Skyactiv®-G 2.5-liter turbo engine: 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque

You’ll notice a difference in performance when you hop behind the wheel of the Subaru Crosstrek, since the standard motor only generates 152 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. For a little more pep, you can upgrade to the Subaru’s available engine. Then again, with only 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque, it still falls short of even the baseline power of the Mazda CX-30.

Superb Handling

When comparing handling, you’ll experience similar performances in the Mazda CX-30 and the Subaru Crosstrek. The Skyactiv®-Drive 6-speed transmission matches that of the Subaru’s 6-speed transmission. All that separates them is that the Mazda transmission is an automatic, while the Subaru’s is a manual.

Both vehicles are also all-terrain capable. The Mazda CX-30 sports i-Activ AWD® with Off-road Traction Assist, while the Subaru equips Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.





Mazda CX-30

How will you enjoy your me-time on the road? Tapping into your newly made playlist? Chipping away at an audiobook? Learning about worldwide news via a podcast? No matter how you plan to unwind on the road, allow the Mazda CX-30 and the Subaru Crosstrek to keep you connected.

Engage in Your Drive

As you jet around in your perky crossover, you’ll be able to enjoy a curated listening experience thanks to standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration. Simply plug in your compatible device to the USB port, and you’ll gain instant access to some of your favorite entertainment apps.

Crystal-Clear Connectivity

You may have an easier time selecting your next song on the standard Mazda Connect™ Infotainment System, though, since it measures 8.8 inches.

The system in the Subaru Crosstrek, on the other hand, is much smaller at only 6.5 inches. While you can upgrade to a larger 8-inch display, it still doesn’t measure up to the one in the Mazda CX-30.

Mazda CX-30

Standard safety is highly sought after by many drivers. After all, when people have their family and friends on board, they want to make sure they get to their destination safely. Thanks to standard and available intuitive driver-assist technologies, the Mazda CX-30 and the Subaru Crosstrek prove to be dependable companions.

Stay Alert on the Fast-Paced Highway

While you’re soaring down the road listening to your favorite podcast, it pays to be in the know about your surroundings. The 2023 Mazda CX-30 allows you to keep your eyes on the ever-changing road with an available full-color Active Driving Display.

This system projects essential driving information onto the windshield, directly within your line of sight. When it’s paired with Traffic Sign Recognition, you’ll even be alerted to the detected speed limit and stop signs.

Unfortunately, the Subaru Crosstrek will require you to glance away from the freeway to view your current driving speed since this type of system isn’t available with this model.

Safety Superhero

If you want to feel protected on every drive, choose the Mazda CX-30. This crossover makes its safety suite standard on all trim levels. Plus, it features various systems that include:

  • Smart Brake Support
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Lane-keep Assist
  • High Beam Control
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Driver Attention Alert

On the other hand, Eye Sight® Driver Assist Technology is an optional suite on the Subaru Crosstrek. While it includes similar features to the Mazda, you’ll need to upgrade to a higher trim to reap its benefits.





Which One Wins?
Mazda CX-30

Interested in a commute with added power, entertainment, and security? If so, then you’ll want to choose the 2023 Mazda CX-30 over the Subaru Crosstrek.

Come see this crossover for yourself at Mazda of Gastonia. Drivers from Gastonia, Charlotte, and Lincolnton can set up a test drive today!

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2023 Mazda CX-30 for yourself are conveniently available right here online.


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