2016 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2016 Mazda CX-5

Getting behind the wheel of the right midsize SUV can make your trips around the Dover, Middletown, and Odessa area much more enjoyable. But if you're in the market, there's a lot of different options to consider to get the best possible choice. The Subaru Crosstrek and the Mazda CX-5 are often in contention for being the best models in this class, but which one is right for you?

To help you answer this question, we're going to do a little digging. We'll look at the performance and handling, entertainment amenities, and safety features and ratings. By reading our vehicle comparison, you'll see which of these vehicles is the better bet for you.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2016 Mazda CX-5 Performance and Handling

Each vehicle features a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. The Subaru Crosstrek features the unique and efficient Subaru BOXER® engine, which lays flat under the hood and features horizontally opposed valves that will power into the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system. This system offers precise handling and agility while maneuvering the roads.

The Mazda CX-5 is equipped with front-wheel drive, which is effective but nowhere near as reliable as the AWD system in the Subaru Crosstrek. Each vehicle reaches a similar power in the 150 horsepower range. Both vehicles even feature a manual transmission to control their respective engines.

Entertainment Amenities

The 2016 Subaru Crosstrek and the 2016 Mazda CX-5 are both equipped with 4-speaker sound systems. Each vehicle features an AM/FM radio and a CD player that can play MP3 files. The Subaru Crosstrek takes the lead in this category, though, with its inclusion of SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. This 4-month trial subscription offers more than 150 different listening stations. The Crosstrek even features HD® radio, which lets you listen to AM/FM broadcasts at a much higher sound quality.

Safety Features and Ratings

The 2016 Subaru Crosstrek and the Mazda CX-5 are outfitted with advanced airbag systems. These systems will adjust the inflation rate of the front airbags to correspond with the severity of the collision to avoid airbag-related injuries. Each vehicle features front, side-impact, and side-curtain airbags. Additionally, the Subaru Crosstrek features a driver's knee airbag.

One of the best ways to learn about a vehicle's safety is by checking out its safety ratings. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHSTA) vigorous crash tests, the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek received the 5-Star Overall Safety Rating due to excelling in each crash category. The 2016 Mazda CX-5, on the other hand, only received 4 stars with its NHTSA crash tests.

Learn More About the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek

By reading this article, you saw that each vehicle offers similar features, but it's their differences that are more noticeable. You saw that the Subaru Crosstrek offers you more in each of these categories. Now that you know their differences, you're ready to take the next step.

Learn more about the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek by scheduling your test drive with us at Winner Subaru-your trusted dealership in the Dover, Middletown, and Odessa area. 

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