2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. Subaru Outback

a 2020 Mazda CX-30 next to a 2020 Subaru Outback

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 is a brand new model, poised to take on the 2020 Subaru Outback. In this complete 2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. Subaru Outback comparison, we will look at the prices, specs and features to help you decide which model suits you best.

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Release Dates | 2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. Subaru Outback

Both the 2020 Mazda CX-30 and the 2020 Subaru Outback released later in 2019 and have been delivered to dealerships around Colorado Springs. Stop by today to check out the brand new Mazda CX-30 in person.

Prices | 2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. Subaru Outback

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 starting price is just $21,900; did you just think about affordable luxury? We did. That's a significantly lower price than the 2020 Subaru Outback starting price of $26,645.

Key Differences | 2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. Subaru Outback

Aside from the price, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 has a nice list of standard features and is slightly smaller than the Subaru Outback, making for a sportier drive.

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Interior | 2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. Subaru Outback

Both the 2020 Mazda CX-30 and the 2020 Subaru Outback have room to hold five occupants. Standard technology on the new Mazda SUV includes an 8.8-inch infotainment display, HD Radio, an eight-speaker sound system and two USB ports. The 2020 Subaru Ascent comes standard with a dual-screen infotainment system, two seven-inch displays, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio and two USB ports.

Exterior Features | 2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. Subaru Outback

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 dimensions measure 173″ L x 71″ W x 62″ H, while the 2020 Subaru Outback dimensions are 191″ L x 73″ W x 66″ H. The Subaru model is longer, wider and has a higher stance.

Fuel Economy | 2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. Subaru Outback

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 receives 25/33 mpg with the front-wheel-drive powertrain and 24/31 mpg with all-wheel-drive. The 2020 Subaru Outback is estimated at 26/33 mpg with the base engine and 23/30 mpg with the turbocharged engine.

the interior dashboard of a 2020 Mazda CX-30 next to a 2020 Subaru Outback

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Trims & Configurations | 2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. Subaru Outback

The all-new 2020 Mazda CX-30 is available in four trim levels: Base, Select, Preferred and Premium.

  • Base Package: $21,900 - includes an 8.8-inch infotainment display, cloth seats, LED headlights, HD Radio, an eight-speaker sound system and two USB ports.
  • Select Package: $23,900 - includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, proximity keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and synthetic leather upholstery.
  • Preferred Package: $26,200 - includes heated front seats, a premium 12-speaker Bose stereo system, satellite radio and an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat.
  • Premium Package: $28,200 - includes leather upholstery, a head-up display, moonroof, paddle shifters, a power liftgate and adaptive headlights.

The 2020 Subaru Outback is available in four trim levels: Base, Premium, Limited and Touring.

  • Base: $26,645 - includes cloth upholstery, automatic climate control, LED headlights, dual seven-inch touch screens, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, four-speaker sound system and two USB ports.
  • Premium: $28,895 - includes heated front seats, a ten-way power-adjustable driver's seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, HD Radio, an 11.6-inch touch screen, two additional USB ports and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
  • Limited: $33,445 - includes leather upholstery, heated rear seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a premium 12-speaker Harman Kardon stereo, proximity keyless entry, blind-spot monitoring, reverse automatic emergency braking, a hands-free power liftgate, adaptive headlights.
  • Touring: $37,345 - includes Nappa leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, driver distraction monitoring, a moonroof and ventilated front seats.

Performance | 2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. Subaru Outback

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 features a four-cylinder engine that outputs 186 horsepower. This comes paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. A 2020 Subaru Outback features a 182-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine as standard equipment. There is also an available 260-horsepower 2.4-liter turbocharged engine. Both of these feature a CVT.

a comparison of cargo space between a 2020 Mazda CX-30 compared to a 2020 Subaru Outback

Cargo Space | 2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. Subaru Outback

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 offers 20.2 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats. In comparison, the 2020 Subaru Outback provides 32.5 cubic feet behind the back row. With these seats down, you gain access to 75.7 cubic feet of cargo room.

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Safety | 2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. Subaru Outback

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 hasn't been rated by the NHTSA yet, but the 2019 CX-30 received a 5-star rating in Europe. The 2020 Subaru Outback is still awaiting ratings as well.

Reviews | 2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. Subaru Outback

U.S. News & World Report says that the 2020 Mazda CX-30 has a "plush interior, responsive steering, and a comfortable ride." On the other hand, U.S. News & World Report also says that the 2020 Subaru Outback contains a "classy cabin."

Evaluating the 2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. Subaru Outback

If you want a compact, sporty ride, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 is right for you. It provides plenty of features for less money than the 2020 Subaru Outback.

Buy A 2020 Mazda CX-30 or A Used Subaru Outback

At Bob Penkhus, you can buy the 2020 Mazda CX-30 for sale in Colorado Springs. We also have several used Subaru Outback models for sale if you prefer the wagon-type vehicle. 

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