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2021 Mazda CX-30 Takes on 2021 Subaru Crosstrek in Canada

When choosing a new crossover SUV, drivers throughout Canada expect the very best in power, safety, and comfort. See how the 2021 Mazda CX-30 and 2021 Subaru Crosstrek measure up in these categories and more.

 
Which Crossover SUV has the best engine performance in Canada: The 2021 Mazda CX-30 or the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek?

2021 Mazda CX-30
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2021 Subaru Crosstrek
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The 2.0L 4-cylinder engine inside the Subaru produces a modest 152 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque; whereas the 2.5L 4-cylinder in the 2021 Mazda CX-30 surpasses both of those figures, cranking out an impressive 186 hp and 186 lb-ft. 

Add to that the CX-30’s 6-speed automatic transmission (versus the Crosstrek’s CVT) and you don’t need a calculator to figure out which powertrain will perform better on Canadian roads.

 
Which Crossover SUV has the best comfort features in BC, Canada: The 2021 Mazda CX-30 or the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek?

2021 Mazda CX-30

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2021 Subaru Crosstrek

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The two people up front in the 2021 Mazda CX-30 enjoy leatherette-trimmed 8-way power adjustable seats with 2-way lumbar-support. Did we mention that they’re also heated and include a memory function?

The driver and front passenger in the Crosstrek should get used to stiff muscles, as the crossover SUV offers cloth upholstered 6-way and 4-way manually adjustable seats, respectively. Be prepared to upgrade to achieve the same level of comfort as the CX-30.


 
Which Crossover SUV has the best infotainment system in BC, Canada: The 2021 Mazda CX-30 or the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek?

2021 Mazda CX-30

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2021 Subaru Crosstrek

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The base model of the 2021 Mazda CX-30 is overflowing with premium infotainment features, starting with a 22.4 cm full-colour display in the centre stack, accompanied by a 17.8 cm LCD screen in the instrument cluster. All the Subaru can manage is a single 16.5 cm touchscreen.

The CX-30 also provides drivers with an 8-speaker sound system, while its competitor offers half as many. Mazda owners further enjoy standard Pandora internet radio integration and SMS text messaging capabilities, whereas the Subaru requires costly upgrades for both.


 
Which Crossover SUV has the best safety features in BC, Canada: The 2021 Mazda CX-30 or the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek?

2021 Mazda CX-30

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2021 Subaru Crosstrek

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The 2021 Mazda CX-30 comes equipped with numerous driver assist features to make your time on the highway safe and stress-free. Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Radar Cruise Control, and Traffic Sign Recognition all come standard.

Not surprisingly, all of these listed features require an upgrade in the Subaru Crosstrek.

 
Which Crossover SUV has the best exterior in BC, Canada: The 2021 Mazda CX-30 or the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek?

2021 Mazda CX-30

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2021 Subaru Crosstrek

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The exterior of the 2021 Mazda CX-30 isn’t just a pretty face. For starters, the base model includes LED headlamps with halogen daytime running lights. The crossover SUV's turn-signal integrated side mirrors are heated, electrically adjustable, and power-folding. The manual ones on the Subaru can't compare.

The standard moonroof, auto-dimming headlamps, and rain sensing wipers on the CX-30 will - you guessed it - requires upgrades on the Crosstrek, compromising both safety and budgets in Canada.

2021 Mazda CX-30 Reigns Supreme in BC, Canada

When all is said and done, the Crosstrek simply doesn’t compare to the entertainment, safety, and comfort features inside the 2021 Mazda CX-30

Want to find out if the CX-30 is right for you? Check out our current inventory, starting from $28,390.


Find the Mazda CX-30 Near You

2021 MAZDA CX-30 GT

2021 Mazda CX-30 at August Mazda in Kelowna, BC

Features: Air Conditioning, Alloy Wheels, Keyless Entry, Remote Start, Tilt Steering, Cruise Control, Heated Exterior Mirrors, Heated Seats, Traction Control, Rain Sensor Wipers, Bluetooth…

Price: $33,469

2021 MAZDA CX-30 GT

2021 Mazda CX-30 at August Mazda in Kelowna, BC

Features: Keyless Entry, Navigation System, Tilt Steering, Heated Exterior Mirrors, Heated Seats, Traction Control, Rain Sensor Wipers, Dual Climate Control, Memory Seats, Bluetooth, Satellite Radio…

Price: $36,640

2021 MAZDA CX-30 GT

2021 Mazda CX-30 at August Mazda in Kelowna, BC

Features: Keyless Entry, Navigation System, Tilt Steering, Heated Exterior Mirrors, Heated Seats, Traction Control, Rain Sensor Wipers, Dual Climate Control, Memory Seats, Bluetooth…

Price: $36,340

2021 MAZDA CX-30 GT

2021 Mazda CX-30 at August Mazda in Kelowna, BC

Features: Keyless Entry, Navigation System, Tilt Steering, Power Sunroof, Heated Exterior Mirrors, Heated Seats, Leather Interior, Traction Control, Rain Sensor Wipers, Dual Climate Control…

Price: $36,790