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Compare Subaru XV Crosstrek vs. Honda CR-V vs. Mazda CX-5

Compare the Subaru XV Crosstrek against the Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the XV Crosstrek, CR-V and CX-5 stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new XV Crosstrek, CR-V and CX-5. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

Standard Standard
Optional Optional
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2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek 2013 Honda CR-V 2013 Mazda CX-5
2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek 2013 Honda CR-V 2013 Mazda CX-5
     
2.0i Premium Manual
  • 2.0i Premium Manual
  • 2.0i Premium Automatic
  • 2.0i Limited Automatic
LX 2WD
  • LX 2WD
  • LX AWD
  • EX 2WD
  • EX AWD
  • EX-L 2WD
  • EX-L 2WD with RES
  • EX-L AWD
  • EX-L 2WD with Navigation
  • EX-L AWD with RES
  • EX-L AWD with Navigation
FWD 4dr Man Sport
  • FWD 4dr Man Sport
  • FWD 4dr Auto Sport
  • AWD 4dr Auto Sport
  • FWD 4dr Auto Touring
  • AWD 4dr Auto Touring
  • FWD 4dr Auto Grand Touring
  • AWD 4dr Auto Grand Touring

Prices

MSRP $21,995 $22,795 $20,995
Invoice $20,876 $21,413 $20,396
Avg. Paid $21,303 $19,078 $19,485

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.7 8.6 8.1
Critics' Rating 7.5 9.0 9.5
Performance 7.1 7.6 8.2
Interior 8.0 8.0 7.9
Cost to Own 9.0 9.0 9.1
Safety 10.0 9.2 8.8
Reliability 2.5 4.0 2.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Good fuel economy
  • Outstanding reliability rating
  • Spacious interior
  • Drives smaller than it is
  • Lots of standard tech features for the class
  • Very good fuel economy ratings
  • Athletic handling
  • Sharp steering
Cons
  • Underpowered engine
  • Dull interior materials
  • Some cheap interior materials
  • Slightly underpowered engine

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Manual
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas Flat 4 2.0L/122 Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas I4 2.0L/122
MPG 23 City / 30 Hwy 23 City / 31 Hwy 26 City / 35 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Hatchback Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.700 103.1 106.300
Length, Overall (in) 175.200 178.3 179.300
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.100 71.6 72.400
Height, Overall (in) 63.600 65.1 67.300

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3087 3305 3208

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Optional Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Optional Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Optional
Keyless Start Standard
Luggage Rack Optional Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 97.5 104.1 103.800
Front Head Room (in) 39.800 39.9 40.100
Front Leg Room (in) 43.500 41.3 41.000
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.600 58.6 57.500
Front Hip Room (in) 52.200 54.5 55.200
Second Head Room (in) 37.700 38.6 39.000
Second Leg Room (in) 35.400 38.3 39.300
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.200 56.4 55.500
Second Hip Room (in) 53.100 53.1 53.700
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 51.900 70.9 65.400
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 22.300 37.2 34.100
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas Flat 4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.4L/144 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 148 @ 6200 185 @ 7000 155 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 145 @ 4200 163 @ 4400 150 @ 4000
Transmission Manual Automatic Manual
Turning diameter 34.800 37.0 36.700

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 23 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 31 35
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.900 15.3 14.8

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.