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2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid vs. 2020 Mazda CX-9 Review

New 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

2020 Subaru
Crosstrek Hybrid

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New 2020 Mazda CX-9

2020 Mazda
CX-9

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MSRP*
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$35,145
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$33,890 to $46,215
Invoice* $33,016 $32,064 to $43,716
MPG - City N/A 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy N/A 26 - 28
Engine(s) Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 6 - 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda CX-9 than in the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda CX-9.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mazda CX-9. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Mazda CX-9.

Dimensions
Since the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid is much slimmer than the Mazda CX-9, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mazda CX-9.

Drivetrain
The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid has much lower torque than the Mazda CX-9, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Mazda CX-9, allowing you to much more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Mazda CX-9 is clearly the choice over the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid has a lot less horsepower than the Mazda CX-9.

Utility
The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid has less seating than the Mazda CX-9, making the Mazda CX-9 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid has significantly less cargo capacity than the Mazda CX-9.

Warranty
The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda CX-9.