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Features Comparison: Subaru XV Crosstrek vs. Mazda CX-5

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Model Year 2014 2014 2014 2015 2015 2015
Model XV Crosstrek XV Crosstrek XV Crosstrek CX-5 CX-5 CX-5
Trim 2.0i Premium 2.0i Limited Hybrid Sport Touring Grand Touring
Engines (show)  
2.0L H4
DOHC-4v
148 hp@6200
145 lb-ft@4200
       
2.0L H4 Hybrid
DOHC-4v
160 hp@6000
163 lb-ft@2000
         
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
155 hp@6000
150 lb-ft@4000
         
2.5L I4
DOHC-4v
184 hp@5700
185 lb-ft@3250
     
Transmissions (show)  
5-speed manual          
6-speed manually-shiftable CVT      
6-speed manual          
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic      
Drivetrains (show)  
AWD
FWD      
Tires (show)  
225/55HR17 tires      
195/65HR15 tires      
225/65HR17 tires      
225/55VR19 tires          
Audio Systems (show)  
Unbranded, 6 speakers    
Kicker, 7 speakers (with subwoofer)      
Unbranded, 4 speakers          
Bose, 225W, 9 speakers (with subwoofer)        
Accessories (show)  
Cruise control
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power locks
Power rear side windows
Proximity keyEnter and start the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket.      
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Remote startStart the car using a button on the keyfob. Interior can be a comfortable temperature as soon as you get in.
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual
Universal garage door openerHomelink.
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety (show)  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.
911 assistAutomatically contacts 911 through a linked cell phone in the event of a severe collision.      
AlarmOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.  
Antilock brakes (ABS)Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.
Automatic braking, low-speedAutomatically brakes car to avoid low-speed collisions.        
Blind spot warning systemMirror-mounted lights indicate when another vehicle is in a blind spot.        
Brake assistWhen a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.
Front seat active head restraintsAutomatically move forward when the vehicle is rear-ended.
Hill start assistApplies the brakes to hold the vehicle in place on an incline. Incomplete data, so only displayed when pricing a single vehicle.
Knee airbag, driver      
Obstacle detection, rearBeeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.      
Rearview cameraRearview camera connected to display screen on the instrument panel. Often requires navigation system.  
Rollover sensorDeploys extended duration side curtain airbags when the vehicle rolls over. Usually included on tall vehicles. Rare on others.
Side curtain airbagsAirbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.
Stability controlSelectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
Termporary spare tire  
Tire-pressure monitorTwo types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
Traction controlWhen a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
Cargo Management (show)  
Cargo cover
Cargo net      
Cargo tray      
Class II trailer hitchHitch rated for up to 3,500 pounds. Capacity of the vehicle could be lower.      
Console with shifter
Overhead sunglass holderUsually part of an overhead console.      
Roof rack crossbarsRequires roof rails. Together constitute a roof rack.      
Roof railsNo crossbars.
Climate Control and Infotainment (show)  
Air conditioning
App supportTouchscreen and/or voice control over apps that can include online search, Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, OpenTable, and MovieTickets.com. Requires connected compatible phone. Fees may apply after first three years.        
Audio controls on steering wheel
Automatic climate control, frontMaintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.      
Aux inputJack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.
Bluetooth audio streamingUses Bluetooth rather than a cable to integrate audio device. Requires compatible audio device and/or phone.
Bluetooth cell phone linkEnables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.
CD player
Dual-zone climate controlTemperature can be separately set for left and right sides of the passenger compartment. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.          
HD radioHigh-definition radio, which broadcasts a digital signal. Free, no subscription fees.    
Interior air filterFilters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.    
Pandora internet radio connectivityRequires connected compatible phone.      
Rain-sensing wipersWipers automatically turn on and adjust their speed based on input from a rain sensor.        
Rear defrost
Rear heat ductsDucts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.
Rear wiper
Satellite radioXM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.  
SMS text-to-speech readerConverts text messages to speech.  
Surround sound        
Traffic informationInformation about traffic conditions. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.    
USB portOften permits an iPod or phone to be integrated into the vehicle's entertainment system and controls.
Variable intermittent wipersTime between wipes can be precisely adjusted.    
Voice control for audio system          
Voice control for nav and audioSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.    
Wiper de-icerHeating elements defrost area where front wipers rest.      
Exterior (show)  
Additional chrome trimOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.          
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)Protective cladding extending partly onto the doors.      
Bodyside moldingsMoldings on the bodysides, to protect against door dings in parking lots.      
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)Chrome or polished metal exhaust tip.      
Deep-tinted rear windows        
Paint, special red      
Paint, special white      
Rear bumper protector
Rear spoilerCan be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.
Sunroof  
Wheel-lip moldingsExtensions to the wheel opening, both decorative and protective.
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors (show)  
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorInterior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.
Automatic headlightsHeadlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.    
Automatic-off headlightsHeadlights automatically turn off.        
CompassWe haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.      
Fog lightsLight wide area close in front of the vehicle.
Heated mirrorsClears ice and fog from mirrors.    
Illuminated visor mirror, driverIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.        
Illuminated visor mirror, passengerIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.        
Large energy flow and fuel economy displayStandard or optional in some hybrid vehicles. Fancy display of power flows, enhanced trip computer information.          
LED tail lights (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.          
Map lightsFront row reading lights.
Outside temperature display
Power mirrorsIncludes value of manual remote mirrors.
Rear reading lights      
Speed limit informationDisplays the current speed limit. Included with nav on an increasing number of cars. No feature value here because incomplete info on availability.        
Steering-linked headlightsHeadlights swivel when steering wheel is turned.        
TachometerReports engine speed.
Trip computerReports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.
Turn signals on or near mirrors    
Visor mirror, driver    
Visor mirror, passenger    
Xenon HID headlightsProvide a brighter, whiter light than halogen headlights.        
Powertrain (show)  
Automatic start / stopAutomatically cuts off the engine when the vehicle is stopped and restarts it when the driver lifts off the brake pedal. Not listed for hybrids, where it is generally part of the powertrain system.          
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controlsPaddles or buttons that can be used to manually shift the transmission. Only listed when optional or not always included with an automatic transmission.      
Seats and Interior Trim (show)  
Front buckets
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench    
Second-row 3-section 3-person split bench        
All-weather floor matsAll-weather floormats.      
Center armrest(s), front row
Center armrest(s), second row    
Floor mats
Folding second row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.
Heated front seats    
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.        
Leather-wrapped steering wheel    
Manual height adjuster, driver seat    
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seatManually adjustable lower back support.          
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat        
Power height adjuster, driver seat        
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seatPower-adjustable lower back support.          
Power recliner, driver seat          
Power tilt adjuster, driver seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.        
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires (show)  
Alloy wheels      
Machined alloy wheelsOuter surface of alloy wheels machines to yield a bright finish. Replace and include value of reqular alloy wheels.      
Raised heavy-duty suspensionOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.      
Wheel locksLug nuts that can only be removed using a special key. Prevents theft of wheels.

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Option Package Contents

Navigation Package

Features
Satellite radio
Voice control for nav and audio
Traffic information
SMS text-to-speech reader
App support
Navigation system
Navigation system

Navigation Package

Features
Satellite radio
Voice control for nav and audio
Traffic information
SMS text-to-speech reader
App support
Navigation system
Navigation system

Bluetooth Audio Package

Features
Bluetooth audio streaming
Voice control for audio system
Pandora internet radio connectivity
Bluetooth cell phone link
HD radio
SMS text-to-speech reader
911 assist

Moonroof / Bose Package

Features
Sunroof
Surround sound
Bose, 225W, 9 speakers (with subwoofer)

Technology Package

Features
Steering-linked headlights
Xenon HID headlights
Alarm
Voice control for nav and audio
Traffic information
Automatic braking, low-speed
Speed limit information
Navigation system
Universal garage door opener
Universal garage door opener
Rain-sensing wipers

Technology Package

Features
Steering-linked headlights
Xenon HID headlights
Alarm
Voice control for nav and audio
Traffic information
Automatic braking, low-speed
Speed limit information
Navigation system
Universal garage door opener
Universal garage door opener
Rain-sensing wipers

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