The 2020 Mazda CX-30 is the automaker's latest model, and it is going to rival the 2020 Subaru Outback. With our comprehensive 2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. Subaru Outback comparison, we will show you the various price points, features, and specs that help you pick a winner between the two models.

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

The first-ever, all-new Mazda CX-30 released in November 2019 whereas the new Subaru Outback released shortly after its debut in April 2019. You can currently purchase the 2020 Mazda CX-30 as well as the 2020 Subaru Outback at dealerships in Colorado Springs.

MSRP | 2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. Subaru Outback

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 starts at $21,900. Considering the 2020 Subaru Outback starts at $26,645, you can save a lot of money with the Mazda model.

Highlights | 2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. Subaru Outback

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 might be lower priced than the Outback, but it still comes with a long list of standard features. It is also a smaller vehicle than the Outback, which offers a sporty drive.


Interior | 2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. Subaru Outback

You can comfortably hold five occupants in either the 2020 Mazda CX-30 or the 2020 Subaru Outback. In the new Mazda SUV, standard equipment includes the 8.8-inch infotainment display, an eight-speaker sound system, HD Radio plus two USB ports. The 2020 Subaru Outback contains a standard dual-screen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, two USB ports, satellite radio, and two seven-inch displays.

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

The dimensions of the 2020 Mazda CX-30 are 173″ L x 71″ W x 62″ H. In comparison; a 2020 Subaru Outback measures 191″ L x 73″ W x 66″ H. You can see that the Subaru models are more extended, feature a higher stance and are wider.

MPG | 2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. Subaru Outback

EPA-estimated fuel economy on the 2020 Mazda CX-30 is 25/33 mpg when equipped with front-wheel-drive plus 24/31 mpg with an all-wheel-drive platform. On the other hand, the 2020 Subaru Outback receives 26/33 mpg with its base engine and 23/30 mpg when equipped with the turbo.

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

A 2020 Mazda CX-30 can be chosen in 4 trims: Base, Select, Preferred, and Premium.

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

The 2020 Subaru Outback also comes in 4 trims: base, Premium, Limited, and Touring.

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


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

A 2020 Mazda CX-30 has 20.2 cubic feet of room located behind the back row. The 2020 Subaru Outback, on the other hand, has 32.5 cubic feet behind the back seats. When the seats are folded down, you can access up to 75.7 cubic feet of room.

Performance | 2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. Subaru Outback

Under the hood of a 2020 Mazda CX-30, you will get a 186-horsepower four-cylinder engine that is paired with a six-speed automatic. The 2020 Subaru Outback comes standard with a 182-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder motor, but there's also a 260-horsepower 2.4-liter turbo engine available. Both of these are combined with a CVT.

Safety Ratings | 2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. Subaru Outback

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 is still awaiting a safety rating from the NHTSA and crash test ratings from the IIHS, but every crossover/SUV that Mazda made in 2020 have all earned the Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ badge from the IIHS. We expect the new CX-30 to be rated similarly. The 2020 Subaru Outback was given a five-star rating.

Reviews | 2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. Subaru Outback

Car and Driver praised the 2020 Mazda CX-30 for its "fun-loving nature, near-premium cabin, and lots of standard tech features." In comparison, Edmunds points out the 2020 Subaru Outback has a "spacious and comfortable cabin."

Evaluating the 2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. Subaru Outback

If you are hoping for a sporty ride in a compact SUV, you will love the 2020 Mazda CX-30. You can access a whole list of features for far less cash than with the 2020 Subaru Outback.

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

At Bob Penkhus Mazda, we have the new 2020 Mazda CX-30 for sale in Colorado Springs. If you want a used Subaru Outback for sale, we have some of those in our inventory as well.

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