Today's SUV market is competitive with new and improved features that take driving to a new level. As a result, the 2023 Mazda CX-50 and the 2023 Subaru Outback go head to head. Both SUVs offer immense power and driving capabilities while also providing drivers and passengers with plenty of comfort features, safety systems, and innovative technology. However, when looking at the overall performance and features offered, the 2023 Mazda CX-50 reigns superior. Continue reading to learn why customers favor the 2023 Mazda CX-50 over the 2023 Subaru Outback.
The all-new 2023 Mazda CX-50 has a starting price of $26,800, which is a fantastic deal considering what the driver will be receiving. Some of the many elements include the innovative interior with state-of-the-art technology, an advanced safety system, and performance that topples competing SUVs!
Upon entering the cabin of the 2023 Mazda CX-50, drivers are met with a 10.25-inch center-mounted display that allows access to various applications, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, maps, playlists, contacts, and Bluetooth capability. Alongside the infotainment system is the Premium Bose Audio System, providing an immersive experience with quality sound. Additionally, the interior comes with plenty of comfort components, starting with an available Terracotta leather-trimmed interior, a heated steering wheel, dual-zone climate control with pollen filter, available heated front seats, and a 6-way manual adjustable driver's seat for maximum comfortability and flexibility.
Besides the innovative state-of-the-art interior featured within the 2023 Mazda CX-50 comes the advanced safety system inaugurated that features smart technology and accident prevention elements to provide everyone peace of mind on the road. This includes the i-Activsense Safety system, which comes built with adaptive front lighting, automatic high-beam control, adaptive radar cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, and forward-collision warning. Additionally, the Mazda CX-50 comes with an advanced airbag system strategically built within the SUV to ensure the driver and passengers remain upright in the event of an accident. Furthermore, for emergencies, 911 dialing and roadside assistance are readily available.
Lastly, the 2023 Mazda CX-50 has two available engine options, starting with the SKYACTIV-G 2.5 DOHC 4-cylinder engine that produces 187 horsepower. The alternative SKYACTIV-G 2.5 engine with Twin-scroll Turbo and i-stop technology produces a robust 227 horsepower. In addition to these engine options, the SUV comes fitted with various driving modes, including normal, sport, off-road, and the available towing mode with a max capacity of 3,500 lbs to take on heavy-duty jobs with ease. With the powerful performance offered, drivers can experience an unparalleled driving experience regardless of where they go.
The main competitor to the 2023 Mazda CX-50 is the 2023 Subaru Outback which has a starting price of $27,000. Though the price is slightly higher than the 2023 Mazda CX-50, you may be disappointed to find out there are fewer features overall.
The cabin of the 2023 Subaru Outback features a 7-inch infotainment system that provides drivers access to basic smartphone capabilities, including Bluetooth connectivity, radio, and more. Additionally, the SUV comes with the same comfort features as the 2023 Mazda CX-50 but overall lacks specific components, making passengers and drivers uncomfortable. This includes heated and ventilated seats, climate control, and an available leather-trimmed interior. Though the SUV offers plenty of features to the driver, it still does not uphold the standard elements the 2023 Mazda CX-50 has to offer.
Aside from the technology offered to drivers within the 2023 Subaru Outback comes safety features. The main stand-alone feature is the EyeSight driver assist technology, including cruise control, lane sway warning, pre-collision braking, and throttle control. Additionally, with Subaru STARLINK safety and security, drivers can stay connected to the vehicle with collision notifications, SOS emergency assistance, and roadside help.
Lastly, the SUV has two engine options to choose from, starting with the turbocharged 4-cylinder engine producing 182 horsepower. The alternative 2.4-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine produces 260 horsepower. Though the alternative engine option is slightly more robust, the 2023 Subaru Outback is not as adaptable when faced with rugged road conditions. In addition to the engine options, the SUV comes standard with all-wheel drive and is paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission.
After comparing the two competitors, it becomes clear that either SUV is capable of taking your drive to new heights while providing robust power. Nevertheless, the better of the two is the 2023 Mazda CX-50. The SUV harbors more overall features and offers more versatility in different driving situations, allowing drivers to ride with greater confidence. Hence, you shouldn't miss the opportunity to experience the ride for yourself. For more information on the 2023 Mazda CX-50, be sure to call Mazda of Lodi or visit our dealership today!