2023 MAZDA CX-50 vs. 2022 Subaru Outback

2023 Mazda CX-50 with roof rack
2023 MAZDA CX-50


Subaru Outback

Base Engine

2.5L 4-cylinder


30 mpg highway*


33 mpg highway
3,500 pounds

Towing Capacity

3,500 pounds

When it comes to automotive companies that produce capable SUVs that city drivers can take with them on and off the road, Mazda and Subaru are two of the top groups that come to mind. Today, Morrie's Inver Grove Mazda will compare the first-ever Mazda CX-50 vs. the classic Subaru Outback. We’ll take a look at how these two SUVs shape up when it comes to performance and other factors, so you can decide which vehicle is the best choice for you. Then, visit our dealership if you’re looking for a new Mazda CX-50.



MAZDA vs. Subaru: Performance

When you compare the Mazda CX-50 vs. Subaru Outback based on performance, you’ll find that the Mazda CX-50 makes a mark. Take a look at how close these two vehicles are in performance and what their differences are below:

2023 MAZDA CX-50:

  • Standard SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L engine
  • Available SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L engine with Twin-scroll Turbo
  • Up to 256 horsepower
  • Up to 320 lb-ft of torque
  • i-ACTIV AWD®
  • 24 mpg city and 30 mpg highway*
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds

2022 Subaru Outback:

  • Standard 2.5L DOHC engine
  • Available 2.4L DOHC turbocharged DOHC engine
  • Up to 260 horsepower
  • Up to 277 lb-ft of torque
  • Subaru Symmetrical AWD
  • 26 mpg city and 33 mpg highway
  • Maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds

Which model is better suited for your Woodbury drives? If you’re leaning more towards the higher torque of the Mazda CX-50, then visit our dealership to take it for a test drive.

MAZDA vs. Subaru: Safety

Whenever you hit the Minneapolis roads, safety should be your main priority. That’s why both the Mazda CX-50 and Subaru Outback are equipped with the latest in safety technology, but you may find more safety features on the Mazda CX-50. Take a look at some of the safety features of both vehicles the thing that you can drive with peace of mind:

2023 MAZDA CX-50:

  • 360-Degree View Monitor
  • i-Activesense®
  • Front & Rear Parking Sensors
  • Traffic Jam Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Front & Reverse Drive Detection

2022 Subaru Outback:

  • EyeSight® Driver Assistance Technology
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Pre-Collision Braking
  • Lane Centering

While both the Mazda CX-50 and Subaru Outback are more than capable of handling anything that the St. Paul roads can throw your way, we understand if you’re more curious to try out first-ever Mazda CX-50. Learn more about the Mazda CX-50 at our dealership, and use our new vehicle specials to see how much you can save.

Explore the MAZDA CX-50 in Inver Grove Heights

If you would rather explore the Mazda CX-50, then reach out to us at Morrie's Inver Grove Mazda. We’ll help you set up a test drive and find a Mazda CX-50 that has all the features you need to take on your next road trip.


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