2016 Subaru Crosstrek

The Subaru Crosstrek vs The Competition: Whose Crossover Has More to Offer Colorado?

A sport utility vehicle has to be capable of a lot more than your average sedan, it must be efficienct, easily drivable, versatile and spacious among other things. Fortunately, for you in Colorado, Subaru of Loveland has just the solution: the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, which is now available for sale or lease in our lineup of all-new Subaru models. So, let's take a look at how this crossover SUV stacks up against other well-known competitors of its class.


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The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek vs The 2018 Mazda CX-3

  • The engine of the Subaru Crosstrek produces a bit more power generating 152 horsepower and 145 pound feet of engine torque. The Mazda CS-3, on the other hand, produces 146 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque.
  • The Subaru Crosstrek has a bit more fuel efficiency to offer given its fuel tank capacity, which holds about 16.6 gallons. The fuel tank of the Mazda CX-3 holds about 13 gallons of gasoline.
  • When it comes to capacities and capabilities, the Subaru Outback has a lot more to offer where it counts, with up to 101 cubic feet of passenger volume, about 21 cubic feet of cargo volume and a 1,500-pound towing capacity. Whereas, the Mazda CX-3 has about 88 cubic feet for passengers, 12 cubic feet for cargo and no towing capacity as this SUV is not recommended for towing.
  • Finally, for a bit of extra safety and convenience on the road ahead, all trim levels the Subaru Crosstrek comes standard with front fog lights and a roof rack, neither of which come standard on the base trim of the Mazda CX-3.

The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek vs The 2018 Jeep Renegade

  • While both of these vehicles are considered excellent options for the great outdoors, the Subaru Crosstrek has a lot more traction to offer thanks to the Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive System and limited slip differential, which prevents excess engine power and torquer from being redirected to one wheel. The Jeep Renegade does come available in all-wheel drive but does not feature limited slip differential, thus, its all-wheel drive system might not be as effective.
  • As with any Subaru Models, the Subaru Crosstrek is a 2018 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) with "Good" ratings in most categories including front crash prevention, headlight strength and roof strength. The Jeep Renegade did not make the Top Safety Pick list and received much lower ratings in front crash prevention and headlight effectiveness, though its roof strength also received a "Good" rating.
  • The Subaru Crosstrek has a lot more fuel efficiency to contribute and gains an EPA-estimated 27 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highway with a fuel capacity of 16.6 gallons. Whereas the Jeep renegade gains and EPA-estimated 24 miles per gallon in the city, 31 miles per gallon the highway with a fuel capacity of 12.7 gallons.
  • Finally, the Subaru Crosstrek has a few extra features that come standard in all trim levels, including the base, such as heated front seats, automatic climate control, a CD player, front fog lights and a roof rack. All of these features are either absent from the base trim level of the Jeep Renegade or are absent from the SUV in general.

Sound Good? Test Drive a New Crosstrek Today!


There's lots of adventure to be had in Colorado, so why not get out there and see it all with a crossover SUV that can do it all? The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek has got your back every step of the way! Come see for yourself and test drive on here at Subaru of Loveland. If you'd like to see all of our other comparisons of Subaru models against their competitors, check out our research index. We are Subaru of Loveland and we're located right here at 3930 Byrd Drive in Loveland, CO. We hope to see you soon!