2023 MAZDA CX-50 vs. 2022 Subaru Outback

2023 Mazda CX-50 Towing Capabilities
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

The new Mazda CX-50 is built to help you effortlessly take on anything that the Plymouth roads can throw your way whether you take the highway or the dirt paths. But, how does the off-road capability of the Mazda CX-50 compare to a similarly capable model like the Subaru Outback? Compare the Mazda CX-50 vs. Subaru Outback with Morrie's Minnetonka Mazda to find out how these two SUVs shape up against each other, and if you’re leaning towards the Mazda CX-50, visit our dealership to take it for a test drive.

MAZDA CX-50 vs. Subaru Outback: Safety Technology

When you compare the safety of Mazda and Subaru, Mazda is known for its exceptional ability to craft SUVs that are equipped with advanced driver assistance and monitoring technology. Take a look at how the Mazda CX-50 will help you be able to traverse the Maple Grove compared to the Subaru Outback:

2023 MAZDA CX-50: 

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

2022 Subaru Outback: 

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

MAZDA CX-50 vs. Subaru Outback: Performance & Capability

How do these Mazda and Subaru options compare when it comes to performance? A good SUV has the ability to help you efficiently navigate the Eden Prairie roads, and when it comes to the Mazda CX-50 and Subaru Outback, the Mazda CX-50 is no exception. Here are the key performance features of both models:

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
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds
  • i-ACTIV AWD®
  • 24 mpg city and 30 mpg highway*

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
  • 26 mpg city and 33 mpg highway
  • Maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds
  • Subaru Symmetrical AWD

Which will you choose: the Mazda CX-50 or Subaru Outback? If you choose to opt for the Mazda CX-50, then all you have to do is visit our dealership in Minnetonka. When you find a Mazda CX-50 that’s perfect for your next road trip, apply for financing online.

Choose Your MAZDA CX-50 at Morrie's Minnetonka Mazda

Ready to get behind the wheel of the Mazda CX-50? We’re just as excited as you are, and we can’t wait to help you find what you need. Reach out to us to find your next Mazda CX-50, and take advantage of our new vehicle specials and other offers.

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