Mazda CX-3 Measures Up Against The Subaru Crosstrek

MAZDA CX-3 Measures Up Against The Subaru Crosstrek

2019 MAZDA CX-3 vs 2019 Subaru Crosstrek

Side view of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 parked

CAPACITY

Seating

Doors

ENGINE

Liters/Type

Horsepower (hp)

Torque (lb-ft)

TRANSMISSION

Type

DRIVETRAIN

Type

FUEL CONSUMPTION

Estimated Fuel Economy (city / hwy)

STARTING MSRP

Price (USD)

MAZDA CX-3 Sport

Mazda CX-3 Sport

CAPACITY

5 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

2.0L 4-Cylinder

148 hp @ 6,000 rpm

146 lb-ft @ 2,800 rpm

TRANSMISSION

6-Speed Automatic

DRIVETRAIN

Front-Wheel Drive

FUEL CONSUMPTION

29/34

STARTING MSRP

$20,390

Subaru Crosstrek 2.0L

Subaru Crosstrek 2.0L

CAPACITY

5 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

2.0L 4-Cylinder

152 hp @ 6,000 rpm

145 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm

TRANSMISSION

6-Speed Manual

DRIVETRAIN

All-Wheel Drive

FUEL CONSUMPTION

27/33

STARTING MSRP

$21,895

Mazda CX-3 vs. Subaru Crosstrek

The 2019 Mazda CX-3 and the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek compete in the same SUV space. Let’s look at how the two SUVs compare in some key areas.

First is cost, where the 2019 Mazda CX-3 comes in at an MSRP of $20,390, which is much more affordable than the $21,895 starting MSRP of the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek.

Come and check out the 2019 Mazda CX-3 for sale at Naples Mazda for yourself.

CX-3: Cited for Sporty Handling, Impressive Fuel Economy

U.S. News & World Report said the Mazda CX-3 had sporty handling, excellent fuel economy, and a premium interior. Meanwhile, the Crosstrek got dinged for seats that could use more support, lethargic acceleration and subpar handling.

The Mazda CX-3 won the fuel economy battle with an EPA-estimated 29 MPG city and 34 MPG highway, while Crosstrek came in at EPA-estimated 27 MPG city and 33 MPG highway.

The Crosstrek is the heavier of the two SUVS, weighing in at 3,157 pounds while the CX-3 came in at 2,809 pounds.

Features the 2019 Mazda CX-3 has that the Crosstrek does not have include the following:

  • Keyless start (standard)
  • Rain-sensing wipers (optional)
  • Climate control (optional)
  • Integrated turn signal mirrors (standard)
  • Blind spot monitor (standard)
  • Auto leveling headlights (optional)

Power

Both SUVs feature a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The 2019 Crosstrek delivers 152 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and the 2019 Mazda CX-3 kicks out 148 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. Meanwhile, the 2019 CX-3 offers 146 lb-ft of torque at 2,800 rpm and the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek has 145 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm.

Key Features

Key features for the 2019 Mazda CX-3 include the following:

  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seats
  • Seven-inch full-color touchscreen display
  • Bluetooth® hands-free phone and audio capability
  • Maximum cargo volume of 44.5 cubic feet
  • Infotainment system voice command
  • Five-passenger seating
  • Push-button start

The 2019 Mazda CX-3 is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in Washington, D.C. awarded the 2019 Mazda CX-3 its Top Safety Pick+ award.

To earn the award, vehicles must be score well in front crash prevention systems, safety headlamps, airbag coverage and head restraint performance as assessed in crash tests.

Solid Ratings in Crash Tests

The Mazda CX-3 earned solid ratings in crashworthiness tests, front crash prevention, and safety-focused headlights.

“With the driver in mind, Mazda takes an active approach to safety and gives the driver more peace of mind, which makes driving more fun,” said Mazda President Jeff Guyton. “Confident driving is better driving, and the updates to the 2019 Mazda CX-3 show Mazda’s commitment to providing our customers with advanced safety technologies.”

IIHS rated the Grand Touring package the second-highest rating for how well the headlights illuminate the road ahead. The IIHS also noted that models equipped with the Smart City Brake Support provide a superior level of front crash prevention.

“It’s one of the strongest performers in its class, and it earns impressive safety scores. Its strong brakes, agile maneuvering, responsive steering and thrifty fuel economy make it a joy to drive. Additionally, the CX-3’s handsome cabin is made with quality materials, and this little SUV offers a long list of features,” according to U.S. News & World Report.

Mazda CX-3 Safety Features

Every CX-3 comes standard with a rearview camera, low-speed automatic emergency braking, blindspot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert. Additional driver assistance features are available, including full-speed forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, adaptive headlights and adaptive cruise control. A traffic sign recognition system is available in the Grand Touring trim package.

Interior of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 available at Naples Mazda

Interior

The Mazda CX-3’s cabin is smartly designed, seating up to five people in cloth seating with upgrades available to synthetic or genuine leather seats in the higher trim packages, which also include heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat and a heated steering wheel.

Infotainment, Bluetooth®, and Navigation

The CX-3 features the MAZDA CONNECT infotainment system that includes a seven-inch touchscreen, a console-mounted control knob, Bluetooth® and internet streaming services like Aha and Pandora. Navigation is available.

Naples Mazda

At Naples Mazda, we treat you like family. Whether you come to us for a new car purchase or lease, service for your car or to check out our used car inventory, we will make you feel at home. Whether you are in Naples, Bonita Springs or Cape Coral, come in today and test-drive the 2019 Mazda CX-3.

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