Compare 2018 Chevrolet Trax vs 2018 Ford Ecosport vs 2018 Mazda CX-3

2018 Chevrolet Trax
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2018 Ford Ecosport
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2018 Mazda CX-3
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Select style
AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Trax AWD 4-Door LS 24 30 $21,600 $22,500
Trax AWD 4-Door LT 24 30 $23,424 $24,400
Trax AWD 4-Door Premier 24 30 $27,648 $28,800
Trax FWD 4-Door LS 25 33 $20,160 $21,000
Trax FWD 4-Door LT 25 33 $21,984 $22,900
Trax FWD 4-Door Premier 25 33 $26,208 $27,300
Select style
S 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
EcoSport S 4WD 23 29 $21,051 $21,590
EcoSport S FWD 27 29 $19,495 $19,995
EcoSport SE 4WD 23 29 $23,888 $24,500
EcoSport SE FWD 27 29 $22,425 $23,000
EcoSport SES 4WD 23 29 $26,208 $26,880
EcoSport Titanium 4WD 23 29 $26,647 $27,330
EcoSport Titanium FWD 27 29 $25,233 $25,880
Select style
Grand Touring AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-3 Grand Touring AWD 27 32 $25,666 $26,415
CX-3 Grand Touring FWD 29 34 $24,454 $25,165
CX-3 Sport AWD 27 32 $20,761 $21,360
CX-3 Sport FWD 29 34 $19,547 $20,110
CX-3 Touring AWD 27 32 $22,783 $23,445
CX-3 Touring FWD 29 34 $21,571 $22,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,600
$21,051
$25,666
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,500
$21,590
$26,415
Monthly Payment Estimate
$375 / month
$360 / month
$440 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.7
5.2
6.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Chevrolet Trax, Chevy’s smallest utility vehicle, is straightforward: it’s plain on the outside but practical inside, not particularly fast but adequately fuel-efficient. The 2018 Ford EcoSport offers up cabin space and a low base price, but other Ford SUVs present a better value. The 2018 Mazda CX-3 is an attractive small crossover pick thanks to its good looks. We’d ask for more room, but fear that would spoil the CX-3’s low price.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Special Purpose Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.70 51.6 52.3
Second Leg Room (in)
35.70 36.7 35
Front Head Room (in)
39.60 39.6 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 91.1 86.3
Second Hip Room (in)
50.70 50.9 49
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.10 53.3 53.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.80 37.5 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.80 51.3 50.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.80 42.9 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 59.7 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
100.6 99.2 101.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.90 69.5 69.6
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 59.8 60
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.2 - 6.2
Length, Overall (in)
167.20 - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - -
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 65.1 60.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
29.30 - 30.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
18.7 20.9 10.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
31.80 - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
57.00 - 56.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
48.4 50 42.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 20.9 10.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - 39.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.0 - 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.6 x 0.5 - 11.1
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 13.6 11.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 35 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/70R16 P205/60HR16 P215/50VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
RAJ NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/70R16 P205/60HR16 P215/50VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RAJ NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000 -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 2000 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3208 3300 2952
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5 18 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - 100
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 1850 149 @ 4500 146 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
LUV 99L NA
Displacement
1.4L/83 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 4900 166 @ 6500 146 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas 4-Cyl Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 25 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23 27
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.44 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.75 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.85 3.55
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.91 1.45
Trans Type
6 6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 2.94 3.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.96 2.02
Trans Order Code
MNK 446 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 3.51 4.33
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Trax Ford EcoSport Mazda CX-3
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 7.0 6.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 - -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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