Compare 2018 Mazda CX-3 vs 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

2018 Mazda CX-3
2018 Subaru Crosstrek
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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
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2.0i CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Crosstrek 2.0i CVT 27 33 $21,609 $22,795
Crosstrek 2.0i Limited CVT 27 33 $24,840 $26,295
Crosstrek 2.0i Manual 23 29 $20,692 $21,795
Crosstrek 2.0i Premium CVT 27 33 $22,348 $23,595
Crosstrek 2.0i Premium Manual 23 29 $21,431 $22,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,666
$21,609
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,415
$22,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$440 / month
$380 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek smooths over the edges that we didn’t like with the last version. It’s smooth, quiet, and capable—all good things because it won’t be rushed.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 55.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
52.3 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
35 36.5
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
86.3 100.9
Second Hip Room (in)
49 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 38
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
60.9 63.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 104.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.6 71
Track Width, Front (in)
60 61
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.2 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
168.3 175.8
Liftover Height (in)
- 30.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
30.9 32.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
42.3 55.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
10.1 20.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
56.7 64.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
39.4 42.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
10.1 20.8
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 29.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 10.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 16.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/50VR18 P225/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50VR18 P225/60HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2952 3157
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
146 @ 6000 152 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 2800 145 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 29
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.89 3.69
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.60 - 0.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.33 3.90
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.56
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Mazda CX-3 Subaru Crosstrek
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 6.1
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1500
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
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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