Compare 2018 Mazda CX-3 vs 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

2018 Mazda CX-3
2018 Subaru Crosstrek
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FWD Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD Sport 29 34 $19,547 $20,110
AWD Sport 27 32 $20,761 $21,360
FWD Touring 29 34 $21,571 $22,195
AWD Touring 27 32 $22,783 $23,445
FWD Grand Touring 29 34 $24,454 $25,165
AWD Grand Touring 27 32 $25,666 $26,415
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2.0i Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.0i Manual 23 29 $20,692 $21,795
2.0i Manual Premium 23 29 $21,431 $22,595
2.0i CVT 27 33 $21,609 $22,795
2.0i CVT Premium 27 33 $22,348 $23,595
2.0i CVT Limited 27 33 $24,840 $26,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,547
$20,692
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,110
$21,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$335 / month
$363 / 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
29 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
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)
38.4 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.6 100.9
Second Hip Room (in)
49 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 38
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 55.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 8.7
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 104.9
Height, Overall (in)
60.7 63.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 61.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.6 71
Track Width, Front (in)
60 61
Liftover Height (in)
- 30.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
12.4 20.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
30.9 32.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
44.5 55.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
12.4 20.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
56.7 64.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
39.4 42.9
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 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)
12.7 16.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P225/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P225/60HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2809 3113
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6 17 X 7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 -
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
146 @ 6000 152 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 29
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.89 4.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.82
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.33 4.44
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.30
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Mazda CX-3 Subaru Crosstrek
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 7.0
Trailering
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
Maximum Trailering Capacity (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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