Compare 2020 Mazda CX-3 vs 2020 Subaru Crosstrek

2020 Mazda CX-3
2020 Subaru Crosstrek
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Crosstrek CVT 27 33 $22,255 $23,495
Crosstrek Limited CVT 27 33 $25,857 $27,395
Crosstrek Manual 22 29 $21,015 $22,145
Crosstrek Premium CVT 27 33 $23,226 $24,545
Crosstrek Premium Manual 22 29 $21,986 $23,195
Crosstrek Hybrid CVT N/A N/A $33,016 $35,145

Pricing

Invoice Price

$21,409
$22,255

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$22,040
$23,495

Monthly Payment Estimate

$367 / month
$392 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

5.7
5.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2020 Mazda CX-3 is stylish but impractical for a crossover SUV. The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek puts safety first, with capability a close second.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

27 mpg 27 mpg

Highway

32 mpg 33 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Cars Small SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

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

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

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

60 61

Min Ground Clearance (in)

6.1 8.7

Length, Overall (in)

168.3 175.8

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

Liftover Height (in)

- 30.9

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

39.4 42.9

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

17.8 20.8

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

30.9 32.3

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

42.7 55.3

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

17.8 20.8

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

56.7 64.2

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- 29.8

Brakes

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

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

11.9 16.6

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

34.8 35.4

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Front Tire Size

P215/60HR16 P225/60HR17

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P215/60HR16 P225/60HR17

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2994 3188

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

16 X 6.5 17 X 7

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

16 X 6.5 17 X 7

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

100 -

Engine

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

148 @ 6000 152 @ 6000

Engine Type

Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

29 30

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

32 33

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

27 27

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.55 4.07 - 0.84

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.33 3.90

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.45 -

Trans Type

6 8

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.71 -

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.89 4.38

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 -

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.67

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.56

Summary

Vehicle Name

Mazda CX-3 Subaru Crosstrek

Body Style

i-ACTIV AWD Sport Utility Sport Utility

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Torsion Beam Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Torsion Beam Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

6.1 5.9

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- 1500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- 1500

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

- 1500

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- 150

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- 150

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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