Compare 2018 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2018 Mazda CX-3

2018 Subaru Crosstrek
2018 Mazda CX-3
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,692
$19,547
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,795
$20,110
Monthly Payment Estimate
$363 / month
$335 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
6.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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
23 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 50.4
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.9 87.6
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 52.3
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 35
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
55.2 49
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 53.5
Second Head Room (in)
38 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61 60
Liftover Height (in)
30.9 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 6.1
Wheelbase (in)
104.9 101.2
Height, Overall (in)
63.6 60.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 59.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71 69.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.8 12.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.9 39.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
20.8 12.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
32.3 30.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
29.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
55.3 44.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
64.2 56.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 11.1
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
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)
16.6 12.7
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60HR17 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60HR17 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3113 2809
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4000 146 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
152 @ 6000 146 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 34
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.82 3.55
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 4.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.45
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.07 3.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.02
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Crosstrek Mazda CX-3
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 5.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 100
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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