Compare 2018 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2018 Mazda CX-3

2018 Subaru Crosstrek
2018 Mazda CX-3
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,609
$25,666
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,795
$26,415
Monthly Payment Estimate
$380 / month
$440 / 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
27 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 50.4
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.9 86.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 52.3
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 35
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
55.2 49
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 53.5
Second Head Room (in)
38 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
104.9 101.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71 69.6
Track Width, Front (in)
61 60
Liftover Height (in)
30.9 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 6.2
Length, Overall (in)
175.8 168.3
Height, Overall (in)
63.6 60.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
29.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
55.3 42.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
64.2 56.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.8 10.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.9 39.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
20.8 10.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
32.3 30.9
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 11.6
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)
16.6 11.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/60HR17 P215/50VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60HR17 P215/50VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3157 2952
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7
Engine
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
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 27
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.60 - 0.67 3.55
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 4.33
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.69 3.89
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.60
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.45
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.02
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
6.1 6.1
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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