The Mazda CX-3 competes in a crowded field of low-cost small crossovers and keeps pace with all of them.
The Hyundai Kona offers compelling value and space, but its jerky drivetrain is something we’d skip (until the battery-powered Kona EV comes along, that is).
The Honda HR-V might be our pick of the class thanks to its surprising space and interior flexibility, although it’s more expensive.
The Chevrolet Trax is a relatively compelling pick in base configurations with its price that rivals the CX-3.
The Subaru Crosstrek has a higher entry price, but standard all-wheel drive and better handling than the last version.
The Toyota C-HR is the most expressive of the bunch with love-it-or-leave-it looks that we won’t comment on, but note that it’s only front-wheel drive.
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|2019 Mazda CX-3Browse Used Listings||2019 Chevrolet TraxBrowse Used Listings||2019 Honda HR-VBrowse Used Listings||2019 Hyundai KonaBrowse Used Listings||2019 Subaru CrosstrekBrowse Used Listings||2019 Toyota C-HRBrowse Used Listings|
|27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||24 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||26 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||25 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||27 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded I-4||Turbocharged Gas 4-Cyl||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded H-4||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Compact Cars||Special Purpose||Small Station Wagons||Small SUV 4WD||Small SUV 4WD||Compact Cars|
|Sport FWD||FWD 4-Door LS||LX 2WD CVT||SE Automatic AWD||2.0i Manual||LE FWD (GS)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD||CVT w/OD|
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|2019 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2019 Chevrolet Trax||2019 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2019 Honda HR-V||2019 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2019 Hyundai Kona||2019 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2019 Subaru Crosstrek||2019 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2019 Toyota C-HR|