2020 Mazda CX-3 vs. Its Competition

2019 Mazda CX-3
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The 2020 Mazda CX-3 makes the most sense the less you spend, so stick with the Sport.

2019 Mazda CX-32020 Mazda CX-3
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2020 Ford Ecosport2020 Ford Ecosport
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2002 Honda HR-V2020 Honda HR-V
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2020 Hyundai Kona2020 Hyundai Kona
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2020 Subaru Crosstrek2020 Subaru Crosstrek
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2020 Toyota C-HR2020 Toyota C-HR
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Quick Specs
5.8
The 2020 Mazda CX-3 is stylish but impractical for a crossover SUV.
3.7
The 2020 Ford Ecosport is not particularly good value, not particularly efficient, and not particularly good.
5.2
The 2020 Honda HR-V oozes with practicality, though gas mileage and safety equipment have room to improve.
6.3
The 2020 Hyundai Kona is an eyeful, but has nearly everything crossover buyers want in a city-friendly package.
5.8
The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek puts safety first, with capability a close second.
5.5
The 2020 Toyota C-HR’s updated styling is less polarizing, and it now includes both Apple and Android smartphone support.
MSRP From     
N/A$20,485$20,820$20,100$22,145$21,295
Gas Mileage     
23 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Engine     
N/AIntercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-3Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
N/AS FWDLX 2WD CVTSE Automatic FWDManualLE FWD (GS)
Drivetrain     
N/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
N/A55555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
N/ASport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
N/AAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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