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2020 Mazda CX-3 vs. Its Competition

2020 Mazda CX-3
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Pint-size crossover SUVs tend not to be particularly practical, but the Honda HR-V and Subaru Crosstrek are definite outliers.

The HR-V’s flexible interior makes it a great choice, while the Crosstrek is unusually spacious and off-roadable.

The Hyundai Kona is a good choice for its bold looks and premium interior.

Don’t omit the soft-riding Toyota C-HR, even though it doesn’t come with all-wheel drive.

We’re not as sold on the Ford EcoSport, which feels dated and lacks active safety features.

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#14 in Small SUVs
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Quick Specs
The 2020 Mazda CX-3 is stylish but impractical for a crossover SUV.
The 2020 Ford Ecosport is not particularly good value, not particularly efficient, and not particularly good.
The 2020 Honda HR-V oozes with practicality, though gas mileage and safety equipment have room to improve.
The 2020 Hyundai Kona is an eyeful, but has nearly everything crossover buyers want in a city-friendly package.
The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek puts safety first, with capability a close second.
The 2020 Toyota C-HR’s updated styling is less polarizing, and it now includes both Apple and Android smartphone support.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy23 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
Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-3Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll WheelFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2020 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2020 Ford Ecosport2020 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2020 Honda HR-V2020 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2020 Hyundai Kona2020 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2020 Subaru Crosstrek2020 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2020 Toyota C-HR