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2018 Mazda CX-3 vs 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

2018 Mazda CX-3 in red vs 018 Subaru Crosstrek in orange

The world of subcompact crossovers and SUVs is getting more popular than ever before. With drivers wanting these models for their exceptional handling, compact size, and efficient setups, it seems that every automaker has at least one or two offerings in this category. The team here at Bert Ogden Edinburg Mazda wants you to be as informed as possible when shopping for crossovers, so we put together this comparison of the 2018 Mazda CX-3 vs the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. 

The Subaru Crosstrek is a worthy opponent of the 2018 Mazda CX-3. Both models offer a variety of options to enhance driver experience, drive capability, and interior space. For the 2018 model year, the CX-3 has been updated in a variety of ways, including the implementation of available driver assistance features including Forward Obstruction Warning, Park Assistance, and more. These features require costly upgrades or are simply unavailable in the 2018 Crosstrek lineup. Keep reading for more information.

2018 Mazda CX-3


2018 Subaru Crosstrek

2.0-liter SKYACTIV®-G Inline-4 Engine Entry-Level Engine Option 2.0-Liter Inline 4-cylinder Engine
29 MPG City/34 MPG hwy EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy Rating 23 MPG City/29 MG Hwy
$20,110 Entry-Level MSRP $21,795
Standard Across Lineup Smart City Brake Support Unavailable

If you take a glance at the chart above, you'll see in plain black and white that the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek and the 2018 Mazda CX-3 are similar in a number of ways. You'll also see that, where it counts, the 2018 CX-3 does have a bit more to offer. The 2018 CX-3 offers drivers an EPA-estimated combined fuel economy of 31 MPG, while the Crosstrek offers just 25 MPG. The Mazda CX-3's SKYACTIV®-G inline-4 also optimizes performance while keeping emissions and MPG down. 

The 2018 Mazda CX-3 also offers a lower starting MSRP along with a host of standard entry-level features. Some of these entry-level and standard features across the CX-3 lineup include:

  • Daytime Running Lights (DRLs)
  • Sport-Style Seating
  • Bluetooth® hands-free phone and audio capability
  • Push-Button Start
  • Rearview Camera System
  • Smart City Brake Support System
  • ... and so much more!