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Ford EcoSport vs. Mazda CX-3

When we compare the Ford EcoSport to the Mazda CX-3, the Ford EcoSport has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, interior volume and base engine power. The Mazda CX-3 has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Ford EcoSport versus the Mazda CX-3, the Ford EcoSport is a better car than the Mazda CX-3.

Ford EcoSport versus Mazda CX-3 Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Ford EcoSport ranges from $17,299 to $24,965 while a used Mazda CX-3 from the same model year range is priced between $19,896 to $26,998.

Ford EcoSport versus Mazda CX-3 Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Ford EcoSport is 7.1 out of 10 while the Mazda CX-3's quality rating is 8.2 out of 10. This results in the Ford EcoSport being ranked 10 out of 18 Best Subcompact SUVs and the Mazda CX-3 being ranked 1 out of 18. Out of 61 Best Crossover SUVs, the Ford EcoSport is ranked 61 and the Mazda CX-3 is ranked 14.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Ford EcoSport’s base engine makes 166 horsepower, and the Mazda CX-3 base engine makes 148 horsepower. The EcoSport is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 394 miles. The CX-3 is rated to deliver an average of 31 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 432 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are crossover/subcompact SUVs, the Ford EcoSport has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Mazda CX-3 has the advantage in the area of front shoulder room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Ford EcoSport has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance than the Mazda CX-3.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Mazda CX-3 has higher safety ratings than the Ford EcoSport, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Mazda CX-3 has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.

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2022 Ford EcoSport

2021 Mazda CX-3

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$22,751 - $29,886

Used Asking Price:

$17,299 - $24,965

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

44.6%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

-

Used Asking Price:

$19,896 - $26,998

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

35.6%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.1 / 10

Reliability:

5.8 / 10

Retained Value:

7.4 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.2 / 10

Reliability:

6.1 / 10

Retained Value:

8.4 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

9 / 18
10 / 18
18 / 18
36 / 61
38 / 61
39 / 61
52 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 18
3 / 18
5 / 61
5 / 18
10 / 61
14 / 61
32 / 61

Summary Review

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Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

S, SE, SES, Titanium

Trim Levels

Sport

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

166 hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque:

149 foot-lbs @ 4450 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.049 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

148 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

146 foot-lbs @ 2800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.052 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

23 / 29 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

313 / 394 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

29 / 34 / 31

Range (city/hwy):

368 / 432 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Available

Android Auto:

Available

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

N/A

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

N/A

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

N/A

Navigation System:

N/A

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

N/A

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

N/A

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

53.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

51.3 inches

Cargo Space:

20.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

50 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

112.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

53.5 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.2 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

50.4 inches

Cargo Space:

17.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

42.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

105.4 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3360 lbs

Width:

81 inches

Height:

65.1 inches

Length:

161.3 inches

Wheelbase:

99.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.8 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

2851 lbs

Width:

69.6 inches

Height:

60.7 inches

Length:

168.3 inches

Wheelbase:

101.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.1 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

205/60R16

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 6.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P215/60R16