In comparing the INFINITI QX30's and the Mazda CX-3's specifications and ratings, the INFINITI QX30 has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. The Mazda CX-3 has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and resale value. Based on this comparison of the INFINITI QX30's and the Mazda CX-3's specifications and ratings, the Mazda CX-3 is a better car than the INFINITI QX30.
INFINITI QX30 vs. Mazda CX-3 Pricing
A used 2019 INFINITI QX30 ranges from $19,823 to $28,991 while a used 2019 Mazda CX-3 is priced between $17,461 to $25,935.
INFINITI QX30 vs. Mazda CX-3 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the INFINITI QX30 loses 47.9 percent of its value and the Mazda CX-3 loses 35.6 percent of its value. This means the Mazda CX-3 retains 12.3 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the INFINITI QX30.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the INFINITI QX30’s base engine makes 208 horsepower, and the Mazda CX-3 base engine makes 148 horsepower. The QX30 is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 436 miles. The CX-3 is rated to deliver an average of 31 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 432 miles.This gives the Mazda CX-3 the advantage in fuel efficiency and the INFINITI QX30 the advantage in maximum range. The QX30 uses premium unleaded, and the CX-3 uses regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are crossover/subcompact SUVs, the INFINITI QX30 has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, and cargo space. The Mazda CX-3 has the advantage in the areas of front leg room and rear leg room. The INFINITI QX30 and Mazda CX-3 are comparable in regards to front head room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Mazda CX-3 has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.