In comparing the Mazda CX-3's and the MINI Cooper's specifications and ratings, the Mazda CX-3 has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. The MINI Cooper has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Mazda CX-3's and the MINI Cooper's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
Mazda CX-3 vs. MINI Cooper Pricing
A used 2021 Mazda CX-3 ranges from $19,075 to $24,991 while a used 2011 MINI Cooper is priced between $5,302 to $13,495.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Mazda CX-3’s base engine makes 148 horsepower, and the MINI Cooper base engine makes 121 horsepower. The CX-3 is rated to deliver an average of 31 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 432 miles. The Cooper is rated to deliver an average of 32 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 488 miles. This gives the MINI Cooper the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Mazda CX-3. The CX-3 uses regular unleaded, and the Cooper uses gasoline.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Mazda CX-3 has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The MINI Cooper has the advantage in the areas of front head room and rear 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.