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Mazda CX-3 vs. Subaru Crosstrek

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

Mazda CX-3 versus Subaru Crosstrek Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Mazda CX-3 ranges from $19,493 to $25,942 while a used Subaru Crosstrek from the same model year range is priced between $24,997 to $33,879. For a new model, the Mazda CX-3's price is between $20,336 and $24,385, with the Subaru Crosstrek priced between $25,273 and $32,905.

Mazda CX-3 versus Subaru Crosstrek Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Mazda CX-3 is 8.2 out of 10 while the Subaru Crosstrek's quality rating is 8.1 out of 10. This results in the Mazda CX-3 being ranked 1 out of 18 Best Subcompact SUVs and the Subaru Crosstrek being ranked 2 out of 18. Out of 61 Best Crossover SUVs, the Mazda CX-3 is ranked 61 and the Subaru Crosstrek is ranked 19.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Mazda CX-3’s base engine makes 148 horsepower, and the Subaru Crosstrek base engine makes 152 horsepower. The CX-3 is rated to deliver an average of 31 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 432 miles. The Crosstrek is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 481 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are crossover/subcompact SUVs, the Subaru Crosstrek has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Subaru Crosstrek has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance and payload capacity than the Mazda CX-3.

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2021 Mazda CX-3

2023 Subaru Crosstrek

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$20,336 - $24,385

Used Asking Price:

$19,493 - $25,942

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

35.6%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$25,273 - $32,905

Used Asking Price:

$24,997 - $33,879

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

30.2%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.2 / 10

Reliability:

6.1 / 10

Retained Value:

8.4 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.1 / 10

Reliability:

5.6 / 10

Retained Value:

8.7 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

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

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 18
7 / 18
11 / 61
11 / 18
12 / 61
19 / 61
39 / 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, Plug-In Hybrid

Trim Levels

Sport

Trim Levels

Special Edition, Sport, Limited, Premium, Base

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 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):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

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

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

152 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

145 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

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

0.049 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:

FWD / AWD

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

29 / 34 / 31

Range (city/hwy):

368 / 432 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Flat/Horizontally Opposed

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

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

22 / 29 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

365 / 481 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

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:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

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

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

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

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

43.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

38 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.6 inches

Cargo Space:

20.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

55.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

121.7 cubic feet

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

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3117 lbs

Width:

79 inches

Height:

63.6 inches

Length:

176.5 inches

Wheelbase:

104.9 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.7 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 6.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P215/60R16

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

225/60R17