2018 Mazda CX-3 vs 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

2018 Mazda CX-3 vs 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

Why would someone want a compact crossover instead of just a basic sedan? We can think of a few reasons. The 2018 Mazda CX-3 is a great option for drivers because it offers more space than a sedan but it also gives you better fuel efficiency than an SUV or larger crossover. The CX-3 has a bit of competition in the field though, so read on as we compare the 2018 Mazda CX-3 vs 2018 Subaru Crosstrek.

If fuel efficiency is your main incentive for owning one of these, take a look at this: the 2018 CX-3 is rated at 29 city/34 hwy mpg, which is much better than the Crosstrek which gets 23 city/29 hwy mpg. That impressive stat coupled with the fact that the two get very similar horsepower and torque ratings makes this an easier choice. Check out the table below.

2018 Mazda CX-3 Touring


2018 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0I Premium

$22,195 MSRP $22,595
146 hp/146 lb-ft Horsepower/Torque 152 hp/145 lb-ft
Automatic Transmission Manual
Standard Automatic Climate Control Not Available

Features in the 2018 CX-3

By now you probably know you can expect a lot out of a Mazda vehicle, but when you put it side by side with other similar models, those differences definitely show. Performance and efficiency is in their blood, but Mazda is about much more. When compared to the popular Crosstrek, it becomes more and more clear as to why the CX-3 is gaining some traction toward becoming the best compact crossover in the game. Features in the CX-3 that are not available in its rival include:

  • CD player

  • Navigational aid

  • Automatic climate control

  • Overhead console storage

  • Delayed power retention system

  • Rain-sensing wipers

The Crosstrek is an iconic model, but the CX-3 is more built for the modern times. If you can see yourself behind the wheel of this revolutionary compact crossover, come check it out here at Hall Cars in Brookfield! We have the staff in place to help you find exactly what you’re looking for while ensuring we meet your budget criteria. Give us a call or stop by today!

2018 Mazda3 parked on a street
red 2018 Mazda CX-9 with banner in bottom right corner