Comparison - Chevrolet Equinox LT 2018 - vs - Mazda CX-3 Sport 2018

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Holden Equinox

Also called:

Mazda CX-3 Maxx

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Model: 
Average Price: 
30,640
Updated: 
02 Jan 2018
21,360
Updated: 
23 Jan 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.90gals
11.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
ORANGE BURST METALLIC
#F7850E
Silver Ice Metallic
#DADEDD
Summit White
#F3F3F0
NIGHTFALL GRAY METALLIC
#535353
MOSAIC BLACK METALLIC
#000000
IVY METALLIC
#256144
PEPPERDUST METALLIC
#655C57
SATIN STEEL METALLIC
#ACB3BD
STORM BLUE METALLIC
#00263D
SANDY RIDGE METALLIC
#AD8D82
IRIDESCENT PEARL TRICOAT
#B1B3B2
Color: 
Ceramic Metallic
#F1F1F3
Crystal White Pearl Mica
#E6E6E8
Deep Crystal Blue Mica
#242F4F
Dynamic Blue Mica
#0688C6
Jet Black Mica
#000000
Meteor Gray Mica
#4A5575
Soul Red Metallic
#78191F
Titanium Flash Mica
#75755A

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The new Equinox is based on an all-new architecture that weighs about 400 pounds less than its predecessor. Chevrolet credits the weight saving to high-strength steel and other grams-add-up type measures, but the reality is that there's quite a bit less Equinox this time around. The 2018 Equinox shrinks, losing its "tweener" status, and is now much closer to the Honda CR-V in all four main dimensions. To Chevy's credit the interior dimensions are pretty much the same, with the small hit in cargo space mitigated by the large hidden storage area under the cargo floor.
The pricing disparity against its competition is a shame, because the Equinox is a compelling compact crossover SUV in virtually every other way. It looks great inside and out, offers good high-tech features, drives exceptionally well, will offer a diesel engine, and the promise of a high-horsepower version sounds fun. We just wish Chevy would take the cue from its competitors and broaden the availability of its advanced safety tech and add in active cruise as well.

By: 
kbb.com

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is a needed step forward for the brand and a solid compact crossover.

Pros
Solid base engine
Denim-like fabric is surprisingly comfortable
Lighter, brighter, and smarter
A fuel-efficient turbodiesel coming

Cons
Still hard plastics abound
Not as fuel-efficient as some
Safety features reserved for top trims
Smaller rear cargo area

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is fully redesigned for 2018. It's slightly smaller overall compared to its predecessor, but the reduced weight combined with more efficient engines pay off at the pump.

Pros
Three engines to choose from, including a fuel-efficient diesel
Smooth ride over most road surfaces
Expansive list of optional safety features
MyLink user interface is intuitive and easy to use

Cons
Smaller cargo area compared to most of its competitors
Base L trim is special order only
The 1.5-liter engine and its slow-shifting transmission don't feel very lively

By: 
edmunds.com

For 2018, low-speed automatic emergency braking is standard across the CX-3 lineup. Mazda says it has revised the CX-3's suspension to improve handling and ride quality and added more sound-reducing materials to make the CX-3 quieter. Small changes have been made to feature availability.

PROS
Attractive and comfortable interior
Engaging driving experience
Impressive fuel economy for a crossover
Good selection of available driver aids and active safety features

CONS
Suspension tuning may be too firm for some
Tight rear seat
Below-average cargo space

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Mazda CX-3 ranked #2 in Subcompact SUVs. Currently the Mazda CX-3 has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 32 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Sporty handling
Great gas mileage
Upmarket interior

Cons
Limited cargo room
Small back seat
Below-average predicted reliability rating

By: 
usnews.com

One spirited drive behind the wheel of the CX-3 will have even the keenest driving enthusiasts singing its praises. We’ve come to expect playful driving dynamics, eager powertrains, and driver-focused interiors from Mazda—it’s the zoom-zoom brand, after all—and this subcompact crossover doesn’t disappoint. Once its practicality is under the microscope, however, the CX-3’s shine starts to fade. It’s small. Shoppers who prioritize cargo space and room for passengers would be better served by many of the CX-3’s rivals, or even a Mazda 3 hatchback. Even so, the CX-3 is on our short list of great crossovers, even if it’s solely for its corner-carving expertise and its fun-loving character.

Pros
Sweetest-driving mini crossover around,
class-leading fuel economy, eye-catching style.

Cons
Cramped rear seat,
limited cargo capacity,
dawdling infotainment responses.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
28.00mpg
27.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
39.00mpg
32.00mpg
Engine type: 
Diesel
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.60L
2.00L
Torque: 
240ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
146ft-lbs
at 2 800rpm
Horsepower: 
137hp
at 3 750rpm
146hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
34.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Hands-Free Calling*
Roadside Assistance*
Concierge Service*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Destination Download*
OnStar® Guidance Plan for 3 months1
Sun Sensor
Extended Cabin Heating
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
183.10in
168.30in
Width: 
72.60in
69.60in
Height: 
65.40in
60.70in
Ground Clearance: 
6.90in
6.10in
Front Track: 
62.20in
60.00in
Rear Track: 
62.20in
59.90in
Wheel Base: 
107.30in
101.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
38.40
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
37.20
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
41.70in
Rear leg room: 
39.70in
35.00in
Front Hip Room: 
54.20in
52.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.20in
53.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
51.70in
49.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.50in
50.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
63.50cu.ft
44.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
29.90cu.ft
12.40cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3485.00lbs
2952.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Heated mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Window

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8-way power driver seat adjuster
4-way manual front passenger seat adjuster
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
Assist handle, front passenger
Front carpeted floor mats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
4 -way manual passenger seat adjustment
6 -way manual driver seat adjustments
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Cloth
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Front independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Sun sensor
Air Conditioning
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Dual vanity mirrors
Air Conditioning

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Mast antenna
6 speakers
Speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
1 subwoofer(s)
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Radio data system
USB connection
Chevrolet MyLink®1 audio system with 7" diagonal Color Touch screen
6 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Speed sensitive volume control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent wipers
Windshield glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack cross rails
Rear splash guards
Deep-tinted rear glass
HID headlamps
Outside heated power-adjustable mirrors
Roof-mounted luggage carrier provisions
Variable intermittent wipers
Rear window wiper
One-touch power sunroof
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 in
16 X 6.5
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Power rear liftgate
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
4-wheel antilock disc brakes, 16” front
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
4-wheel antilock disc brakes, 16” rear
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Rear height adjustable headrests
OnStar Remote Ignition Block
OnStar Roadside Assistance
OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation
OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics
OnStar Remote Horn and Lights
OnStar Remote Door Unlock
OnStar Low Mileage Discount
OnStar Hands Free Calling
OnStar Emergency Services
OnStar Crisis Assist
OnStar Automatic Crash Response
Teen Driver
OnStar® Guidance Plan for 3 months1
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear center 3-point belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Pre-Collision Safety System

Options

Packages: 
Horizontal Cargo Net
Sun & Infotainment Package
Cargo Package
Hit The Road" Package
Protection Package
Exterior Options: 
Custom Molded Rear Splash Guards
Front License Plate Mounting Package
Front And Rear Black Bowtie Emblems
Wheel Locks
Roof Rack Cross Rails
Keyless Entry Keypad
Molded Assist Steps
Front and Rear Bumper Trim Package
Rear Bumper Guard
Machine Gray Metallic Paint Charge
Roof Rack Side Rails
Soul Red Metallic Paint Charge
Wheel Locks
Snowflake White Pearl Mica Paint Charge
Interior Options: 
Premium Carpeted, Color-Keyed Front/Rear Floor Mats
Universal Tablet Holders
Universal Tablet Holder
Protective Rear Seat Cover
Cloth Rear Cargo Cover (Fleet)
All-Weather Floor Mats
All-Weather Floor Liners
Interior Protection Package
Frameless Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Homelink
Interior Lighting Kit
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Door Sill Trim Plates
Mazda Navigation (Fleet)

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Jet Black, premium cloth
#1D1D1D
Color: 
Black
#1D2326
Black/Parchment
#B9BCB9