Comparison - Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring 2017 - vs - Subaru Crosstrek Limited 2018

General

2017 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring FWD Update - Don't Fix It!
2017 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring | Road Test & Review
All New Mazda CX 3 2017, Commercial
Mazda CX-3 Vs Honda HR-V review - AutoBuzz
2019 Mazda CX 3 Review
2016 Mazda CX-3 small overlap IIHS crash test
Snowy Off-Road: 2017 Mazda CX-3 AWD on Everyman Driver
All New Mazda CX 3 2017, Commercial
2018 Subaru Crosstrek Review
2018 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Limited: In Depth First Person Look
Mazda CX-5 2017 and Subaru Crosstrek 2018_Comparison
2018 Subaru Crosstrek: Full Review and Test Drive!
2018 Subaru Crosstrek Review
2017 Jeep Compass vs Subaru Crosstrek vs Hyundai Tucson vs Kia Sportage Mashup Review
2016 Subaru Crosstrek Review and test drive
Subaru Crosstrek 2017, Review, interior & Exterior feature
Other Names:

Also called:

Mazda CX-3 Maxx

Also called:

Subaru XV

Average Price: 
25,092
Updated: 
23 Nov 2016
26,295
Updated: 
01 Jan 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2017
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
11.90gals
16.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
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
Color: 
Crystal Black Silica
#000000
Crystal White Pearl
#E7E7E7
Ice Silver Metallic
#949494
Quartz Blue Pearl
#404E6A
Dark Gray Metallic
#828481
Cool Gray Khaki
#8FA0B0
Venetian Red Pearl
#8D1111
Sunshine Orange
#D26D3B

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2017 Mazda CX-3 ranks 2 out of 12 Subcompact SUVs. The Mazda CX-3 is bursting with fun, featuring best-in-class performance and sporty handling that more resembles a car than an SUV. It has a comparatively low base price, yet the interior is marked by impressive materials and a handsome design. The CX-3 comes up short on rear passenger room and cargo space, however, which detracts from its convenience.

Pros
Excellent athletic handling
Class-leading fuel economy
Impressive interior design
Outstanding crash test results

Cons
Cramped rear seat
Small cargo area

By: 
usnews.com

Many compact crossover SUVs aren't so "compact" anymore. But the petite 2017 Mazda CX-3 might be just what you're after. It's stylish, easy to park and fun to drive. If interior space isn't a priority, this could be your ideal crossover.For 2017, the CX-3 carries over unchanged.

Pros
Excellent fuel economy
Sporty handling helps you have fun behind the wheel
Impressively quiet at highway speeds
Front seats are very comfortable and supportive
Attractive, high-quality interior with appealing features.

Cons
Snug rear seat and humble cargo capacity limit the CX-3's versatility.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Mazda CX-3 keeps the most attractive features from last year: its price and its handling.Looks only tell half of the 2017 Mazda CX-3's story: The body cladding and badging on the CX-3 point toward a soft-roader based on the fun-to-drive Mazda 3, but there's more to its tale.The CX-3 earned a 7.2 overall rating on our scale, which is fairly high for the budget hatchback. We like its fuel economy and features, but it has room to improve on features and overall comfort.

Pros
Ample features and good value
Available all-wheel-drive system
Good handling and impressive performance for segment
Easy to learn infotainment

Cons
No manual, paddle shifters only on top models
Not a lot of rear seat room
Monochrome gauges look cheap
Head-up display is nice, but not very useful

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is all-new for 2018. It rides on a new chassis, gets an upgraded version of the previous engine, and features a more refined cabin design with additional features.

Pros
Precisely tuned suspension delivers sharp handling and a comfortable ride quality
Spacious interior for a hatchback of its size
Offers optional safety features not typically found in the class
High ground clearance for enhanced off-road capability

CONS
Lower EPA mileage numbers compared to other cars in its class
Slow acceleration on the highway

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek ranked #8 in Subcompact SUVs. Currently the Subaru Crosstrek has a score of 7.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 27 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Exceptional rear-seat space for the class
Generous cargo room
Quiet and fuel-efficient CVT
Athletic handling

Cons
Slow to accelerate
Terrible gas mileage with manual transmission

By: 
usnews.com

The Crosstrek’s standard all-wheel drive and 8.7 inches of ground clearance set the stage for adventure. Acceleration is unhurried from a 152-hp 2.0-liter flat-four paired with either a six-speed manual or a continuously variable automatic.

Pros
Adventurous aesthetic,
solid road manners,
genuine off-pavement potential.

Cons
Slow and unrefined powertrain,
uninspired interior,
questionable value.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
27.00mpg
27.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
32.00mpg
33.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Flat
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
146ft-lbs
at 2 800rpm
145ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
146hp
at 6 000rpm
152hp
at 6 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
35.40Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
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: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
168.30in
175.80in
Width: 
69.60in
71.00in
Height: 
60.90in
63.60in
Ground Clearance: 
6.20in
8.70in
Front Track: 
60.00in
61.00in
Rear Track: 
59.90in
61.20in
Wheel Base: 
101.20in
104.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.60
39.80
Front Hip Room: 
52.30in
55.10in
Front Leg Room: 
41.70in
43.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
53.50in
56.70in
Rear Head Room: 
37.20
38.00
Rear Hip Room: 
49.00in
55.20in
Rear leg room: 
35.00in
36.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
50.40in
55.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
42.30cu.ft
55.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
10.10cu.ft
20.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
29.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
2952.00lbs
3230.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
2 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
4 -way manual passenger seat adjustment
6 -way manual driver seat adjustments
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather/suede
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Bucket front seats
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6 -Way Power Driver Seat Adjustments
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Leather
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest

Suspension

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

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual vanity mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Cargo Floor Mats
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
4 Months of provided satellite radio service
Bose premium brand speakers
7 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Speed sensitive volume control
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
8.0-inch screen

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent wipers
Rear window wiper
One-touch power sunroof
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Rear window wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 x 7.0
18 X 7.0-In
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
All season tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R16
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
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
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Self-leveling headlights
Rear center 3-point belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Rear Parking Sensors
Rear height adjustable headrests
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Blind spot warning accident avoidance system
Post-collision safety system
Perimeter Alarm Shock Sensor
Rear center 3-point belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp
Rear Door Child Safety Locks

Options

Packages: 
I-ACTIVSENSE Package
Popular Package #3
Popular Package #2
Standard Model
Sport Package- 18" Wheels
EyeSight With Reverse Automatic Brake + High Beam Assist + Navigation System + Harman Kardon Amplifier And Speakers
EyeSight With Reverse Automatic Brake + High Beam Assist + Moonroof
Exterior Options: 
Front and Rear Bumper Trim Package
Rear Bumper Guard
Crystal White Pearl Mica Paint Charge
Roof Rack Side Rails
Soul Red Metallic Paint Charge
Wheel Locks
Body Side Molding Kit Quartz Blue Pearl
Body Side Molding Kit Crystal Black Silica
Body Side Molding Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guard Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guard Quartz Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guard Crystal White Pearl
Body Side Molding Kit Ice Silver Metallic
Body Side Molding Kit Dark Gray Metallic
Trailer Hitch
Door Edge Guard Dark Gray Metallic
Body Side Molding Kit Venetian Red Pearl
STI Roof Spoiler
Cross Bar Set - Aero
Rear Bumper Cover
Wheel Locks- Alloy
Door Edge Guard Cool Gray Khaki
Body Side Molding Kit Quartz Blue Pearl
Body Side Molding Kit Desert Khaki
Rear Bumper Cover
Roof Spoiler Venetian Red Pearl
Interior Options: 
Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass and Homelink
Interior Lighting Kit
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Door Sill Trim Plates
Compass and Auto-Dimming Mirror
Sunshade
Footwell Illumination Kit- Blue
Side Sill Plate
Auto Dimming Mirror W/Compass
Auto Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Interior And Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/Homelink
LED Upgrade- Map And Dome Lights
Interior And Exterior Auto Dimming Mirrors
Cargo Net
All-Weather Floor Mats
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Lighting
Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
Rear Seatback Protector
STI Leather Shift Knob- CVT
All-Weather Floor Liners

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black
#1D2326
Black/Parchment
#B9BCB9
Color: 
Black, cloth
#151515
Ivory, cloth
#BDB7A5