Comparison - Mazda CX-3 Sport 2018 - vs - Ford Kuga ST- Line 2018

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Other Names:

Also called:

Mazda CX-3 Maxx

Also called:

Ford escape

Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
21,360
Updated: 
23 Jan 2018
39,331
converted from British pound
Updated: 
30 Nov 2016
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
no
Navigation: 
yes
no
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
11.90gals
15.85gals
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: 
Deep Impact Blue Metallic
#788298
Electric Spice Metallic
#AC7027
Ingot Silver Metallic
#8A8788
Magnetic Metallic
#858484
Oxford White
#E3E3E3
Shadow Black
#1D1A1B
Sunset Metallic
#7C0401

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

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

The new Kuga is safer and roomier than before. Less fun, but a better family car

Pros
Safer,
more affordable,
more spacious and more convenient than before

Cons
Not as fun as it used to be. It's grown up and got some proper trousers...

By: 
topgear.com

The Ford Kuga has recently been facelifted to keep it competitive, but its dashboard still lags behind some rivals.With attractive styling, decent practicality and an impressive safety record, the Kuga is a convincing family SUV. It can't quite match the extremely high all-round standards of some of its latest rivals – the SEAT Ateca in particular – but for the right deal it's worth considering.

PROS
Good value and well equipped
Economical diesel engines
Spacious interior

CONS
Too many buttons inside
Outshone by several rivals
Inferior automatic gearboxes

By: 
carbuyer.co.uk

Fuel

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

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
146ft-lbs
at 2 800rpm
467ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
146hp
at 6 000rpm
238hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
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: 
no
yes
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: 
Keyless Ignition
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Destination Download*

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
168.30in
178.10in
Width: 
69.60in
72.40in
Height: 
60.70in
67.00in
Ground Clearance: 
6.10in
7.90in
Front Track: 
60.00in
61.50in
Rear Track: 
59.90in
61.60in
Wheel Base: 
101.20in
105.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.40
39.90
Rear Head Room: 
37.20
39.00
Front Leg Room: 
41.70in
43.10in
Rear leg room: 
35.00in
39.00in
Front Hip Room: 
52.30in
54.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
53.50in
56.00in
Rear Hip Room: 
49.00in
52.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
50.40in
55.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
44.50cu.ft
67.10cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.40cu.ft
34.30cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
21.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
27.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
2952.00lbs
3500.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
no
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Window
Digital keypad power door locks
Power 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
Cloth
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
Leather
Cloth
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
MacPherson strut front suspension
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Multi-link rear suspension
Suspension Info: 
Front independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
Dual vanity mirrors
Air Conditioning
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Rear floor mats
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
no
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
6 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Speed sensitive volume control
USB connection
Radio data system
355 watts stereo output
Speed sensitive volume control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent wipers
Rear window wiper
One-touch power sunroof
Roof rack
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
no
Wheel size: 
16 X 6.5
17
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Steel wheels
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Full wheel covers
Null tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17

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: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
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
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
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
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Electronic brakeforce distribution
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Dual front and dual rear with head protection chambers side-mounted airbags

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 301A
Equipment Group 300A
Exterior Options: 
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
Splash Guards
Power Panorama Roof
Roof Rail Cross Bars
Wheel Locking Nuts
19" Bright Machined Alloy Luster Nickel Wheels
Trailer Tow Class II
Interior Options: 
Frameless Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Homelink
Interior Lighting Kit
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Door Sill Trim Plates
Mazda Navigation (Fleet)
Tonneau Cover
All Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Area Protector
Navigation System w/Sony Branded MyFord Touch

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black
#1D2326
Black/Parchment
#B9BCB9
Color: 
Charcoal Black, cloth
#3E3E3E