Comparison - Mazda CX-3 Sport 2018 - vs - SsangYong Rexton ELX 2018

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Other Names:

Also called:

Mazda CX-3 Maxx

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Model: 
Average Price: 
21,360
Updated: 
23 Jan 2018
49,649
Converted from British Pound
Updated: 
07 Jan 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
7-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
11.90gals
21.13gals
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: 
Grand White
#D0D4D7
Silent Silver
#9AA3AA
Jazz Brown
#70665D
Dandy Blue
#3F537F
Space Black
#424B52
Techno Grey
#656A6E

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

Genuinely capable 4x4 can seat seven and tow big loads.

PROS
Tough, rugged and reliable workhorse
Far better than previous model
Huge boot in five-seat mode
Seven-seat version available
CONS
Ride can be choppy
Not much engine/gearbox choice
Relatively unknown brand
Low fuel economy and high tax

By: 
parkers.co.uk

The Rexton is a well-priced SUV that has a lot of boot space for the money and can carry seven people.
Reviews are fairly poor though since it’s not good to drive, noisy and has a dull image. It is one of the cheapest ways to move large loads and more people than usual however, so if you’re in that market then it’s worth a look.

Pros
Good off-road
Practical
Long warranty

Cons
Poor ride
Noisy
Outdated

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The Rexton’s four-wheel drive system spends most of its life driving the rear wheels only, diverting power to the front when conditions get more slippery. In most of the cars sold in the UK it will be controlled through a Mercedes-sourced seven-speed automatic transmission - but a six-speed manual is likely to be offered on entry-level editions.
The dashboard has a clean look - again, with some cues from the Tivoli - but cross-stitched material panels and Nappa leather add a touch of luxury. The equipment on offer will include dual-zone climate control, a powered rear tailgate that opens automatically when the keyholder has been standing behind it for three seconds, and a new level of safety kit for SsangYong, including nine airbags and rear cross-traffic alert.

By: 
autoexpress.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
27.00mpg
22.50mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
32.00mpg
33.50mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Diesel

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.20L
Torque: 
146ft-lbs
at 2 800rpm
309ft-lbs
at 2 600rpm
Horsepower: 
146hp
at 6 000rpm
178hp
at 4 000rpm
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
Height adjustable steering wheel
Heated lower front windscreen
60/40 split middle row seats
Electrically operated & heated door mirrors
Headlight levelling system
Privacy glass: rear door, quarter & tailgate
Solar controlled glass
Electric windows (front & rear)
Automatic dipping rear view mirror
Steering wheel adjustable for rake & reach
Hydraulic and speed-sensitive power steering
Heated steering wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
168.30in
190.90in
Width: 
69.60in
77.10in
Height: 
60.70in
71.80in
Ground Clearance: 
6.10in
9.80in
Front Track: 
60.00in
64.50in
Rear Track: 
59.90in
64.50in
Wheel Base: 
101.20in
111.61in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.40
Rear Head Room: 
37.20
Front Leg Room: 
41.70in
Rear leg room: 
35.00in
Front Hip Room: 
52.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
53.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
49.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
50.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
44.50cu.ft
63.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.40cu.ft
22.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
20.50degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
2952.00lbs
4922.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Window
power steering
12V DC power outlets (x3)

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
6-way power-adjustable front passanger seat
Driver’s seat position memory
Two tone leather seats
Front and rear seat warmers
Adjustable front seat headrests
Premium nappa leather seat upholstery
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
60:40 split and double folding 2nd-row seats with folding entre armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Double wishbone with coil spring
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Independent multi link coil spring
Suspension Info: 
Front independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual vanity mirrors
Air Conditioning
Automatic air conditioning
Heated lower front windscreen
Lower windscreen wiper de-icer
Headlamp leveling
Intermittent rear wiper
Solar, noise-control windscreen
Automatic de-misting system
Air vents for rear seat passengers
Cabin air quality control system

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
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
CD & RDS radio with iPod & Bluetooth connectivity
Remote audio controls
Six speakers
Kenwood Touch-screen Sat Nav, DAB MP3 CD/DVD with iPod & Bluetooth connectivity
Apple Car Play & Google Android Auto
HD 9.2" screen, TomTom navigation and rear-view camera

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent wipers
Rear window wiper
One-touch power sunroof
Roof rails
Side steps
Projection headlights
Chrome trim on radiator grille
High-gloss skid plate under front & rear bumpers
LED rear combination lamp with side light
Aero-blade wipers
Body coloured exterior door handles with hidden key button
Discretely hidden exhaust pipe
Shark fin antenna
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
16 X 6.5
18"
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Diamond cut 18" alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

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
Vented disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
solid disc
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
Front & rear fog lights
Speed sensing door locks
Hill Descent Control (HDC)
ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
ISOFIX fitting to outer rear seats
Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) with Active Rollover Protection (ARP
High-strength-steel construction
Ultra-rigid Quad Frame for greater strength
Door impact beams for added protection from side collisions
Forward collision warning
Lane departure warning
Traffic sign recognition
Front seatbelt pre-tensioners
Anti-theft alarm with immobiliser
Visual VIN plate

Options

Packages: 
Kenwood Touch-screen Sat Nav, DAB CD/DVD with iPod & Bluetooth connectivity
Metallic paint
Rear parking sensors
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
Interior Options: 
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: 
Black
#1D2326
Black/Parchment
#B9BCB9
Color: 
#585C5F