Comparison - Subaru WRX Limited 2018 - vs - Mazda CX-3 Sport 2018

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Other Names:

Also called:

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Also called:

Mazda CX-3 Maxx

Model: 
Average Price: 
32,795
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
21,360
Updated: 
23 Jan 2018
Car Type: 
Car
SUV
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.90gals
11.90gals
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

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The WRX might be one of the quickest and most powerful sport compacts available for less than $30,000, but it’s also one of the least civil. A loud cabin, a stiff-legged ride, and a laggy turbocharged engine are some of the WRX’s surlier traits—a legacy of its rally-car roots. Its infotainment system is antiquated, and its interior is drab.

Pros
All-wheel-drive confidence,
powerful turbocharged engine,
great visibility.

Cons
Noisy cabin,
jiggly ride,
no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 Subaru WRX looks tame compared to its newest rivals. Step on the gas and you’ll be convinced otherwise.

Pros
Captivating performance
Better sound deadening
Good safety scorecard
Bright, large touchscreen for infotainment
Restrained looks compared to others…

Cons
…that border on boring
Advanced safety options are pricey
No hatchback version anymore
Not very fuel-efficient

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The WRX receives a handful of useful changes for 2018, including an updated front-end design, revised suspension and steering tuning, and thicker glass, seals and insulation aimed at better suppressing road noise. Subaru also adds a few new features to its EyeSight safety package.

PROS
In both WRX and WRX STI, acceleration is swift and among best-in-class
Delivers superb handling and steering response on twisting roads
Full-time all-wheel drive enhances traction and performance
Offers several premium safety equipment options

CONS
STI's high-performance suspension makes for a rough ride
Interior quality lags behind competitors
Above-average amounts of wind and road noise

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: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
27.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
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: 
258ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
146ft-lbs
at 2 800rpm
Horsepower: 
268hp
at 5 600rpm
146hp
at 6 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
35.40Feet
34.80Feet
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
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: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
180.90in
168.30in
Width: 
70.70in
69.60in
Height: 
58.10in
60.70in
Ground Clearance: 
6.10in
Front Track: 
60.00in
Rear Track: 
59.90in
Wheel Base: 
104.30in
101.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.20
38.40
Front Hip Room: 
52.10in
52.30in
Front Leg Room: 
43.30in
41.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.60in
53.50in
Rear Head Room: 
37.10
37.20
Rear Hip Room: 
53.10in
49.00in
Rear leg room: 
35.40in
35.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.20in
50.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
44.50cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.00cu.ft
12.40cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3340.00lbs
2952.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Window

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
4 -way manual passenger seat adjustment
6 -way manual driver seat adjustments
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Cloth
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson struts
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: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
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: 
6 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
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
Rear window wiper
One-touch power sunroof
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 8.5
16 X 6.5
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Performance Tires
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R18
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
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated 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
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Post-Collision Safety System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
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: 
Popular Package #1
EyeSight + Navigation System + Audio W/ Harman Kardon Amplifier And Speakers + Blind Spot Detection/ Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Standard Model
Popular Package #3
Exterior Options: 
Door Edge Guard WR Blue
Door Edge Guard Crystal White
Door Edge Guard Crystal Black
Body Side Molding Kit Pure Red
Splash Guards Rear Aero WR Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guard Dark Gray
Splash Guards Rear Aero Ice Silver Metallic
Body Side Molding Kit Dark Gray Metallic
Splash Guards Rear Aero Dark Gray Metallic
Splash Guards Rear Aero Pure Red
Body Side Molding Kit Crystal White Pearl
STI Carbon Fiber Trunk Trim
Splash Guards Rear Aero Crystal White Pearl
Body Side Molding Kit Lapis Blue
Splash Guards Rear Aero Lapis Blue Pearl
Body Side Molding Kit Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guard Ice Silver Metallic
Body Side Molding Kit WR Blue Pearl
Rear Bumper Applique
Vortex Generator
Body Side Molding Kit Ice Silver Metallic
Splash Guards Rear Aero Crystal Black Silica
Wheel Locks - Alloy Wheels
Door Edge Guard Lapis Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guard Pure Red
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: 
Auto Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
STI Short Throw Shifter
Center Armrest Extension - Black
Footwell Illumination Kit Blue
Cargo Net - Rear
Sunshade
Cargo Tray
Auto Dimming Mirror W/Compass
Kicker Tweeter Kit
Kicker Speaker Upgrade
All Weather Floor Mats
Footwell Illumination Kit Red
Side Sill Plates
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