Comparison - Toyota RAV4 Hybrid SE 2018 - vs - Mazda CX-3 Sport 2018

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Toyota Vanguard

Also called:

Mazda CX-3 Maxx

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Average Price: 
32,185
Updated: 
10 Feb 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: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.80gals
11.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Sand Pearl
#0D0D0D
Blizzard Pearl
#ECE7EA
Classic Silver Metallic
#A9AAAE
Electric Storm Blue
#043F80
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#797985
Silver Sky Metallic
#A5A6A9
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 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid ranked #8 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 25 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Terrific mpg ratings
Lots of cargo space
Comfortable, spacious seats
Lots of standard driver assistance features

Cons
Uninspiring cabin materials
Lower safety ratings than some rivals

By: 
usnews.com

The Hybrid can now be had in a new LE base trim level, further lowering its point of entry. The SE also gains 0.4 inch of ground clearance.

PROS
Great fuel economy for a compact crossover
Small price premium over standard RAV4
One of the biggest, more useful cargo areas of any compact crossover
Advanced safety and driver aids come standard

CONS
Real leather seating is not available
Noticeable shudder when gas engine kicks in
Less useful interior storage as well
Interior more utilitarian in look and feel than those of competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

Its angled headlamps and sharply creased bodywork give the RAV4 an assertive presence, but don’t be fooled—under the skin, it’s a practical, comfortable, and easygoing ute. A 176-hp 2.5-liter four and a six-speed automatic are standard with either front- or all-wheel drive. The all-wheel-drive hybrid returned 31 mpg in our testing. A 6.1-inch infotainment system is standard on LE, SE, and XLE trims; Limited models get a 7.0-inch unit. An all-new RAV4 hits showrooms before the end of 2018.

Pros
Standard active-safety features,
supremely practical,
impressive towing ability.

Cons
Subpar fuel economy,
inferior infotainment,
all-new model is imminent.

By: 
caranddriver.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: 
34.00mpg
27.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
32.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
152ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
146ft-lbs
at 2 800rpm
Horsepower: 
194hp
at 5 700rpm
146hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.70Feet
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: 
Keyless Ignition
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Adaptive Cruise Control
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
183.50in
168.30in
Width: 
72.60in
69.60in
Height: 
67.50in
60.70in
Ground Clearance: 
7.40in
6.10in
Front Track: 
61.40in
60.00in
Rear Track: 
61.40in
59.90in
Wheel Base: 
104.70in
101.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.90
38.40
Rear Head Room: 
38.90
37.20
Front Leg Room: 
42.60in
41.70in
Rear leg room: 
37.20in
35.00in
Front Hip Room: 
54.30in
52.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.30in
53.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
48.90in
49.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.40in
50.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
70.60cu.ft
44.50cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
35.60cu.ft
12.40cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
28.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3950.00lbs
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: 
1 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Heated mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Window

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
8-Way Power Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Leatherette
4 -way manual passenger seat adjustment
6 -way manual driver seat adjustments
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Cloth
Rear Seats Features: 
Reclining rear seats
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: 
Dual vanity mirrors
Leather steering wheel
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: 
USB connection
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
6 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
6 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Speed sensitive volume control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Variable intermittent wipers
Rear window wiper
One-touch power sunroof
Alloy Wheels: 
no
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.0-In
16 X 6.5
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
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
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
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
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: 
Pre-collision safety system
2 Front Headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
LED Headlamp
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
3 Rear Headrests
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: 
Cargo Management Package
Preferred Accessory Package
Protection Package
Advanced Technology Package
Exterior Options: 
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Mudguards
Alloy Wheel Locks
Paint Protection Film
Body Side Molding
Door Edge Guards
Rear Bumper Protector
Running Boards
Special Color
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: 
Entune Premium JBL Audio W/Navigation
Door Sill Protector
Door Sill Applique
Cargo Net Hammock
Cargo Net - Envelope
Interior Light Kit
Shift Knob
Tonneau Cover
Universal Tablet Holder
All-Weather Liner Package
Four Season Liner/Mat Package
Carpet Mat 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: 
Ash, leatherette
#585755
Black, leatherette
#151515
Cinnamon, leatherette
#7D6555
Color: 
Black
#1D2326
Black/Parchment
#B9BCB9