2018 Mazda CX-3 vs 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

Subcompact crossover SUVS have gained in popularity in recent years due to their impressive fuel economy ratings and relatively spacious interiors. If you're looking for a subcompact crossover with great fuel efficiency, sharp handling, and an upscale interior, we highly recommend checking out the 2018 Mazda CX-3. The Mazda CX-3 underwent a variety of upgrades and updates for the 2018 model year, including added crash protection and changes to the suspension, making it our top pick within the subcompact crossover class.

Wondering what other features and specifications keep the 2018 Mazda CX-3 ahead of top competitors like the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek? We'll fill you in on all of the important details with a head-to-head comparison!

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2018 Mazda CX-3 vs 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
Starting at $20,110 Starting MSRP Starting at $21,795
29/34/31 MPG city/highway/combined EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy 23/29/25 MPG city/highway/combined
Standard on all trims Forward Obstruction Warning Not available
2.0-liter SKYACTIV®-G inline-4 Base Engine Size 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder

The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek comes in three trim levels: 2.0i, 2.0i Premium, and 2.0i Limited. All three trim levels come equipped with a 2.0-liter DOHC engine that generates 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. Car shoppers looking for more power under the hood will want to explore other options, as this is the only engine option available. The engine is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission for the 2.0i and 2.0i Premium, and drivers who don't know how to drive a stick shift will need to opt for the most-expensive 2.0i Limited trim. The 2018 Crosstrek is also missing standard features such as Forward Obstruction Warning, a CD Player, telematic systems, and a delayed power retention system, all of which can be found on the 2018 Mazda CX-3.

The 2018 Mazda CX-3 also comes in three trim levels: Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. All three trims come standard with a fuel-efficient 2.0-liter SKYACTIV®-G engine with an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 29/34/31 MPG city/highway/combined, which is well above the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek's fuel efficiency. Additionally, the 2018 Mazda CX-3 offers a lower MSRP than the 2018 Crosstrek, despite coming equipped with extra standard features and a more fuel-efficient engine. All trims within the 2018 Mazda CX-3's lineup come standard with a huge variety of sought-after features, such as a touchscreen infotainment system, Push Button Start, Pandora® compatibility, Bluetooth® connectivity, Smart City Brake Support, and automatic headlights.

Subcompact crossover SUV shoppers looking for more information about the 2018 Mazda CX-3 are encouraged to contact a member of our team here at Matt Castrucci Mazda. Drivers ready to get behind the wheel of the impressive little crossover are invited to stop in and see us at our location in Dayton or schedule an obligation-free test drive online today!

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Side view of 2018 Mazda CX-3 passenger area
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2018 Mazda CX-3 pricing information

The 2018 Mazda CX-3 recently arrived here at Matt Castrucci Mazda in Dayton, and after spending some quality time getting to know the new vehicle face-to-face, we can’t wait to introduce it to subcompact crossover shoppers. The Mazda CX-3 has always been known for its impressive fuel-efficiency, advanced safety features, and affordable price tag, but just how much will the 2018 Mazda CX-3 cost? Read on to find out!

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