2019 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2019 Subaru Crosstrek

red mazda cx-3 compared to orange subaru crosstrek

For many years, the sedan was the vehicle of choice for most Americans. If you look around today, though, you will notice that sedans are being outnumbered by crossovers. The Mazda CX-3 is classified as a subcompact crossover, so it comes with practicality that sedans can’t offer. The 2019 Mazda CX-3 has the performance and space of a larger vehicle but handles like a car.

It isn’t alone, either. There are many formidable opponents of the Mazda CX-3. Here, we are going to put it up against the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. For the sake of fairness, we are comparing the base models of each vehicle.

2019 Mazda CX-3


2019 Subaru Crosstrek

$20,390 Starting MSRP $21,895
34 hwy, 29 city, 31 combined EPA-estimated fuel economy 33 hwy, 27 city, 25 combined
Available: With voice activation Integrated navigation system Not available
Standard Blind spot monitoring system Not available

Test drive the 2019 Mazda CX-3 in Dayton OH

These vehicles have almost identical engine specs, yet the Mazda CX-3 is noticeably more efficient. The Mazda CX-3's SKYACTIV®-G inline-four-cylinder engine is powered by 148 horses whereas the Crosstrek comes with an H4 engine with 152 horsepower. The Mazda CX-3 takes the edge in price, efficiency, and technology. There isn’t much else to compare. The renowned MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system is a game changer. With access to music, messaging, navigation and more, MAZDA CONNECT™ comes standard and separates the brand from everything else.

Come down to Matt Castrucci Mazda in Dayton to check out the 2019 Mazda CX-3 for yourself! Our sales team will go over all pricing information and specifics and answer any other questions you have. We want you to be well-prepared and as knowledgeable as possible during your car-shopping process. We hope to see you soon!