2018 Mazda CX-3 vs 2018 Lexus NX

2018 Mazda CX-3 in Red vs 2018 Lexus NX in Black

The 2018 Mazda CX-3 offers a premium driving experience at a surprisingly affordable price. Why pay more for a luxury model when you could have many of the same features for less? Discover the power of affordable pricing with this 2018 Mazda CX-3 vs 2018 Lexus NX comparison from Gwatney Mazda. 

The Mazda CX-3 and Lexus NX are both available in three configurations, but the Mazda CX-3 is significantly more affordable across its model lineup. As expected, the NX delivers more horsepower than the Mazda CX-3 but the Mazda CX-3's higher highway fuel economy is another money-saving feature. When it comes to features, the Mazda CX-3 and NX offer many of the same premium comforts and conveniences to enjoy, including an infotainment system and a moonroof. Test drive the Mazda CX-3 and discover what it's truly capable of. 

2018 Mazda CX-3


2018 Lexus NX


3 Configurations

Starting Price &

# of Configurations


3 Configurations

146 Horsepower &

Up to 29 city / 34 highway

Horsepower &


238 Horsepower &

Up to 33 city / 30 highway

MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System Lexus Enform




2018 Mazda CX-3 Available Features

The 2018 Mazda CX-3 is offered in three affordable, feature-packed trim levels—Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. While the base trim level, Sport, offers plenty of standard features, the Touring and Grand Touring trim levels add premium upgrades in technology, safety, and comfort. 

Discover just how premium the Mazda CX-3 can be—without the luxury price tag—with this list of key available features:

  • Adaptive Front-Lighting System
  • Leather-Trimmed Sport Seats with Suede Inserts
  • Mazda Navigation System
  • Rear Tonneau Cover
  • Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring System
  • ...and much more!

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