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2019 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2018 Chevy Trax

The subcompact corner of the crossover SUV segment is one of the fastest-growing in the global automotive industry. The Mazda CX-3 ranks among the best in this tightly-packed class with strong performance specifications, excellent fuel economy scores and sharp handling characteristics. A comparison of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2018 Chevy Trax illustrates all of the strengths of the subcompact Mazda crossover SUV. It’s not a coincidence that all of the things that put the 2019 Mazda CX-3 at the top of its class are the same things that put it out in front of the 2018 Chevy Trax. Additionally, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 has a lower starting price than its Chevy competitor. Gwatney Mazda of Germantown customers can schedule a test drive with the 2019 Mazda CX-3 today by calling, 833-241-6312.

Among the many things independent reviews have praised about the 2019 Mazda CX-3 are engaging handling characteristics and quickly accelerating engine. The experts examining the new Mazda CX-3 enjoyed the feedback they received through the steering wheel as well as how eagerly and sharply it was able to attack corners and turns. By comparison, those same experts took the 2018 Chevy Trax to task for having a rougher-than-average ride at highway speeds as well as comparatively anemic acceleration. Both models are recognized as being comfortable for passengers. However, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 is able to provide a more serene interior environment that is largely devoid of intrusive road noise. The team that reviewed the 2018 Trax did not have that kind of experience.


2019 Mazda CX-3


2018 Chevy Trax

2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Engine Turbo., 1.4-L, 4-Cyl.
148/146 Horsepower/Torque 123/125
Yes Avail. AWD Yes
29/34 Fuel Economy 25/33


Performance Specs

Each available trim grade of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 for sale or lease at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown uses the same powertrain. Under the hood of the latest subcompact crossover SUV the SKYACTIV®-G 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that is attached to Mazda’s SKYACTIV®-Drive six-speed automatic transmission. It will make 148 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. The 2018 Chevy Trax uses a turbocharged 1.4-liter, four-cylinder engine and makes 138 horsepower.

Even with this marked disparity is output, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 is able to record better fuel economy scores than the current Trax. When equipped with front-wheel-drive the 2019 Mazda CX-3 is able to record 29 miles per gallon on the highway and 34 miles per gallon on the highway. The 2018 Trax tops out well beneath either of those figures.



A front left quarter photo of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 in a photo studio.
A photo of one of the interior configuration in the 2019 CX-3.
The 2019 CX-3 offers several different rear-seat configurations.
An interior photo of the rear seats folded down for max cargo capacity in the 2019 CX-3.
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