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2019 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2018 Ford EcoSport

Among the many things that make crossover SUVs, like the Mazda CX-3, so popular, are the wide variety of platforms that are available. All crossover SUVs are designed to be flexible and handle changing needs. Where subcompact crossover SUVs standout, is combining this inherent flexibility with very nimble handling characteristics. A comparison of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2018 Ford EcoSport reveals some very interesting facts that may sway potential buyers into the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown showroom. For the new model year, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 arrives with subtle updates to the vehicle’s aesthetics, powertrain and overall usability. Additionally, the automaker has improved the safety profile of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 by expanding the trims that offer its proprietary active safety systems.

To be sure, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 and 2018 Ford EcoSport are going to be very closely matched in terms of available cargo space, while still retaining a nimble footprint on the road. The driver and front passenger of the 2019 will not only have easier access to their personal items thanks to an array of smartly-designed cubbies, but they can also more easily carry more things with them. The center console of new Mazda CX-3 has been expanded to offer more storage. Mazda’s use of a new electronic parking has allowed for this change. The 2019 Mazda CX-3 also outpaces the 2018 Ford EcoSport with its standard suite of active safety systems, now available on the base Sport trim. Ford customers will have to add its version of these features as an available, optional package.


2019 Mazda CX-3


2018 Ford EcoSport

2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Engine Turbo., 1.0-L, 3-Cyl.
148/146 Horsepower/Torque 123/125
Six-speed Automatic Transmission Six-speed Automatic
29/34 Fuel Economy 27/29


Performance Specs

At the end of the day, when every feature and subsystem is accounted for, a crossover SUV must be able to move spritely to be attractive to buyers. A Comparison the performance specifications of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 and 2018 Ford EcoSport is no contest. Under the hood of all 2019 Mazda CX-3 models available at the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown showroom is the SKYACTIVE®-G 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that will be attached to the SKYACTIV®-Drive Six-speed automatic transmission. It will produce 148 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. This is significantly more than the turbocharged, 1.0-liter, three-cylinder engine used by the 2018 Ford EcoSport, which tops out at 123 horsepower.



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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