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2019 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

The battle among compact crossover SUVs available to customers is among the fiercest in the entire automotive industry. Just about every automaker operating in the United States offers an option or two, and each of them have their strong points. A comparison of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is a very clear illustration how closely matched the segment is and how much work faces potential customers. For the new model year, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 arrives at the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown showroom with several changes from last year, which should also help create some space between it and its Subaru Crosstrek competitor. Anyone interested in the newest Mazda CX-3 can schedule a test drive with one at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown today by calling, 833-241-6312.

In order for a compact crossover SUV to be as successful as possible in this highly competitive class, a model needs to make an owner’s life easier. According to the latest online independent vehicle reviews, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 makes a stronger case for overall convenience than the 2018 Crosstrek. Both vehicles have very competitive dimensions for overall large-item cargo volume. However, the difference between the two crossover SUVs could come down to small-item storage. The 2019 Mazda CX-3 makes a large center armrest storage bin standard equipment across its entire lineup. By comparison, the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek lost some points in the same category by the same reviewers. Additionally, Mazda has equipped all trims of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 with its suite of advanced safety features.


2019 Mazda CX-3


2019 Toyota CH-R

2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.
Six-speed automatic Transmission Six-speed manual
Yes Avail. AWD Yes
29/34 Fuel Economy 27/33


Performance Specs

The performance specifications for the 2019 Mazda CX-3 and 2018 Subaru Crosstrek are very closely matched. Both crossover SUVs are powered by 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engines. Mazda makes its SKYACTIV®-Drive six-speed automatic transmission standard equipment. Subaru buyers will have to choose between a six-speed manual or continuously variable transmission. Also, both models can be outfitted with each manufacturer’s version of all-wheel-drive. A properly equipped version of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 is able to post better fuel economy scores than the Subaru Crosstrek from the Environmental Protection Agency of 29 miles per gallon in the city and 34 miles per gallon on the highway.



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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