2017 Mazda CX-3 vs 2017 Jeep Compass

Choosing a reliable crossover SUV can be a challenge, not because there aren’t enough viable options, but because there are too many! Although some similarities are shared across the board, each crossover offers its fair share of unique elements. The trick is finding the one that best suits you and your lifestyle.

In an effort to assist crossover shoppers during the decision-making process, our team has put together some key differences and similarities between two top competitors in the crossover segment--the 2017 Mazda CX-3 and 2017 Jeep Compass. Prospective buyers can utilize the following comparison to get a better idea of what to expect from these exceptional models.

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2017 Mazda CX-3 VS 2017 Jeep Compass
$19,960 Starting MSRP $19,940
29 city, 34 highway Fuel Economy (mpg) 23 city, 30 highway
6 speakers Audio System 4 speakers
Standard Rearview Camera Optional

A closer look at the Mazda CX-3 and Jeep Compass

Both the 2017 Mazda CX-3 and 2017 Jeep Compass are equipped with 2.0-liter inline-4 engines that offer an ideal balance of power and efficiency. Even still, the Mazda CX-3 stands out in terms of fuel economy with an impressive EPA-estimated 29 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. In terms of size, the Jeep Compass is slightly larger with slightly more passenger and cargo space, although both models provide comfortable seating for 5 passengers as well as ample cargo room. The 2017 Mazda CX-3 and Compass are also equipped with several standard and available technology elements designed to enhance the in-car experience. For example, both models come with Bluetooth connectivity and standard infotainment systems. The Mazda CX-3 also comes with a 6-speaker audio system and rearview camera, while the Jeep Compass comes with a 4-speaker audio system and the rearview camera is only optional. In the end, the two models are available for roughly the same starting price.

Drivers in the Portsmouth area who are interested in getting behind the wheel of the 2017 Mazda CX-3 can schedule a test drive with our team at Seacoast Mazda.

silver 2017 Mazda CX-3 side profile
2017 Mazda CX-3 dashboard

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