2018 Mazda CX-3 vs 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

2018 Mazda CX-3 vs 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

The new Mazda CX-3 went through a complete redesign for the 2018 model year, and while the model has always been a top choice for anyone in the market for a new subcompact crossover, it’s now even better than before. In fact, the 2018 Mazda CX-3 features a capable and efficient powertrain, a spacious and functional interior, a sleek and sporty exterior, and enough advanced new safety and technology features to allow it to easy get top safety scores for all of the independent safety researchers.

To put it simply, if you’re shopping for a new subcompact crossover, you need look no further than the new Mazda CX-3 at Seacoast Mazda in Portsmouth, NH. But since no one buys a new car, truck or SUV without shopping around first, we figured we’d take the hassle and stress out of your research by showing you this 2018 Mazda CX-3 versus 2018 Subaru Crosstrek head-to-head model comparison. When you’re finished looking everything over, you’ll see exactly why the new Mazda CX-3 is as popular as it is.

2018 Mazda CX-3


2018 Subaru Crosstrek

146 HP Horsepower 152 HP
146 lb-ft. Torque 145 lb-ft.
29 MPG City Gas Mileage 23 MPG
34 MPG Highway Gas Mileage 29 MPG

2018 Mazda CX-3: Offering Better Gas Mileage than the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek with Comparable Power

As you can see in the table above, there are some similarities between the 2018 Mazda CX-3 and the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek to go along with some striking differences. The similarities come in terms of horsepower and torque ratings. That’s because both models feature 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engines, though the new Mazda CX-3’s engine is an inline-4 configuration while the new Subaru Crosstrek’s engine is a flat-4 configuration. What this means for you is that you’ll get 146 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque with the 2018 Mazda CX-3, and 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque with the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek.

Because the power outputs of the new Mazda CX-3 and the new Subaru Crosstrek are so similar, you won’t notice a difference when you step on the accelerator. You will notice a difference when it comes to fuel efficiency, however. That’s because the 2018 Mazda CX-3 gets up to 29 miles per gallon in the city and 34 miles per gallon on the highway, whereas the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek can only get up to 23 miles per gallon in the city and 29 miles per gallon on the highway.

If you’d like to learn more about the 2018 Mazda CX-3, please contact our friendly Seacoast Mazda staff right here in Portsmouth, NH.

side view of a red Mazda CX-5
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