2018 Subaru Crosstrek vs Mazda CX-3 Philadelphia PA

2018 Subaru Crosstrek

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2018 Mazda CX-3


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Features & Specs

2018 Subaru Crosstrek

2018 Mazda CX-3

Navigation

Available

Optional

Drivetrain

All-wheel drive

Front-wheel drive

Fuel Capacity

16.6 gallons

12.7 gallons

Range

382/481 miles

368/432 miles




2018 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2018 Mazda CX-3 near Philadelphia, PA

Are you in the market for a subcompact SUV and are unsure of which vehicle is right for you? Top of the line for subcompact SUVs are the Subaru Crosstrek and the Mazda CX-3. In 2018 the CX-3 is working to improve its drivability, while the Subaru Crosstrek has undergone a complete makeover to improve the upon interior design and upgrade many of its features.

2018 Subaru Crosstrek Power & Handling

The Crosstrek comes with a 152 horsepower 2-liter flat-4 engine. This engine is only available in all-wheel drive with an EPA fuel economy rating of 27/33 miles per gallon. The 2-liter engine can be paired with a 6-speed manual or a CVT automatic transmission.

2018 Mazda CX-3 Power & Handling

The CX-3 comes with a 146 2-liter inline-4 engine. The EPA gave this engine a fuel economy rating of 27/32 miles per gallon. The engine is also paired with a six-speed automatic that has the option for manual shifting in offered front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Manual shifting can really slow the engine down and steal quite a bit of the engine's power though.

2018 Subaru Crosstrek Features & Design

This Subaru offers three trim options: the 2.0i, the 2.0 Premium, and the 2.0i Limited. Each model adds off the previous. Each model also comes with a multitude of standard safety features that don't need to be bought separately. 

2018 Mazda CX-3 Features & Design

The Mazda comes with the choice of three trims, the Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. Each trim comes exactly as shown with the option of one safety package or one equipment package. Not too much safety equipment is added with the majority being found only within the Premium package.

Conclusions

While the Mazda puts on a good show, the Subaru thoroughly throws it out of the water with all-inclusive safety measures and its vastly improved engine.

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