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2019 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2019 Subaru Crosstrek

2019 Mazda CX-3


2019 Subaru Crosstrek
$20,390 MSRP

Starting Price

$21,895 MSRP*
29 mpg city, 34 mpg highway

Fuel Economy

23 mpg city, 29 mpg highway
17.4 ft.

Turning Radius

17.7 ft.

Blind Spot Monitor


Navigation System


Drivers on the hunt for a safer, more engaging drive almost always end up looking at the 2019 Mazda CX-3 and the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. Both models offer impressive performance and a wide range of safety features, but the Mazda wins out in the areas most important to our neighbors. Compare the Mazda CX-3 vs. Subaru Crosstrek with Mazda of Escondido and find out why today!

Mazda CX-3 vs. Subaru Crosstrek: Performance

The 2019 Mazda CX-3 comes standard with a 2.0L SKYACTIV®-G 4-cylinder engine and an automatic transmission. The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek includes a similar 2.0L Subaru Boxer® four-cylinder engine, but offers a manual transmission as standard.  Although they offer very similar amounts of horsepower and torque, the Mazda CX-3 is significantly more efficient:

  • 2019 Mazda CX-3 MPG – 29 mpg city, 34 mpg highway
  • 2019 Subaru Crosstrek MPG – 23 mpg city, 29 mpg highway

Equipping the Crosstrek with an automatic transmission increases the starting price, but makes it much more competitive. However, even with the upgrade, it falls short of the standard set by Mazda.  Since the Subaru Crosstrek offers standard all-wheel drive, Carlsbad drivers might expect it to earn an easy win over to the CX-3. However, since you can get a Mazda CX-3 with AWD for less than the base cost of the Crosstrek, it’s the clear choice for the performance enthusiast.

Mazda CX-3 vs. Subaru Crosstrek: Standard Features

What’s inside the 2019 Mazda CX-3 interior? A quick look at each vehicle’s base trim demonstrates that the Mazda is a much better value than the Subaru:

  • In the 2019 CX-3, you’ll receive a 7-inch full-color touchscreen, MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment, and a six-speaker sound system.
  • The 2019 Crosstrek delivers a 6.5-inch multimedia screen and a 4-speaker sound system.
  • The base CX-3 also offers a navigation system as an optional upgrade. To get the same feature in the Crosstrek, you’ll need to upgrade for a more expensive trim.

Both models offer 60/40-split fold-down rear seats, standard traction control, daytime running lights, and a backup camera. However, if you want to get more enjoyment out of every San Marcos and Vista drive, you’ll definitely prefer the CX-3.

Mazda CX-3 vs. Subaru Crosstrek: Safety and Driver Assistance

If you’re comparing the Mazda CX-3 vs. Subaru Crosstrek, you should know that the CX-3 is also the safer choice.

  • What’s the most important difference? The Mazda CX-3 includes a Blind Spot Monitor and a Rear Cross Traffic Alert in every trim level. To get the same features in the Subaru Crosstrek, you’ll need to upgrade to the Limited trim, and pay thousands of dollars more.
  • Although the Subaru comes standard with traction control, electronic stability control, and brake assist, the Mazda CX-3 includes all of these standard features too!
  • Adaptive cruise control and a lane departure warning are optional, right from the start, on the Mazda CX-3. Once again, you’ll have to upgrade your trim level to access similar features on the Subaru.

Test Drive the 2019 Mazda CX-3 at Mazda of Escondido

You’ve compared the 2019 Mazda CX-3 vs. Subaru Crosstrek in-depth, so now it’s time to get behind the wheel. Find your favorite new Mazda CX-3 for sale in Escondido, and then contact us to set up your test drive! While you’re at it, make sure to check out our current new vehicle specials. If you’re still researching Mazda SUVs, you should also compare the Mazda CX-3 vs. Mazda CX-5!

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