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2021 Mazda CX-3 vs 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Comparison

2021 MAZDA CX-3 vs. 2021 Subaru Crosstrek


Starting MSRP


Starting MSRP w/ AWD

SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder 2.0L

Standard Engine

2.0L 4-cylinder


29 city / 34 hwy mpg**

EPA-estimated Fuel Economy

27 city/ 33 hwy

When searching for an SUV that can help you take on the St. Augustine roads with confidence, you can’t help but compare the Mazda CX-3 vs. Subaru Crosstrek. However, which of these two vehicles is better-equipped to handle your weekend getaways and expeditions? Compare these two vehicles with Hodges Mazda to see why the Mazda CX-3 outperforms the Crosstrek. Then, feel free to visit Hodges Mazda online or in-person to explore the Mazda CX-3 for sale and find the perfect CX-3 for your next trip.

MAZDA CX-3 vs. Crosstrek: Price

When car-shopping in the Orange Park area, one of the first determiners is price. When you compare the Mazda CX-3 vs. Subaru Crosstrek, you’ll find that the CX-3 is the more affordable option. Here is the starting price for both vehicles:

  • 2021 MAZDA CX-3: $22,135 MSRP* with front-wheel drive while the all-wheel drive model is $22,040 MSRP*.
  • 2021 Subaru Crosstrek: $22,245 MSRP for its all-wheel drive model.

For even more confidence when buying, visit our finance department to find a payment plan that works for you.

MAZDA CX-3 vs. Crosstrek: Performance

When it comes down to it, you need a vehicle with the performance that can handle anything the Lakeside roads might throw its way. While it’s a pretty tight race between the Mazda CX-3 vs. Subaru Crosstrek, the Mazda CX-3 drives away with the edge. View the performance specs of these two SUVs:

2021 MAZDA CX-3:

  • SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder 2.0L engine
  • 148 hp
  • 146 lb-ft of torque
  • 6-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift and Sport mode
  • 29 mpg city/34 mpg highway**

2021 Subaru Crosstrek:

  • 2.0L 4-Cylinder engine
  • 152 hp
  • 145 lb-ft of torque
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • 27 mpg city/33 mpg highway

As you can see, the battle is close, but the Mazda CX-3 mpg provides just a little bit more fuel economy to help you drive smarter and save at the pump wherever you go.

MAZDA CX-3 vs. Crosstrek: Interior Dimensions

Another close bout, but you can see where the Mazda CX-3 interior can provide just a little more comfort for you and your passengers to stretch out on those long Jacksonville drives:

  • 2021 MAZDA CX-3
    • Front Headroom: 38.4 inches of front headroom
    • Front Legroom: 41.7 inches of front legroom
    • Rear Headroom: 37.2 inches of rear headroom
    • Rear Legroom: 35 inches of rear legroom
    • Cargo Space: 17.8 cubic feet of cargo space (2nd-row seats upright)
  • 2021 Subaru Crosstrek
    • Front Headroom: 39.8 inches
    • Front Legroom: 43.1 inches
    • Rear Headroom: 38.0 inches
    • Rear Legroom: 36.5 inches
    • Cargo Space: 20.8 cubic feet

What the Mazda CX-3 interior lacks in dimensional space, it makes up for with advanced technology features like the MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, and Bluetooth® hands-free driving.

Find Your MAZDA CX-3 at Hodges Mazda

When comparing the Mazda CX-3 vs. the Subaru Crosstrek, the race is tight, but the CX-3 is the more affordable and fuel-efficient option. Contact Hodges Mazda to explore our inventory and find your CX-3 with us.

*MSRP excludes tax, title, license fees and $1,100 destination charge (Alaska $1,145). Vehicle shown may be priced higher. Actual dealer price will vary. See dealer for complete details.
**EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary


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