Mazda CX-3 vs Subaru Crosstrek

2021 MAZDA CX-3 vs. 2021 Subaru Crosstrek

SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder 2.0L

Standard Engine

2.0L 4-cylinder
148 hp


152 hp
29 city / 34 hwy mpg*

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

27 city/ 33 hwy

All-Wheel Drive


IIHS Top Safety Pick


If you’re ready to upgrade your commute from Fairfield to Napa, both the Subaru Crosstrek and Mazda CX-3 for sale are incredible options. Whether you’re looking for a spacious interior, head-turning good looks, or advanced amenities, comparing the 2021 Mazda CX-3 vs. Subaru Crosstrek will leave you satisfied. While both are strong options, you can only bring one new model home to Sonoma. Compare the new Mazda CX-3 vs. Subaru Crosstrek with Team Mazda below to find your fit!

MAZDA CX-3 vs. Subaru Crosstrek: Features

When upgrading to a new model, one of the most exciting benefits is securing the latest features. Both the Mazda CX-3 and Subaru Crosstrek deliver an impressive suite of features. Once you climb inside the Mazda CX-3 interior, you’ll be delighted to find advanced tech and comfort amenities. Inside the Crosstrek, you’ll discover similar results. Take a closer look at some of the highlight features these models have to offer here:

2021 MAZDA CX-3:

  • 7-inch touchscreen display
  • Bluetooth® hands-free phone & audio capability
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System
  • Rearview Camera

2021 Subaru Crosstrek:

  • Touch screen infotainment display
  • STARLINK Multimedia
  • Bluetooth®
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology

MAZDA CX-3 vs. Subaru Crosstrek: Performance

While features and amenities can certainly make for a comfortable drive, upgrading to an SUV also means securing strong performance capabilities. With either the Mazda CX-3 for sale or the Subaru Crosstrek, you won’t be disappointed. Take a closer look at how Mazda CX-3 mpg vs. Subaru Crosstrek mpg and other performance abilities stack up below:

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

MAZDA CX-3 vs. Subaru Crosstrek: Interior Dimensions

Whether you’ve had your head turned by the Mazda CX-3 mpg specs or the Subaru Crosstrek horsepower has your attention, you can rest assured that your model of choice will offer a spacious interior. Whether you prefer the advanced capabilities of the Mazda CX-3 interior or the style of the Subaru Crosstrek interior has garnered your interest, each of these models delivers generous cabin proportions:

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

Find the MAZDA CX-3 for Sale at Team Mazda

Now that you’ve had the chance to compare the new Mazda CX-3 and Subaru Crosstrek online, the time is right to take a test drive! If you’ve been swayed by the strong Mazda CX-3 mpg specs or by the advanced Mazda CX-3 interior features, Team Mazda can help you find your dream model. Our finance team can guide you to an incredible deal that won’t break the bank. In fact, you can invest with total confidence, knowing that our NO BRAINER GUARANTEE has your back. Contact us today if you’d like to learn more!

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