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2021 MAZDA CX-3 vs. 2021 Subaru Crosstrek
2021 MAZDA CX-3


2021 Subaru Crosstrek

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

2021 MAZDA CX-3 vs. 2021 Subaru Crosstrek

Wondering whether the Mazda CX-3 for sale or Subaru Crosstrek for sale in Fond du Lac is the better pick for your Oshkosh-area driving needs? Compare the Mazda CX-3 vs. Subaru Crosstrek now with us here at Holiday Mazda to find out! From styling and features to more practical considerations like efficiency and drivetrain, there are so many areas where the Mazda CX-3 shines brightly. Learn more below, or contact us for more information!

MAZDA CX-3 vs. Crosstrek: Base Price

The Mazda CX-3 is significantly more affordable than the Subaru Crosstrek. So while Subaru likes to tout what a value the Crosstrek is thanks to standard AWD if you don’t want or need AWD for your Appleton drives, then you could stand to save thousands of dollars by choosing the Mazda CX-3 over the Subaru Crosstrek:

  • 2021 MAZDA CX-3: The Mazda CX-3 with all-wheel-drive starts at around $22,040 MSRP*.
  • 2021 Subaru Crosstrek: $22,245 is the starting MSRP for this all-wheel-drive model.

Ready to learn more about how much you could save by choosing a Mazda CX-3 for sale at Holiday Mazda? Check in with our finance center!

MAZDA CX-3 vs. Crosstrek: Performance

The Subaru Crosstrek is known for its SUBARU BOXER engine. But can this engine really live up to its hype around Oshkosh and Beaver Dam? While we’re not about to comment on that per se, we can tell you that the Mazda CX-3 does live up to its hype, thanks to a standard SKYACTIV®-G 4-cylinder 2.0L engine.

Here’s more information on the Mazda CX-3 performance vs. Subaru Crosstrek performance:

2021 MAZDA CX-3:

  • SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder 2.0L engine
  • 148 horsepower
  • 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 horsepower
  • 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 Details & Specs

The Mazda CX-3 and Subaru Crosstrek both boast space for up to five passengers, and both are classified as subcompact SUVs. But which vehicle reigns supreme where space is concerned? The Mazda CX-3 has more cargo space than the Subaru Crosstrek. It also has competitive specs to the Mazda:

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

If that weren’t enough, there are tons of advanced technology features like the MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, and Bluetooth® hands-free driving standard in the Mazda that you won’t find standard in the Subaru.

Your Next MAZDA CX-3 is for Sale at Holiday Mazda!

Now that you’ve been able to read about the Mazda CX-3 mpg specs, Mazda CX-3 interior, and more, and how that all compare to the Subaru Crosstrek, contact us at Holiday Mazda in Fond du Lac to learn more. Then, check out our payment calculator to see just how much a new Mazda could cost you!

*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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