2019 Subaru Crosstrek VS 2019 Mazda CX-3 Comparison in Salt Lake City, UT

May 10, 2019

In a world where sedans and hatchbacks have fallen out of fashion, the compact crossover is growing in popularity! They combine the rugged capability and elevated seating position of a small SUV with the compact, easy-to-park size and familiar drive of an ordinary passenger car. But which one is the best fit for you and your family?

Here in Salt Lake City, we think the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek has the features you're looking for in a new family vehicle. The 2019 Mazda CX-3 lacks the all-terrain prowess, advanced technology and class-leading safety you only get from the Subaru Crosstrek. Learn more about why the Subaru Crosstrek is the best compact crossover for you in the head-to-head comparison we've put together below!

A couple packs up their 2019 Subaru Crosstrek for their next adventure.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2019 Mazda CX-3: Interior Capacity

The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek is noticeably larger inside than the 2019 Mazda CX-3, and that means more room for passengers and cargo! With 100.9 cubic feet of passenger volume and up to 55.3 cubic feet of cargo space when you fold down the rear seats, the Subaru Crosstrek has plenty of space inside. The 2019 Mazda CX-3 provides only 87.6 cubic feet of passenger volume and just 44.5 cubic feet of cargo room.

For a youthful and sporty look inside as well as out, you can have your Subaru Crosstrek outfitted with leather or cloth seats featuring orange accent stitching. The 2019 Mazda CX-3 only offers mono-colored upholstery.


In this 2019 Subaru Crosstrek, the passenger uses the infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2019 Mazda CX-3: Infotainment & Technology

There's no faster and simpler way to connect your compatible smartphone to your vehicle than built-in Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto technologies. They come standard on every 2019 Subaru Crosstrek! These features can't be found on the 2019 Mazda CX-3 at all. No matter how much you upgrade, you'll be limited to Bluetooth® smartphone connectivity in that crossover.

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Thanks to Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, this 2019 Subaru Crosstrek charges ahead in a rainstorm.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2019 Mazda CX-3: Performance

From their standard four-cylinder engines, both the Subaru Crosstrek and Mazda CX-3 make similar power. It's how you can make use of that power that sets these crossovers apart! With standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, a fully independent four-wheel suspension and available X-MODE® off-road optimization technology, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek gives you confidence for trekking beyond the pavement. With its torsion bar rear suspension and all-wheel drive only available when you pay a whole lot extra, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 is better suited for the asphalt. Choose the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek if you forsee rough roads, icy driveways and dirt trails in your future.


The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek can be equipped with steering-responsive LED headlights.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2019 Mazda CX-3: Safety Awards

Both these cars provide award-winning safety, but the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek still has the edge in this category. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave both these compact crossovers flawless crash-test scores, and the 2019 Mazda CX-3 earned the 2019 Top Safety Pick award -- but, not to be outdone, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek earned the even-more-exclusive 2019 Top Safety Pick+ award!


If traffic is detected in your blind spot, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek will display an alert in the rear-view mirror.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2019 Mazda CX-3: Driver Assistance

Here again, both vehicles offer a comparable suite of available driver assistance features, but the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek offers you just that much more. Either of these cars can be equipped with features like pre-collision automatic braking, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control, but only the Subaru Crosstrek can be equipped with automatic braking that works in reverse. When backing out of a cramped parking space or into a blind corner, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek can engage its own brakes if traffic is detected behind you -- potentially avoiding a nasty fender-bender. The Mazda CX-3 just can't do that.

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The Original Subaru Dealership: Nate Wade Subaru In Salt Lake City

Here in Salt Lake City, Subaru vehicles are extremely popular, and it's not hard to see why! Between their all-weather capability, reliability and affordability, a new Subaru is the best choice for your family. Did you know that a Subaru will hold its value over time better than any other brand on the market today according to the Automotive Lease Guide? And since Subaru has been named America's most trusted brand for the past five years in a row by Kelley Blue Book, you can count on Subaru quality too.

We can't wait to show you all the things a new Subaru vehicle can do for you and your whole crew! Stop by our showroom and see why Salt Lake City turns to Nate Wade Subaru for all things Subaru -- we're the oldest exclusive Subaru dealer in the nation, since 1969! Find us at 1207 South Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek2019 Mazda CX-3
$21,895Starting MSRP*$20,390
Fully Independent Double WishboneRear Suspension TypeSemi-Independent Torsion Bar
StandardAll-Wheel DriveAvailable Upgrade
152Horsepower148
StandardRoof RailsAvailable Upgrade
StandardApple CarPlay / Android AutoNot Available
8.7"Ground Clearance6.1"
100.9 Cubic FeetPassenger Space87.6 Cubic Feet
20.8 Cubic FeetStandard Cargo Volume12.4 Cubic Feet
55.3 Cubic FeetMax Cargo Volume44.5 Cubic Feet

*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.