Mazda MAZDA3 vs Mazda CX-3 Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
MSRP
$20,650
Invoice
$19,751
Average Price Paid
$20,445
18 listings nationwide

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2021 Mazda CX-3
Sport AWD
MSRP
$22,190
Invoice
$21,556
Average Price Paid
$22,158
14 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
Fair Price
$20,729
Good Price
$20,073
Great Price
$19,697
2021 Mazda CX-3
Sport AWD
Fair Price
$22,155
Good Price
$21,927
Great Price
$21,797

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$23,436
6 listings nationwide

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2021 Mazda CX-3
Sport AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$24,126
12 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
Matt Smith Test Drive Review:

Mazdas are fun. All of them. Even the SUVs. But until recently, they weren’t particularly fast. The joy in driving a Mazda derived from the expertly tuned ride and handling qualities t...

2021 Mazda CX-3
Sport AWD
Stephen Edelstein Preview:

The Mazda CX-3, a subcompact crossover, was introduced for the 2016 model year and refreshed for 2019. It carries over pretty much unchanged for 2021—with the exception of one new stan...

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  • Look and Feel 10
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 6
  • Technology 5
  • Safety 10
  • Cost-Effectiveness 10
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
gregory writes:
Power Ranked 2006 Ford Mustang GT Premium RWD better.
"More horses under the hood"
Handling Ranked 2006 Ford Mustang GT Premium RWD better.
"Its a mustang it just handles better"
2021 Mazda CX-3
Sport AWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
2021 Mazda CX-3
Sport AWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
28 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
36 MPG
32 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 11.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
--
148 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
--
146 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
13:1
13:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.28 in x 3.59 in
3.29 in x 3.59 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Rollover 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.3 in 41.7 in
Back Legroom 35.1 in 35 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.2 cu ft 17.8 cu ft
Exterior
Length 183.5 in 168.3 in
Width 70.7 in 69.6 in
Height 56.9 in 60.7 in
Wheelbase 107.3 in 101.2 in

Available Options

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Jet Black Mica
  • Sonic Silver Metallic
2021 Mazda CX-3
Sport AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Ceramic Metallic
  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica
  • Eternal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Machine Gray Metallic
  • Machine Gray Metallic Paint
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic Paint

Option Packages

  • Front & Rear Bumper Trim Package
  • Rear Parking Sensors

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