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2021 Mazda CX-3 versus 2021 Subaru Crosstrek

    Comparing the 2021 Mazda CX-3 and 2021 Subaru Crosstrek is comparing two of the most popular SUVs on the road today. Both offer plenty of power and features, but which one is best for you?

    First up, you should consider the MSRP (manufacturer's standard retail price) of each SUV. The base model of the 2021 CX-3 has a starting price of $20,790 while the base model of the 2021 Crosstrek costs $22,245.

    Of course, there are various trims options for both SUVs, each of which start at different prices as more features are included. You can check our amazing 2021 Mazda CX-3 offers 1 trim options including: Sport. On the other hand, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek offers 4 trim options including: Premium, Base, Sport, and Limited. Be sure to call us here at Pacifico Mazda so we can help you more fully compare different trim options between the 2021 Mazda CX-3 and 2021 Subaru Crosstrek.

    Another key consideration when doing a side-by-side of these SUVs are the engine options. Mazda offers 1 engine for its CX-3 line, including the Regular Unleaded I-4. Subaru offers 1 engine for its Crosstrek lineup, including the Regular Unleaded H-4.

    Next up you will want to look at the drivetrain options and MPG ratings for these SUVs. The 2021 CX-3 offers up Front Wheel Drive and All Wheel Drive and gets 34 miles per gallon. The 2021 Crosstrek has All Wheel Drive drivetrains and gets 34 miles per gallon.

    Finally, when it comes to available colors, the 2021 CX-3 comes in 7 colors including colors like: Soul Red Crystal Metallic, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, Machine Gray Metallic, and Jet Black Mica. In comparison, the 2021 Crosstrek comes in 8 colors including Pure Red, Plasma Yellow Pearl, Magnetite Gray Metallic, and Ice Silver Metallic to name a few.

    If you're excited about buying a Mazda, you can check our amazing lease deals on 2021 Mazda CX-3s here. If you're looking for a Subaru, check out our great deals on used certified pre-owned Subaru SUVs here.

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    Compare 2021 Mazda CX-3 & Subaru Crosstrek Features & Specs

    Compare Photos of the 2021 Mazda CX-3 & 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Side-by-Side

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    FAQs About 2021 Mazda CX-3 SUV vs. 2021 Subaru Crosstrek SUV

    The 2021 Mazda CX-3 versus the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek: Which SUV is better?

    Overall the 2021 Mazda CX-3 is a better value than the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek because of its performance, safety features, and choices when it comes to engine type, colors, and other options. Price will always depend on the trims you are comparing so be sure to compare the right specs and contact Pacifico Mazda at 866-979-7845 when deciding on the best SUV for you.

    Which SUV is cheaper: The 2021 Mazda CX-3 or the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek?

    The final price of either of these SUVs will depend on your trim selection and the options you select. The 2021 Mazda CX-3 base model has an MSRP of $20,790, and the base model MSRP of the 2021 Crosstrek starts at $22,245.

    Does the 2021 Mazda CX-3 have the same drivetrain options as 2021 Subaru Crosstrek?

    The 2021 Mazda CX-3 comes with these drivetrain options:

    • Front Wheel Drive
    • All Wheel Drive

    The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek comes with these drivetrain options:

    • All Wheel Drive

    How does the MPG of the Mazda CX-3 compare with the Subaru Crosstrek?

    This will depend on which type of engine and trim you select, but the base model 2021 Mazda CX-3 gets 34 miles per gallon. The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek base model gets 34 MPG.

    How do the SUV engine options of the 2021 Mazda CX-3 compare to the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek?

    The 2021 CX-3 comes with 1 engine options:

    • Regular Unleaded I-4

    The 2021 Crosstrek comes with these drivetrain options:

    • Regular Unleaded H-4

    What colors does the 2021 Mazda CX-3 come with versus the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek?

    The 2021 Mazda CX-3 comes in 7 colors including:

    • Ceramic Metallic
    • Eternal Blue Mica
    • Machine Gray Metallic
    • Jet Black Mica

    The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek comes in 8 colors including:

    • Crystal White Pearl
    • Pure Red
    • Ice Silver Metallic
    • Magnetite Gray Metallic
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