Sport and refinement-two important aspects many drivers in Easton, Stroudsburg, and Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, look for in a small SUV. The 2020 Mazda CX-3 and 2020 Subaru Crosstrek dominate the highly competitive subcompact segment for different reasons, but let's look closer at what they can offer you.

Discover how the Subaru and Mazda SUVs compare when it comes to performance and more. If you want to learn more, reach out to our team at Ray Price Mazda and chat with our experts!  

Exterior Elegance: Soul of Motion Wins

You want a crossover that can capture attention around Brodheadsville and East Stroudsburg. If you crave exterior elegance, the Mazda CX-3 has a clear edge over its Subaru competitor.

Like all other Mazda cars, the Mazda CX-3 was designed with the KODO: Soul of Motion design philosophy in mind. The sheet metal is crafted to always look dynamic, even when the vehicle is standing still. The brand's signature Soul Red Metallic exterior makes an appearance here.

By comparison, the Subaru Crosstrek has always been more utilitarian and less concerned with design. While it does offer some vibrant exterior colors, it lacks the same sculptural style. It can be hard to match the flowing beltline and taut sheet metal of the Mazda CX-3!

Choose Mazda for All-Star Performance

Before anything else, Mazda cars are known for performance. The Mazda CX-3 is no exception-in fact, you'll find it stands out for its handling, as the brand so often does.

It uses Skyactiv®-Vehicle Dynamics with G-Vectoring Control to grant you a smooth and less fatiguing drive. When you're cornering, as an example, the system adjusts power delivery and shifts vehicle weight to elevate your driving experience! The Crosstrek lacks such a feature.

The Mazda CX-3 and Subaru Crosstrek are similarly potent crossovers. Both run on 4-cylinder engines that crank out roughly 150 horsepower. While that may not seem like much, it's more than enough to power two subcompact crossover SUVs like these.

MAZDA CX-3 vs Subaru Crosstrek: Safety

These days, you can equip just about every vehicle with a full suite of driver-assistive features. That's certainly true of the Mazda CX-3 and its i-Activsense® driver assistance, as well as the suite of driver-assistive technology in the Subaru Crosstrek. The Mazda features include:

  • Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go

Similar features can be found in the Subaru Crosstrek. Keep in mind, however, that the Mazda CX-3 is the only one to make these features standard across the lineup. If you want the added convenience of blind-spot coverage or pre-collision support in the Crosstrek, you must upgrade.

Which Is Better: The MAZDA CX-3 or Subaru Crosstrek?

We hope Easton, Stroudsburg, and Saylorsburg shoppers enjoyed the chance to examine the 2020 Mazda CX-3 and 2020 Subaru Crosstrek in more detail! Each makes a solid daily driver and a capable small SUV for the streets of Brodheadsville and East Stroudsburg, PA.

If you want a stylish performer with advanced driver-assisting features, though, the Mazda SUV makes for an excellent value proposition. Get behind the wheel for a test drive at Ray Price Mazda and see this crossover in action!

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