Mazda CX-3 vs Subaru Crosstrek


When searching for a car to take you around Metairie, Hervey, and New Orleans in style, you may be considering the head-turning Mazda CX-3 and Subaru Crosstrek. Both crossovers feature an impressive fuel economy to create a daily commute with minimal gas station stops. Though you can only choose one as your next car.

So to help you decide, the team at Paretti Mazda put together this comparison of the Mazda CX-3 and the Crosstrek. Read on to see which one offers the infotainment systems, baseline accommodations, and advanced technology you’re most interested in.

Mazda CX-3 Technology

An Engaging Ride

Enjoy your commute more thanks to the infotainment systems in the Mazda CX-3 and Subaru Crosstrek. Arm your display with available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration to gain easy access to your music library and favorite audiobooks for a more entertaining weekday drive.

You may have an easier time accessing the Mazda Connect™ infotainment system on the Mazda CX-3 though, since it spans seven inches. On the other hand, the standard display in the Crosstrek is much smaller at only 6.5 inches. While a larger system is offered, you’ll have to upgrade to a higher trim level to make it available.

Keep Your Eyes on the Road

Both the Mazda CX-3 and Subaru Crosstrek feature expansive full instrumentation displays located right behind your steering wheel. It provides you with convenient access to essential driving information like fuel economy and current driving speed, so you can easily view everything you’ll need throughout your commute.

For even more simplified access, the Mazda CX-3 offers an available Active Driving Display. This advanced state-of-the-art system projects similar information to the instrumentation displays directly on your windshield in your line of sight. Since this feature isn’t found on the Crosstrek, you’ll have to tear your eyes off the highway to view your equipped safety feature warnings and turn-by-turn navigational instructions.

Mazda CX-3 Performance

Added Confidence on the Fast-Paced Freeway

When selecting your next crossover, safety is a top priority. It’s essential your vehicle keeps you alert and protected to the ever-changing road around you, allowing you to have a more confident and enjoyable drive.

So, to keep you prepared for whatever comes your way, the Mazda CX-3 comes standard with Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Smart City Brake Support. These technologies act as an extra set of eyes on the highway, alerting you to approaching vehicles in your side blind zones and potential frontal collisions.

Comparable systems are found in the Subaru Crosstrek as well, but you’ll have to upgrade to a higher trim to make them available, while they’re a baseline amenity on the Mazda CX-3.

Mazda CX-3 vs Subaru Crosstrek: Take A Test Drive Today!

Now that you’ve seen these two crossovers go head to head, you’re probably interested in learning more about the Mazda CX-3. If so, stop by Paretti Mazda to take a test drive. We’re excited to help our friends in Metairie, Hervey, and New Orleans get behind the wheel of the eye-catching Mazda CX-3.

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