Specs at a Glance

2019 Mazda CX-3

2019 Mazda CX-3

MPG (city/hwy)

  29 / 34 *

Keyless Ignition

  Standard


2018 Toyota RAV4

2018 Toyota RAV4

MPG (city/hwy)

  23 / 30

Keyless Ignition

  Available on other styles

2019 Mazda CX-3 vs 2018 Toyota RAV4

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Crossover vehicles come in all shapes and sizes. People are drawn to their versatility and features that fit your lifestyle and preferences. The 2019 Mazda CX-3 certainly stands out from the pack because it has graceful body lines, outstanding fuel economy and model trims that reach the height of luxury without reaching the height of your budget. Let's see how the 2019 Mazda CX-3 matches up against one of its biggest competitors: the 2018 Toyota RAV4.

Exterior and Style

The 2019 Mazda CX-3 has a simple and sophisticated body style that is quite uncommon among crossovers these days. The subtle play of curves and lines make the CX-3 look upscale and elegant, especially with the 18-inch wheels of the Touring model trim. 2018 Toyota RAV4 has a large body for a crossover, more like an SUV or truck. It has the same ground clearance as the CX-3 but towers to a height of 65.9 inches. The 2019 Mazda CX-3 has a height of just 60.7 inches. The body style of the 2018 RAV4 lacks cohesion. It has a beak-like pointed nose, but the rear tail lights jut out, almost like a shelf from the large rear end.

Fuel Economy

The 2019 Mazda CX-3 gets exceptional fuel economy over its competitors. On the highway, it can achieve 34 MPG while the RAV4 only gets 30 MPG. In the city, the CX-3 gets an outstanding 29 MPG*, but the 2018 RAV4 from Toyota is only capable of reaching 23 MPG in the city. That's partly due to the light body weight, front wheel drive equipment and a fuel-efficient, inline four-cylinder engine of the Mazda crossover. The 2018 Toyota RAV4 has a pricey hybrid powertrain option, but the standard models will certainly cost you extra at the fuel pump.

Model Trims

The 2019 Mazda CX-3 base model is affordable and loaded with advanced features. You will find that the top-of-the-line Grand Touring model with all-wheel drive creates a stellar driving experience for a price that less than the highest RAV4 model trim. The 2019 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring with all-wheel drive has an MSRP of $25,745**. The 2018 Toyota RAV4 Platinum model with all-wheel drive runs up to an MSRP of $36,400. The CX-3 Grand Touring model comes with a 7-speaker BOSE audio system, heated front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

You won't find any gimmicks or trendy adornments on the 2019 Mazda CX-3. It's just a sophisticated, fuel-efficient crossover that happens to be affordable at every level. You can take a closer look at the CX-3 by visiting your local Mazda dealer. Our friendly sales associates can provide more details about the features and help you get behind the wheel of an all-new 2019 CX-3 crossover today.


* EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.
** MSRP excludes tax, title, license fees and $995 destination charge (Alaska $1,040). Model shown priced higher. Actual dealer price will vary.