2017 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2017 Subaru Outback

The insurgent popularity of crossover vehicles is one that has been well-documented in the last several years. Across most current manufacturers, crossovers promise stellar fuel efficiency, impressive safety and all the storage space needed to transport your valuables and loved ones wherever you need to go. This new crossover movement is spearheaded by two industry-celebrated vehicles-the 2017 Mazda CX-3 and 2017 Subaru Outback. Both deliver exquisite exterior/interior design and a subtle hint of grittiness and toughness, but how well do they match up head-to-head?

Our team at Capistrano Mazda is dedicated to helping you figure out which crossover is best for you, so we decided to put the CX-3 and Outback to the test. A full rundown of their specs is below as well as some more discussion, so without further ado let’s jump in and see what these two can do!

2017 CX-3 vs. 2017 Outback
2.0-liter Inline 4 Engine 2.5-liter Inline 4
146/146 Horsepower/Torque 175/174
29/34 Fuel Efficiency 25/32
44.5 cubic feet Cargo volume 73.3 cubic feet

2017 Mazda CX-3 near Irvine CA

Another focal point of crossover vehicles is the knowledge that they will keep you and your family safe from whatever lies ahead on the road. On that front, the 2017 Mazda CX-3 and 2017 Subaru Outback both deliver. Flanked by impressive safety features highlighted by strong structural integrity and superior front crash prevention, the CX-3 and Outback were named IIHS Top Safety Picks for the 2017 model year. Despite these similarities, there are ways that the CX-3 and Outback differ. The 2017 Outback delivers much higher engine power and storage space than its counterpart, but the 2017 CX-3 is much better when it comes to fuel efficiency. Both are more than worthy competitors to each other, but for drivers who demand the ultimate control and stability from their drive, mixed with serious comfort, the 2017 Mazda CX-3 is your choice. No matter what challenges the elements present, i-ACTIV AWD® helps the CX-3 to read and react instantaneously. Breakthrough SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY gives you a drive unmatched by any compact crossover, and stepping inside proves an experience all its own. Relax on the ultra-comfortable leather stitched seating and enjoy the MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system, which puts all your entertainment, navigation and communication at your fingertips. The 2017 CX-3 is poised to take the top of its class, and it’s a vehicle that you have to see to believe.

If you would like more information on the 2017 CX-3 and its abilities, feel free to contact our team at Capistrano Mazda! We would be happy to help you out with anything you need.