2018 Mazda CX-3 vs 2018 Toyota RAV4

2018 Mazda CX-3 and 2018 Toyota RAV4 side by side

The crossover has undeniably become a very popular class of vehicle. It gives drivers the best of both worlds: you get way more space and engine power than a sedan, as well as much better gas mileage than the usual SUV. There are countless types and sizes of crossover on the market, which makes it incredibly difficult to know which one is right for you.

Fortunately, we have put together an in-depth comparison to look at how the latest model of the signature Mazda compact crossover matches up with the latest Toyota crossover, in this 2018 Mazda CX-3 vs 2018 Toyota RAV4 comparison.

In order to guarantee a completely fair and impartial comparison, the comparison will be between the base trim level for both vehicles, which are the two trims that are closest to each other in both features in price range. For both the Mazda CX-3 and the Toyota RAV4, this is the 4-door, FWD trim level.

If you want to see how the exterior of the two cars look, you can see them side-by-side in this picture. If you want to see the two compared by more in-depth metrics, you can continue reading below. If you live or work in the Johnson City area, and are already interested in purchasing the 2018 Mazda CX-3, you can look at our inventory of the crossover by clicking the link below.

2018 Mazda CX-3


2018 Toyota RAV4

$20,110 MSRP $24,410
31 mpg Combined Gas Mileage 25 mpg
Standard USB Ports Not Available
Available Parking Assist Not Available

Which Crossover is Right for You?

When looking directly at the features of each of these crossovers, it is obvious that the 2018 Mazda CX-3 is the more practical and convenient vehicle of the two, hands-down. First, this vehicle is going to save you thousands of dollars. Between an MSRP that is $4,000 lower, and a combined gas mileage that is 6 mpg higher than the Toyota RAV4, the 2018 Mazda CX-3 will save you a ton of money over its lifetime.

Additionally, the convenience features that the Mazda CX-3 has, and the Toyota RAV4 doesn't have, can make a huge difference. With multiple USB ports that make it possible for everyone in their car to charge their devices, and the parking assist fitting the car into even the tightest of spaces, the Mazda CX-3 is easily the more convenient vehicle.

2018 Mazda3 Hatchback back exterior
Mazda CX-9 front exterior
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