2019 Mazda CX-3 vs 2019 Toyota C-HR

Split screen images of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 and  2019 Toyota C-HR

Compact crossovers are taking the automotive market by storm. Their small footprints allow drivers to retain the nimble handling and easy-to-maneuver nature of sedans while capitalizing on the versatility of a crossover. Two similar options that have been getting a lot of buzz include the 2019 Mazda CX-3 and 2019 Toyota C-HR, which are great selections for drivers looking to get into a stylish crossover on a tight budget. Which is the better buy? We break it down below.

With similar starting costs for base models, both the 2019 Mazda CX-3 and 2019 Toyota C-HR offer attractive pricing that is affordable for many budgets. Thanks to a more efficient engine, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 also offers better fuel economy which could help drivers save money on gas. If your budget is tight or you put in a lot of miles on the road, the savings over time could be substantial. Find additional specs and a cargo space comparison below.

2019 Mazda CX-3


2019 Toyota C-HR

$20,390  Starting MSRP  $20,945
29/34   Fuel Economy  27/31
148 Base Horsepower  144
44.5 cubic feet  Cargo Space  36.4 cubic feet

Interior and Cargo Space Comparison

In terms of interior space for passengers, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 and 2019 Toyota C-HR are going to offer similar experiences. Four adults should have no problems being comfortable in either model even on long trips and three kids should fit just fine in back. Split-folding rear seats in each model also make it easy to switch between passenger and cargo hauling in seconds for maximum versatility.

The cargo space area is what really makes the 2019 Mazda CX-3 shine. If you do plan on hauling a lot of extra gear or go on the occasional weekend trip, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 may be your best bet. With 44.5 cubic feet of total cargo space compared to the 36.4 cubic feet of space in the 2019 C-HR, the 2019 Mazda CX-3’s larger cargo area gives it the edge on versatility and makes it easy to check things off your to-do list all in one go. For that reason, it’s our pick for the best compact crossover.

The 2019 Mazda CX-3 lineup is now available at Bill Gatton Mazda in Johnson City, TN. Fill out the form below to connect with one of our team members to discuss availability, finance options, or setting up a test drive.

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