2020 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2020 Ford EcoSport | NewCars.com

A member of the Cars.com family

2020 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2020 Ford EcoSport Review

New 2020 Mazda CX-3

2020 Mazda
CX-3

See Details & Photos
New 2020 Ford EcoSport

2020 Ford
EcoSport

See Details & Photos
MSRP*
Get Your Price
$20,640 to $22,040
Get Your Price
$19,995 to $27,715
Invoice* $20,050 to $21,409 $19,595 to $27,161
MPG - City 27 - 29 23 - 27
MPG - Hwy 32 - 34 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 I-3, Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford EcoSport than in the Mazda CX-3, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford EcoSport will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda CX-3.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mazda CX-3 as you will with the Ford EcoSport, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Clearly, the Mazda CX-3 is a better financial choice over the Ford EcoSport, when considering MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mazda CX-3 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Ford EcoSport.

Dimensions
The Mazda CX-3 is about the same width as the Ford EcoSport. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Mazda CX-3, which is slightly longer than the Ford EcoSport.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Mazda CX-3 and the Ford EcoSport are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Mazda CX-3 has the same turning radius as the Ford EcoSport, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Mazda CX-3 has a little less horsepower than the Ford EcoSport.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Mazda CX-3 and the Ford EcoSport. The Mazda CX-3 has less cargo space than the Ford EcoSport, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Mazda CX-3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford EcoSport.