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2021 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Review

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2021 Mazda
CX-3

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2021 Mitsubishi
Outlander Sport

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MSRP*
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$20,790 to $22,190
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$20,995 to $26,995
Invoice* $20,197 to $21,566 $20,726 to $26,230
MPG - City 27 - 29 23 - 24
MPG - Hwy 32 - 34 28 - 30
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 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 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport than in the Mazda CX-3, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda CX-3, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Mazda CX-3, making it more convenient to drive.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Mazda CX-3 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. 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 will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda CX-3 is much slimmer than the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Mazda CX-3 is slightly shorter than the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, which may make it easier to park.

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

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

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Mazda CX-3 and the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

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 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. The Mazda CX-3 has less cargo space than the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Mazda CX-3 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.