2019 Mazda CX-3

2019 Mazda CX-3

2018 Ford EcoSport S FWD

2018 Ford EcoSport

2019 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2018 Ford EcoSport

The Mazda CX-3 is an exceptional compact SUV, but there are plenty of newcomers in the segment, including the new Ford Ecosport. A comparison of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 vs. Ford EcoSport is natural, and the facts make it clear which is the superior choice.



Ford SUV vs. Mazda SUV: Power and Performance

Any driver comparing the 2019 Mazda CX-3 vs. Ford EcoSport is going to start with engine specs, and they’re going to find the new Ford EcoSport curiously underpowered in its base configuration.

  • Mazda CX-3 Standard Power: Up to 148 hp and 146 lb-ft of torque from a SKYACTIV®-G 2.0L four-cylinder.
  • Ford EcoSport Standard Power: Up to 123 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque from a 1.0L three-cylinder.

When you need to hit high speeds or make a quick lane change, you’ll notice that wide gulf in starting power. Additionally, the Mazda is the only one of the two available with SKYACTIV®-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control, which adjusts driving characteristics for superior cornering.

2019 Mazda CX-3 exterior

Ford SUV vs. Mazda SUV: Safety Features

Mazda has always been about top-tier safety, so you should be surprised to find the latest technology keeping you from harm whether you’re in the center of Aurora or Chicago or cruising sedately between Plainfield and Joliet.

The 2019 Mazda CX-3’s safety tech includes:

  • Adaptive Front-Lighting System
  • Radar Cruise Control with Stop and Go
  • High Beam Control
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Advanced City Brake Support
  • Collision Warning System
  • Traffic Sign Recognition System

In stark contrast, the 2018 Ford EcoSport doesn’t offer these driver-assistance features with any trim level, making it conspicuously under-equipped for a modern crossover.

2019 Mazda CX-3 on road

Find Your Next Compact SUV at Continental Mazda of Naperville

Rival crossover SUVs like the 2018 Ford Ecosport were left looking underpowered and under-equipped after the new Mazda CX-3 was released earlier this year. To learn more or arrange a test drive, contact us today.

Why Buy from Continental Mazda of Naperville?

It’s just as easy to pick Continental Mazda of Naperville as it is to choose the 2019 Mazda CX-3 over the 2018 Ford EcoSport. Some of the benefits of buying with us:

  • Continental Certified Program: Includes a 3-day exchange policy, 182-point safety inspection, and 30-day/1,000-mile warranty.
  • Dealer Rater Recognition: We’ve been named Dealer Rater’s #1 Illinois Mazda Dealer multiple times.
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