2018 Mazda CX-3

2018 Mazda CX-3

2018 BMW X1

2018 BMW X1

2018 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2018 BMW X1

Drivers comparing 2018 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2018 BMW X1 will be surprised to find the Mazda SUV coming out ahead. For starters, it’s the only crossover SUV of the two able to offer:

  • Up to 29 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway
  • Standard Smart City Brake Support
  • Standard Remote Fuel Door Release

So, how else does the Mazda SUV outpace the BMW SUV?

Mazda CX-3 vs. BMW X1: Price

2018 Mazda CX-3


2018 BMW X1


Starting Price



City MPG



Highway MPG


60 months/60,000 miles

Powertrain Warranty

48 months/50,000 miles

2018 Mazda CX-3

You expect the 2018 BMW X1 to command a slightly higher asking price than the new Mazda CX-5 — the reality goes far beyond “slightly higher.” The Mazda CX-3 starts at $13,790 less than the BMW X1 — in fact, you could buy a top Mazda CX-3 trim and still pay less.

To make matters worse, the BMW drinks more fuel and doesn’t offer such a competitive powertrain warranty.

Mazda CX-3 vs. BMW X1: Standard Features

Despite that gross difference in starting and operating price, the 2018 BMW X1 refuses to match all of the Mazda SUV’s standard features, including:

  • Smart City Brake Support: Detects potential obstructions during low-speed cruising, prepares for braking, and even applies the brakes automatically should you fail to react.
  • Remote Fuel Door Release: To make topping up easier, the Mazda SUV adds a handy remote fuel door release.
2018 Mazda CX-3 exterior aerial view

Mazda CX-3 vs. BMW X1: Optional Features

2018 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring


2018 BMW X1 sDrive28i


Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)

Not Available


Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)

Not Available


Navigational Aid



Leather-Trimmed Seats

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Head-Up Display

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Front Heated Seats


2018 Mazda CX-3 interior cabin

As stated above, the 2018 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring still costs less than the 2018 BMW X1 sDrive28i. If you choose the top-tier Mazda CX-3 over the entry-level BMW, you’ll save a bundle and enjoy the features listed above as standard. Whether changing lanes between Plainfield and Joliet or finding a restaurant in Aurora, it’s better to be in the Mazda.

2018 Mazda CX-3 Accolades

  • 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA

The Mazda SUV is a Smarter Choice than the BMW SUV

The BMW X1 might suggest luxury performance, but it doesn’t quite live up to the hype when compared against the 2018 Mazda CX-3. Contact us today to find out more, or feel free to apply for financing online.

Why Buy at Continental Mazda of Naperville?

The Continental Difference is just this: we will always put our customers first. Some of the ways we do that are:

  • With our 110% Price Guarantee, you know you’ll be getting the best price — if you’re given a genuine quote on the same exact new vehicle from another dealership, we’ll match that price plus 10% of the difference.
  • Our auto group has been chosen by Naperville Magazine as “Best Auto Dealer” for the past 8 years in a row*


*Naperville Magazine – Best of Naperville

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