2016 Mazda CX-3 vs 2016 Toyota RAV4

Are you looking for a vehicle that is stylish, sporty, and able to carry extra gear whenever the occasion arrises? How about a compact crossover utility vehicle? These vehicles are miniature versions of their full size, thirstier relatives, but they are just as stylish and offer plenty of cargo room for your active lifestyle and occasional adventures. Nearly every brand offers at least one compact utility model in their lineup, so finding the right one can be a challenge. Don’t worry, we have a comparison featuring the 2016 Mazda CX-3 vs 2016 Toyota RAV4 to help you determine which vehicle is the best one for you!

One similarity that both the 2016 Mazda CX-3 and 2016 Toyota RAV4 possess is that they are available with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Front-wheel drive offers an excellent amount of power while retaining optimal fuel efficiency, while all-wheel drive gives even more power and traction that makes it perfect for wet and snowy road conditions.

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2016 Mazda CX-3 VS 2016 Toyota RAV4
$19,960 MSRP $24,350
SKYACTIV®-G 2.0L DOHC 4-cylinder with VVT Engine Options

2.5L 4-cylinder DOHC with dual VVT-i

Hybrid 4-cylinder DOHC with VVT-i

Front-wheel drive

All-wheel drive

Front-wheel drive

All-wheel drive

12.7 gallons (FWD)

11.9 gallons (AWD)
Fuel Tank Capacity

14.8 gallons (hybrid)

15.9 gallons (conventional)

2016 Mazda CX-3 Engine Power

The 2016 Mazda CX-3 comes equipped with only one, but very powerful engine option: a 146 horsepower SKYACTIV®-G 2.0L DOHC 4-cylinder with VVT! This heart allows for the best possible fuel efficiency, which is estimated to be approximately 29 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway (when equipped with front-wheel drive).

With that kind of fuel efficiency, the 2016 Mazda CX-3 will definitely take you far! Models equipped with front-wheel drive have a 12.7-gallon fuel tank, and can cover between 368.3 and 444.5 miles before the next refill!

If you have any questions regarding the 2016 Mazda CX-3 vs 2016 Toyota RAV4 comparison, please feel free to reach out to a Royal South Mazda sales professional.

2016 Mazda CX-3 in red
Tail light on the 2016 Mazda CX-3
Interior of 2016 Mazda CX-3
Front dash of 2016 Mazda CX-3

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