It is never easy to buy a new vehicle, especially when the models available to us are all new or virtually new. This is the case for the growing subcompact SUV segment. This niche is not necessarily new, but in recent years manufacturers have really started to grow it with an array of new models like the 2017 Nissan Qashqai and the Mazda CX-3.
These are two sport utility vehicles coming from renowned brands that have the characteristic of offering a comfortable ride, a versatile cockpit, impressive fuel economy ratings and an enticing starting price. These models allow you to take advantage of all the benefits of an SUV, but are also easier to park and a lot more fuel-efficient. That said, how do you choose between these two models and above all, how do you make sure that your new SUV will be able to meet all of your needs?
This small comparison between the 2017 Nissan Qashqai and the Mazda CX-3 is designed to help you answer this question. To do this, we take a look at two very important criteria for consumers, price and interior space.
The 2017 Nissan Qashqai is more affordable than the Mazda CX-3
Let's start with the price. Available starting at $ 19,998, the 2017 Nissan Qashqai is the most affordable subcompact SUV in its segment. In comparison, the Mazda CX-3 is available starting at $ 20,695. At this price, both models offer substantially the same level of equipment that includes the rearview camera, but the Qashqai offers standard heated seats. To get these in the Mazda CX-3, you have to opt for the GS model offered starting at $ 22,695.
If you want the sunroof you have to opt for the Mazda CX-3 GS and add the Luxury group that tacks on an additional $ 1,500 to the final price for a total of $ 24,195. The Nissan Qashqai SV is available starting at $ 24,598, which is a little more expensive, but in return it also adds the heated steering wheel and dual-zone air conditioning.
Finally, the high-end version of the Nissan Qashqai, the SL model, is offered at the same price as the high-end GT model in the Mazda CX-3 lineup. The Qashqai offers real leather seats and 19-inch wheels, while the CX-3 features 18-inch wheels and a leather/suede finish for the seats.
More space in the 2017 Nissan Qashqai compared to the Mazda CX-3
In addition to being more affordable, the 2017 Nissan Qashqai stands out against the Mazda CX-3 with its larger cockpit. Indeed, the Qashqai offers 648 liters of cargo space compared to only 452 liters for the CX-3. While the latter may offer the smallest trunk in the segment, the Qashqai offers one of the largest cargo spaces of any subcompact SUV.
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