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2018 Ford EcoSport vs 2018 Mazda CX-3

Orange 2018 Ford EcoSport on the Highway vs Red 2018 Mazda CX-3 in a Parking Structure

With athletic designs and efficient, fun-to-drive powertrains, subcompact crossovers like the all-new 2018 Ford EcoSport are gaining in popularity for families on the go. A brand-new addition to the Ford model lineup, the Ford EcoSport promises to be a fan favorite at Marshal Mize Ford and will check all the boxes. Take a closer look at the latest addition to the Ford family with this in-depth 2018 Ford EcoSport vs 2018 Mazda CX-3 comparison.

Tailor-made for the family on the go, the 2018 Ford EcoSport will be available in four grades – S, SE, SES and Titanium – that can be tailored to fit your specifications and will include an affordable price tag. A spacious cabin makes room for five passengers, provides 91.1 cubic feet of passenger space and adds an impressive 20.9 cubic feet of cargo space that is perfect for family adventures. Highlights of the Ford EcoSport design include a 6.5-inch Ford SYNC® 3 infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, onboard Wi-Fi, advanced safety systems and a swing-out rear tailgate.

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2018 Ford EcoSport VS 2018 Mazda CX-3
$19,995 Starting Price $20,110
1.0-Liter EcoBoost® Four-Cylinder Base Engine 2.0-Liter SKYACTIV®-G Four-Cylinder
27 MPG City/29 MPG Hwy Fuel Economy 29 MPG City/34 MPG Hwy
20.9 Cubic Feet Cargo Space 12.4 Cubic Feet

What Are the Advantages of the 2018 Ford EcoSport?

Price and affordability are key aspects of any car-buying decision and will play an important role in this 2018 Ford EcoSport vs 2018 Mazda CX-3 comparison. With a starting price that stands at just $19,995, the Ford EcoSport is the more affordable option in this contest and adds a wealth of standard features, a more spacious cabin, more cargo space and improved technology features that families will come to love at Marshal Mize Ford.

A perfect combination of power and fuel economy, the Ford EcoSport promises to be plenty of fun on your next family adventure. Entry-level Ford EcoSport entries will feature a 123-horsepower 1.0-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder engine that is paired with a six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission to earn 27 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. Drivers who want an upgrade in power can opt for a 166-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that is married to a six-speed automatic transmission and standard Intelligent 4WD.

Mazda CX-3 models counter with a single powertrain – a 146-horsepower SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder engine that gets paired with a SKYACTIV®-Drive six-speed automatic transmission. With this combination under the hood, the subcompact Mazda crossover will earn 29 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. The Mazda CX-3 improves performance with an available i-ACTIV AWD® system.

With more cargo space and a more athletic design, the all-new 2018 Ford EcoSport is a cut above its Mazda competitor and promises to be a fan favorite at Marshal Mize Ford!


Overhead View of 2018 Ford EcoSport on a Highway
Blue 2018 Ford EcoSport Rear Exterior on City Street
2018 Ford EcoSport Steering Wheel and Ford SYNC Touchscreen
2018 Ford EcoSport Swing-Gate Tailgate