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2021 Mazda CX-3 Goes Head-to-Head With the 2021 Ford EcoSport in BC, Canada

When investing in a subcompact SUV, British Columbia drivers demand the best in performance, comfort, safety, and technology. With several impressive vehicles in the segment, the choice isn’t always obvious. Take a closer look at how the 2021 Mazda CX-3 compares to the 2021 Ford EcoSport.

Which Compact SUV Has Better Engine Performance in BC, Canada?: The 2021 Mazda CX-3 or 2021 Ford EcoSport

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The EcoSport’s 1.0L turbocharged engine boasts a mild-mannered 123 horsepower and 124 pound-feet of torque, whereas the standard 2.0L 4-cylinder in the 2021 Mazda CX-3 cranks out an impressive 148 hp and 146 lb-ft.

The disparities don’t stop there. The CX-3 proves a more efficient option, delivering 8.1 l/100km in the city compared to EcoSport's thirsty 10.5 l/100km. Four-cylinder performance reigns supreme. 

Which Compact SUV Provides More Safety Features in BC, Canada?: The 2021 Mazda CX-3 or 2021 Ford EcoSport

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The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration awarded the 2021 Mazda CX-3 highly coveted 5-star ratings in the overall and front crash test categories. The EcoSport, however, was only able to muster four.

The Mazda CX-3 also comes packed with standard driver assist systems, including Blind-Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go, and Lane Departure Warning. Ford drivers should be prepared to hop up to the next trim level if they expect any of these features - leaving their performance capabilities (and safety) compromised. 

Which Compact SUV Delivers Better Comfort Features in BC, Canada?: The 2021 Mazda CX-3 or 2021 Ford EcoSport

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The 2021 Mazda CX-3 S comes with a comfortable 6-way adjustable driver’s seat, whereas EcoSport owners are limited to four directions. 

Consumers who opt for the CX-3 GT are rewarded with a 10-way power adjustable chair with memory function. Even those who go all the way up to the EcoSport's Titanium trim level, will have to make do with a 6-way power captain's seat. 

When British Columbia summers are at their worst, Ford buyers are stuck with manual air conditioning. Conversely, the Mazda is ready for the dog days with automatic climate controls (which include a pollen filter).

Which Compact SUV Comes with the Most Infotainment Features in BC, Canada?: The 2021 Mazda CX-3 or 2021 Ford EcoSport

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Though both the 2021 CX-3 and Ford EcoSport come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, only the Mazda Connect Infotainment System includes integration with Pandora, Aha Internet Radio, and Stitcher.

The entry level of the Mazda CX-3 is also equipped with an expansive 7-in touchscreen in the centre console; while Ford EcoSport S drivers are stuck with a 4.2-in display, which lacks an interactive interface.

CX-3 S drivers are further able to receive and send SMS text messages by using hands-free voice commands, whereas EcoSport buyers should be prepared to cough up some extra cash for the same feature.

The 2021 Mazda CX-3 Outshines the Competition in BC, Canada

There's no doubt about it. For consumers who value quality, value, and performance, the 2021Mazda CX-3 is the superior vehicle.

Want to learn more about this compact SUV? Get in touch with the team at August Mazda or check out our current CX-3 inventory, starting from $25,390.

2021 Mazda CX-3 News in BC, Canada

2021 Mazda CX-3 GS Arrives in Okanagan Valley
by top-new-vehicles, August 23, 2021, 8:55 pm
Are you searching for a premium adventuring experience? The 2021 CX-3 GS is now available at August Mazda in BC.This luxurious SUV boasts heated front seats and a steering wheel to keep you toasty on chilly days. At the same...
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2021 Mazda CX-3 GS Available in Merritt
by top-new-vehicles, August 23, 2021, 8:45 pm
Don't miss another day of adventuring in BC. Contact August Mazda to learn how this 2021 CX-3 GS can enhance your experience on the highway.This sporty CX-3 GS boasts a 148HP 2.0L 4-Cylinder SKYACTIV-G engine and a six-speed...
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2021 Mazda CX-3 GS Brings Tech to Kelowna BC
by mazda-vehicle-news, December 20, 2020, 10:01 am
Are you searching for a compact crossover that is loaded with the latest technology but won’t break your bank? The new 2021 Mazda CX-3 GS might just be what you’re looking for!The first thing you will notice inside is the...
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2021 Mazda CX-3 GS Drives Safely in Kelowna BC
by mazda-vehicle-news, December 20, 2020, 7:30 am
If you are searching for the perfect compact crossover that offers plenty of safety features, then you have come to the right place. The new 2021 Mazda CX-3 GS is just what the doctor ordered!First up is blindspot monitoring with...
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2021 Mazda CX-3 GS Turns Heads in Kelowna BC
by mazda-vehicle-news, December 18, 2020, 12:22 pm
Did you ever think that an SUV could be sexy? Well, hold on to your seats because the 2021 Mazda CX-3 GS will blow your mind! With curves for days, this compact crossover is the perfect combination of beauty and brains.Rolling on...
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2021 Mazda CX-3 GS Brings Luxury to Kelowna BC
by mazda-vehicle-news, December 18, 2020, 11:46 am
Have you been searching for a luxury compact crossover? You’re in luck because the 2021 Mazda CX-3 GS is the perfect five-seater for small families who enjoy vehicles with style!Once you slip behind the leather-wrapped steering...
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