2016 Mazda CX-3 vs 2016 Hyundai Tucson

2016 Mazda CX-5

2016 Mazda CX-5

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2016 Hyundai Tucson

Compact crossovers deliver a fun and versatile driving experience on any type of road, and Nanaimo, Duncan, and Victoria drivers likely compare the 2016 Mazda CX-3 vs the 2016 Hyundai Tucson to determine which is the better option.

Although both vehicles can comfortably seat five passengers, they are not the same vehicle. In fact, when it comes to price, fuel efficiency, and … the Mazda is the clear-cut winner. If you want to experience versatile driving at its best, visit Harris Mazda and check out our full inventory of this impressive new vehicle.


When it comes to car buying, you don’t just base your decision on the total price, but on what you get for that total price compared to other vehicles. The 2016 Mazda CX-3 not only has a lower MSRP compared to the 2016 Hyundai Tucson—starting at $20,695 compared to $24,399—but it also offers more in terms of features and amenities too.

Fuel Efficiency

Getting the best fuel efficiency is great for both your vehicle and your wallet, and both vehicles offer an impressive mpg; however, the Mazda CX-3 edges out the Tucson, getting 6.7L/100 km highway compared to 7.6L/100 km highway. So when it’s great fuel efficiency that you want, there is only one vehicle to choose.

2016 Mazda CX-5


Driving today requires an abundance of information and entertainment at your fingertips, and it’s important that the next vehicle you choose can give you everything that you crave. While both vehicles come standard with an AM/FM radio with MP3 connectivity and Bluetooth hands-free music streaming and calling, the Mazda CX-3 beefs things up a bit with the available Mazda Connect™ infotainment system. Drivers will enjoy a 7-inch full-color touchscreen, Pandora and other internet radio integration, SMS text message delivery and relay, E911 automatic emergency notifications, and commander control. Once you experience what this can do to your driving, you’ll never want to experience anything else.

Exterior Features

Not much separates the exteriors of these vehicles, as they are both filled with some of the latest and most impressive features. Daytime running lights, rear roof spoiler, and variable intermittent windshield wipers all come standard on these vehicles. But while they’re extremely similar, there are a few things that the Mazda CX-3 delivers, including a standard roof-mounted “shark fin” antenna and black side body garnish for a truly attractive look.

2016 Mazda CX-3

Interior Features

Comparing vehicles that have attractive interiors filled with amenities can be difficult. When comparing the 2016 Mazda CX-3 vs the 2016 Hyundai Tucson, you will find similar features, including heated front seats, 60/40 split fold-down seats, power locks, and steering wheel mounted controls. However, what you won’t find standard on the Tucson are power doors and windows, remote rear hatch release, and remote keyless entry with “answer back” feature. So if you truly want the vehicle that offers it all, you’ll want to be sure you choose the Mazda.


Knowing that you’re protected while on the road can give you the ultimate peace of mind, and both vehicles do their best to ensure you are always protected on the road and preventing collision. While both vehicles come with standard airbags and are built with a tough frame, the Mazda kicks things up a notch with their standard and available safety features, including cruise control with proximity warning, smart city brake support, adaptive front lighting system, and high beam control. All of these features give you the confidence you need to hit the road and know that your well-being is thoroughly cared for.

2016 Mazda CX-3

Which is right for you?

Choosing the right vehicle can sometimes be difficult, but when there’s an obvious winner, like with the Mazda CX-3, choosing isn’t so hard. If you want a vehicle that offers the better fuel efficiency and interior features, and no matter if you’re a growing family or an adventurous single, the 2016 Mazda CX-3 is the right choice.

Get Yours Today

Now that you know you’re making the smart decisions choosing the 2016 Mazda CX-3 vs the 2016 Hyundai Tucson, you can head down to Harris Mazda and pick up one of these impressive new Mazda vehicles. Once you step behind the wheel, you’ll certainly be amazed at everything this crossover SUV has to offer Nanaimo, Duncan, and Victoria drivers. Head down to our dealership today to see our impressive inventory, or contact us at 250.758.9125 to schedule your test drive and experience a thrill like never before.

2016 Mazda CX-3