2016 Nissan Rogue vs. 2016 Mazda CX-3

2016 Nissan Rogue

2016 Nissan Rogue

2016 Mazda CX-3

2016 Mazda CX-3

The 2016 Nissan Rogue and the 2016 Mazda CX-3 are both small crossover utility vehicles, but Sarasota and Tampa drivers should know they are actually in different categories. The Rogue is a compact crossover that competes more directly with the 2016 Mazda CX-5, while the 2016 Mazda CX-3 is a smaller subcompact crossover utility vehicle. If you are determined to compare the 2016 Mazda CX-3 with the Nissan Rogue, there are a few key differences that will no doubt help make your decision between these two small crossovers.

Price and Value

Since the Rogue is in a different class altogether, it shouldn’t be surprising that it’s quite a bit more expensive. The Nissan Rogue starts at $23,290 MSRP, while the 2016 Mazda CX-3 starts at $19,960 MSRP. For reference, the range-topping 2016 Mazda CX-3 costs $26,240 MSRP, while the Rogue can cost as much as $30,040. If you’re on a tighter budget, the 2016 Mazda CX-3 obviously offers a more accessible option.


Since you’re not shopping for a sports car or a heavy duty truck you probably put fuel economy over horsepower. The 2016 Mazda CX-3 does better than the Nissan Rogue in EPA mileage estimates when you compare equivalent configurations:

  • The Nissan Rogue is rated at 26 mpg/city and 33 mpg/highway in EPA estimates with front-wheel drive, and 25 mpg/city and 32 mpg highway for 28 mpg/combined based on EPA estimates with all-wheel drive.
  • The 2016 Mazda CX-3 rates at 29 mpg/city and 35 mpg/highway with front wheel drive, and up to 27 mpg/city and 32 mpg/highway with all-wheel drive in EPA estimates. It’s also quicker than the 2016 Mazda CX-3 — in Edmunds.com testing the 2016 Mazda CX-3 sprinted from 0 to 60 mph in only 8.5 seconds.

Plus, while the 2016 Mazda CX-3 makes less power than the Nissan Rogue, it’s actually quicker. In Edmunds.com testing the 2016 Mazda CX-3 made it from 0 to 60 mph in only 8.5 seconds, while the Nissan Rogue needed 9.3 seconds to do the same.

Safety and Security

Both of these vehicles can be had with high tech safety features including lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, parking assistance, forward collision warning and forward collision prevention braking, and more. However, in crash test ratings, the 2016 Mazda CX-3 fares better. The 2016 Mazda CX-3 achieves the best possible 5-star overall rating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tests. The Nissan Rogue achieved only a 4-star rating in those tests, with a 4-star rating in the Frontal Crash Test and Rollover Test.

Visit Cox Mazda Today to See the 2016 Mazda CX-3 Near Sarasota and Tampa

Want to find out more about the latest 2016 Mazda CX-3? You can drive this compelling subcompact crossover right now here at Cox Mazda, the premier Tampa and Sarasota area Mazda dealer, at 3101 Cortez Road West in Bradenton, FL. Visit us to find out more about what the 2016 Mazda CX-3 might mean for your Sarasota or Tampa commute, or contact Cox Mazda online or by phone at 941-749-2790 for help with any questions.