2018 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2018 Acura RDX vs. 2018 Lexus NX


SUVs and crossovers are popular segments in the automotive industry, and Mazda adds a bit of luxury into the mix with the Mazda CX-3. The 2018 Mazda CX-3 is a standout in the industry, but how does it stand up to two of its competitors: the Acura RDX and Lexus NX?


Finding a great vehicle at an affordable price is ideal. Finding a vehicle that will save you money at the gas pump, too? That’s even better. The 2018 Mazda CX-3 has, by far, the highest fuel efficient ratings compared to its competitors — up to 34 mpg on the highway.* The Acura RDX and the Lexus NX can’t even come close to matching that, each earning a maximum of 28 mpg on the highway.


The infotainment technology inside these models is fairly comparable, but you have more customization options on the Mazda CX-3 with three trim levels to choose from. The Acura RDX only comes in one trim and the Lexus NX offers two. You can also choose between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive on the Mazda CX-3, an option you don’t have on the Lexus NX. The Mazda CX-3 has an added level of convenience with remote keyless illuminated entry and a push-button start.


You never want to leave safety out of the equation when considering your next vehicle. All three of these SUVs come with the basics — such as anti-lock brakes, advanced air bag systems, and Daytime Running Lights — but it takes more than the basics to ensure a top-quality, reliable vehicle. The 2018 Mazda CX-3 offers a feature the other two can’t match — Forward Obstruction Warning. This feature warns drivers with audio and visual alerts when something is in the vehicle’s path, helping to prevent an accident.

At the end of the day, you can’t beat the versatility and affordability of the 2018 Mazda CX-3. Visit us at Mazda of Bedford to schedule a test drive.

*Up to an EPA-estimated 29 city/34 highway MPG for 2018 Mazda CX-3 FWD models. AWD models, 27 city/32 highway MPG. Actual results will vary.

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