2017 Mazda CX-3 vs. The 2016 Nissan Juke

2017 Mazda CX-3

2017 Mazda CX-3

2016 Nissan Juke

2016 Nissan Juke

Shelby drivers looking for a sporty and fun crossover vehicle likely have both the 2017 Mazda CX-3 and 2016 Nissan Juke on their short list. Both offer Bluetooth® streaming audio, seating for five, and an array of available features. If price is a consideration, it certainly makes sense to compare the two, as the starting MSRP for their respective base models is close, with the Mazda CX-3 having a slight edge coming in at $19,960 to the Nissan Juke’s $20,250. But when you look at interior space and standard features, that’s when the 2017 Mazda CX-3 truly shines.

Standard and Available Features

Since the Mazda CX-3 and the Nissan Juke start off with similar price points, it’s important to look at what kinds of features you’ll get for the price. While both crossovers offer air conditioning, power windows and door locks, and alloy wheels, you might be surprised to find how many additional desirable features are standard equipment on the Mazda CX-3 and how many of its optional features are simply unavailable on the Juke. The base model Mazda CX-3 Sport offers daytime running lights, a telescopic steering column, and cargo tie downs for SUV versatility all as standard equipment. None of those features are available on the Nissan Juke S FWD. And if you choose the Mazda CX-3 Sport, you’ll have the option to choose navigation, a remote ignition, or a universal garage door opener to customize your vehicle, none of which are available on the Nissan Juke S FWD.

Space and Capacity

When it comes to having space for everyone and everything you want to take with on your next adventure, the Mazda CX-3 trounces the competition! The Mazda CX-3 offers Shelby drivers 87.6 cubic feet of passenger volume, compared to 86.7 cubic feet of passenger volume in the Juke. One area that extra space becomes especially apparent is legroom for rear passengers. There’s a reason people like to call shotgun: no one wants to be crammed into the backseat! So when every inch of legroom counts, you’ll be glad to have 35 inches of rear legroom in the Mazda CX-3 for your passengers to enjoy, compared to only 32.1 inches in the Nissan Juke. The new Mazda CX-3 also offers almost a full two cubic feet more of cargo volume than you’ll find in the Juke; the Mazda CX-3 supplies drivers with 12.4 cubic feet of cargo volume, compared to 10.5 cubic feet of cargo volume in the Juke.

Drive the 2017 Mazda CX-3 Today

The verdict is in! The 2017 Mazda CX-3 is a clear winner for Mt. Holly and Shelby drivers. If you’re ready to get behind the wheel and experience this well-appointed and spacious crossover for yourself, get in touch with Momentum Mazda in Gastonia! Here at Momentum Mazda, you get upfront pricing every day, a lifetime powertrain warranty, and our 3-day/300-mile exchange program, meaning it’s never been easier to drive off in a new Mazda CX-3.