Mazda CX-3 vs Nissan Rogue

Mazda CX-3 vs Nissan Rogue

Willow Grove, Willow Manor, and Glenside drivers have a lot of options when it comes to shopping for a subcompact crossover SUV. Here at Sussman Mazda, we want to help you narrow down those options to make the decision-making process easier.

Here, we’re pitting two popular options against each other in a 2019 Mazda CX-3 vs. Nissan Rogue faceoff. Check it out to see which one comes out on top when it comes to style, tech, and safety.

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Style: Mazda CX-3 vs Nissan Rogue

Mazda CX-3 vs Nissan Rogue

Even when at a standstill, the Mazda CX-3 gives the impression of always moving forward, thanks to its unique front grille. Sculpted lines along the side body evoke images of a cheetah that’s ready to pounce. The Nissan Rogue grille and body sculpting are pretty nice on their own but look quite standard when next to the Mazda CX-3.

This modern, thoughtful styling extends to the interior lines as well. The Rogue dashboard is sleek and modern, but there’s nothing innovative about it.

The dash in the Mazda CX-3, on the other hand, has a futuristic design. This includes rotary dials and circular air vents. Plus, there’s nothing that doesn’t absolutely need to be there, resulting in a minimalistic look.

Read the full 2019 Mazda CX-3 review here

State-of-the-Art Technology

The Mazda CX-3 not only looks more futuristic than the Nissan Rogue—it also has the innovative technology to back that look up.

For instance, both crossover SUVs offer a 7-inch touchscreen display. However, the Mazda CX-3 adds a Multifunction Commander Control knob right where your arm naturally rests. This offers an additional user-friendly way to control infotainment options. You won’t find anything similar in the Nissan Rogue.

Nissan is proud of its Advanced Drive-Assist Display in the 2019 Rogue. This shows important information on a 5-inch color display that’s part of the instrument panel. Yet again, the Mazda CX-3 offers a more high-tech option.

This time it’s the Active Driving Display, which puts similar information above the dash line. Putting this info closer to eye level means you don’t need to take your eyes off the road.

Technological innovations make the Mazda CX-3 more fuel efficient, too. It gets an EPA-estimated 29 MPG city/34 MPG highway.1 Conventional Rogue models, meanwhile, max out at an EPA-estimated 26 MPG city/33 MPG highway.

Which Has Better Safety Ratings?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the Mazda CX-3 a 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK. The Nissan Rogue did not receive this honor.

The 2019 Mazda CX-3 also has a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The 2019 Rogue, on the other hand, only received four stars.

Mazda CX-3 vs Nissan Rogue

Both crossovers offer a comprehensive bundle of active and passive safety features. This includes things like:

  • High Beam Control
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Pedestrian Detection

However, the Mazda CX-3 is better at helping you see dark, winding roads at night. That’s because it offers curve-adaptive headlights, which automatically turn to the right or left along with your wheels. The Nissan Rogue does not offer this feature.

See the Mazda CX-3 in Person

The Mazda CX-3 looks cooler and offers more innovative tech solutions. More importantly, its safety ratings show that it can keep you protected on the roads of Willow Grove, Willow Manor, and Glenside.

If you’re ready to learn more about the Mazda CX-3, browse the online inventory at Sussman Mazda. Once you find a model that piques your interest, contact us to schedule your test drive!


1 Up to an EPA-estimated 29 city/34 highway MPG for 2019 Mazda CX-3 FWD models. AWD models, 27 city/32 highway MPG. Actual results will vary.

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