For starters, the CX-3 is offered with AWD. The all-wheel driving system is something that is not available on the Mazda3 and it does make the CX-3 feel a tad special. The performance of the CX-3 on AWD is not easy to notice but you can enjoy more pleasurable feel when compared to the Mazda3.
Then, there is the driving height of the CX-3. In terms of measurements, the CX-3 is smaller than the Mazda3 but it is a hair taller. Despite the small difference, you can actually feel being taller inside the CX-3. It further improves the driving feel of the car.
The Nissan Rogue, on the other hand, will be running on a 2.5-liter engine that will be mated to a CVT. The engine will be delivering about 170hp and 175Nm of torque and will return about 26mpg in the city and 33mpg on the highway.
It will also be fitted with safety features like traction control, a backup camera, tire pressure monitor and more.
Coming back to the CX-3 challenger, the plan is to base its design on the Kia Provo concept that showed up at the Geneva show several years back.
That concept, orange-roofed and athletic, sports an eerily similar vibe to the Nissan Kicks crossover that has recently been let out of the cage in Brazil. As long as it doesn’t take after the Nissan Juke, the upcoming crossover should do just fine.