2018 Nissan Rogue vs. 2018 Mazda CX-3

The huge number of options available in the crossover SUV automotive segment is both a boon to potential buyers, but that also represents one of the class' biggest challenges. JC Billion Nissan product experts understand these struggles and want to help them get their arms around new vehicle research. A comparison of the 2018 Nissan Rogue vs. 2018 Mazda CX-3 reveals more than a few interesting pieces of information. There are a few similarities between the two popular crossover SUVs, but the 2018 Rogue offers important advantages in a few key areas – including all-important cargo space. The 2018 Nissan Rogue is widely available in the JC Billion Nissan showroom. Anyone that would like to take a closer look or schedule a test drive can make an appointment today by calling, 406-556-9071.

Buyers who choose the 2018 Nissan Rogue will have significantly more room to work with in comparison to the 2018 Mazda CX-3. Both vehicles have an official passenger capacity for five riders, but those going for a drive in the 2018 Rogue will likely be more comfortable with more available room. That advantage also translates into cargo hauling. When the interior of the 2018 Nissan Rogue is properly configured with the rear seats folded down, as much as 70 cubic-feet available. This is one of the largest cargo areas in the compact crossover SUV portion of the automotive industry. On the other side of the equation the 2018 Mazda CX-3 doesn't match up. At best, the Mazda crossover SUV can offer up to only 44.5 cubic-feet. The 2018 Rogue can also tow more than 1,000 pounds.


2018 Nissan Rogue Vs. 2018 Mazda CX-3
2.5-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.
170/175 Horsepower/Torque 146/146
CVT Transmission Six-speed automatic
70 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Space 44.5 cu.-ft.


Performance Specs

Recent changes made to the Nissan Rogue platform over the years have vastly improved the crossover SUV's performance output. Under the hood of the 2018 Rogue is a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine making 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. All of that power produced by the engine is sent to the wheels vehicle a continuously variable transmission. Potential owners of the 2018 Mazda CX-3 get a naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine of their own. However, it doesn't quite make as much power as the Nissan powertrain. The CX-3 produces 146 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. Even with this disparity in performance favoring the Nissan Rogue, it still offers fuel economy scores* that are within a few points of what is offered by the Mazda crossover SUV.

*2018 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.


A front left quarter photo of the 2018 Nissan Rogue on a bridge.
A left quartering profile photo of the 2018 Nissan Rogue.
An interior photo of the driver's cockpit in the 2018 Rogue.
A close up photo of the driver's information screen in the center gauge cluster in the 2018 Rogue.