What Is the Difference Between a MAZDA CX-3 and a MAZDA CX-5?

March 8th, 2021 by
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When you’re looking for a new luxury SUV, you will probably come across the Mazda CX-3 and the Mazda CX-5. Both SUVs are nice looking, with modern technology and plenty of power under the hood. So, what are the differences between these two Mazdas?

To help drivers from around Doral, Miami, Hialeah, Kendall, and West Kendall, FL, Ocean Mazda has put together this comparison of the Mazda CX-3 and Mazda CX-5.


Engines in the MAZDA CX-3 and MAZDA CX-5

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The Mazda CX-3 and Mazda CX-5 both have powerful engines that allow for a fun drive with good fuel economy.

The Mazda CX-3 has one standard engine option: the Skyactiv®-G 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with 148 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque. With this engine, you’ll get an EPA-estimated 29 city/34 highway MPG when equipped with front-wheel drive.1

There is a little more power in the Mazda CX-5’s two engine options. The first is a Skyactive®-G 2.5 4-cylinder engine with an output of 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. With front-wheel drive, this engine gives an EPA-estimated 25 city/31 highway MPG.1

The second engine option for the Mazda CX-5 is a more powerful version of the first. It is a Skyactiv®-G 2.5 Dynamic Pressure Turbo 4-cylinder with 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque. With front-wheel drive, this engine has an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 23 city/28 highway MPG.1


Interior Dimensions of the MAZDA CX-3 and MAZDA CX-5

Both the Mazda CX-3 and Mazda CX-5 have five seats and plenty of space for you and your passengers.

If you’re looking for some extra cargo space, the Mazda CX-5 has a maximum of 59.6 cubic feet of cargo space when the rear seats are folded down. With the seats up, you’ll get cargo space of 30.9 cubic feet.

The Mazda CX-3 also has plenty of cargo space with a maximum of 42.7 cubic feet. With the rear seats up, you’ll still get 17.8 cubic feet.


Technology Features of the MAZDA CX-3 and MAZDA CX-5

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Modern technology is a must in luxury vehicles, and the Mazda CX-3 and the Mazda CX-5 deliver. Both SUVs have standard infotainment systems called Mazda Connect™. Some standard features in both infotainment systems are:

  • Infotainment system voice command
  • Pandora® internet radio integration
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™

Where these two infotainment systems differ is in their size. The Mazda CX-5 has a 10.25-inch full-color touch screen display, while the Mazda CX-3’s infotainment screen is a 7-inch full-color touch screen.


Test Drive Your Favorite Mazda

Now that you’ve gotten a look at some of the differences between the Mazda CX-3 and Mazda CX-5, come by Ocean Mazda and test drive your favorite. Our team is happy to work with drivers from the Doral, Miami, Hialeah, Kendall, and West Kendall, Florida, areas. We can answer any other questions you have and get you behind the wheel.

Contact us to schedule a test drive!


1 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.

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