Mazda CX-3 vs CX-5

If you're like many vehicle shoppers in East Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg, Easton, Brodheadsville and Saylorsville in the market for a fun-to-drive crossover, you've probably already heard of the 2017 Mazda CX-3 and the 2017 Mazda CX-5.

Offering polished cabins and spirited drive dynamics, falling in love with both of these crossover SUVs from Mazda is easy. Choosing one to join your driveway fleet? Now that's the tough part.   

To help you find out which of these rides is the right pick for you, Ray Price Mazda put together this comparison of the 2017 Mazda CX-3 vs. CX-5.

The Subcompact CX-3 vs the Compact CX-5

Even though they both seat five passengers, it's useful to keep in mind that the 2017 Mazda CX-3 and the Mazda CX-5 belong to different vehicle classes. The CX-3 is a subcompact SUV with 100 cubic feet of interior volume, while the CX-5 belongs to the compact class and offers a total interior volume of 134.5 cubic feet. These numbers translate to…

  • CX-3: 35 inches of rear-seat legroom; min and max cargo space of 12 cubic feet and 44.5 cubic feet.
  • CX-5: 39.6 inches of rear-seat legroom; min and max cargo of 30.9 cubic feet and 59.6 cubic feet.

With a bit of a tighter fit in the rear seat and less cargo room for large items, the Mazda CX-3's space may be better suited for an individual, couple, or small family.

On the flip side, if you know you'll need to fill your SUV to capacity often, the CX-5's additional interior space in the back seat and under the cargo hatch will make life on the road more comfortable.

Performance Priorities

Four-cylinder engines and 6-speed automatic transmissions power the 2017 Mazda CX-3 and CX-5. But, since they're different sized rides, their power outputs vary a bit. Let's take a look…

  • 2017 CX-3: 2.0L engine makes 146 horsepower (hp) and an EPA-estimated 29 city/34 highway MPG.
  • 2017 CX-5: 2.5L engine offers 187 hp and an EPA-estimated 24 city/31 highway MPG.

If keeping your fuel spend light is a high priority for you, the Mazda CX-3's combined EPA-estimated average of 31.5 MPG will definitely help your gas budget go the distance.

With wisely engineered elements in play, these Mazdas share an athletic nature that's rarely found in an SUV (of any size!). Remember that both models offer all-wheel drive if you're looking for added traction in all types of weather and on all types of roads.

2017 Mazda CX-3 vs CX-5: The Choice Is Yours!

We hope this side-by-side look at the 2017 Mazda CX-3 and the 2017 Mazda CX-5 helped you get closer to choosing the crossover SUV that'll be right for you and your family.

For a commuter with extra utility, the Mazda CX-3's sky-high fuel numbers and comfortable cabin make a great match. Others seeking an everyday family traveler will appreciate the 2017 CX-5's extra roomy seating rows and added cargo space. 

Still need some time to decide? That's okay! Seeing is believing when you're narrowing down your options, and coming out to Ray Price Mazda for an in-person comparison makes the process a cinch!

Mazda crossover shoppers in East Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg, Easton, Brodheadsville and Saylorsville can get behind the wheel of the 2017 Mazda CX-3, the 2017 Mazda CX-5, or both, today by signing up for a test drive.

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