2018 Mazda CX-3 vs Mazda CX-9

When you're cruising the streets of East Stroudsburg, Brodheadsville, and Scranton, you deserve to ride in style. If you need some extra space in your vehicle but would prefer something a bit smaller than a full-size SUV, then you need a crossover.

 Mazda offers incredible options for crossovers, such as the 2018 Mazda CX-3 and the 2018 Mazda CX-9. Both crossovers have a lot to offer and cater to a wide variety of driver preferences. Learn which one best fits you with our CX-3 vs. CX-9 comparison.

Mazda CX-3 vs Mazda CX-9: Engine Performance

The 2018 Mazda CX-9 is powered by a SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T Dynamic Pressure Turbo DOHC 4-cylinder engine that comes paired with an automatic transmission and front-wheel drivetrain.

This combination was engineered for power as can be observed by its standard 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. This power output provides drivers of the CX-9 with a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.

The 2018 Mazda CX-3 has a slightly smaller engine. However, this SKYACTIV®-G 2.0L DOHC 4-cylinder specializes in efficiency. In the CX-3, which is equipped with the same automatic transmission and front-wheel drivetrain as the CX-9, it gets an EPA-estimated 34 highway/29 city MPG1.

Additionally, both the 2018 CX-3 and 2018 CX-9 have available all-wheel drivetrains. These drivetrains are ideal for navigating rough road conditions and severe weather as they offer enhanced handling and better control.

The 2018 Mazda CX-3 encompasses comfort and efficiency in one dependable and stylish vehicle. Read more with this in-depth review.

Mazda CX-3 vs Mazda CX-9: Interior Dimensions

The capability of any car, including crossovers, shouldn't be limited to its performance specifications. Luckily, both the CX-3 and the CX-9 have more to offer than just power and efficiency. Both crossovers have spacious interiors, but they're broken up a bit differently.

In the Mazda CX-9, you'll be able to enjoy a third-row of seating, giving this vehicle the ability to comfortably and safely hold up the seven passengers. If you need more cargo space than passenger space, you can opt to fold both the second and third row down to get an impressive 71.2 cubic feet of cargo space for moving or home improvement project supplies.

 As for the Mazda CX-3, you'll have five seats for passengers and each one of them will be maxed out on wiggle room. In the front two seats, you'll have 41.7 inches of legroom and 35 inches of legroom in the rear seat, ensuring there's comfort to spare on both short and long trips.

Our team at Ray Price Mazda wrote this 2018 Mazda CX-9 review to give you an inside look into this impressive SUV.

Visit Ray Price Mazda for a Test Drive Today!

Who wins the 2018 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2018 Mazda CX-9 comparison all depends on what you value in a crossover. If you have a big family or frequently haul a lot of cargo, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 would be a great fit for you. However, if you want a vehicle that specializes in efficiency, the 2018 Mazda CX-3 might be what you're looking for.

The only way to know for sure is to come down to Ray Price Mazda and get behind the wheel of both to see for yourself. Our friendly staff is happy to help all our local East Stroudsburg, Brodheadsville, and Scranton drivers. So, give us a call to schedule your test drives today!

1 Up to an EPA-estimated 29 city/34 highway MPG for 2018 Mazda CX-3 FWD models. AWD models, 27 city/32 highway MPG, Actual results will vary.

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