2018 Mazda CX-3 vs 2018 Mazda CX-5

2018 Mazda CX-3 vs 2018 Mazda CX-5 head-to-head

The world is full of crossovers these days. These versatile vehicles which combine some of the best characteristics of full-size SUVs with the efficiency and maneuverability of sedans or coupes are more popular than ever. With that said, it is important to stand out from the crowd, and Mazda does so with its sleek and stylish collection of crossovers. If you're looking for a subcompact or compact crossover, the CX-3 or CX-5 are quality choices. What are the similarities and differences between these two vehicles? Let's take a look at the 2018 Mazda CX-3 vs 2018 Mazda CX-5.

Both models are available in three trims with the same name: Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. Even with the base trim level of each model, you'll have access to a number of exciting features. Keep reading for more details.

2018 Mazda CX-3


2018 Mazda CX-5

44.5 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Capacity 59.6 Cubic Feet
146 HP, 146 lb-ft Torque Base Engine Power 187 HP, 186 lb-ft Torque

FWD 29/34 (City/Hwy)

AWD 27/32 (City/Hwy)

Base Fuel Economy

FWD 25/31 (City/Hwy)

AWD 24/30 (City/Hwy)

Standard Rearview Camera Standard

Standard and available features in the CX-3 and CX-5

If a convenient touchscreen infotainment system is what you desire in your next vehicle, both the CX-3 and CX-5 deliver. MAZDA CONNECT™ comes standard in both models right out of the gate. This system includes such features as text message audio delivery and reply, Pandora® internet radio, and E911 automatic emergency notification. Climbing up the trim ladder in both models adds available navigation, available SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio, and more.

Other standard features on the 2018 Mazda CX-3 and CX-5 models include Daytime Running Lights, a rearview camera, push-button start, Bluetooth® hands-free phone and audio, USB audio input, and more. The middle and top trims in the CX-3 open up access to available safety features such as Rear Cross Traffic Alert and the Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring System. The higher trims of the CX-5 offer Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go, as well as Lane Departure Warning to keep you safe.

The main differences you will find between these vehicles are the cargo capacity, horsepower, and fuel economy. The starting prices differ as well, as the CX-3 is the entry into the Mazda crossover lineup and comes in at a lower base MSRP. Both vehicles have a lot to offer, all while looking great in the process, so it depends on your budget and your specific cargo and efficiency needs as far as which choice to make. We'd be happy to help you out in person, so please stop by or contact us with any questions you have about these two vehicles today.

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