2018 Mazda CX-3 vs 2017 Mazda CX-5 

The 2018 Mazda CX-3 and the 2017 Mazda CX-5 are part of the Mazda crossover and SUV segment. The Mazda CX-3 is the smallest, being a compact crossover, and the Mazda CX-5 is situated in the middle as a midsize crossover. These two models are both built with stunning capabilities, powerful performance, agile handling, and beneficial features throughout the interior of the cabin. This comparison will place the two models side-by-side so you can see which model might be right for your next crossover. 

The main difference between the two vehicles is size. Some drivers may appreciate the more compact nature and sporty feel of the Mazda CX-3, while others may want the increased space that the Mazda CX-5 gives them. No matter which model is best suited to you, you're sure to find that each has something unique to offer. Forward-thinking technologies and convenience amenities are found in both the Mazda CX-3 and the Mazda CX-5. The greatest difference between the two will be size, power, and capacity. Take a look and see which is best for you. 

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2018 Mazda CX-3 vs 2017 Mazda CX-5
2.0L 4-cylinder Standard Engine 2.5L 4-cylinder
146 hp Standard Horsepower 187 hp
42.3 cubic feet Maximum Cargo Capacity 59.6 cubic feet
5 Seating Capacity 5

Trim Levels of the 2018 Mazda CX-3 and 2018 Mazda CX-5 

Like we said above, the main difference between the two vehicles is size, which affects all other categories of comparison. This affects cargo space, power, capability, passenger space, and fuel economy. If you need more power, choose the Mazda CX-5. If you want a sportier, more efficient crossover, choose the Mazda CX-3. Each model has a number of trim levels from which you can choose to customize your vehicle and the features with which your model comes equipped. 

The 2018 Mazda CX-3 has a total of three trim levels. These include the Sport, the Touring, and the Grand Touring. Depending upon the trim you choose, you could find features such as an Active Driving Display, MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System, Bose® 7-speaker audio system, LED Daytime Running Lights, and more! The 2018 Mazda CX-5 has a total of four different trims. These are the Sport, the Touring, the Grand Select, and the Grand Touring. Some features you could find in your Mazda CX-5 include a Mazda Navigation System, rearview camera, LED headlights with Auto-Leveling, leather-trimmed and heated front seats, and more.  

The best test to see if a model is right for you is to take a test drive. You can contact us at Serra Mazda for further information on the 2018 Mazda CX-3 vs 2018 Mazda CX-5 comparison and then schedule a time for a test drive. Both models can be found in our online inventory. Take a look and then stop by next time you're in the area. 

2018 Mazda CX-3 Rear End View in Red
2017 Mazda CX-5 INterior View of Front Dashboard and Steering Wheel in Black
2017 Mazda CX-5 Side Exterior View in Red
2018 mazda CX-3 Exterior Side View in White

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