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Mazda CX-3 vs. Mazda CX-5

2019 Mazda CX-3


2019 Mazda CX-5
2.0L SKYACTIV®-G 4-cylinder engine

Base Engine

2.5L SKYACTIV®-G 4-cylinder engine
SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic


SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic with manual-shifter and Sport Mode


SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control Plus
29 city/34 highway mpg*

EPA-Estimated MPG

25 city/31 highway mpg*

Starting MSRP


Mazda CX-3 vs. Mazda CX-5 Comparison

There’s no wrong choice for Hamden-area drivers when you’re considering the 2019 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2019 Mazda CX-5—both are powerful, comfortable, high-tech SUVs. With that said, if you’re looking for a Mazda CX-5 for sale or are considering leasing a Mazda CX-3 at Hamden Mazda, you should understand how these vehicles match up against each other to find out which SUV fits your needs!

Mazda CX-3 vs. Mazda CX-5: Performance & Efficiency

Do you want more power? A lower price tag? In this Mazda CX-3 vs. Mazda CX-5 comparison, you’ll find that more power often means more money—is that a deal-breaker for you? Here’s what the models have to offer:

  • Mazda CX-3: The CX-3 has a starting MSRP of $20,390** and offers a 148-hp 2.0L SKYACTIV®-G 4-cylinder engine that balances power with an efficient EPA-estimated 29 mpg city / 34 mpg highway*.
  • Mazda CX-5: The CX-5 starts at $24,350* and is built with a 187-hp 2.5L SKYACTIV®-G 4-cylinder engine. This helps the CX-5 achieve an EPA-estimated mpg rating of 25 city mpg / 31 highway mpg*.

The Mazda CX-3 fuel efficiency will come in handy on the North Haven streets, but those looking for power can’t ignore the Mazda CX-5.

Mazda CX-3 vs. Mazda CX-5: Interior

When it comes to Mazda CX-3 or Mazda CX-5 technology, both SUVs are neck and neck, as they come with 7-inch displays, Bluetooth® hands-free capabilities, MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment Systems, and a 6-way manual driver’s seat. The SUVs do have several interior niceties that set them apart from one another. These features include:

  • Mazda CX-3: 60/40 split fold-down rear seats, a 12-volt power outlet, rear window defogger with timer, remote keyless illuminated entry system with “answer back” feature, and cloth-trimmed sport seats.
  • Mazda CX-5: 40/20/40 split one-touch fold-down and reclining seatback, 4-speaker audio system, signaling exterior mirrors, optional tow hitch receiver, fog lights, remote ignition, and garage door opener.

Mazda CX-3 vs. Mazda CX-5: Safety

Mazda shares the same safety concerns as Wallingford drivers. Whether taking a quick trip to Town Center Park, or going on a weekend road trip to New York, the Mazda CX-3 and Mazda CX-5 will give you the tools to keep you and yours safe. Check out the safety features included on both of these family-friendly SUVs:

  • Dynamic Stability Control and Traction Control System
  • Hill Launch Assist
  • Rearview Camera
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Smart City Brake Support
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Optional Lane Departure Warning System

Experience Your New Mazda SUV at Hamden Mazda

Whether you’ve made your choice or not, we’ve got a variety of new 2019 Mazda CX-3 and 2019 Mazda CX-5 SUVs for sale for you to peruse! If you reach out, we’re even happy to let you test drive both, just don’t forget to peek at the Hamden Mazda new vehicle specials before arriving—we love to save New Haven-area drivers money!

Want to check out another Mazda comparison? Be sure to compare the Mazda3 Hatchback vs. Mazda CX-3 or Mazda3 vs. Mazda6, and take a moment to learn more about Mazda CX-5 safety ratings and Mazda CX-9 interior features.


*EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.

**MSRP excludes tax, title, license fees and $1,045 destination charge (Alaska $1,090). Model shown priced higher. Actual dealer price will vary.


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