2020 MAZDA CX-3 vs. 2020 MAZDA CX-5

2020 MAZDA CX-3


2020 MAZDA CX-5

Base Engine

SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T Dynamic Pressure Turbo DOHC
148 hp

Base Horsepower

187 hp


34 mpg

Highway MPG Rating

31 mpg
42.7 cubic feet

Max Cargo Space

59.6 cubic feet

Nashua drivers looking at Mazda SUV models often end up with one perplexing matchup: The Mazda CX-3 vs. CX-5. Both of these small and midsize crossovers feature some of the best SUV amenities and performance perks that Mazda SUV models can offer, so which is right for you? Tulley Mazda covers this crossover comparison below!

MAZDA CX-3 vs. CX-5: Interior Dimensions 

With luxurious interiors bolstered by premium parts and technologies, both of these SUVs will make driver and passenger alike feel comfortable on Hudson roads. But the major difference in this crossover comparison is, of course, size. There’s no better metric to measure this by than their cargo capacities, as both of these 5-seater vehicles allow you to fold the seats and make room for your stuff: 

2020 MAZDA CX-3 Cargo Space

  • Cargo space, rear seats up: 17.8 cubic feet 
  • Cargo space, rear seats down: 42.7 cubic feet 

2020 MAZDA CX-5 Cargo Space: 

  • Cargo space, rear seats up: 30.9 cubic feet 
  • Cargo space, rear seats down: 59.6 cubic feet

MAZDA CX-3 vs. CX-5: Engines 

It’s almost a certainty that Merrimack and Lowell drivers shopping for Mazda SUV models are doing so because they want the renowned performance of Mazda SKYACTIV®-G technology. Your standard engine on the Mazda CX-3 packs a punch, but you’ll have more options on the CX-5: 

2020 MAZDA CX-3 Engine: 

  • SKYACTIV®-G 2.0L DOHC with VVT 
  • 148 hp 
  • 146 ft-lb of torque
  • i-ACTIV AWD® available 

2020 MAZDA CX-5 Base Engine:

  • SKYACTIV®-G DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with Cylinder Deactivation
  • 187 hp
  • 186 lb-ft of torque
  • i-ACTIV AWD® with Off-road Traction Assist
  • SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission featuring manual-shift and Sport Mode

2020 MAZDA CX-5 Upgrade Engine: 

  • SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T Dynamic Pressure Turbo DOHC with VVT
  • 227 hp 
  • 320 lb-ft of torque
  • i-ACTIV AWD® with Off-road Traction Assist
  • SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission featuring manual-shift and Sport Mode

 Test Drive MAZDA SUV Models Today! 

Think you know which Mazda in this crossover comparison is right for you? Want to explore other models like the 2020 Mazda CX-30? Tulley Mazda has all the resources that Nashua drivers need to find the car that’s perfect for them. Go ahead and contact us today to get behind the wheel of the CX-3, CX-5, or any vehicle in our inventory!

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