Mazda CX-3 vs. Mazda CX-5

2020 MAZDA CX-3


2020 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


Skyactiv®-Vehicle Dynamics with G-Vectoring Control Plus
29 city/34 highway mpg**

EPA-Estimated MPG

25 city/31 highway mpg**

Starting MSRP


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

If you need a Mazda SUV to gracefully traverse the Fairview roads, then you can’t go wrong with the new Mazda CX-3 and Mazda CX-5. To find out which of the Mazda SUV models is the best for your next road trip, we’ll go through the major differences in our Mazda crossover comparison. Read on to find out which of these models is the perfect one for you.

MAZDA CX-3 vs. MAZDA CX-5: Performance & Price

If you drive through Collinsville often, then you shouldn’t have to settle for paying outrageous prices to get a great vehicle. Both of the Mazda SUV models start at affordable prices and bring exceptional performance on the roads. Let’s see how they compare:

2020 MAZDA CX-3: The Mazda CX-3 has a starting MSRP of $20,640* and offers the following performance features:

  • 2.0L Skyactiv®-G 4-cylinder engine
  • 148-hp
  • 29 mpg city/34 mpg highway**

2020 MAZDA CX-5: The Mazda CX-5 starts off with an MSRP of $25,190*. Drivers can find the following standard performance features:

  • 2.5L Skyactiv®-G 4-cylinder engine
  • 187-hp
  • 25 mpg city/31 mpg highway**

In this crossover comparison, the Mazda CX-3 comes out as the more affordable Mazda SUV option. However, the Mazda CX-5 does boast more horsepower with a slightly more equipped engine. Visit our finance department to help you explore the best buying options no matter which model you choose.

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

Both of these stylish Mazda SUV models come standard with Bluetooth connectivity, 7-inch touchscreen display screens, and Infotainment systems to make even the longest road trip something to look forward to. Here are some of the features that are unique to each model in our crossover comparison:

2020 MAZDA CX-3:

  • 5 passenger seating capacity
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seats
  • 6-way manual driver’s seats
  • 6-speaker sound system
  • Steering wheel audio and cruise controls

2020 MAZDA CX-5:

  • 40/20/40 split one-touch fold-down and reclining rear seatback
  • 4-way manually adjustable front passenger seat
  • Adjustable front and rear headrests
  • 5 passenger seating capacity
  • 4-speaker audio system with level control

Each of these Mazda SUV models brings something different to each road trip. Whichever model you choose to drive on the St. Jacob roads, you can be sure you and your passengers will stay comfortable and connected for the whole ride.

MAZDA CX-3 vs. MAZDA CX-5: Safety Features

Anything can happen on the O'Fallon roads. That’s why our Mazda SUVs have the safety features designed to handle anything you may encounter on the road. Some of the key safety features from both models include:

  • Rearview camera
  • Blindspot monitoring
  • Anti-lock brake system
  • Lane departure warning system
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Hill launch assist
  • Dynamic stability control
  • Traction control system
  • Advanced airbag system

A Mazda SUV should have the safety features to protect you and all of your passengers. When you choose the Mazda CX-3 or Mazda CX-5, you can be confident that everyone inside will be safe and protected.

Choose Your New Mazda at Auffenberg Mazda

Hopefully, the crossover comparison of the Mazda CX-3 and Mazda CX-5 has helped to give you a better idea of which Mazda SUV will be best for your next road trip. Contact us today or visit us online to browse our inventory or compare other models. Let us help you find the perfect Mazda SUV!

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**EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.
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