Mazda has filled its lineup with attractive, capable vehicles in recent years. From sleek sedans and hatchbacks to practical crossover SUVs, the new Mazda lineup has plenty of options to consider.

Basney Mazda is home to all of these popular new models, but there are a couple in particular that shoppers tend to ask questions about: The Mazda CX-5 and Mazda3. Both models are among the most popular at our dealership, but there are a few differences to note between the two.


This is where the CX-5 and Mazda3 have their most significant differences.

The new Mazda3 sits in the compact car segment, offering a small and practical package with some premium options available. You can find the Mazda3 in two different body styles. The Mazda3 sedan is a stylish four-door model with a comfortable cabin, while the Mazda3 hatchback offers extra utility.

The CX-5, on the other hand, sits in the compact SUV segment. The two-row crossover offers a great blend of comfort and practicality. Its size alone gives it a cargo advantage over the Mazda3: 59.6 cubic feet with the rear seats down.


The CX-5 and Mazda3 have some performance differences as well. The two do feature the same standard 2.5-liter SKYACTIV-G engine with 186 horsepower. The powerplant is enough to yield engaging performance from both models, with the Mazda3 achieving up to 35 mpg highway. If you want more power, you can get a turbocharged powertrain in the CX-5 that 250 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque.

Test Drive Both at Basney Mazda

You can view the differences between the CX-5 and Mazda3 here at Basney Mazda. If there's one that you would like to take home, let us know. We can show you exciting incentives that can get you the low payment that you're looking for.

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