Mazda CX-3 vs. CX-5 Comparison

Crossover Comparison: MAZDA CX-3 vs. CX-5

2021 Mazda CX-3

vs.

2021 Mazda CX-5
SKYACTIV®-G 2.0L DOHC

Engine

SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T
148 hp

Horsepower

187 hp
146 lb-ft

Torque

186 lb-ft
Standard

Mazda Radar Cruise Control

Standard
Standard

Lane Departure Warning

Standard

With so many fantastic Mazda SUV models to explore, what’s the best Mazda SUV for your Los Gatos travels? In this crossover comparison, we’re taking a closer look at the 2021 Mazda CX-3 vs. the 2021 Mazda CX-5. Both models are spacious builds, packed with high-tech features, but there are a few differences to keep in mind while shopping. Read our crossover comparison of the CX-3 vs. CX-5 and find out with Capitol Mazda:

MAZDA CX-3 VS. MAZDA CX-5: Performance

Both Mazda SUV models utilize the signature SKYACTIV®-G Technology to create a powerful, efficient ride. However, the Mazda CX-5 offers more engine options with higher output overall. Let’s take a look:

MAZDA CX-3 Engine

  • SKYACTIV®-G 2.0L DOHC
  • 16-valve 4-cylinder with VVT
  • 148 hp and 146 ft-lb of torque
  •  Front-wheel drive (FWD) or i-ACTIV AWD

MAZDA CX-5 Engine (Sport, Touring, Grand Touring)

  • SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T Dynamic Pressure Turbo DOHC
  • 16-valve 4-cylinder with VVT
  • 187 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque
  • i-Activ AWD® with Off-road Traction Assist
  • SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift and Sport Mode

MAZDA CX-5 Engine (Grand Touring Reserve, Signature)

  • SKYACTIV®-G1 2.5T Dynamic Pressure Turbo DOHC
  • 16-valve 4-cylinder with VVT
  • 250 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque
  • i-Activ AWD® with Off-road Traction Assist
  • SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift and Sport Mode

MAZDA CX-3 VS. MAZDA CX-5: Safety

No matter which Mazda SUV you choose, you’ll feel complete peace of mind on the Morgan Hill roads. All Mazda SUV models include Mazda Connected Services and the latest driver-assistive safety technology, including the following:

  • Rearview Camera
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Smart Brake Support with collision warning
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • And more!

Find Your MAZDA SUV with Capitol Mazda

You’ve read our crossover comparison, so which model will it be? Whether you’re leaning toward the 2021 Mazda CX-3 or the 2021 Mazda CX-5, feel free to contact us at Capitol Mazda with any questions. We’re located in San Jose, just a short drive from Gilroy, so feel free to visit our dealership to explore our new vehicles in person. Interested in other options? Explore our 2021 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2021 VW Atlas comparison today!

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