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2019 Mazda CX-3 Sport AWD

2020 Mazda CX-3*

2019 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve AWD

2020 Mazda CX-5*

2020 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2020 Mazda CX-5

2020 MAZDA CX-3


2020 MAZDA CX-5
7 inches

Starting Touchscreen Size

7 inches
42.7 cubic feet

Max Cargo Space

30.9 cubic feet
Skyactiv®-G 2.0L DOHC

Best Engine

Skyactiv®-G 2.5 T

i-Activ AWD®

34 combined estimated MPG**

Combined MPG

31 combined estimated MPG**


Looking for a compact SUV in El Paso? Mazda is offering two attractive Mazda SUV models with the 2020 Mazda CX-3 and the 2020 Mazda CX-5, both of which are decked out with interior amenities and solid performance features. Conduct a crossover comparison with Rudolph Mazda and see which works best for you!

MAZDA CX-3 vs. MAZDA CX-5: Engine Options

Checking out both of these Mazda SUV models reveals reliable performance for your Las Cruces, NM commute or your Alamagordo, NM joyrides. Both feature the signature Skyactiv® technology engine that makes Mazda SUVs so powerful.

  • On the Mazda CX-3, your starter engine is 2.0-liter Skyactiv®-G four-cylinder engine. 148 hp and 146 lb-ft, featuring Skyactiv®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift and Sport mode.
  • The Mazda CX-5 also starts with this engine, but you can push your upscale trims into max performance with Skyactiv®-G 2.5T, giving you 187 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque. Skyactiv®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift and Sport mode
  • Even though you don’t have such a powerful engine option with the Mazda CX-3, its 34 combined estimated MPG* sends you to the gas station less than the 31 combined estimated MPG* on the Mazda CX-5
  • On either of these models, choose FWD standard or upgrade to the i-Activ AWD®, a predictive all-wheel drive system you can find on Mazda SUVs.

MAZDA CX-3 vs. MAZDA CX-5: Interior and Technology

Let’s take this crossover comparison to the interior of these Mazda SUV models. Both start with Mazda Connect™ Infotainment System and a full-color 7-inch touchscreen display, keeping you connected on your Van Horn drives. The true difference comes with space.

MAZDA CX-3 Dimensions

  • Front headroom/shoulder room front/rear: 38.4 inches / 53.5 inches
  • Rear headroom/shoulder room: 37.2 inches / 50.4 inches
  • Front hip room/legroom : 52.3 inches / 41.7 inches
  • Rear hip room/legroom: 49.0 inches / 35.0 inches

Start with an impressive cargo room of 17.8 cubic feet and fold the rear seats down for 42.7 cubic feet of cargo space!

MAZDA CX-5 Interior Dimensions

  • Front headroom/shoulder room: 39.7 / 57.1
  • Rear headroom/shoulder room: 39.0 inches/ 54.8 inches
  • Front hip room/legroom: 55.2 inches /41.0 inches
  • Rear hip room/legroom: 55.3 inches/39.6 inches

Get even more cargo volume on the Mazda CX-5: 30.9 with the rear seats up and 59.6 cubic feet with them folded down!

Learn More About Your Favorite MAZDA SUV!

Excited to find out more about this crossover comparison? Rudolph Mazda is proud to help El Paso-area drivers with all of their car research so they can make an informed decision about their next vehicle. Contact us with all of your questions about both of these impeccable vehicles — we would love to tell you even more about the Mazda CX-5 dimensions, Mazda CX-5 towing capacity, help you compare the Mazda CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester, and more!

*2019 model images used. **EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

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