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Mazda CX-3 vs. Mazda CX-5 - near Campbell River and Nanaimo


Mazda CX-3 and Mazda CX-5 Comparison

When the all-new  Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover came out this year it had a lot of drivers wondering how much different could it be than the Mazda CX-5 so we thought we would help answer all of the questions you may have about the difference between these two incredible crossover SUVs. This side-by-side comparison of the Mazda CX-3 vs.  Mazda CX-5 will offer you a detailed look at each vehicle so you can make the most informed decision when it comes time to buy a vehicle.

Both the CX-3 and CX-5 are two of the top choices in their respective segments and offer you outstanding capability with their available all-wheel drive and excellent towing capacities. When It comes to versatility, they also each offer tons of it by offering seating for up to five passengers and plenty of cargo space but the Mazda CX-5 is larger than the CX-3 so it gives you more room for cargo and a little bit wider second-row. While each offers similar characteristics, the overall larger size of the Mazda CX-5 gives you more passenger space and a bigger cargo area.

The starting price of these two Mazda crossovers are quite a bit different from each other with the Mazda CX-3 coming in almost $2,000 less than the CX-5. That’s not the only difference though; the Mazda CX-3 uses a SKYACTIV-G engine that puts out 146 horsepower while the Mazda CX-5 gives you two engine options capable of offering 155 horsepower and 184 horsepower. No matter which crossover you choose, you will get the incredible performance and driving dynamics that accompany Mazda SKYACTIV engine technology.

When it comes to the interior of both the new Mazda CX-3 and CX-5 crossover SUVs, they each have a lot to offer. High-tech features in both Mazda crossovers give you wireless communication access for Bluetooth and also voice-activated controls for audio and Bluetooth enabled devices. The standard list of features and options are very similar in the CX-3 and CX-5 so choosing one over the other just for technology is difficult. If you don’t need the extra cargo or passenger space, the Mazda CX-3 is the ideal choice because of its superior performance and fuel efficiency. But if you do need the space, the Mazda CX-5 is the best option.

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We are the one of the busiest pre-owned vehicle dealerships on Vancouver Island. Along with our fine line of New Mazda cars and Used Mazda vehicles, we market pre-owned import and domestic brands of quality Cars, Trucks, Vans, CUV’s and SUV’s - you name it and we will find it - and can help you get into the car or truck you need, no matter your current credit situation, without hassle or delay. Let us help you!

For more than 20 years, Courtenay Mazda has been a trusted and respected used car dealer in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. We are dedicated to ensuring that you go far in a used car or truck, and it starts with an exclusive inventory of quality, reliable used cars and trucks, and a financing service that can provide you with guaranteed approval, help you restore your credit, and get you the best rate possible for your needs and situation.

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