2017 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2016.5 Mazda CX-5

If you’re in the market for a stylish, speedy crossover SUV that will turn heads around Sarasota, Tampa, and Bradenton, then you should check out some exciting candidates currently on sale courtesy of Mazda. In a comparison, the 2017 Mazda CX-3 and the 2016.5 Mazda CX-5 offer drivers a combination of amenities, performance, and more that they’re looking for in their next vehicle.

Keep reading to learn more about these high-quality Mazda models, and then visit Cox Mazda to take each of these powerhouse crossovers out for a test drive!

Spaciousness

One key difference between the 2017 Mazda CX-3 and the 2016.5 Mazda CX-5 is the latter is a compact crossover while the former is considered a subcompact crossover. Since these models have different exterior measurements, this naturally equates to some differences when it comes to interior space. While each vehicle seats five passengers, the Mazda CX-3 provides 100.0 cubic feet of total interior volume while the Mazda CX-5 offers up to 137.9 cubic feet for passengers. In terms of cargo room, the Mazda CX-3 delivers up to 44.5 cubic feet with the rear seat lowered. The Mazda CX-5 promises a maximum of 65.4 cubic feet with the rear seat folded down.

If you’re looking for something smaller that can deftly maneuver through narrow city streets and tight parking spaces, then the 2017 Mazda CX-3 is the crossover for you. If you’re looking for something not quite as compact with a bit more space inside, then the 2016.5 Mazda CX-5 is the model you’ll likely choose.

Fuel Economy

When it comes to fuel efficiency, ratings are similar on the 2017 Mazda CX-3 and the 2016.5 Mazda CX-5. With either choice, drivers will enjoy mileage that closely resembles that of a small car.

Onboard the Mazda CX-3 models, EPA-estimated fuel economy is 29 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway when equipped with front-wheel drive, and 27 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway when equipped with all-wheel drive. The Mazda CX-5 achieves an EPA-estimated 26 mpg city and 35 mpg highway when equipped with front-wheel drive and a manual transmission, 26 mpg city and 33 mpg highway when equipped with front-wheel drive and an automatic transmission, and 24 mpg city and 30 mpg highway when equipped with all-wheel drive and an automatic transmission.

Compare Them in Person

The 2017 Mazda CX-3 and the 2016.5 Mazda CX-5 guarantee a host of premium amenities alongside impressive fuel efficiency and other desirable assets. If you’re still not sure which of these high-end crossovers is the right one for you, then the professional team at Cox Mazda is here help you.

Come in or contact us today to learn even more about these models. Our state-of-the-art dealership is located at 3101 Cortez Rd. W. in Bradenton, FL:

  • 25 minutes from Sarasota via US-301 North
  • 55 minutes from Tampa via I-75 South

Stop by to take a test drive!