Mazda CX-5 vs Mazda CX-3 Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Mazda CX-5
Carbon Edition AWD
MSRP
$30,355
Invoice
$29,481
Average Price Paid
$30,185
24 listings nationwide

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2021 Mazda CX-3
Sport AWD
MSRP
$22,190
Invoice
$21,556
Average Price Paid
$22,158
12 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2021 Mazda CX-5
Carbon Edition AWD
Fair Price
$30,515
Good Price
$29,489
Great Price
$28,903
2021 Mazda CX-3
Sport AWD
Fair Price
$22,155
Good Price
$21,927
Great Price
$21,797

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Mazda CX-5
Carbon Edition AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$31,769
2 listings nationwide

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2021 Mazda CX-3
Sport AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$24,298
13 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Mazda CX-5
Carbon Edition AWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 is a competitive compact SUV for buyers looking to satisfy the needs of the typical family. For the 2021 model year, Mazda has enhanced the model’s tech and discont...

2021 Mazda CX-3
Sport AWD
Stephen Edelstein Preview:

The Mazda CX-3, a subcompact crossover, was introduced for the 2016 model year and refreshed for 2019. It carries over pretty much unchanged for 2021—with the exception of one new stan...

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  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 4
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Mazda CX-5
Carbon Edition AWD
10
Rockone writes:
Dont get me wrong it drove fine space was soso compared to the seltos
2021 Mazda CX-3
Sport AWD
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Specs

2021 Mazda CX-5
Carbon Edition AWD
2021 Mazda CX-3
Sport AWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
24 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
30 MPG
32 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.3 gal 11.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
187 hp @ 6,000 RPM
148 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
186 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
146 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
13:1
13:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.5 in x 3.94 in
3.29 in x 3.59 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Rollover 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41 in 41.7 in
Back Legroom 39.6 in 35 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 30.9 cu ft 17.8 cu ft
Maximum Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs --
Exterior
Length 179.1 in 168.3 in
Width 83.3 in 69.6 in
Height 66.1 in 60.7 in
Wheelbase 106.2 in 101.2 in

Available Options

2021 Mazda CX-5
Carbon Edition AWD

Exterior Colors

  • POLYMETAL Gray

Option Packages

  • Front & Rear Bumper Trim Package
  • Rear Parking Sensors
2021 Mazda CX-3
Sport AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Ceramic Metallic
  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica
  • Eternal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Machine Gray Metallic
  • Machine Gray Metallic Paint
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic Paint

Option Packages

  • Front & Rear Bumper Trim Package
  • Rear Parking Sensors

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