Some drivers want a crossover designed for efficiency, like the MazdaCX-3. Others want a larger model oriented towards family and utility, like the MazdaCX-9. Fortunately, drivers who want the best of both worlds will find it in the 2017 MazdaCX-5. Here’s a quick breakdown of what all three crossovers have to offer.
The Mazda CX-3 is the smallest crossover of the three. It starts at just $19,960 MSRP*. Next, the Mazda CX-9 is significantly larger and starts at $31,520 MSRP*. For drivers that want to take the middle road, the Mazda CX-5 sits right between the two other SUVs and starts at just $24,045 MSRP*.
The Mazda CX-3 features a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY four-cylinder engine that delivers 146 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque. Under the hood of the Mazda CX-5 you’ll find it is equipped with a 2.5-liter SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY four-cylinder engine that produces 187 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque. Of course, the largest SUV, the Mazda CX-9, tops the line with a 2.5-liter SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY turbocharged four-cylinder that offers 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque.
All models are available with all-wheel drive.
The Mazda CX-3 earns up to an EPA-estimated 29 city/34 hwy mpg while the Mazda CX-9 is rated for an EPA-estimated 22 city/28 hwy mpg*. If you are looking for a combination of size and fuel efficiency, once again the Mazda CX-5 falls between its two sibling SUVs and earns up to an EPA-estimated 24 city/31 hwy mpg*.
Both the Mazda CX-3 and Mazda CX-5 offer seating for up to five passengers. The smaller Mazda CX-3 offers 87.6 cu ft. of passenger volume while the larger Mazda CX-5 ups the ante with 103. 6 cu ft. The Mazda CX-9 features seating for up to seven passengers and whopping 135.1 cu ft. of space.
With the rear seats up, the Mazda CX-3 offers a modest 12.4 cu ft. of cargo space. The Mazda CX-5 increases the cargo space to a total of 30.9 cu ft. of space. Finally, the Mazda CX-9 offers 14.4 cu ft. of cargo space thanks to its additional row of seating.
The Mazda CX-5 can even tow up to 2,000 lbs. when properly equipped. An available power liftgate increases the level of accessibility the crossover brings to the road.