How Are the Mazda CX-3, CX-5, and CX-9 Different?

The differences between the three Mazda crossover SUVs lie in their cargo capacities, horsepower, and fuel economy. While each model is crafted with a unique Mazda twist, taking time to become familiar with the differences will accelerate your decision making at Doug's Lynwood Mazda in Edmonds. While some Washington drivers value space, others look exclusively at horsepower. We want every driver we serve in Seattle to make an informed decision on their next SUV when they visit us.

Each Mazda crossover SUV model features a sleek design that begs for attention as it cruises the highway between Kirkland and Everett. As we go under the roof and hood of each model, things begin to change. From an increase in size, horsepower, and combined fuel economy, you may find that what you value is more prevalent in one model over another.

  • Comparing Cargo Capacity: Starting with the Mazda CX-3 and ending with the Mazda CX-9, each model gains more cargo capacity for loading and unloading near Lynnwood. While the Mazda CX-3 and CX-5 are both five-passenger models, the Mazda CX-5 features nearly 15 cubic-feet of space more than the Mazda CX-3. The Mazda CX-9, adding an extra row of seating, includes the greatest capacity at 71.2 cubic-feet.
  • Comparing Power Output: As with cargo capacity, the engine's horsepower grows bolder on each model. There's no competition between the Mazda CX-3 and CX-9: the 148-horsepower 2.0-liter inline-four engine cannot compete with the 227-horsepower turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four powertrain. If you're looking for horsepower that falls in between, the Mazda CX-5 falls a non-turbocharged 187-horsepower 2.5-liter engine.
  • Comparing Fuel Economy: While the Mazda CX-3 incorporates the least cargo capacity and horsepower of the lineup, fuel economy is where it excels. Its smaller design gives it the efficiency like that of a sedan. Its excellent 31-mpg-combined fuel economy beats out the efficiency specs of both the Mazda CX-5 and CX-9 models.

These three differences are meant to jumpstart your journey to picking out your first Mazda crossover SUV or help you decide which model to upgrade to at Doug's Lynnwood Mazda. Our dealership is a quick 20-minute drive from Bothell, WA that will be well worth it because when you arrive, you'll have the opportunity to ask questions and take the Mazda CX-3, CX-5, and CX-9 out for a spin in one visit.

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