Is the Mazda CX-5 bigger than the Mazda CX-3?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Mazda CX-3, Mazda CX-5 on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at 7:19 pm
Is the Mazda CX-5 bigger than the Mazda CX-3

When shopping for a new vehicle, many car shoppers have a brand they are loyal to and find a vehicle within that automaker’s lineup that fits their needs, lifestyle, and budget. Crossover SUV shoppers have a variety of makes to choose from within Mazda’s lineup, including the CX-3 and CX-5. We often get asked which of the two is more spacious on the inside, and although the CX-5 sounds like it would be larger than the CX-3, is it actually? Read on to find out! 

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2017 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Mazda CX-3

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 and 2018 Mazda CX-3 both have a maximum seating capacity of five, but that’s just about where the similarities end as far as interior space goes. As shown in the chart below, the Mazda CX-5 not only boasts a larger passenger volume and more rear legroom, but the cargo area is more than twice as large as the CX-3’s. Additionally, the 2017 CX-5 offers more headroom, shoulder room, and hip room than the 2018 CX-3 for both the front seats and the rear seats.

2017 Mazda CX-5
2018 Mazda CX-3
Passenger Capacity
103.6 cu. ft.
Passenger Volume
87.6 cu. ft.
30.9 cu. ft.
Cargo Volume
12.4 cu. ft.
41.0/39.6 in.
Legroom (Front/Rear)
41.7/35.0 in.

2017 Mazda CX-5 rear seat legroom
2018 Mazda CX-3 passenger space

Read more: What is the most spacious Mazda SUV? 

Car shoppers interested in seeing the differences in size between the Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-3 are encouraged to stop in and see us here at Seacoast Mazda or schedule an obligation-free test drive online! Have additional questions about either vehicle? If so, don’t hesitate to contact us today!

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