2017 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2017 Mazda CX-3: Worth the Upgrade?

Mazda CX-5, Mazda CX-3
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CX-5 vs. CX-3: Which Small SUV Is Best for Me?

Should you go small or smaller? The Mazda CX-5 and CX-3 not only compete against best-selling Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Hyundai, and Ford models in the hotly contested compact and subcompact SUV categories, they also compete against each other.

The CX-3 and CX-5 models feature styling and features consumers are looking for and they are both relatively freshly designed. The two crossovers also feature many of the same styling cues you’ll recognize from the Mazda CX-9 and the company’s cars.

The Mazda CX-5 has been completely redesigned for 2017, from the powertrain options, to the paint colors offered, to a host of new technologies and safety features. It is one of U.S. News’s top-rated compact SUVs.

The Mazda CX-3 is one of the best subcompact SUVs you can buy. It hasn’t had any major changes compared to the 2016 model, when it was a new offering from the Japanese automaker.