2019 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2019 Mazda CX-5: Worth the Upgrade?

2019 Mazda CX-3, 2019 Mazda CX-5
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Battle of the Zoom-Zoom Brand

Though technically not a luxury brand, Mazda has a lineup of vehicles that exceed the expectations of a typical daily driver. These vehicles are not only taut, athletic cars, but they are also upscale, providing interiors that punch above their proverbial weight.

This is true not just for sedans and sports cars, as Mazda has a lineup of refined, upscale crossovers and SUVs. Both the Mazda CX-3 subcompact SUV and Mazda CX-5 compact SUVs are attractive, sporty, and comfortable. They are both great, but the CX-5 certainly costs more. Some shoppers may have the budget for either a well-equipped CX-3, or a base trim of the CX-5. U.S. News is here to help make sense of the decision by comparing the vehicles in a number of areas to determine if making the jump to the CX-5 is worth it.

When this slideshow was published, the scores were accurate. However, we continually update our scores as new reviews are published and fresh information comes in so they may have changed a bit here and there since publication. 

Keep reading to find out which is the better SUV for you.

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