2021 MAZDA3 vs. 2021 MAZDA CX-3

2021 MAZDA3 vs. 2021 MAZDA CX-3

2021 MAZDA3


2021 MAZDA CX-3
2.5L Skyactiv®-G 4-cylinder


2.0L Skyactiv®-G 4-cylinder
186 hp


148 hp
186 lb-ft


146 lb-ft
26/35 city/highway mpg*

EPA-Estimated MPG

29/34 city/highway mpg*

If you love the thrill of Mazda but aren’t sure which spirited vehicle best checks off all your boxes, you’ll want to compare the 2021 Mazda3 vs. CX-3. Both models conjure up an exhilarating driving experience you won’t want to miss, so size up the differences between the Mazda3 hatchback and CX-3 cargo space, price, and more to help narrow down your decision. 

MAZDA3 vs. CX-3: Price and Body Styles 

The Mazda3 comes in two body styles, including the standard sedan and hatchback. The Mazda3 hatchback cargo space is more generous than its sedan sister, but you’ll find the same comfort and convenience features in both. The Mazda CX-3 cargo space is even more plentiful, which should come as no surprise since it’s a compact SUV. 

  • Mazda3 cargo space: up to 13.2 cubic feet 
  • Mazda3 Hatchback cargo space: up to 20.1 cubic feet 
  • Mazda CX-3 cargo space: up to 42.7 cubic feet 

If more space is high on your wishlist, the Mazda CX-3 could make for a perfect match for you in North Wales.

But before you make your final decision, be sure to compare the Mazda3 hatchback price vs. Mazda CX-3 price: 

  • Mazda3 Sedan Price: Starting MSRP of $20,650
  • Mazda3 Hatchback Price: Starting MSRP of $22,650
  • Mazda CX-3 Price: Starting MSRP of $20,790

MAZDA3 vs. CX-3: Performance

Each model houses an exciting engine ready to tear through Lansdale. 

  • Mazda3 engine: 2.5L Skyactiv®-G 4-cylinder engine paired with a Skyactiv®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission with sport mode as well as Skyactiv® Vehicle Dynamics with G-Vectoring Control 
  • Mazda CX-3 engine: 2.0L Skyactiv®-G 4-cylinder engine paired with the Skyactiv®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission with sport mode as well as Skyactiv® Vehicle Dynamics with G-Vectoring Control Plus.

If you seek extra thrill behind the wheel, the Mazda3 is waiting for you. 

MAZDA3 vs. CX-3: Interior

You’ll spend a lot of time driving through Chalfont in your new Mazda, so why not get the model that’s equipped with all your favorite features? The Mazda3 and CX-3 share many of the most desired amenities and technology perks, including smartphone integrations, Bluetooth® hands-free technology, remote keyless entry, push button start, and the Mazda Connect™ system, but there are some differences between the two: 

2021 MAZDA3

  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • 7-inch LCD Meter Display
  • AM/FM radio with 8 speakers
  • 2 USB ports

2021 MAZDA CX-3

  • 7-inch full-color touch screen display
  • AM/FM audio system with Automatic Level Control and 6 speakers
  • USB audio port
  • Active driving display

The Mazda Lineup is Waiting for You in Colmar

The best way to choose between the Mazda3 vs. CX-3 is to test drive them both at North Penn Mazda! Experiencing everything these two iconic models have to offer will help you decide which one should end up in your driveway, so contact us to schedule a test drive. We’re here to make your experience as simple and affordable as possible, so be sure to explore our new vehicle specials as well! 

**EPA-Estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.

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