2020 MAZDA3 vs. CX-3

2020 MAZDA3 vs. CX-3

2020 MAZDA3


2020 MAZDA CX-3


2.5L 4-cylinder


2.0L Skyactiv®-G
186 hp


148 hp
186 lb-ft


146 lb-ft
26 city / 35 highway*

EPA-Estimated MPG

29 city / 34 highway*

If you need a new vehicle but aren’t sure whether a Mazda sedan or Mazda SUV would be best for you and your driving needs, you’ll want to compare the Mazda3 vs. CX-3. Each Mazda model offers innovative technology and powerful performance. Take advantage of the competitive Mazda3 hatchback price or utilize the impressive Mazda CX-3 cargo space. Compare these models, explore the Mazda3 hatchback price, and more with the team at Mazda of Jackson. 



When comparing the Mazda3 vs. CX-3, you’ll find the base engines are slightly different in each model. The new Mazda3 has a 186-hp 2.5L Skyactiv®-G 4-cylinder engine, Skyactiv®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission with sport mode, and Skyactiv® Vehicle Dynamics with G-Vectoring Control Plus. On the other hand, the new Mazda CX-3 offers a 148-hp 2.0L Skyactiv®-G 4-cylinder engine, Skyactiv®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission with sport mode, as well as Skyactiv® Vehicle Dynamics with G-Vectoring Control Plus. If you’re looking for increased power on the road from Madison to Ridgeland, the Mazda3 is the model for you.


If you’re looking for increased storage for your luggage, the Mazda3 hatchback cargo space will draw you in. In terms of seating, both the Mazda3 and CX-3 have room for five passengers. They also come with smartphone integration, Bluetooth® hands-free technology, remote keyless entry, push-button start, and a Mazda Connect™ system. Differences include:

2020 MAZDA3

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

2020 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 Mazda3 hatchback cargo space offers a bit more than the sedan models. However, the Mazda CX-3 cargo space is larger than that of the Mazda3 model. The Mazda CX-3 cargo space offers plenty of room for luggage when traveling from Jackson to Brandon. Check out the Mazda CX-3 price and apply for financing online!

Test Drive a New MAZDA at Mazda of Jackson

While the Mazda3 hatchback price and the Mazda CX-3 prices are competitive, it will ultimately come down to features when deciding between them. Feel free to contact us with any questions you still have.

*EPA-Estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.

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