2020 Mazda3 Sedan vs 2020 Mazda CX-3

Are you stuck figuring out what to purchase between a Mazda sedan or crossover? While both the 2020 Mazda3 Sedan and 2020 Mazda CX-3 offer an impressive set of similar features, they provide a unique experience separate from each other. Depending on what you’re looking for, you may want one model over the other. To help your search, Tuttle-Click Mazda created a comparison for you below:

2020 Mazda3 Sedan


2020 Mazda CX-3

2.5L 4-Cylinder 6A Engine Option 2.0L 4-Cylinder 6A
186 Horsepower 148
186 Torque 146
26 City / 35 Highway MPG Estimated Fuel Economy 29 City / 34 Highway MPG
Standard Adaptive Cruise Control Standard
5 Seating Capacity 5

When observing the engine offerings between each model, there are some interesting differences. If you’re looking for engine performance, the 2020 Mazda3 Sedan offers an impressive set of specs with its 2.5L engine. But while the base engine in the Mazda3 Sedan offers more horsepower and torque than the CX-3, the CX-3 offers up to 29 City MPG. This can be especially useful for high-density areas such as Irvine, which has its spots where stop-and-go performance can go a long way. One major benefit to each Mazda model compared to their competition is that Adaptive Cruise Control comes standard on all trims.

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2020 Mazda3 Sedan


2020 Mazda CX-3

13.2 cubic feet Cargo Space 17.8 cubic feet
38.0” Front Head Room 38.4”
42.3” Front Legroom 41.7”
37.3” Rear Head Room 37.2”
35.1” Rear Legroom 35.0”
53.5” Rear Shoulder Room 50.4”

When looking at the available space inside each model, we can see that even the dimensions offer a different experience. If you’re focused on available cargo space, the 2020 Mazda CX-3 is a great option. Being a crossover, it provides up to 42.6 cubic feet of space with the rear seats folded down. However, if you plan on using the space more for passengers, a 2020 Mazda3 Sedan may be a better bet. It can provide a bit more space for passengers in the rear with 53.5” of shoulder room. If your body is on the taller side, you may also want the model for its 42.3” of legroom compared to the CX-3 model’s 41.7”.

Filled with many of the same standard features Mazda is known for, you’ll be happy with either a 2020 Mazda3 Sedan or CX-3. However, they each provide a unique experience that can fit your lifestyle. Check each one out today in the Irvine, CA area by heading over to Tuttle-Click Mazda!

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