2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo gray driving on curved bridge

Which Mazda CUV is Right for Me?

If you’ve had your eyes on a few different models for a while, and it’s finally time to pick one and buy or lease it, don’t be afraid to choose! With four carefully crafted CUVs in the Mazda lineup, there is a Mazda crossover for everyone. If you’re looking for some help choosing, continue reading the rest of this entry, or visit Maple Shade Mazda in Maple Shade, New Jersey today!

What’s the Difference Between the Mazda CX-3, Mazda CX-30, Mazda CX-5, and Mazda CX-9?

While some automakers have new models coming and going with gimmicks like off-road specialization or other traits, the four Mazda models currently on the market are differentiated by size, with the model name corresponding to the size. The Mazda CX-3 is a small subcompact, while the Mazda CX-30 is a slightly larger subcompact. The Mazda CX-5 is a compact, while the Mazda CX-9 acts as a flag-bearer in the mid-size class.

2021 Mazda CX-5 interior using smartphone connectivity
Mazda CX-5
2021 Mazda CX-9 parked on grass outside forest home
Mazda CX-9

How Many Passengers do the Mazda CUV Models Carry?

All of the Mazda CUV models can seat at least 5 passengers. The Mazda CX-3 is probably best for those who have small, young passengers to fill up the rear row of seats, making it great for young families. The Mazda CX-30 is a little more comfortable, but it would be tough fitting 3 adults in the back row together. Sort of the defacto middle in terms of size, the Mazda CX-5 is well suited to a full load of passengers, even if each one is an adult. The Mazda CX-9 is the only Mazda CUV with more than 5 seats. This model can bring 7 passengers for a ride with its middle row of captain’s chairs.

How Much Cargo Space Do the Mazda CUV Models Have?

When you aren’t carrying a lot but none of it is passengers, you need to know which vehicle is going to offer you the space you need. Review each one’s cargo space below.

  • Mazda CX-3: 17.8 cubic feet (seats up), 42.7 cubic feet (seats up)
  • Mazda CX-30: 20.2 cubic feet (seats up)
  • Mazda CX-5: 30.9 cubic feet (seats up), 59.6 cubic feet (seats up)
  • Mazda CX-9: 14.4 cubic feet (seats up), 71.2 cubic feet (seats up)