What Are the Main Differences Between Mazda SUVs?

There is no vehicle segment in higher demand than the SUV, and Mazda is leading the charge with its rotation of high-quality offerings. Mazda SUVs come in three main body styles, subcompact, compact, and midsize. Each one is expertly crafted for a specific kind of driver, comes loaded with standard features, and provides its Hillsboro driver with a premium interior that never fails to impress.

Every Mazda SUV is Unique


Your Mazda SUVs consist of the subcompact CX-3, the compact CX-5, and the midsize CX-9. The best handling comes from the Mazda CX-3, as its body size unlocks an athleticism that is unique to the segment. Its 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine outputs a smooth 148 horsepower that feels just right when you hit every curve.


The compact Mazda CX-5 is, in many ways, the most popular choice among drivers around the greater Pacific Northwest. It represents the perfect balance between performance and utility and is an exceptional starting point for people who are comfortable behind the wheel of a sedan.


The midsize Mazda CX-9 is a three-row SUV that sits up to seven people. It has the highest standard power output of all the SUVs but sacrifices nothing in the way of fuel economy and has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. The CX-9 is ideal for those looking for a vehicle that will stay useful and relevant through the growth of a family life.


    Slotting in just between the Mazda CX-3 and Mazda CX-5, the Mazda CX-30 aims to be the "Goldilocks" choice for drivers who want a compact SUV but need a little extra space to work with inside. Taking advantage of a slightly longer wheelbase, the Mazda CX-30 offers 20.2 cubic feet of cargo space so you can fit an extra bag or two behind the seats on your next adventure. IT's powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 186 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque, and intelligent all-wheel drive is available to help you take advantage of the exciting terrain in the Willamette Valley area.

Choosing the Mazda CX-30 will get you a bit of extra cargo space versus the Mazda CX-3, but you won't notice a bunch of extra bulk as it is just a few inches longer than its compact counterpart. Advanced tech such as Apple CarPlay and automatic emergency braking are still a part of the Mazda CX-30 experience as well. And with intelligent all-wheel drive, you'll have no trouble getting through over, and around any obstacle to keep your adventures pushing forward.

Which Mazda SUV is Right for You?

No matter which Mazda SUV you choose, you will be impressed. However, it's important to understand what your needs are so that you can shop accordingly. The Mazda CX-3 features a stellar fuel economy, making it ideal for students or young professionals who are just starting out. Meanwhile, the Mazda CX-5 offers enhanced cargo space without sacrificing performance. Hence, the CX-5 is ideal for parents of young children or those expecting. But if you're the type of Willamette Valley driver that needs to go big or go home, the CX-9 is built just for you. Soccer practice, theatre performances, and weekend family outings are all safely within its wheelhouse.

Test Drive a Mazda SUV Today

Every new Mazda SUV is available now at Royal Moore Mazda. Schedule a test drive today and experience what a Mazda SUV can do for you.

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