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When looking for a fast and reliable vehicle, a Mazda model is the way to go. Come by to Star Mazda and look at our new Mazda inventory that includes the Mazda CX-30 and Mazda3. Both models are amazing vehicles to experience, even with their differences. Check out how they differ below. Afterward, give Star Mazda a visit and request a test drive with any of our Mazda team members to judge them yourself.

Exterior and Interior

To start, the major difference between the Mazda CX-30 and Mazda3 is the body style. The Mazda CX-30 is a crossover SUV, and the Mazda 3 is a sedan. Although both models sit up to five passengers, they differ in interior size due to their body style. Front passengers within the Mazda CX-30 will have 41.7 inches of legroom, 55.6 inches of shoulder room, and 37.8 inches of headroom. The rear passengers will have 36.3 inches of legroom, 53.6 inches of shoulder room, and 38.3 inches of headroom.

Passengers in the front of the Mazda 3 will get close to those dimensions, receiving 42.3 inches of legroom, 55.7 inches of shoulder room, and 38 inches of headroom. Passengers in the back will receive 35.1 inches of legroom, 53.5 inches of shoulder room, and 37.2 inches of headroom.


At its standard, the Mazda CX-30 operates as a front-wheel drive with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder DOHC engine that provides up to 186 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. It also has an all-wheel drive option. We recommend fueling it with regular octane gas, which will result in a combined 28 miles per gallon in the front-wheel drive model. The Mazda3, on the other hand, runs as a front-wheel drive on a 2.0-liter four-cylinder DOHC engine that gives up to 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. All-wheel drive is available only for select trims. Regular gas is recommended for this model, giving a combined total of 31 miles per gallon.


Majority of the technology features are the same within both models. However, some Mazda CX-30 trims include a three-year SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link Subscription to update traffic, weather, sports, and more.

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