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CX-3 and CX-5 comparison

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Considering a CX-3. Any feedback? Are there both CX-3 and CX-5 owners who can shed some light?
 
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Cx3 is a lot smaller, in both leg room & boot space. Smaller footprint doesn't feel as stable as the cx5.
 
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CX-3 has the big lump on the dash too.
 
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Originally Posted by grim_reaper View Post
Cx3 is a lot smaller, in both leg room & boot space. Smaller footprint doesn't feel as stable as the cx5.
Surprised that it is not that stable. The ride height is lower though, right?
 
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Shorter wheelbase & track.
 
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MX-3 has better mpg, but less quickness. More for around town and younger age bracket than middle age highway driving.
 
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Originally Posted by nickndfl View Post
CX-3 has the big lump on the dash too.
Big lump on the dash?
 
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Originally Posted by nickndfl View Post
MX-3 has better mpg, but less quickness. More for around town and younger age bracket than middle age highway driving.
Yes, looks like less HP and torque when compared to the 2.5L engine. Would be great if this would have a turbo engine though. Would compete then against others in the "hot hatches" segment.
 
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Had a chance to check out the CX-3 at the Auto Expo in Raleigh, NC. Indeed a bit too small for us middle-aged persons
But perfect for teens and couples with no kids. To compare, I checked out a Toyota CH-R and that one's backseat was a non-starter immediately.
 

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Originally Posted by mazda_nc_dude View Post
Had a chance to check out the CX-5 at the Auto Expo in Raleigh, NC. Indeed a bit too small for us middle-aged persons
But perfect for teens and couples with no kids. To compare, I checked out a Toyota CH-R and that one's backseat was a non-starter immediately.
I don't understand, I thought you already had a CX-5; did you mean to type CX-3 in the above message?
 

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