What are the Differences Between the 2020 Mazda3 and the 2020 Mazda CX-30?
If you’re looking for a fun, fresh, stylish commuter vehicle, Mazda has plenty of models that fit the bill. However, you might be wondering whether the Mazda3 or the Mazda CX-30 will be a better fit for your lifestyle. Here’s a guide to the differences between these two sporty models.
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The Mazda3 comes in two distinct designs — hatchback and sedan. Both feature sleek, emotive styling. The Mazda CX-30, on the other hand, boasts bold black cladding that gives it a more rugged appearance. Both models come standard with upscale exterior touches like rain-sensing variable-intermittent windshield wipers and body-colored folding power side mirrors.
Both of these Mazda models offer five seats. The Mazda3 hatchback boasts 92.7 cubic feet of total passenger space, with 20.1 cubic feet allocated to cargo space. If you choose the Mazda3 sedan, you’ll be driving with 92.8 of passenger space and 13.2 of cargo room. The Mazda CX-30, on the other hand, clocks in with 94.1 cubic feet of total passenger room, 20.2 cubic feet of room behind the second row, and 45.2 cubic feet behind the first row. And if you’re looking for luxury, both models will satisfy your needs. Both offer heated front seats and leather seating.
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Technology and safety features
You’ll find few more tech tools on the Mazda3, such as standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with standard Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. However, both models start out with many of the same infotainment features, including an 8.8-inch center display, an eight-speaker stereo system, and voice command capabilities for the Mazda Connect infotainment system. Both models also let you upgrade to 12-speaker Bose sound system
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