2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Audi Q3

2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Audi Q3

Even if you don’t think of Mazda as a luxury brand, they don’t mind. They’ll typically let their vehicles do the talking (metaphorically speaking, of course). When compared to Audi, there are actually quite a few areas where Mazda’s midsize crossover squeaks out ahead. Take a look as we compare the 2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Audi Q3.

First up: pricing. You probably don’t want to pay more than you have to for features that you can get in another vehicle, and Mazda knows that. That’s why they’ve left the 2018 Mazda CX-5 well equipped with a starting MSRP of nearly $6,700 less than the Audi. that’s not to say that you’ll be cut short on the extras. In fact, quite the opposite. Take a look at some of the specs and features below.

2018 Mazda CX-5 Touring


2018 Audi Q3 2.0T Premium

$26,215 MSRP $32,900
2.5-liter inline-4 Standard Engine 2.0-liter inline-4
25 city/21 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 20 city/28 hwy mpg
Standard Intelligent Cruise Control Not Available

2018 Mazda CX-5 Interior

Despite looking about the same size and having a similar shape, the Mazda CX-5 has a lot more cargo volume. In fact, it has 30.9 cubic feet of standard cargo volume compared to 16.7 cubic feet in the Q3. That will give you an easier time packing all the extra luggage for family vacations or after a shopping spree. Additionally, the Mazda CX-5 comes with plenty of interior luxury that you might have only figured you’d find in a vehicle like an Audi. Some of those features include:

  • Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Rearview Camera
  • Bluetooth® hands-free phone and audio compatibility
  • HD Radio
  • Leatherette seating with Lux Suede® inserts

Curious to see how else the Mazda CX-5 is making leaps? Come check it out here at Hall Mazda today! We’re proud to offer one of the best-valued crossovers on the market, and you have the chance to take one home of your very own. Give us a call or stop by today!

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