Mazda CX-5 vs Audi Q3




Car shopping is an exciting experience, but it’s even more enjoyable when you have the right resources. At Paretti Mazda, our top priority has always been our Metairie, Harvey, and New Orleans, LA, customers, so check out this comparison of the 2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. the 2020 Audi Q3 to learn which one may be the right SUV for your needs.

Mazda CX-5 Safety Metairie LA

Stay Safe on the Fast-Paced Road

When choosing your next SUV, safety is a top priority. Added protection technologies help you stay out of harm’s way so you can explore the city with ease and confidence. The 2020 Mazda CX-5 takes your safety very seriously with the following features coming standard:

  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning with Lane-keep Assist
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go 

On the other hand, the 2020 Audi Q3 does have similar features, but they aren’t a baseline amenity, so you’ll have to upgrade to a higher trim level if you want the extra peace of mind they provide.

2020 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 Audi Q3: Interior Dimensions

After safety, it’s important to consider interior space. More cabin room means more space to stretch your legs and spread out during quick trips to the mall or exciting journeys out of town.

Both the 2020 Mazda CX-5 and the 2020 Audi Q3 have over 39 inches of front headroom for you to enjoy, but, unfortunately, this is where their similarities end:


Rear Headroom: 39 inches

Front Legroom: 41 inches

Rear Legroom: 39.6 inches

Audi Q3

Rear Headroom: 37.6 inches

Front Legroom: 40 inches

Rear Legroom: 36.1 inches

In addition to roomier cabin measurements, the Mazda CX-5 also has more cargo space than the Q3. Store groceries and shopping bags in 30.9 cubic feet of space or fold down the rear seat for a maximum 59.6 cubic feet of room for bulkier purchases. It may be a tight fit in the Q3, though, since it only offers 23.7 cubic feet of room that opens to 48 cubic feet when you fold down the rear seat.

Mazda CX-5 Performance Metairie LA

Invigorate Your Drive

Choosing your next vehicle all comes down to performance. You need the proper motor to excite your daily drive, and the 2020 Mazda CX-5 delivers with an available Skyactiv®-G 2.5-liter Dynamic Pressure Turbo 4-cylinder engine. This powertrain generates 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque for a quick performance and sleek gear changes. You may notice a difference in the way the 2020 Audi Q3 performs, though, since its engine only outputs 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.

The Mazda CX-5 also features a baseline motor achieving up to an EPA-estimated 25 city/31 highway MPG, so you can stay away from the pump longer.* You may notice you’re making more gas station stops in the Q3 since its engine only achieves up to an EPA-estimated 19 city/27 highway MPG.

Which SUV Will You Choose?

While the 2020 Audi has a lot to offer, at Paretti Mazda, we think more interior space, standard safety systems, and more power output make the Mazda CX-5 a better option for your Metairie, Harvey, and New Orleans lifestyle. Drivers in Louisiana who agree can stop by our showroom today to schedule a test drive of the 2020 Mazda CX-5.

* Up to an EPA-estimated 25 city/31 highway MPG for Mazda CX5-FWD models. AWD models with Skyactiv®-G 2.5L naturally aspirated engine, 24 city/30 highway MPG. Actual results will vary.

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