Which Mazda SUV Size Is Right For You? - Small, Medium or Large!

Posted: 11/01/2022
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Have you got your heart set on bringing a Mazda SUV to your home but are still on the fence
about which size option is right for you? This blog sets out to give you a quick explanation of
each of our current Mazda SUV options and the lifestyle they best promote.

From the weekend adventurer to the busy family person, Mazda accommodates all lifestyles.
Tackle whatever life throws your way with ease inside a car that has the utility space and style to
handle big hauls while still looking great!

An SUV is made to tackle the adventures of both urban and metropolitan areas - the only thing
you need to consider is how much you want to bring with you for the ride. Check out our
easy-to-read list of Small SUVs, Medium SUVs and Large SUVs under the Mazda umbrella.

Quick Guide

  • Small Options: The Mazda CX-3, CX-30 and CX-5 are compact and a favourite for singles and small families.
  • Large Option: The larger models, such as the Mazda CX-8 and CX-9, are our large
  • SUV range. It is better suited to growing families or houses with three or more people and those who want great storage, so you're never struggling to fit anything in the boot.
  • The Mazda CX-3 is a subcompact SUV designed for people who want better storage than your traditional hatch or sedan. It's elevated for the classic SUV feel, while still being nimble enough to drive smoothly through tight metro streets.
  • The Mazda CX-30 adds new technology, more space and power to the CX-3.
  • The Mazda CX-5 is our most popular SUV and is classified as a medium SUV that offers more space for small families.
  • Mazda's CX-8 and Mazda CX-9 are our largest options which offer the pinnacle in interior space and brilliant handling for long-range drives or little city-hopping commutes.                                                     
  • The Mazda MX ranges are electric and hybrid options that offer a more environmentally friendly travel option. Read more about them here.

Mazda CX-3 - Manageable Size, Great SUV Feel | Small SUV - 5 Seats

Good things come in small packages - that's certainly the case with this great entry-range SUV
model. The Mazda CX-3 SUV is perfect for singles or couples and still offers excellent storage
thanks to the smart hatch-back and taller roofs. The Mazda CX-3 price is the most affordable of
the SUV range, and it's also our most compact SUV model that can come with AWD
functionality. It's a dream to drive and lets you smoothly navigate through metro streets and over
rough country roads.

More about the CX-3:

  • 5 Seat Configuration
  • 2.0L Skyactiv-G Petrol Engine
  • Overall length: 4,275mm
  • Overall width: 1,765mm
  • Cargo space VDA: 264L

Mazda CX-30 - More Leg Room & Engine Options | Small SUV - 5 Seats

Copy The Mazda CX-30 combines everything people love about the CX-3 and mixes it with a newer
interior and new technology. Enjoy more space compared to the CX-3 and more choices on
engine size and function. The Mazda CX-30 gives you the option of a 2.0 and 2.5-litre engine as
well as the SkyActiv-X Hybrid Engine.

More about the CX-30:

  • 5 Seat Configuration
  • 2.0L | 2.5L Skyactiv-G Petrol Engine
  • 2.0L Skyactiv-X M Hybrid Engine
  • Overall length: 4,395mm
  • Overall width: 1,795mm
  • Cargo space VDA: 317L

Mazda CX-5 - Australia's Favourite SUV | Medium SUV - 5 Seat

The Mazda CX-5 is one of our most spacious medium-sized SUVs. It’s a great entry point for
drivers who want a bit of extra space to work with and enough room for whatever life has in
store in the future. This model seats five people, but has more legroom for extra passengers
compared to the previous models. The Mazda CX-5 is the perfect small family SUV, offering
plenty of space for young ones to grow and still be happy jumping in the backseat. There's no
wonder why it's our most popular SUV in Australia.

More about the CX-5:

  • 5 Seat Configuration
  • 2.0L | 2.5L Skyactiv-G Petrol Engine
  • 2.2L Skyactiv-D Diesel Engine
  • 2.5L Turbocharged Skyactiv-G Petrol Engine
  • Overall length: 4,550mm
  • Overall width: 1,840mm
  • Cargo space VDA: 442L

Mazda CX-8 - Perfect For Regular Long Trips | Large SUV - 7 Seat

You'll spot a lot of similarities between this model and the CX-9 SUV. Both are our largest SUV
options and have a lot of similar features and functions. Deciding between these two models
comes down to what you intend to do with it.

If you plan to be covering a lot of kilometres in your SUV, then we recommend the diesel option
which is only available with the Mazda CX-8. The Mazda-CX8 diesel engine can give you better
mileage, providing a steady stream of torque. The Mazda CX-8 is slightly smaller than the CX-9
and comes with a Skyactiv-D 2.2L Twin Turbo Diesel Engine.

More about the CX-8:

  • 7 Seat Configuration
  • 2.2L Skyactiv-D Diesel Engine
  • Overall length: 4,900mm
  • Overall width: 1,840mm
  • Cargo space VDA: 209L or 747L (with third row of seats folded)

Mazda CX-9 - The Biggest & Best | Large SUV - 7 Seats

Last but not least is our praised Mazda CX-9 large SUV. This is our largest SUV to date and a
clear favourite for people who enjoy extra elbow room wherever they sit. The CX-9's third row of
seats provides comfortable accommodation for adults, instead of being suited only for children.
If you've got a big family, this car is the pinnacle of comfort and space. The CX-9 has the most
space between seats while still boasting a 230L boot capacity with all seats up. If you close the
back seats, then that number jumps to a whopping 810L.

More about the CX-9:
● 7 Seat Configuration
● 2.5L Turbocharged Skyactiv-G Petrol Engine
● Overall length: 5,075mm
● Overall width: 1,969 mm
● Cargo space VDA: 230L or 810L (with 3rd row seats folded)

Talk To The Experts At Springwood Mazda To Find Your Dream SUV

At Springwood Mazda, we’ll make sure you drive away with the Mazda of your dreams. Call our
office today
, or swing by our showroom to have a chat about which SUV will complement your
lifestyle best! You can find us at 3450 Pacific Hwy, Springwood QLD 4127.