Comparison - Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2018 - vs - BMW X3 xDrive30i 2018

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Other Names:

Also called:

CX-5 Maxx

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
30,945
Updated: 
23 Feb 2018
47,890
Updated: 
28 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
no
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.30gals
17.70gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Deep Crystal Blue Mica
#343761
Snowflake White Pearl Mica
#E6E6E8
Eternal Blue Mica
#4D7FA6
Jet Black Mica
#000000
Machine Gray Metallic
#4A5575
Sonic Silver Metallic
#BBB9BA
Soul Red Metallic
#78191F
Color: 
Alpine White
#EDEEF2
Black Sapphire Metallic
#030404
Carbon Black Metallic
#495062
Chestnut Brown Metallic
#7F503E
Deep Sea Blue Metallic
#2D4573
Glacier Silver Metallic
#A0A3B2
Jet Black
#4F5055
Melbourne Red Metallic
#9A2627
Mineral Silver Metallic
#706D68
Mineral White Metallic
#7B7F89
Space Gray Metallic
#787880

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 ranked #2 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Mazda CX-5 has a score of 8.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 27 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Excellent handling
Comfortable, supportive seats
Upscale interior

Cons
Cumbersome infotainment system
Unimpressive cargo capacity

By: 
usnews.com

As long as cargo space isn’t your main reason for buying a compact crossover, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is an excellent, fun-to-drive choice.

Pros
Attractive styling inside and out
Poised chassis, communicative steering
Engine changes bode well for mpg
Good value, especially considering high spec level
Rear seats fold flat

Cons
Frustrating infotainment setup
Light cargo volume
Short on refinement

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 largely carries over from the previous model year, when it was extensively redesigned. New for 2018 are such standard features as a leather-wrapped steering wheel and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. Also new is cylinder-deactivation technology intended to improve fuel economy slightly. The 2.5-liter engine automatically shuts down the two outside cylinders at cruising speeds to maximize efficiency. Last year's Grand Select trim level has been discontinued for 2018.

PROS
Keen handling and steering make the CX-5 enjoyable to drive
Attractive and upscale cabin for a premium ownership experience
Stays quiet at highway speeds

CONS
Not as powerful as some rivals

By: 
edmunds.com

The latest BMW X3 is well worth considering if you’re looking for a family SUV with a spacious and plush interior that’s relaxing to drive.

Pros
Spacious cabin
Practical boot
Quiet and comfortable to drive

Cons
Desirable options cost extra
Looks like the old car
Cabin doesn’t look very exciting

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The X3 also becomes a more full-fledged member of the BMW family with its upgraded interior. And at a time when some of the brand’s passenger-car offerings have strayed from BMW’s historically strong dynamics, the new X3 makes an encouraging showing there as well.

Pros
Chassis tuning like BMWs of old,
improved interior,
plenty of passenger and cargo space.

Cons
Imprecise variable-ratio steering,
goofy electronic shifter,
the entry-level four pales next to the six-cylinder.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
24.00mpg
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
186ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
260ft-lbs
at 1 450rpm
Horsepower: 
187hp
at 6 000rpm
240hp
at 5 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.00Feet
39.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
no
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Adaptive Cruise Control
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Destination Download
Destination Guidance (Also Turn-By-Turn Navigation)
Hands-Free Calling
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Hands-Free Calling*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
179.10in
183.40in
Width: 
72.50in
74.10in
Height: 
65.30in
66.10in
Ground Clearance: 
7.50in
8.00in
Front Track: 
62.80in
62.80in
Rear Track: 
62.80in
63.40in
Wheel Base: 
106.20in
110.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.30
40.70
Rear Head Room: 
39.00
39.10
Front Leg Room: 
41.00in
39.90in
Rear leg room: 
39.60in
36.80in
Front Hip Room: 
55.20in
56.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.10in
58.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.30in
54.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.80in
56.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
59.60cu.ft
63.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
3000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
30.90cu.ft
27.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
19.30degrees
25.70degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.70degrees
22.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
3693.00lbs
4030.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
Low fuel level warning

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Heated mirrors
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Remote keyless power door locks
4 one-touch power windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating driver seat
Leather
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
6-Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette
8 -way power driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson strut front suspension
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Multi-link rear suspension
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Cargo floor mats
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed sensitive volume control
10 total speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Bose premium brand speakers
Bose Premium Brand Stereo System
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
9 total speakers
205 watts stereo output

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 x 7.0-In.
18 x 8.0
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Run flat tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Passenger head restraint whiplash protection system
Rear Parking Sensors
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Self-Leveling Headlights
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
2 Front Headrests
Airbag Deployment Notification
LED Headlamp
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Adaptive Headlights
4-Wheel ABS
Parking Assistant
ACC Stop & Go + Active Driving Assistant
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Post-collision safety system
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Passenger head restraint whiplash protection system
Adaptive headlights

Options

Packages: 
GT Premium Package
Driver Assistance Plus
Cold Weather Package
Dynamic Handling Package
Lighting Package
Premium Package
XLine
Cold Weather Package
Driver Assistance Package
Technology Package
M Sport
Exterior Options: 
Roof Rails
Trailer Hitch
Wheel Locks
Front & Rear Bumper Trim Package
Rear Bumper Guard
Roof Rails In Satin Aluminum
19" M Double Spoke Wheels - Style 622M
20" M Double Spoke Wheels - Style 310M
19" Light Alloy Double-Spoke Wheels - Style 309
Panoramic Moonroof
Adaptive Full LED Lights
Interior Options: 
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Carpeted Cargo Mat
Illuminated Doorsill Trim Plates
Retractable Cargo Cover
Interior Lighting Kit
Wireless Charging
Navigation System
Apple CarPlay Compatibility
Rear Manual Side Window Shades
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
Heated Front Seats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
#363636
Black, leather
#D0C9C6
Sand/Parchment, leather
Color: 
Beige/Black SensaTec, leatherette
#010101
Black Nevada w/Gray Contrast Stitching, premium leather
#1A1A1A
Black Nevada, premium leather
#070707
Black SensaTec, leatherette
#0B0B0B
Ivory White Nevada w/Red Contrast Stitching, premium leather
#C1C0BE
Mocha Nevada w/Orange Contrast Stitching, premium leather
#544F4C
Oyster Nevada, premium leather
#ADAAA1
Saddle Brown Nevada, premium leather
#816A5A
Sand Beige/Black Nevada, premium leather
#B8AB98