You have lots of choices when it comes to selecting the right SUV to get you around Amherst, NY and beyond. Mazda produces some fine SUVs that run the gamut of all sizes and powertrain possibilities. With so many different names and numbers, it can be tough to lock down the right one for you. Northtown Mazda can help you navigate through our new inventory of SUVs.

What is the difference between the Mazda CX-30 and the new Mazda CX-50? Which is larger, the CX-5 or the CX-9? Which one offers more horsepower or storage? We want to take the time to help you find the perfect Mazda SUV for your needs, with this quick comparison of the SUV models you'll find in Amherst, NY.

SUVs by Size

There are four versions of Mazda SUVs at Northtown Mazda. Each brings a distinct personality, style, and athleticism to the streets of Amherst, NY that is sure to impress. The options range from a subcompact to a three-row, midsize SUV. How you decide to travel is up to you.


The Mazda CX-30 is the smallest of the bunch. But it is no pushover. Its energetic powertrain gets a boost in 2023, to a 191-horsepower four-cylinder engine. If that wasn't enough, a turbocharged four-cylinder churns out 227 horsepower for your journey. The cabin has the look and feel of a larger and more elegant model. So, you get more bang for your buck with this affordable and elegant subcompact SUV.


The headliner of the compact class is the Mazda CX-5. The 2023 Mazda CX-5 earned top honors from US News and World Report as the 2023 Best Compact SUV for the Money award winner, and a finalist for the 2023 Best Compact SUV for Families. That is some pretty high praise.

The CX-5 has a cabin that is indicative of the sophistication offered by the Mazda SUV lineup. It comes decorated with fine materials, plenty of space and loads of technology designed to make your adventures more comfortable, safer, and easier.

The newest member of the Mazda SUV lineup is the all-new Mazda CX-50. It brings you many of the same features and technology you will find in the similarly-sized CX-5. But the CX-50 gives drivers a sportier look and feel.

The CX-50 provides a lot of pop under the hood with its 187-horsepoewr 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Because of its athletic build, it handles the curves and straightaways of your daily commute with agility and confidence. Its 8.6-inch ground clearance, all-wheel drive and traction control system makes it a great SUV for exploring the more rugged terrain across New York.

Midsize SUV

The largest member of the squad is the three-row Mazda CX-9. It holds between six and seven passengers, depending on the seating configuration you choose. It tops out with a potent 227 horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder engine for an energetic quest through town. It earned an Overall Five-Star Safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for its outstanding engineering and plethora of driver-assist features.

The CX-9 lets shoppers choose between two rows of bench seats to hold seven people, in total. Or opt for a second row with two captain's chairs and increase the amount of room your rear passengers can enjoy. It brings a feeling of freedom as riders, young and old, climb in with ease. Because this is the largest member of the lineup, it brings you more legroom and cargo space for your adventures.

Take a Test Drive and Learn More

The best way to determine which is the best choice for your travels is to head to Northtown Mazda and take one for a spin. Open all the doors and sit in all the seats of the model that catches your eye. Get a feel for how it handles the road and fall in love. Our team is waiting to help you find your ideal SUV in Amherst, NY.

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