Mazda CX-3

The Mazda CX-3 is a compact crossover SUV with a sporty style and lots of interior entertainment and comfort options. The vehicle is available in both front-wheel and all-wheel drive with a choice of three trim packages. The CX-3 ranks #5 among compact SUVs, according to US News and World Report.


What powers the Mazda CX-3?

All of the CX-3 models come with a SKYACTIVE 2.0L, four-cylinder, 148 hp engine.


What about the transmission?

All models come with a patented SKYACTIVE-Drive automatic, six-speed transmission with manual-shift and sports mode.


What kind of gas mileage can I expect when I drive the CX-3?

According to the EPA, the front-wheel-drive model of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 averages 29 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. The all-wheel-drive model manages 27 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. This compares very favorably to other SUVs in its class and is one of the top-selling features of the CX-3.


What safety features are offered on the CX-3?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gives the CX-3 an overall five-star rating with full marks in front and side crash tests and four stars in rollover crash tests. Safety features on this vehicle include three-point safety belts for all seating positions, brake assist and electronic brake force, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, a rear camera, and Mazda radar cruise control with stop and go.


What colors does the CX-3 come in?

Exterior color choices for the CX-3 include machine gray metallic, soul red crystal metallic, snowflake white pearl, and ceramic metallic. Buyers can choose from various interior colors as well: titanium flash mica, deep crystal blue mica, eternal blue mica, and jet black mica. Some colors require an upgrade.


Can you tell me about the entertainment options?

The array entertainment options is one of the CX-3's strong points. Bluetooth hands-free capability, a BOSE seven-speaker audio system, a 7.0" color touch screen, the patented MAZDA CONNECT information and entertainment system, a built-in navigation system, satellite radio, and steering wheel-mounted audio and phone controls are all included as standard equipment.


What are a few of the specs on the CX-3?

The CX-3 weighs 2,809 pounds (front-wheel-drive). It measures 168.3" long, 69.6" wide and 60.9" high, with a ground clearance of 6.2".


What are some of the highlights of the CX-3's interior?

In addition to the many entertainment features, the Mazda CX-3 offers automatic climate control with a pollen filter, push-button start, cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls, front and rear overhead lights, rear heating ducts, a keyless entry system, and a 12-volt power outlet.


What about the exterior?

The CX-3 is noted for its sleek, sporty lines. Exterior features include LED running lights, LED fog lights, LED headlights with auto-leveling, heated side mirrors, roof-mounted "shark fin" antenna, rear windshield wiper, dual exhaust, 18" aluminum alloy wheels, and a rear roofline spoiler.


How much does the CX-3 cost?

The MSRP for the Mazda CX-3 Sport starts at $20,390. The CX-3T is $22,475, and the starting price of the GT is $25,745. All CX-3s come with a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a five-year/60,000 powertrain warranty.


What's new on the CX-3 for 2019?

There aren't a lot of changes to the 2019 model. However, the newest CX-3 features a slightly-restyled interior, a minor bump in horsepower, and the addition of new standard safety features including blindspot monitoring and rear cross safety alert.

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