Andre Query
Automotive Editor - September 1, 2015

2016 Mazda CX-3 OVERVIEW

One of the newest entries to the burgeoning subcompact crossover segment, the CX-3’s design resembles a miniature CX-5 in many ways. Offering the same versatility as the larger compact, the CX-3 also features firm handling, excellent road manners and a well-equipped cabin. The result is a very compelling option for anyone who likes the overall crossover experience, but prefers a more intimate ride.

What's New for 2016

2016 marks the debut of the CX-3.

Choosing Your Mazda CX-3

All trim levels come with a SkyActiv 2-liter engine paired to a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode that delivers 146-horsepower and a class-leading EPA-estimate of 29 mpg city/35 mpg highway.

CX-3 Sport

The entry-level CX-3 comes with a 7-inch monitor, rear camera, AM/FM/CD player, Bluetooth compatibility, USB input, air conditioning, cruise control, push-button start, and power windows and door locks. All-wheel drive is available.

CX-3 Touring

Starting with all the features on the Sport, the Touring adds a six-speaker audio system, moonroof, heated exterior mirrors, mirror-mounted turn signal lamps and a center armrest. Additional options include a seven-speaker BOSE audio system, power glass moonroof, leatherette seats and heated front seats.

CX-3 Grand Touring

Choosing the Grand Touring trim gets you 18-inch alloy wheels, a power moonroof, leather seats, LED daytime running lamps, LED fog lights, a BOSE premium audio system with seven speakers, head-up display, paddle shifters, and driver and front passenger seat heaters. Choosing the optional GT i-ACTIVSENSE package adds adaptive cruise control, smart brakes, lane-departure warning and rain-sensing wipers.

CarsDirect Tip

Since all CX-3s have the same engine, frame and suspension, we feel that the base Sport trim comes very well loaded and represents great value for the price.

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