10 vehicles within 50 miles of
  • Hi Lo Auto Sales of Frederick of Frederick, MD (26 mi)
    Phone: 301-242-9779
    12,483 miles
  • Fair Oaks Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM of Chantilly, VA (10 mi)
    Phone: 703-832-8091
    9,777 miles
  • Easterns Automotive Group of Alexandria -Curbside pickup and home delivery available with online ... of Alexandria, VA (25 mi)
    Phone: 877-452-1921
    42,483 miles
  • Carvana - Online Shipping
    Phone: 888-804-0827
    16,332 miles
  • Willis Kuelthau
    Automotive Editor - June 25, 2018

    2019 Mazda CX-3 OVERVIEW

    As crossovers execute their steady coup over sedans, brands are in a race to provide value in the small, practical packages that good crossovers offer. And crossovers don’t get much smaller than the 2019 Mazda CX-3. It’s a pint-sized SUV with plenty of personality, packing excellent fuel economy and Mazda’s trademark driving dynamics into a stylish package. With a few practical updates for the coming year, it remains at the forefront of the subcompact crossover segment.

    What's New for 2019

    The 2019 CX-3 gets a substantial refresh, including both aesthetic and mechanical upgrades. The engine has been subtly retuned for a wider torque curve and a couple extra horses. On the interior, the cable-operated parking brake becomes electronic, which makes room for a new center console. Materials are fancier across the board (with a new option for all-leather seats), and more safety equipment is now standard. The exterior and suspension see a few tweaks as well.

    Mazda CX-3

    Choosing Your Mazda CX-3

    Under the hood of every CX-3 is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, part of Mazda’s SkyActiv line. It pumps out 148 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque, but the really impressive numbers are the EPA-estimated mileage: 29 miles per gallon city, 34 mpg highway, and 31 combined for front-wheel drive models. All-wheel drive (which is a $1,400 option on all trims) causes a two-mpg drop in all categories, but those are class-leading figures either way.

    Where the CX-3 doesn’t lead the pack is cargo space. With 12.4 cubic feet of capacity behind the rear seats and 44.5 cubes with the seats down, the CX-3 has less than even the Mazda 3 hatchback. The rear seats are livable but compact.

    The best seat is the one behind the wheel, where you can enjoy the responsive and retuned suspension and the new standard interior. Mazda is trying to pack luxury features into even their smallest cars, which means that all CX-3s have features like push-button start, power side mirrors, a rearview camera, and multiple USB ports. Infotainment options run through a seven-inch central display with voice commands but no touchscreen. More safety features are now included, like blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and an upgraded tire-pressure monitoring system.

    Though the mechanical details don’t change, the rest of the options are doled out across three trims: Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring.


    The 2019 CX-3 Sport starts at $21,365 (all prices include a $975 destination charge) for the front-wheel-drive variant. It rolls on 16-inch alloy rims and has expected tech like Bluetooth hands-free. Mazda’s Smart City Brake system, which provides automatic emergency braking at low speeds, returns on all trims including the Sport.

    The big safety additions come in a new i-ACTIVSENSE package, which adds the full suite of technologies for $1,100, including pedestrian detection with more capable automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, automatic high beams and headlights, rain-sensing wipers, an active instrument display, and automatic climate control. Mazda hasn’t updated their configurator with standalone option prices, but expect to see them when the CX-3 goes in sale in the coming months.


    The CX-3 Touring, which starts at $23,450, adds a few welcome upgrades. These includes 18-inch alloy rims, heated front seats, leatherette upholstery, heated side mirrors, and a leather steering wheel and shift knob. The automatic headlights, climate control, and wipers are all standard as well.

    The Touring gets the i-ACTIVSENSE package as well, but because some of the features are already included, the price drops to $1,000. The other available package is a Preferred Equipment Package ($1,410), which adds a power moonroof, a seven-speaker Bose sound system, XM and HD radio, and a cargo cover.

    Grand Touring

    Mazda pulls out all the stops on the CX-3 Grand Touring, which starts at $26,720. It comes with all options from the lower trims plus all-leather seats, a power moonroof, a head-up display, navigation, and paddle shifters. The exterior gets extra chrome accents as well as upgraded adaptive LED headlights and fog lights.

    The only non-standard features come in a Premium Package for $710, which includes a heated steering wheel, traffic sign recognition, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a six-way power driver’s seat with memory settings.

    CarsDirect Tip

    The value sweet spot for the 2019 Mazda CX-3 is the Touring trim, which adds just enough luxury at a modest price increase. The better news is that the zippy handling is present across all three trims. If you love to drive, this is as good a crossover as you’ll find.

    Get your price on a Mazda CX-3 »

    Top Mazda Deals & Must-Know Advice In November

    As 2021 models begin arriving at dealerships, Mazda's incentives aren't quite as strong as we've seen in recent months. For remaining 2020 models, Mazda's 0% APR offer still... View All Mazda Lease Deals


    Find Your New Mazda CX-3 On CarsDirect

    Price It New

    Insider Information

    We have information you must know before you buy the CX-3. We want to send it to you, along with other pricing insights.


    I agree to receive emails from CarsDirect. I understand that I can unsubscribe at any time.
    We will not spam you, and will never sell your email. Privacy Policy.

    Thank you. You are now subscribed to our Pricing Insider updates.

    Buying With CarsDirect

    We have partnered with trusted dealers in your area to give you a great price on the new Mazda CX-3.
    This is how it works:

    • We connect you to the Internet Department at a Trusted Dealership.
    • Use the CarsDirect Target Price as a tool in your negotiation.
    • The dealer will help you with financing or leasing, as well as trade-in options.

    Find more information on Mazda vehicles

    Mazda CX-3 By Year

    COPYRIGHT 1999-2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba