Mazda joined the ever-growing SUV segment in the 1990s and since then, it delighted us with many excellent models including the CX-7 and the CX-9. Now, Mazda plans to expand its lineup by introducing a smaller model dubbed the CX-3. It will be the carmaker’s entry ticket to the subcompact crossover segment. The vehicle was officially presented to the audience at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. It will be based on the carmaker’s KODO design language, and it will share its platform with the Mazda 2. All these things indicate that the brand-new CX-3 will be a stylish, unusually attractive five-seater that will help you to stand out from the crowd. It will be propelled by the decent engine regarding performance and with excellent fuel efficiency. More details about the 2016 Mazda CX-3 are available in the article below. Read it carefully.
2016 Mazda CX-3 Exterior
The best words to describe the exterior design of the newcomer are angular and swoopy. The vehicle looks stunning with its sharp headlamps, sloping roof, open grille, and long hood. The carmaker’s main goal was to develop a vehicle which is genuinely beautiful but practical, and the CX-3 has both of these qualities. When it comes to its exterior dimensions, it measures 168.3-inches in length, 69.5 inches in width, and 61 inches in height. The wheelbase takes 101.2 inches of the overall length.
Mazda CX-3 2016 Interior
When you take a seat behind the CX-3’s steering wheel, you will be welcomed by the well-designed and attractive interior. Those who opt for the base Sport trim level will get black cloth interior which looks pretty great. If you are not fond of cloth, leather and suede seats are available in the top-of-the-line trim level, Grand Touring. The cabin is equipped with a tablet-like screen with HVAC.
There is also a multifunction steering wheel which now includes switches for Bluetooth, cruise control, and radio. To enhance rearward visibility, the carmaker created theater-like seating arrangement where the second row stands slightly higher than the first one. Standard features in the base CX-3 Sport include 60/40-split-folding the second row of seats, a 7-inch touch-sensitive screen, rearview camera, Bluetooth, USB port, air conditioning, and much more. Touring trim level adds a moonroof, audio system with six speakers, leather-wrapped heated seats, heated exterior mirrors, etc.
Under the bonnet of the 2016 Mazda CX-3, you will find a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter Skyactiv four-banger power unit. The carmaker hasn’t revealed details about horsepower and torque ratings, but we dare to say that the engine will be capable of producing roughly 150 ponies and 150-pound feet of torque. The only transmission option is a six-speed auto gearbox with manual shifting. Both AWD and FWD are offered.
2016 Mazda CX-3 Pricing
The entry-level CX-3 Sport is priced at $19,960. The CX-3 Touring starts at $21,960, and the top-of-the-line CX-3 Grand Touring has a price tag of $24,990. If you have already fallen in love with this handsome and fun-to-drive model, just go and get it. You will not regret it!
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2016 Mazda CX-3
Fuel System: Gasoline Direct Injection
Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City: 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy:35