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Mazda's entry in the mini-utility segment delivers agile, fun-to-drive handling and good fuel economy. The ride is stiff, particularly with the 18-inch wheels and tires that come on most versions, and noise levels are high.
The CX-3 is available with front- or all-wheel drive, and the sole powertrain is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic. It's a smooth, willing engine but isn't overly powerful. The infotainment system includes a center display screen and a rotary knob to control phone and audio functions, but it takes time to get familiar with its operation. The rear seat is very tight, and cargo space is modest. Forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and blind spot warning are standard.
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2016-2020
2016 Redesign Year
Mazda's entry in the mini-utility segment brings agile handling, a solid and substantial feel, and good fuel economy. The ride is firm but does a good job absorbing impacts, although noise levels can be high.
The CX-3 is available with front- or all-wheel drive, and the sole powertrain is a 146-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a six-speed automatic. It's a smooth, willing mill but isn't overly powerful. The infotainment system includes a 7-inch center display screen and a rotary knob to control phone and audio functions, but it takes time to get familiar with its operation. Room in the front seats is narrow, the rear seat is very tight, and cargo space is modest. Blind spot monitoring, cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking are available.
$18,150 - $19,125
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OWNER SATISFACTION
OWNER REPORTED MPG
$16,850 - $20,975
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OWNER SATISFACTION
OWNER REPORTED MPG
$15,400 - $19,250
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$14,025 - $17,750
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$12,725 - $16,300
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