In a market growing with tiny SUV choices, the Mazda CX-3 is a dapper, well-designed car. Unlike competitors that appear tall, narrow, and not quite grown-up such as the Chevrolet Trax and Ford Ecosport, the CX-3 is a handsome vehicle. Driving it puts a smile on your face. Agile handling and a spirited powertrain when revved contribute to an enjoyable drive and it gets good fuel economy to boot. But the CX-3 is very snug inside. So snug, in fact, that you might physically outgrow the CX-3 before you're ready for your next car.
Most entries in this burgeoning class are either half-baked, or they subject drivers to a harsh ride, loud cabin, and crude interior. But the Mazda CX-3 is more pleasant. It delivers a rewarding driving experience thanks to its enthusiastic cornering attitude, willing powertrain and stylish cabin.