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.
Mazda CX-3 Road Test

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. 

Clearly, the CX-3 brings a bit of pizzazz. In less than a block, the CX-3 demonstrated a quality that trounces most competitors: It feels light on its feet with quick steering that transmits decent feedback. It also easily snaked through our avoidance-maneuver test and was a delight on the track.

Best Version to Get
Not much to ponder here, as the Sport is the only trim and the only options are dealer installed.
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4-door SUV Sport 4-cyl 6-speed Automatic
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