Mazda CX-3 Complete Expert Review


Mazda CX-3 with its crisp design features, shorter overhangs and a crossover character falls rightly in the sub-compact crossover segment. Designed to rivals popular models like Nissan Juke, Peugeot 2008 and Renault Captur, the mini-commuter with its impressive efficiency numbers may stand a tall chance in front of its rivals.

Mazda CX-3 Complete Expert Review



Based on the Mazda 2 supermini, the CX-3 combines elegant styling as well as pretty interiors in an affordable pricing. It comes with two and four-wheel drive transmission options, taking forward the promises of efficiency and all-weather security further. With the choice of two engines -petrol and diesel, the takers from both the segments will be covered. In the two-wheel drive guise, the 2.0-litre petrol delivers 118bhp but keeps the emissions as low as 136g/km, making it not only fuel-efficient but also environment friendly. Its other engine is more powerful though gushing 148bhp when coupled to four-wheel drive. A six-speed manual gearbox is standard on all models, while a six-speed automatic is available as an option on diesel models and higher-powered petrol. Moreover, with all the models getting six airbags, stability control and tyre pressure monitoring, the security aspects appears to be dealt well.

Mileage and Fuel Economy

Mazda’s CX-3 is expected to be a leader in terms of fuel economy with estimates of around 29 mpg in the city and 35 on the highway when considering the front wheel drive while 27/32 mpg when all-wheel drive is considered. The sub-compact crossover’s Skyactiv engineering philosophy efficiently integrates all elements of the vehicle producing maximum efficiency.

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Mazda CX-3 sits on top of a Skyactiv-G 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine which is mated to a six-speed gear box following automatic transmission mode. This engine although is not so fascinating, spews out a maximum power of 146 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 146 lb-ft of torque at 2800 revolutions. The engine may start to roar if you push it too hard and the coarse voice may even reach inside the cabin without much trouble. But for being the city cruiser, the power it extends is enough to cut through the congested markets with ease.

Acceleration & Pickup

CX-3 can reach the heights of 60 mph from rest in 8.1-seconds where vehicles in its segment has their figures in the nines and sometimes even in tens. Credit for this goes to its 2932-pound curb weight as well as to the responsive engine.



Mazda CX-3 follows the Kodo design language with a muscular finesse and an elegant aura to the crossover. Minimal overhangs are coupled to the bold appeal and noticeable snout gives it a compact look, which increases its being enticing quotient. Different models have different wheel sizes with Base Sport getting 16-inch steel wheels in its basket while the mid level touring model gets hold of 16-inch aluminum wheels, but its Grand Touring variant get all the light with its 18-inch wheels offering top-notch aesthetics. Sky active engineering philosophy is in CX-3’s blood with its body, chassis, transmission, and engine all employing it and working harmoniously to provide maximum efficiency. 25 Things Prohibited at Visit Disneyland

Exterior Measurements

The dimensions of 2016 Mazda CX-3 are as follows: 4274 mm X 1767 mm X 1542 mm (L x W x H) respectively. With a ground clearance of 155 mm, it can serve well as the urban market commuter



Exterior, yes, is appealing but Mazda CX-3 can be highlighted for its interior, which can be called as upscale even though the vehicle is from the entry-level sector. For its comfortableness- well the front seat occupants will never complain. With styling cues borrowed from Mazda 2, the slim and pleasing aesthetic and the three circular vents with a slat-type hidden vent behind the chrome detailing reminds us strongly of the Mazda 2 character. Its materials are good in quality regardless of the model version. Further, the use of the engaging colors like red and metallic accents.

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