Already in its third year, the Mazda CX-3 proved to be a huge success in the small SUV market.
For 2018, the CX-3 got an improved exterior design, as well as a better suspension that enhanced the driving experience.
Safety was also increased by adding the automatic emergency braking system.
For someone looking for a fun to drive, easy to manoeuvre even in the city, the CX-3 was among the top choices.
One of the shortcomings that came with the CX-3 was the limited legroom and headroom for the rear passengers, thus, larger families would not have been that delighted by it.
Available in three trim levels, the Sport, Touring and the Grand Touring, the CX-3 came with multiple features to satisfy most customers.
The sport trim had a great starting price and was greatly equipped, with 16-inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth, a 7-inch touchscreen display, USB, a 6-speaker audio system, a height-adjustable driver seats and a 60/40-split folding rear seat.
Moving to the upper Touring trim level, the CX-3 came equipped with bigger 18-inch alloys, heated mirrors, automatic wipers and automatic headlights. The interior was also upgraded with nicer cloth upholstery and even faux leather for the seats. Heated from seats were also included, along with a blind-spot monitoring system and rear cross-traffic alert.
The top of the line, the Grand Touring, came with a sunroof, LED lightning for headlights, foglight and foglight, leather upholstery, a head-up display, shift paddles mounted on the steering wheel and a better 7-speaker premium Bose audio system.
ENGINE SPECS - 2.0L SkYACTIVE-G 6MT (150 HP)
|Fuel System:||Direct Injection|
|Top Speed:||119 mph (192 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||9 s|
|Drive Type:||Front Wheel Drive|
|Length:||168.3 in (4275 mm)|
|Width:||69.5 in (1765 mm)|
|Height:||60.4 in (1534 mm)|
|Front/rear Track:||60/59.8 in (1,524/1,519 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||101.2 in (2570 mm)|
|Ground Clearance:||6.3 in (160 mm)|
|Cargo Volume:||12.4 cuFT (351 L)|
|Unladen Weight:||2712 lbs (1230 kg)|
|Gross Weight Limit:||3660 lbs (1660 kg)|