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2016 Mazda CX-3 Fuel Economy Figures Released: Up to 35 MPG Highway

The subcompact crossover based on the Mazda2 supermini we don’t get in America is getting ready to go on sale in the U. S. of A. Late this summer, the 2016 Mazda CX-3 will be available to order, boasting an EPA-rated fuel economy of up to a class-leading 35 mpg (6.7 l/100 km) on the highway.
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In the subcompact crossover utility vehicle segment, the big guns are nameplates such as the Mini Cooper Countryman, Chevrolet Trax and Buick Encore, Nissan Juke, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, Honda HR-V, Jeep Renegade, and Fiat 500X. The thing is, the all-standard basic 2016 Mazda CX-3 model has all of them licked in terms of fuel consumption.

Without further ado, the class-leading nameplate is capable of returning and EPA-rated 29 mpg (8.1 l/100) city and 35 mpg (6.7 l/100 km) highway. These numbers apply for the front-wheel drive model. Go for the i-ACTIV all-wheel drive-enhanced Mazda CX-3 and the fuel economy dwindles to 27 mpg (8.7 l/100 km) city and 32 mpg (7.3 l/100 km) highway.

The Japanese manufacturer’s first foray into the competitive subcompact crossover segment is a winner before it’s even got a starting price. In Europe, the CX-3 commands an entry sticker of €15,290 or £17,595, which translates to $17,107 at current exchange rates. Considering that the all-new Jeep Renegade starts at $17,995, that should give you an idea of what’s to expect from a future pricing announcement.

Both the front and all-wheel drive 2016 Mazda CX-3 use a 2-liter naturally aspirated 2-liter SkyActiv-G gasoline motor, churning out a respectable 146 horsepower and 146 lb-ft (198 Nm) of torque. As standard, the Japanese crossover will employ a six-speed SkyActiv-Drive six-speed automatic transmission.

“SkyActiv Technology means we don't have to compromise when it comes to performance, efficiency and fun-to-drive dynamics," declared Jim O'Sullivan, president and chief executive officer of Mazda North America. For preliminary specifications on the 2016 Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover, check out the release below.

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