2017 Mazda CX-3 Boasts More Standard Equipment, Less Costly Options

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Starting at $19,960 excluding the $900 destination charge, the 2017 Mazda CX-3 is the same car as the 2016 model year. At a closer look, though, the crossover prides itself on subtle changes in content.
Let’s cut straight to the chase. For 2017, the mid-range model in the Mazda CX-3 lineup levels up from 16- to 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. What’s more, the Mazda i-ActivSense Package of safety technologies is cheaper than before ($1,170 compared to $1,920). The i-ActivSense pack is available for the CX-3 Grand Touring ($24,990), the best-equipped CX-3 there is.

Other than the sexy body shell and muscular stance, all Mazda CX-3 models are powered by a SkyActiv-G 2.0 four-cylinder engine with 146 horsepower on tap. As standard, a six-speed automatic transmission featuring sport mode drives the front wheels of the Japanese crossover. Customers who need the added capability of i-Activ AWD have to add $1,250 to the manufacturer's suggested retail price.

For $19,960, the entry-level CX-3 Sport comes equipped with 16-inch wheels, keyless entry, push-button start, power door locks, cloth seats, power mirrors, 7-inch Mazda Connect touchscreen infotainment, voice commands, Bluetooth phone connectivity, Bluetooth media streaming, six speakers, a USB input, and air conditioning. The $21,960 CX-3 Touring ups the ante with 18-inch wheels, heated door mirrors with integrated turn signals, heated front seats, cloth and leatherette seating surfaces, leather on the shift knob and steering wheel, a center armrest, Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear-Cross Traffic Alert.

The range-topping 2017 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring, on the other hands, packs everything you could wish for. Adaptive LED headlights, LED fog lights, satellite navigation, automatic climate control, paddle shifters, head-up display, you name it, this trim level has it.

These being said, the 2017 Mazda CX-3 is slated to arrive at North American dealerships in July. You can find out all there is to know about the Mazda CX-3, including how it handles the off-road stuff, from our extensive test drive of the Japanese subcompact crossover.
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