2017 Mazda CX-3


When you're on the hunt for an engaging subcompact crossover, the 2017 Mazda CX-3 is the definitive answer. This adventurous crossover is packed with value, including styling that makes is stand apart from the competition.

This vehicle is the perfect weekday warrior and weekend adventurer, thanks to solid road dynamics and off road capabilities. You can get it in three excellent models: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. Each version of this crossover brings with it a considerable amount of value.


Each version of the Mazda CX-3 works with a SKYACTIVE®-G 2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder engine. It pumps out 146 horsepower and 146 lb.-ft. of torque, so you enjoy balanced performance. Mated to the engine is a SKYACTIVE®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission, which uses seamless gear transitions to boost comfort and the responsive nature of the crossover.

While front-wheel drive is standard, you can add i-ACTIV AWD® for improved handling in a variety of situations. The system uses several sensors to monitor driver inputs, road conditions and even factors like outside temperature to provide the best ride quality possible. In fact, this technology can predict conditions ahead, making changes in response.

The crossover absolutely hugs the road as you power through turns, thanks in part to the unibody structure. A MacPherson strut front suspension and torsion beam setup in the rear balances handling with comfort, so drivers and passengers all remain happy.


Despite being small, the Mazda CX-3 is mighty when it comes to safety. The structure features reinforcements around the seating areas, plus crumple zones to manage crash forces. Airbags and a fold-away brake pedal assembly also help reduce the chances of injuries.

All models feature a rearview camera, which turns on whenever reverse gear is engaged. This simple innovation gives drivers a commanding live video feed of everything behind the crossover. You can spot people, other vehicles or any number of other obstacles that otherwise wouldn't be visible.

An available i-ACTIVSENSE® suite of safety technologies helps drivers be more aware of potential dangers. The different systems use advanced sensors to spot hazards that might not even be visible, helping you to predict trouble before it's too late. One example is blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic detection, which senses other vehicles using radar.


While the exterior might be small, making the Mazda CX-3 easy to park anywhere, the interior is spacious. A smart layout ensures people in the front and rear seats are comfortable at all times. Depending on the model you select, fine finishes create a rich atmosphere, elevating the space and making it feel more premium.

Drivers enjoy several features that boost their enjoyment. For example, the pedals are symmetrically placed for improved control and ease of use. The result is less fatigue, even after driving long distances. Controls sit well within reach of the driver, so you never struggle to use any features while on the move.

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Sources: https://www.mazdausa.com/vehicles/cx-3