Mazda CX-3

Mazda CX-3

About Mazda CX-3

The Mazda CX-3 immediately established itself as the most fun-to-drive vehicle in the subcompact-SUV market when it was introduced last year, and that's going to remain the same story for the 2017 CX-3 as well. That's fine with us. While it's true that the CX-3 comes up short in cargo and rear-seat space compared to vehicles like the Kia Soul, Honda HR-V and Jeep Renegade, it blows them all away when it comes to driving satisfaction. About the only other subcompact SUV that comes close is the Fiat 500X, but with the Mazda, you get all the driving pleasure, even better styling, and in a package with a much more comfortable around-town ride.

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LATEST MODEL
2017 Mazda CX-3
What's new for 2017?
2017 Mazda CX-3

Mazda is wisely leaving well enough alone for the most part with its 2017 CX-3. The 18-inch wheels from the Grand Touring model are now standard on the Touring, and Mazda has reduced the price of the i-Activsense safety package by $750.

  • Expert Rating: 8.7
  • Consumers Rating: 10
  • MPG 29|34
2016 Mazda CX-3
What's new for 2016?
2016 Mazda CX-3

The Mazda CX-3 is all-new for 2016, utilizing all of Mazda’s latest Skyactiv technology.

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Consumer Reviews

Love my baby SUV :)

By on Wednesday, November 2, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 600

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Interior Beauty, Exterior Style, Great Quality"

Cons: "Radio has no on/off, can put volume to 0 or mute"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought it in October 2016 the day I saw it .. Coup de Foudre or Love at First Sight like they said. (I did visit Honda that day but found the HRV too boring) So I chose this baby SUV CX3 and I have to say I do enjoy it ! Feel like am driving a sport car: it has power and the "look". Been a month and I realize I do not need a bigger car. Now every time at the gas station, it made me smile just seeing how less I paid compared to when I had my old big sedan. Mid-life crisis? Yes, mine is called CX3. A baby boomer in Toronto"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Love my CX-3!

By on Tuesday, January 19, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Driving dynamics, interior and exterior appearance"

Cons: "Tight interior and luggage space."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I had purchased a CX-5 in 2015 and was drawn to the CX-3 when it came out. I traded in the CX-5 on a Grand Touring CX-3. The vehicle is just awesome. It has finally given me a reason to drive for no reason, just to experience the excellent driving dynamics. No doubt about it, the car is small, so if hauling people or gear is important to you, look elsewhere. The styling, inside and out, is fantastic. I have so many people ogling it and asking what it is. I have only driven it about 200 miles so far, so I cannot rate its reliability. If you want an eye-catching vehicle that begs to be driven, this one might be for you. So far, I am loving every minute with this car and often go outside just to look at it."

43 people out of 45 found this review helpful

I am in love

By on Sunday, July 31, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 5,000

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Driving Dynamics, Quality, Style"

Cons: "Cnter Arm Rest"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have the AWD Touring model with the Bose sound system. The Interior and Exterior are both quality crafted and the car is nimble in traffic and quick. Driving is just ho-hum driving until you sit in a car like this. You then see what many other cars are missing. The car is fun to drive and handles so well that it feels like you are in a sports car rather than a compact SUV. I drove the Honda HRV a couple of times before I bought the Mazda CX3. I loved the styling and the utility of the HRV. Utility wise, the HRV won hands down. But for me, the HRV was slow, slow, slow. I felt like I had to urge it on, push it to climb a hill or accelerate. The HRV also seemed to have a LOT more road noise then the CX3. My least favorite feature on the CX3 is the center arm rest/cup holder arrangement. Mazda needs to be a bit more creative to make that work well. Favorite features are the driving dynamics, the styling, the quality, the heated seats (Touring) and the Blind Spot Monitoring (Touring)."

23 people out of 26 found this review helpful

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