Review: 2019 Mazda CX-3

 

The easy-to-drive 2019 Mazda CX-3 subcompact SUV with swift maneuvering, a premium interior, and excellent fuel economy is looking for a fun-loving driver with an active lifestyle. If you fit that description, visit Premier Mazda of Kansas City for a test drive today.

Design and Performance

The CX-3 compact crossover incorporates a sleek design with a long hood, black and chrome accents, a redesigned grille, new LED taillights, and a new optional 18-inch wheel design. This sporty crossover, available in Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring trims is powered by a 148-hp SKYACTIV®-G 2.0-liter direct injection engine teamed with a six-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift and Sport mode. Front-wheel drive comes standard, but you can opt for i-ACTIV AWD®.

Technology and Convenience

The standard MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system integrates with a 7-inch full-color touch screen display, voice command, Bluetooth®, Aha™, Pandora®, and Stitcher™ internet streaming services, and a six-speaker sound system. A USB port, push-button start, remote keyless entry, automatic climate control, and a 60/40 split rear seatback are also included. Optional features consist of HD Radio™, SiriusXM® satellite radio, navigation, an active driving display which projects driving information directly on the windshield, a seven-speaker Bose® surround sound system, heated side mirrors, and a power moonroof.

Safety

Standard safety features include blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, an anti-lock brake system with electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, dynamic stability and traction control systems, and Smart City Brake Support to avoid a frontal collision while driving at slower speeds. Traffic sign recognition, a lane departure warning system, radar cruise control with Stop & Go, an adaptive front-lighting system for better viewing around corners, Advanced Smart City Brake Support with pedestrian detection, and rain-sensing windshield wipers are optional.

The 2019 Mazda CX-3 was awarded a 5-Star Overall Safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration* and a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety**.

Pricing

Starting at $20,390 MSRP

* Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safer.car.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).

**IIHS Top Safety Pick was awarded to the 2019 Mazda CX-3 with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

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