Mazda CX-3 Has Drivers Looking Forward To 2016
It has been a great 2015 in the automobile world and luckily for motorists, cars like the 2016 Mazda CX-3 will maintain the momentum regarding advancements in technology, power, style, gas mileage, and practicality, to name a few. Simply put, it’s a win.
Following the seemingly countless accolades for what they did with the remodeled Mazda3 and MAZDA6, the carmaker’s award-winning global design team continues to embrace their “KODO—Soul of Motion” philosophy with the jaw-dropping 2016 CX-3. Coupled with the popular SKYACTIV technology, which delivers optimal engineering to this subcompact crossover—the increasingly popular auto classification reflecting a smaller SUV—it will be a safe bet Mazda will need to make more room in their trophy cabinets in 2016.
The list of bells and whistles from standard to optional is beyond generous for the CX-3; whether it’s the Sport, Touring or Grand Touring Trim, there will be virtually nothing left to be desired, from the all-wheel drive maneuverability to the entire suite of SKYACTIV engineering, signature Mazda Connect seven-inch touchscreen infotainment suite, 146 horses under the hood providing impressive pep, low CO2 emissions, a sport driving mode, i-ACTIVSENSE safety applications boasting blind spot detection and rear cross traffic alert when backing out, active driving display, dual-toned leather interior, 18-inch aluminum wheels, and a BOSE sound system. There are remarkably still more features to name.
The one thing Mazda is stingy on is the gas consumption, and that’s a good thing. The FWD model is a combined 31 miles per gallon (29 city, 35 highway) while the AWD averages a bank account-friendly 29 miles.
Starting at a mere $19,960 (Sport, and still abundantly enhanced), the 2016 CX-3 may be primarily geared toward those with an active lifestyle, but anyone who finds value, performance, high-tech gadgetry, and good looks essential will find this car a gem.
The Grand Touring AWD review model with all options and fees: $29,240 (Starts at $24,990)