The all-new 2019 Mazda CX-3 is probably the most athletic subcompact SUV in the market. CX-3 is also fun to drive, interior space is better than on most of its rivals and the cabin is packed with plenty of high-tech features. All-wheel drive setup is offered as an option, and the price is affordable.
The exterior design looks modern and sharp, and safety rating is more than good. The new 2019 Mazda CX-3 will also get better powertrain. Furthermore, its handling characteristics are great and the cargo area is decent. The new Mazda’s model gains fresh safety features like Smart City Brake Support, and there is a new full-color display too.
2019 Mazda CX-3 Exterior Improvements
The 2019 Mazda CX-3 is both beautiful and practical SUV. That is a category where Mazda perhaps worked the most, and new improvements are visible. The cabin is coupe-like with a long hood and sporty proportions. Some nice lines are flowing over the hood, and the distinctive grille looks better than ever.
Of course, this is all part of Mazda’s “Kodo” design language. Some parts like short overhangs and curvy body are easy to recognize. The mid-level Touring model adds 18-inch wheels, heated exterior mirrors, moonroof and rain-sensing wipers.
Overall appearance looks like a classic 5-door hatchback that is slightly raised. However, new Mazda CX-3 comes with 168.3 inches of length and 60.7 inches of height. It also comes with nice color options that will be available in all trims Soul Red Metallic, Snowflake White, Machine Gray, Ceramic, Titanium Flash, Deep Crystal Blue, Eternal Blue and Jet Black.
2019 Mazda CX-3 Interior Styling and Trims
The interior of 2019 Mazda CX-3 looks amazing, even in the base model. The black-cloth upholstery looks nice, and leather and Lux Suede upholstery on higher trim levels look even better. Grand Touring model adds a second-color piping on the front seats. GT model also comes with plenty of soft-touch materials and the cockpit is created toward the driver, or like Mazda prefers to call it “Head-Up Cockpit”.
The gauges are nicely housed and well placed, and infotainment system now includes voice command and text-message audio delivery. The infotainment screen is mounted on the top of the dashboard. Smart City Brake Support is a new safety feature and Mazda now made push-button start feature as standard. Moreover, Bose Audio system is standard on GT trim level or higher.
2019 Mazda CX-3 Engine Delivers 146 HP
The upcoming 2019 Mazda CX-3 will hit the markets with only one engine and one transmission, with all-wheel drive as an option. Under the hood of the new CX-3 model, a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine sits. This unit returns 146 HP and 146 lb-ft of torque.
However, while not so powerful, this drivetrain comes with a lot of built-in technologies. For example, most of Mazda’s vehicles are all about fuel economy, and the Skyactiv system is providing exactly that and this system slowly became an indelible part of every company’s model.
This type of engine provided with the front wheel drive system in city/highway will give 29/34 mpg and with all-wheel-drive 27/32 mpg. The six-speed automatic transmission is the only option, and while it is not the quickest, it delivers most of its power.
2019 Mazda CX-3 Price, Availability and Rivals
The price of 2019 Mazda CX-3 is more than competitive and the base model starts at $22,200. Grand Touring model starts more than $26,000. These prices are in line with Honda HR-V but Mazda provides more equipment. However, if one needs AWD system it must pay around 1.200 more.
The newest Mazda’s subcompact SUV will go on sale in the second half of 2018. However, some rivals like Nissan Juke or Kia Soul are less expensive.