2017 Mazda CX-3 is a subcompact crossover SUV of a class. Besides having a powerful performance and reliability, this SUV is a modern marvel as it has a wonderful and aesthetically pleasing design. The model was all new for the 2016 model year and therefore it will continue carry over for the upcoming year. The changes include an 18 inch wheels which will be standard on Touring models and i-ActivSense package will be more affordable. Other than this great vehicle continues to compete with rivals like Chevrolet Trax, Fiat 500X, Honda HR-V and Jeep Renegade unchanged.
2017 Mazda CX-3: Powertrain, MPG
Under the hood of the 2017 Mazda CX-3, a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder SkyAvtiv-G engine has been used. This unit is capable of producing a horsepower of 146 HP and 146 pound-feet of torque. A 6 speed automatic transmission system will be used with this engine. Standard on this model will be front-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive system will be available on all trim levels. Front-wheel based model is cable to reach 60 mph in 8.5 seconds which is a score better than average for its class. As for the fuel economy, front-wheel powered CX-3 earns 31 mpg combined according to EPA estimation while with power on all four wheels combined fuel economy is at 29 mpg.
2017 Mazda CX-3: Styling, Features, Safety
Exterior body of this 2017 Mazda CX-3 will certainly fascinate most of the audiences as the design has been extremely dynamic and well-balanced. Front fascia holds Mazda’s signature look which includes familiar grille design. This grille is surrounded by a stylish chrome trim at the sides and the lower portion. This grille is then joined by narrower headlights at each side. Just down to the headlights sits a set of powerful fog lights on the air vents cavity. Then to complete the front fascia, a wide grille sits with a profound style. This profile of the front bumper is continued all the way to its rear body through side bodies via a plastic cladding which is black in color. And speaking of the rear body, the taillight has been split into two as it has been divided between the tailgate and the body.
With its outer body having profound visuals, its interior cabin is also equally good. The dashboard features simple and elegant design and all surfaces have been finished with high-quality materials. An instrument panel look nice and is easy to read. A seven-inch screen sits in the middle of the dash and bellows are large HVAC dials. Front seats are sporty with enough leg and head room. The model offers a 12.4 cubic feet of cargo room and cargo area is expanded to 44.5 cubic feet with rear seats folded down. The model comes in three trim levels staring with base Sport than Touring and top Grand Touring. On all versions a 7-inch screen infotainment system will be available and also rearview camera, six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, power accessories, a 16-inch wheels, etc. On the Touring level an 18-inch wheels are now standard and also available are keyless ignition and entry, heated front seats, premium upholstery, etc. Top of the line Grand Touring trim adds leather upholstery, navigation, hd and satellite radio, premium Bose sound system, etc. For the safety purposes the i-ActivSenese package is available with automatic headlights and wipers, auto emergency braking, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control.
2017 Mazda CX-3: Price
This 2017 Mazda CX-3 will have a starting price of around $19,960. The top version with AWD and grand Touring trim will go for $26, 240.