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2019 Mazda CX-3 Color Options

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
red mazda cx-3 in white room side view

Photo Gallery of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 color options 

Take a break from all the stressful parts of car-buying to focus on something lighthearted. Picking your vehicle’s color is all about you. You can have it your way with one of eight exterior color options for the 2019 Mazda CX-3. Play it cool with Jet Black Mica or jazz it up with Eternal Blue Mica. Scroll down to view all of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 color options.


2019 Mazda CX-3 Passive Safety Features

Friday, February 1st, 2019
grille of red mazda cx-3

2019 Mazda CX-3 passive safety features and technologies 

The word passive may make it sound like these safety features are not actively keeping you safer. In fact, passive safety features are those that prevent injuries during a car accident. Obviously, we never plan to have car accidents, but they are more common that we would like, and they often occur due to human error that is out of our control. Thus, passive safety features hold a lot of importance. Keep reading below to learn more about the 2019 Mazda CX-3 passive safety features. 


What Engine does the 2019 Mazda CX-3 Have?

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
2019 Mazda CX-3 parked downtown

There’s a lot of reasons to buy a car, its features, color, maybe you’re just a fan of a specific brand. Whatever the reason is there’s a lot of different reasons and choices to make out there when it comes to picking out your new vehicle.


How Much Can the Mazda CX-3 Hold?

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
Red 2019 Mazda CX-3 parked in a dark city landscap

Summer may be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean it has to be the end of your adventure. There’s still plenty to explore and do before winter closes in. Whether it’s heading off for a quick camping weekend or maybe driving down to the big game there’s a lot you can do and you need a car that can keep up. (more…)

2019 Mazda CX-3 exterior design 

Monday, July 30th, 2018
grille of red mazda cx-3

The latest and greatest edition of the Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover is here for the 2019 model year. If you have been following the news, you know that the 2019 CX-3 comes with a revamped interior and brand-new luxury features. This sporty little crossover has been a hit for years with its high performance and efficiency, and now it has been given new elements on its exterior. Check out what we mean below.  (more…)

2018 CX-3: A Perfect Subcompact Crossover

Monday, July 16th, 2018

The 2018 Mazda CX-3 is just the perfect little subcompact crossover for the Mazda lineup as it comes with its own impressive credentials. The NHTSA gave it a five-star overall safety score. IIHS awarded the CX-3 a Top Safety Pick and rating.’s expert rating lands it at 8.6/10 while the consumer rating gave it a higher score of 9.4/10. Past awards include U.S. News & world report “2017 Best Car Brand” and EPA report raves that “it’s the most fuel-efficient auto manufacturer in the U.S.”
And, why wouldn’t it get great reviews? The 2018 Mazda CX-3 excels in driving dynamics, safety, and fuel efficiency.

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Handling is one of CX-3’s biggest strengths, offering great steering feel and a buttoned-down chassis that makes it right at home on windy roads and razor-sharp turns. This popular subcompact has agile handling and obedient turn-ins giving exemplary riding and handling characteristics. But, that’s not surprising because that’s just the Mazda sporty engineering.

Zoom Power

All 2018 CX-3s are powered by a 2.0-liter engine with 146 hp and 146 lb-ft of torque paired exclusively to a six-speed automatic transmission. Its EPA fuel economy ratings are 29 mpg in the city and 34 mpg in the highway for front-drive models, and 27 mpg in the city with 32 mpg on the highway with all-wheel drive. However, choosing the all-wheel drive gets you a smaller 11.9-gallon tank instead of the larger 12.7-gallon one found in front-drive CX-3s

New for 2018

Again following the trend of other 2018 Mazda’s, the CX-3 includes low-speed automatic emergency braking and G-Vectoring Control system that comes standard on all trims. Cool new tech options include a full-color head-up display, power driver’s seat with memory settings, and a heated steering wheel. Mazda tweaked the steering and chassis to improve the CX-3’s ride comfort, handling, and quietness. And a new exterior color, Machine Grey Metallic, has also been added.

Interior Space

The interior continues to look upscale with its sleek subcompact design. Nothing looks sportier than a light tan interior with the black and red accent. The CX-3 has the Mazda’s weight-saving ‘SKYACTIV’ engineering template and its working wonders with streamlining its build processes and gilt-edging. The dynamics and ergonomics are spot on.

Let’s Break it Down

Standard equipment on the base CX-3 Sport trim includes cloth upholstery, two USB ports, a rearview camera, the MazdaConnect infotainment system with a 7.0-inch touchscreen, low-speed automatic emergency braking and 16-inch alloy wheels. Forward-collision warning with city-speed automatic emergency braking is also standard for 2018. The Sport trim starts at $20,110 Base MSRP range.

Look up at the mid-level CX-3 Touring trim and it comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, leatherette upholstery with suede inserts, blind spot warning, keyless entry/start, heated front seats, automatic climate control, rear cross-traffic alert, and auto on/off headlights. The Touring Preferred Equipment package and that adds a Bose premium audio system, a sunroof, satellite radio and a cargo cover.

The range-topping CX-3 Grand Touring trim adds the top of the line features such as leather upholstery with suede inserts, adaptive LED headlights, LED fog lights, navigation, a head-up display, a Bose premium audio system, and paddle shifters as standard. pay a little more and opt for power-adjustable front seats and a heated steering wheel, as part of the Grand Touring Preferred Equipment package, which also comes with active safety and driver assistance features.


Did I mention the NHTSA gave the 2018 CX-3 a five (out of five) star overall safety score? It’s probably because all 2018 CX-9 models feature standard smart city brake support, a technology that can automatically apply the brakes in certain situations below 19 mph. That combined with blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert also attribute to why the CX-3 has excellent safety ratings. Additionally, the i-ACTIVSENSE® suite including high beam control, hill launch assist lane-keep assist, lane departure warning, Mazda radar cruise control with new stop and go function, smart brake support, distance recognition support system and forward obstruction warning, the adaptive front-lighting system, and high beam control.

The 2018 Mazda CX-3 was created for those adventure seeking drivers that want more out of their driving experience. You will explore more freely and with peace knowing how it handles the windy roads and sharp turns. For a vehicle that starts at about $20,000, you get a whole lot of zoom. It’s definitely worth test driving.

2019 Mazda CX-3 interior design updates 

Monday, June 18th, 2018
gray mazda cx-3 in garage

There is one aspect the Mazda CX-3 has been lacking for a number of years. That aspect is luxury. The CX-3 has fulfilled every other promise possible. It is incredibly stylish, roomy, efficient, and it comes with tons of technological features. If it could just get a bit of an interior makeover to up the class, it would truly have everything. Funny that we bring that up because the CX-3 has done just that. Keep reading to learn more.  (more…)

2018 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2018 Mazda CX-5

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
gray mazda cx3 vs red mazda cx5

In the world of crossover SUVs, there is a very wide variety. Even in Mazda’s own lineup, there is plenty of variation. The Mazda CX-3 is the most compact of the CX crossovers. The CX-5 is a bit bigger, but there are more differences between these two crossovers than size. Keep reading to learn how they differ and determine which one is better suited for you.  (more…)

2019 Mazda CX-3 cargo room

Monday, May 14th, 2018
left side of red mazda cx-3

Mazda has slowly but surely released info about the 2019 CX-3. Those familiar with the brand know that the CX-3 is the most compact crossover in the lineup. It is so uniquely designed that it sometimes resembles a large hatchback car. That’s kind of what crossovers are anyway, right? So, the main differences between the 2019 CX-3 and last year’s version lie within the interior design and refinements to the performance. Since it is an SUV, you would probably like to know just how much stuff you can fit inside. Keep reading to learn more.  (more…)

What technology is in the 2018 Mazda CX-3?

Thursday, October 12th, 2017
2018 Mazda CX3 technology

The luxurious crossover by Mazda is back. The CX-3 is here for the 2018 model year, and its affordable prices have remained along with its first class feel. This SUV has impressed shoppers with its spacious interior and large cargo volume, but what about its technology? These days, it’s no secret that our technology goes with us everywhere. That includes the driver’s seat. Keep reading to see what kind of technological features are included in the 2018 Mazda CX-3. 

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