2016 Mazda CX-3

 
2016 Mazda CX-3
 
2016 Mazda CX-3
 

2016 Mazda CX-3

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Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 29 mpg City, 35 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 2.0 L Regular Unleaded I-4, 146 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Front Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

Mazda has never failed to offer a lot of car for the money, and the all-new Mazda CX-3 small crossover expertly follows suit. Perhaps the most attractive technology in a crowded segment, the Mazda CX-3 benefits from the lovely lines that define the rest of Mazda's Kodo design language. SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY ensures a powerful, efficient and dynamic ride, while a long list of standard features adds a touch of opulence to the Mazda CX-3. Frankly, competitors such as the Buick Encore, Nissan Juke and MINI Countryman seem ordinary by comparison.

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What's New For 2016

The Mazda CX-3 is a new model for 2016. The small crossover slots into the lineup just below the Mazda CX-5, delivering up to 35 mpg on the highway, and with a starting MSRP of $19,960.

Warranty

  • Basic Warranty: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

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Specifications for 2016 Mazda CX-3

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Blind Spot Sensor
    • and Rear Collision
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Back-Up Camera
  • Entertainment Features
    • Infotainment System Voice Command
    • Stitcher Internet Radio
    • Radio Broadcast Data System Program Information
    • Pandora Internet Radio
    • Aha Internet Radio
    • Integrated Roof Antenna
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan
    • Radio: AM/FM/CD/HD Modular Audio System w/6 Spkrs -inc: 7" full-color touch-screen display, Automatic Level Control (ALC), MP3 capability, digital clock, audio menu voice-command, auxiliary audio input jack, Bluetooth hands free phone and audio, multi-function Commander Control, and USB audio input
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels: 16" x 6" Aluminum Alloy
    • Tires: P215/60R16 AS
    • Steel Spare Wheel
    • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
    • Black Bodyside Cladding and Black Wheel Well Trim
    • Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
    • Body-Colored Door Handles
    • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster
    • Light Tinted Glass
    • Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
    • Lip Spoiler
    • Black Grille w/Chrome Accents
    • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
    • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
    • Auto Off Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Daytime Running Lights Preference Setting Headlamps
  • Interior Features
    • Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way manual driver seat and 4-way manual front passenger seat,
    • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
    • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
    • Selective Service Internet Access
    • 5 Person Seating Capacity
    • Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Fuel
    • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Manual Air Conditioning
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
    • Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Cloth Door Trim Insert
    • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look/Piano Black Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Piano Black Console Insert, Metal-Look Interior Accents and Leatherette Upholstered Dashboard
    • Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
    • Leatherette Upholstery -inc: gray inserts
    • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination, Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
    • Full Floor Console w/Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 1 12V DC Power Outlet
    • Front Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Carpet Floor Trim
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • E911 Automatic Emergency Notification
    • SMS Text Msg Audio Delivery & Reply
    • Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Digital/Analog Display
    • Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • 1 Seatback Storage Pocket
    • Seats w/Leatherette Back Material
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • 1 12V DC Power Outlet
    • Air Filtration
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 2.0L SKYACTIV-G DOHC 16-Valve 4-Cylinder
    • Transmission: 6-Speed SKYACTIV Automatic -inc: manual shift mode and sport mode
    • 4.325 Axle Ratio
    • GVWR: 3,840 lbs
    • Front-Wheel Drive
    • 60-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
    • 100 Amp Alternator
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • 12.7 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
    • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.1
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - 56.7
    • Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - 30.9
    • Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - 39.4
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 44.5
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 12.4
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - 12.4
  • Electrical Features
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 100
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Regular Unleaded I-4
    • Displacement - 2.0 L/122
    • Fuel System - Gasoline Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 146 @ 6000
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 146 @ 2800
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 101.2
    • Length, Overall (in) - 168.3
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 69.6
    • Height, Overall (in) - 60.7
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 60
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 59.9
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - 6.1
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 12.7
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 87.6
    • Front Head Room (in) - 38.4
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 41.7
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 53.5
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 52.3
    • Second Head Room (in) - 37.2
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 35
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 50.4
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 49
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 31
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 29
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 35
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 34.8
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Mazda CX-3
    • Body Style - Sport Utility
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P215/60HR16
    • Rear Tire Size - P215/60HR16
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
    • Trans Type - 6
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.55
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.02
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.45
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.00
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.71
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.60
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.89
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 4.33
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 5.7
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 2809
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 16 X 6
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 16 X 6
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

2016 Mazda CX-3 Photos & Colors

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Available Colors

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  • Ceramic Silver Mica Crystal White Pearl Mica Dynamic Blue Mica Jet Black Mica Meteor Gray Mica Soul Red Metallic Titanium Flash Mica
  • Ceramic Silver Mica
  • Crystal White Pearl Mica
  • Dynamic Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Meteor Gray Mica
  • Soul Red Metallic
  • Titanium Flash Mica

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Introduction

The Mazda CX-3 is an all-new subcompact crossover, a small SUV-like car smaller than the Mazda CX-5 compact crossover. Despite its crossover-type basic profile, the CX-3 manages to appear more racy than some sports cars.

Good looks aren’t everything, of course. Capability is important and Mazda’s impressive new entrant shines brightly on several fronts. As striking as the new design is, the 2016 Mazda CX-3 also delivers the goods in terms of comfort, performance, and overall ability. Buyers also get an abundant selection of standard equipment, even on the base model.

The CX-3 cabin is attractive and looks similar to that of the Mazda3. The front seats are roomy, the back seats acceptable, and the cargo area is useful for small loads.

The CX-3 is great fun to drive. It maneuvers through tight quarters well and the steering and suspension are tuned to offer responsive handling yet it is stable at higher speeds. Ride quality it good, the suspension filtering roughness out of the roads, and the cabin remains relatively quiet for the class. The standard 16-inch wheels and tires offer the better ride, optional 18-inch wheels and tires provide sharper handling.

Mazda CX-3 is almost alone in this new segment, rivaled only by such diminutive crossovers as the Chevrolet Trax, Buick Encore, and Mini Countryman. But the subcompact crossover market is expected to double in the next couple of years. Already on the way are the Fiat 500X, Honda HR-V, and Jeep Renegade.

Mazda’s new Skyactiv-G 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine develops 146 horsepower at 6000 rpm, and 146 pound-feet of torque, mating with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy is estimated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at 29/35 mpg City/Highway with front-drive, or 27/32 mpg City/Highway with all-wheel drive.

Smooth and quiet when cruising, the engine springs to life when needed, delivering brisk acceleration.

All-wheel drive enhances stability in wintry conditions. Front-wheel drive is standard.

Lineup

The 2016 Mazda CX-3 comes in three trim levels, with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive and a 6-speed automatic transmission. Pricing had not been released when this was published.

Mazda CX-3 Sport includes a rearview camera, pushbutton start, Bluetooth connectivity, air conditioning, cruise control, and Mazda Connect infotainment with a 7-inch touch-screen. Mazda CX-3 Touring adds a blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, heated mirrors, and leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Mazda CX-3 Grand touring adds LED headlights, foglights, and tail lights, adaptive lighting, head-up display, heated front seats, Bose audio, navigation, automatic climate control, and leather-upholstered seats with suede inserts.

Walkaround

The new CX-3 is among the most coherent examples of Mazda’s KODO design theme, which has served as the foundation for a series of recent models. KODO thinking emphasizes lush, complex curves, as well as sinewy shapes and taut, forceful lines.

Good-looking when viewed from any angle, the CX-3 exudes a sporty and athletic, even adventurous, appearance. At the same time, Mazda’s latest model also comes across as elegant and light, two attributes that don’t ordinarily come to mind with any crossover. In addition to overall appeal and an upscale demeanor, the CX-3 clearly promises the potential for sporty behavior. Not every crossover, of any size, can make such a claim.

Interior

Despite some hard plastic components, the 2016 Mazda CX-3 looks just as upscale inside as it does from outside. That aura is helped by such premium elements as contrast stitching, seat piping, substantial-looking controls, and soft-touch, wrapped dashboard items.

On the whole, the modern interior looks classier than CX-3’s moderate price would suggest. Someone who’s spent time in any recent Mazda should feel right at home with the cockpit’s look and feel, which suggest the compact Mazda3 sedan.

Sturdy-looking climate controls exhibit a sense of purpose. The simple steering wheel contains a selection of buttons. Instruments are clear and informative.

Front occupants get plenty of room all around, and the rear is acceptable for medium-height adults. Cargo space is hardly huge, but the load floor is flat and back seats fold down.

Driving Impressions

Mazda vehicles are known for graceful handling and a sportier-than-usual driving experience, and the CX-3 is certainly no exception. Simply put, it’s great fun to drive. On twisty back roads, this subcompact zooms around sufficiently for enjoyable spirited driving.

Roadgoing qualities of the CX-3 are among the best in this emerging segment, helped by nicely-weighted electric power steering. Caster angles in the steering setup have been increased, for better stability on straightaways, without impairing this mini-size crossover’s easy maneuverability in any way. Whether it has front-drive or all-wheel drive, the turning circle is tight.

Comfort doesn’t suffer, whether in urban driving or on the open road; for short treks, as well as long journeys. The CX-3’s suspension absorbs most bumps and holes without annoying any occupants.

Even when the pavement gets rougher, the CX-3 is impressively quiet. Road noise is minimal, especially with the 16-inch alloy wheels on the base Sport edition. Steering feel is a bit tauter with the 18-inch low-profile tires on upper trim levels, but expect mild road noise. The ride stiffens a little with the bigger tires, but not enough to be troublesome.

The engine is barely audible even at 70 mph on the expressway, breezing along at 2,300 rpm or so. In town, a bit of growliness might appear when accelerating. Otherwise, during normal driving, it’s smooth and quiet, though pushing the pedal harder does raise the engine-noise level.

Acceleration is surprisingly brisk and peppy, in view of the engine’s modest output. Light weight doubtless contributes to both the energetic acceleration and the thrifty gas mileage.

If equipped with all-wheel drive, that system can actually predict the need for additional torque at back wheels. Even at a standstill, it can supposedly predict whether AWD will be needed when starting off.

Summary

Strong on style and on value, with an impressive group of standard features, the CX-3 is rakish, modern, and among the most enjoyable vehicles of its type to drive. Mazda will be targeting young couples and older empty-nesters, rather than families with children, but nearly anyone is likely to be pleased with this little crossover’s behavior, zip, and comfort.

Driving impressions by The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

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