All-new SUV from famous Japanese carmaker is heading into market. We already know a lot about upcoming 2017 Mazda CX-3. Sub-compact crossover offer is getting richer, since segment is growing every day. Excellent handling is highlight of all these vehicles, but new Mazda could set new limits. If you add superb fuel economy, nice interior and attractive exterior, we get one cute-ute for not too much money.
2017 Mazda CX-3 exterior
Design of the 2017 Mazda CX-3 is somehow familiar, since sub-compact SUV shares lines with bigger CX-5. However, it still has unique details and curves. For example, its hood is longer than we expected, with curvy sheet metal and swept-back windscreen. It looks compact and its black fenders add some aggressiveness. The 18-inch wheels are installed. Hood is different than at any Mazda vehicle, but it purposes to better aerodynamic.
2017 Mazda CX-3 cabin
Although this is small crossover, there is enough of space inside the 2017 Mazda CX-3. There are surprisingly many features for such vehicle. Safety is on highest level, while excellent color picks and material choice boosts comfort in the cabin. Light colors are all over the dashboard and doors, and metal accents on them are adding more elegance. Top of the class, Grand Touring models will offer even more, but will also be priced more than base SUV which is valued about $20,000. Dashboard is modern, with 7-inch LCD display, touch-screen function and a lot of knobs around it. Active Driving Display is a highlight of the interior, with new technology of navigating used for safer drive.
2017 Mazda CX-3 engine
The 2017 Mazda CX-3 gets 2.0-l inline-four unit as its power source. For new model it will create more than 146 hp and 146 lb-ft of torque, made by current crossover. For 2017 year model, possible is return manual transmission, and until then 6-speed auto is only option, and it sends power to front wheels. However, shifting is easy and quick, while handling and driving impression remain superb.
2017 Mazda CX-3 competition
Sub-compact crossover class is now larger than ever. Some while ago, we could choose only between few models, and now we have plenty of picks to make. The new Mazda CX-3 will battler Fiat 500X, Nissan Juke and Jeep Renegade, as just few of many rivals on the market.