Car expert Lauren Fix test drives the 2016 Mazda CX-3. Watch her video car review!
From city to weekend escapes.
SkyActiv Technology – KODO design
AWD and FWD
compact CUV category
“genuine beauty at the cutting edge”
Torsion beam rear suspension and with a high pivot point all to improve handling and ride quality. This option also lowers the overall weight. McPherson strut front suspension is changed for better handling.
2.0L engine with 146 hp / 146 lb-ft. torque with a 13:1 compression ration and uses regular gasoline.
AT is smooth and quick shifting. Offers a manual mode with rev matching and a sport mode for a more fun drive. Button is located behind the shifter.
FWD: weight 2809 lbs.
AWD: weight 2952 lbs.
FWD- 35/29 city mpg
AWD – 32 / 27 city mpg
AWD active system has multiple sensors to predict drivers operations and road conditions to use the safety system to compensate and create a safer drive.
Movement of surfaces – creates an energetic style and design
cabin pushed back to offer a bigger feeling
Headlamp graphics have a very cool attitude
LED tail lamps
Dark polished wheels are really stunning
new unique grille design
Its dynamic and comfortable, horizontal layout which makes ou feel that you are in a larger vehicle.
Red Stitching gives a feeling of a more expensive vehicle. The color red was an important part of making this interior look modern and upscale.
Sport – entry level, bright trim accents still well equipped, optional AWD, alloy wheels, remote keyless entry and push start $19,960
Touring – leatherette / cloth seats, heated front seats blind spot detection, heated mirrors and more $21,960
Grand Touring – leather options, 18″ alloy wheels, LED lighting, adaptive lighting, BOSE audio with 7 speakers, $24,990 fully loaded $28,160
Active driving display – this heads up display, offers real time drivers display. standard 7″ screen, standard rear camera, all cars wired for navigation and can be added later for $400. Mazda Connect is bluetooth connection for internet apps already installed and can read out texts if needed.
iActivsense safety technology, smart city brake, smart brake support, adaptive front lighting, auto on/off high beam, lane departure warning that can tone or rumble the seat. Active cruise control down to 20 mph., rear cross traffic alert and blind spot detection.
colors: dynamic blue, red, deep blue, gray, silver, titanium, black and pearl white.
Young urban singles and couples with an active lifestyle. Projects a cutting edge lifestyle. Makes the trip fun and an experience.
The Mazda CX-3 is a CUV that is fun to drive, fuel efficient, it has excellent visibility, easy to enter and exit, comfortable seating and top safety.
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