Mazda CX3 2019 Quick Takes
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No adventure is too big or too small for Mazda CX-3, Mazda’s award-winning subcompact crossover SUV.
Mazda CX-3 has exceeded expectations by providing class-above and segment-above features in a package that makes it ideal for cityscapes.
Introduced at the 2018 New York International Auto Show, the updated 2019 Mazda CX-3 continues to impress.
For the new model year, CX-3 has been retuned and refined to deliver a heightened feeling of elegance, driving performance and efficiency.
The 2019 Mazda CX-3 incorporates improved materials, sound insulation, newly available full-leather seating surfaces and a standard electronic parking brake. As a result of adopting the electronic parking brake,
CX-3’s center console and center armrest have been fully redesigned to accommodate significantly greater storage space. Other updates include fully redesigned front seats and new rear armrest with built-in cupholders.
The 2019 CX-3 carries a new front grille design in addition to
new tail lights
For 2019, the entry Mazda CX-3 Sport comes standard with new Direct Tire Pressure Monitoring System and Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, fabric-upholstered seats, power windows, power remote door locks, power mirrors, push-button start, two USB ports, 16-inch alloy wheels, rearview camera and Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio pairing, among a long list of other features. The standard MAZDA CONNECTTM features a 7-inch, full-color display that combines infotainment and diagnostic functions that can be controlled through voice command or the multi-function Commander control knob. Smart City Brake Support continues to be a standard safety feature on all CX-3 models.
Mazda CX-3’s new Sport i-ACTIVSENSE Package adds Mazda’s full suite of safety technologies, including Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection,
Smart Brake Support, Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Control, Adaptive Front-lighting System,
Active Driving Display, rain-sensing windshield wipers, automatic climate control, automatic on/off LED headlights and LED combination tail lights.
The mid-level CX-3 Touring upgrades to 18-inch wheels and adds Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry, heated side mirrors, automatic on/off LED headlights, automatic climate control, rain-sensing wipers and new piano black pillar accents. CX-3 Touring features black leatherette seating surfaces with three-level heating adjustment for the front seats. The driver is also treated to a leather shift knob and steering wheel, while the front passenger seat adds a new manual seat lifter.
CX-3 Touring also receives a newly available Touring i-ACTIVSENSE Package. This package adds Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Control, Adaptive Front-lighting System, Active Driving Display, Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection, Smart Brake Support, LED headlights and LED combination tail lights to the CX-3 Touring trim level.
Also available is the Touring Preferred Equipment Package with BOSE®7-speaker premium sound system, power glass moonroof, SiriusXM satellite radio with a 4-month subscription, HD radio and a cargo cover.
Finally, the top-level CX-3 Grand Touring builds upon the all the available CX-3 Touring standard and available features and includes Parchment or black full-leather seating surfaces with high-gloss, pleated piping.
Chrome accents on the front bumper and side sills, as well as the design of the LED combination taillights, complement its upmarket appeal.
CX-3 Grand Touring comes with a full-color Active Driving Display head-up unit, power moonroof, adaptive LED headlights, LED fog lights, LED daytime running lights, Mazda Navigation and paddle shifters.
The Grand Touring Premium Package tops off CX-3 with 6-way power driver’s seat, power driver’s lumbar support, 2-position driver memory system, heated steering wheel, Traffic Sign Recognition and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
All 2019 CX-3 models come equipped with a SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine, paired with a SKYACTIV-DRIVE six-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift and sport modes.
The engine has been retuned for refinement and efficiency. For 2019, it is rated to deliver 148 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 146 lb-ft torque at 2,800 RPM. Front-wheel drive standard; Mazda’s predictive i-ACTIV all-wheel drive is available on every trim level.
Along with standard G-Vectoring Control vehicle dynamics enhancements, a retuned suspension for both improved and sportier ride, and recalibrated power steering and chassis setups contribute to a smoother, quieter and more enjoyable driving experience.
2019 Mazda CX 3 Grand Touring FWD MSRP $25,745
As shown in Soul Red Crystal Metallic ($599) and additional optional equipment TOTAL PRICE $28,225.