The upcoming 2019 Mazda CX-3 is one of the most athletic SUVs at the moment. Some competitors like Honda HR-V may have more interior space or more features for less money like Kia Soul. But none of them can compete with CX-3’s luxury interior or impressive handling. Mazda is coming with AWD option as well and somewhat increased the price.
The price is slightly higher mostly because of new features like low-speed automated emergency braking and new G-Vectoring Control system. This system improves cornering stability by reducing engine’s torque. Of course, besides top styling and handling, safety is upgraded too.
2019 Mazda CX-3 Handsome Crossover
2019 Mazda CX-3 is making a bold statement in terms of the exterior. Like Mazda’s designer, Ken Saward said, the exterior is “genuinely beautiful while practical”. The long hood and distinctive grille give this model a sporty look. Basically, not too much changes happened here. Why should it? The manufacturer feels there is nothing to change, simply because everything is in place. Handsome and athletic as the previous model. With some nice lines flowing over its body and subtle contouring on the sides, CX-3 really looks perfect. 16-inch wheels are coming as standard, while 18-inches are optional on higher trims.
The model will have few exterior colors to choose. The Titanium Flash, Soul Red, Blue Reflex, Meteor Gray, Jet Black and Deep Cristal Blue. As for the exterior dimension, the Mazda CX-3 comes with wheelbase 101.2 inch, length, overall 168.3 in, height, overall 60.7 in with the min ground clearance of 6.2 inches.
2019 Mazda CX-3 Interior
Interior of new 2019 Mazda CX-3 looks beautiful on all trim levels. Even with basic Sport model, you can get a black-cloth upholstery, and it looks good. The Touring model is coming with Leatherette, and Grand Touring model will provide luxury leather materials all over the cabin. Additionally, GT trim is coming with soft-stiched materials all over the gauge hood. The window glass in thicker and the door seals are well improved. Now the wind and road noise will be a lot more reduced.
The gauges are placed really well, and with Grand Touring trims graphics on head-up display is full-color. As for the interior colors, this model will come with Black color, the optional Black/Parchment is only available in the Grand Touring model. The new model can accumulate maximum five passengers. The passenger volume is 86.3 ft³, Front Head Room 37,5 and front leg room 41,8 inches. The base curb weight is 2809 lbs.
Standard equipment includes stuff like Mazda Connect infotainment system and dash-mounted 7-inch screen with a rearview camera. Furthermore, push-button start, cruise control, power windows, voice command and telescoping steering wheel are included as well. While all these features and even AWD are coming as standard, there is plenty of optional equipment too. Moreover, features like automatic climate control, rain-sensing wipers, moonroof and blind-spot monitor are all coming with mid-trims. Grand Touring models will get you leather upholstery, LED headlights, moonroof, and Bose audio system.
There is also a fog light, navigation and powerful Bose audio. In this trim, there will be also offered GT Premium Package. This package will come with many features. Some of them are Smart Brake Support, Mazda Radar Cruise Control, power driver’s seat and heated steering wheel.
Crash Test and Safety Features
The new model also comes with many safety. From the US NHTSA crash-test results this model is gain 4.9 stars. It only lacks in the rollover section with a rating of 4 stars. However, the safety features included in this model are Electronic Stability Control, Side Impact Beams, Traction Control, Blind Spot Sensor, Brake Support Forward Collision and Rear Collision. Also, we must mention Low Tire Pressure Warning, Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags, Airbag Occupancy Sensor, Rear Child Safety Locks and Back-Up Camera.
2019 Mazda CX-3 Engine Specs
The 2019 Mazda CX-3 will use the same engine as before. A 2.0-liter inline-4 engine is producing 146hp and 146 lb-ft of torque. This is the only engine available, and it comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission, and FWD and AWD options. These numbers are not showing great power, but with Mazda CX-3, there is a lot of a fuel economy.
2019 Mazda CX-3 Fuel Economy
The upcoming 2019 Mazda CX-3 comes with the fuel economy of 27mpg in the city and 32mpg on the highway. Those are good numbers, thanks to the Skyactive system that is an irreplaceable part of new Mazda’s vehicles. This model comes with fuel tank capacity of 12.7 gallons.
2019 Mazda CX-3 Price and Release Date
The cost of the base 2019 Mazda CX-3 is around $22,500. Even the base model is very competitive and well equipped. The Grand Touring trim will cost just over $26,000. The company will release their new SUV in the first half of 2019. Honda HR-V, Kia Soul, Chevy Trax, Nissan Juke and Jeep Renegade are most likely competitors. This model will be offered with a basic warranty of 3 Years or 36,000 Miles. You will be also safe with corrosion 5 Years or unlimited Miles.