2016 Mazda CX-3 Release Date and Review

2016 Mazda CX-3 Release Date, Price, MPG, Specs – Read the following review for a comprehensive examination of what the new 2016 Mazda CX-3 is about to offer its ever growing fanatic following. Despite Mazda being among the smallest automakers, it has still managed to crank out excellent automobiles that stand toe-to-toe with the best in the segment. A case in point is the all-new Mazda CX-3 for 2016. It comes a subcompact SUV which combines the extra height of a crossover and the maneuverability of a small hatchback.

2016 Mazda CX-3
2016 Mazda CX-3

Also, it features an available AWD system, which is Mazda’s trademark known for its handling and sleek cabin. All told, it rates among the mighty and is a fun-to-drive vehicle in its class. Another praised trait is its thrifty fuel economy, whilst using the FWD, you will bear witness to the impressive 31 mpg of combined highway/city driving, as EPA says. And unlike many fuel misers, the new Mazda CX-3 2016 is able to go out of its way in order to provide a respectable acceleration.

2016 Mazda CX-3 front view, red color, grille

We can attest to the fact that subcompact crossovers haven’t been around for long, however, there is already a substantial amount of rivals jostling for a stake of the segment. Top on the list of sub compacts is the 2016 Honda HR-V, which despite its lack of agility and quickness rates well in terms of fuel economy and respectable cargo capacity.

2016 Mazda CX-3 rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Also, there is the 2016 Jeep Renegade and 2016 Fiat 500X, with the latter offering Italian flair and the former taking pride in in real off-road agility. Another worthy competitor is the Nissan Juke, which is the quickest in the entire bunch, but scores poorly in terms of interior space. All of the vehicles are worthy contenders, but the new and improved 2016 Mazda CX-3 manages to keep them honest through a strong performance throughout.

Exterior Review & Interior Colors – Mazda CX-3 2016

To start with, the new 2016 Mazda CX-3 is a 5-passenger subcompact crossover Sports Utility Vehicle available in three trim levels: Sport, Touring, and range-topping Grand Touring trim models.

2016 Mazda CX-3 interior, leather seats and steering wheel

The base Sport model starts off with 16-inch steel wheels, dual exhaust outlets, automatic headlights, a rear roof spoiler, cloth upholstery, variable intermittent wipers, push-button ignition, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, height-adjustable driver seat, full power accessories, air-conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth (phone and audio), a six-speaker audio system (with a CD player, Aha/Pandora/Stitcher Internet radio, a USB port, and an auxiliary audio jack), and a rearview camera.

2016 Mazda CX-3 front
2016 Mazda CX-3 front

The Touring adds a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, heated mirrors, a front-row center armrest, keyless entry and ignition, leatherette (premium vinyl) and cloth upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and heated front seats.

2016 Mazda CX-3 back
2016 Mazda CX-3 back

The top-of-the-line Grand Touring adds 18-inch alloy wheels, LED foglights and taillights, adaptive LED headlights, a sunroof, a head-up display, upgraded instrumentation, leather and synthetic suede upholstery, automatic climate control, a navigation system, a rear cargo cover, steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, and a 7-speaker Bose audio system with satellite radio and HD radio. If you want a CX-3 Touring with a little hype on luxury, you have the option of adding a Premium package that includes the Grand Touring’s sunroof, Bose audio system and rear cargo cover.

2016 Mazda CX-3 interior
2016 Mazda CX-3 interior

Offered solely on the Grand Touring is an i-Activsense package that includes automatic wipers, automatic high beam headlight control, lane departure warning, a forward collision mitigation system with automatic braking, and adaptive cruise control.

2016 Mazda CX-3 trunk

Engine Specs for the New 2016 Mazda CX-3

The upcoming new vehicle is equipped with a 2L 4-cylinder engine that is rated at 146 hp and 146 pounds of torque. A 6-speed auto will be the only available transmission system available. FWD comes standard, while the AWD will be offered as an option for all the trim levels.

In our own testing, a FWD CX-3 Grand Touring was able to accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in 8.5 sec, an impressive feat within its segment. According to EPA, the FWD has a fuel return of 29/35/31 mpg in the city/highway/combined, while with the AWD system expect 27/32/29 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2016 Mazda CX-3 engine

Every 2016 Mazda CX-3 comes standard with stability and traction control, antilock brakes, front side airbags, a rearview camera, and side curtain airbags.


Wheelbase: 8 ft. 5.2 in. (101.2 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 0.3 in. (168.3 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 9.6 in. (69.6 in.)
Passenger volume: 87 ft³
Cargo volume: 12 ft³
Curb weight: 2809 lbs
Top Speed: 121 mph
0-60: 8,5 sec
MPG: 29/35 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Ceramic Metallic, Crystal White Pearl Mica, Deep Crystal Blue Mica, Dynamic Blue Mica, Jet Black Mica, Meteor Gray Mica, Soul Red Metallic and Titanium Flash Mica
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Price & Release Date – 2016 Mazda CX-3

The new 2016 Mazda CX-3 is expected to go on sale during this summer for the U.S market. Expect to pay an average of around $20,718 for the base model. One of its closest competitors is the 2016 Honda HR-V model which has also been released recently with the latest model.



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