Used 2016 Mazda CX-3 SUV Pricing


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2016 Highlights

The CX-3 is all-new for 2016.


Pros

  • Excellent fuel economy
  • sporty handling
  • quiet at speed
  • attractive, high-quality interior with appealing features.

Cons

  • Snug rear seat
  • humble cargo capacity.

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Mazda CX-3 2016 Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A) Ceramic Metallic Black28,362 miles
Used 2016Mazda CX-3Sport
List:$18,998
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Mazda CX-3 2016 Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A) Dynamic Blue Mica Black/Parchment22,080 miles
Used 2016Mazda CX-3Grand Touring
List:$19,571
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2016 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring Dynamic Blue Mica **NAVIGATION**, **BACKUP CAMERA**, **ONE OWNER**, **LEATHER**, **BLUETOOTH**, **CLEAN CARFAX VEHICLE HISTORY REPORT**, **BALANCE OF FACTORY WARRANTY**, **LOCAL TRADE**, **SIRIUS/XM RADIO**, 4D Sport Utility, SKYACTIV�-G 2.0L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V, 6-Speed Automatic, AWD, Black/Parchment w/Leather & Lux Suede Upholstery. Clean CARFAX. CARFAX One-Owner. 32/27 Highway/City MPG Odometer is 5956 miles below market average! Awards: * 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Reviews: * Excellent fuel economy; sporty handling; quiet at speed; attractive, high-quality interior with appealing features. Source: Edmunds MD State Inspected with a Fresh Oil Change! Every Pre-Owned vehicle purchased from Criswell Chevrolet comes with a free CARFAX vehicle history report. The Used Vehicle Sale Price is plus sales tax, tag fees and a $300 processing charge. All prices, specifications, and availability are subject to change without notice. Pictures may be for illustrative purposes only; offers not valid on prior sales. Please contact Criswell Chevrolet in Gaithersburg, MD for details and the most current information.

Mazda CX-3 2016 Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A) Ceramic Metallic Black27,526 miles
Used 2016Mazda CX-3Touring
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**NAVIGATION** **SUNROOF** **AWD** **HEATED LEATHERETTE SEATS** **1 OWNER** **BLIND SPOT SENSOR** **LOW, LOW MILEAGE!!** Clean CARFAX. Crystal White Pearl Mica 2016 Mazda CX-3 Touring AWD 6-Speed Automatic SKYACTIV�-G 2.0L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V ONE OWNER, Blind spot sensor: warning, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, Heated Front Bucket Seats, Navigation System, Power Glass Moonroof. Recent Arrival! 32/27 Highway/City MPG Reviews: * Excellent fuel economy; sporty handling; quiet at speed; attractive, high-quality interior with appealing features. Source: Edmunds

Mazda CX-3 2016 Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A) Titanium Flash Mica Black24,650 miles
Used 2016Mazda CX-3Grand Touring
List:$22,988
Est.Loan: $419/mo
Mazda CX-3 2016 Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A) Deep Crystal Blue Mica Black/Parchment18,373 miles
Used 2016Mazda CX-3Grand Touring
List:$19,800
Est.Loan: $361/mo
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New Price! Clean CARFAX. Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! 32/27 Highway/City MPG Odometer is 4750 miles below market average! 2016 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring Reviews: * Excellent fuel economy; sporty handling; quiet at speed; attractive, high-quality interior with appealing features. Source: Edmunds

Mazda CX-3 2016 Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A) Titanium Flash Mica Black34,937 miles
Cpo 2016Mazda CX-3Touring
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Est.Loan: $340/mo
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"Take a look at this extremely clean and Mazda Certified Pre-Owned 2016 Mazda CX-3 Touring! Beautiful color combination with Titanium Flash Mica Paint and Black Interior. This was a One Owner Vehicle and has a Clean Auto History Report. Loaded with features including the SKYACTIVE 2.0L 4Cyl and 6-Speed Automatic Transmission

Mazda CX-3 2016 Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A) Dynamic Blue Mica Black/Parchment36,775 miles
Cpo 2016Mazda CX-3Grand Touring
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With this 2016 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring you will find the GT i-ACTIVSENSE package which includes Navigation, Smart City Brake Support, Blind Spot Detection, Mazda Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning System, High Beam Control, Heated Leather/Suede Seating, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls, 12V Outlet, USB and AUX Jacks, Rear View Camera, Power Sliding Moonroof, Power Windows, Power Locks, Power Adjustable Mirrors, AM/FM/CD Player, Bose Audio System, Bluetooth, Keyless Entry, plus much more! And by being a Certified Mazda Pre-Owned you will receive a 7 Year/100,000 Mile Warranty. Swing by or call our sales team at (703) 997-5091 for additional information.

Mazda CX-3 2016 Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A) Soul Red Metallic Black18,777 miles
Used 2016Mazda CX-3Touring
List:$20,000
Est.Loan: $364/mo
Mazda CX-3 2016 Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A) Jet Black Mica Black/Parchment26,208 miles
Used 2016Mazda CX-3Grand Touring
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New Price! CARFAX One-Owner. Jet Black Mica 2016 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring AWD 6-Speed Automatic SKYACTIV�-G 2.0L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V Odometer is 608 miles below market average! 32/27 Highway/City MPG Reviews: * Excellent fuel economy; sporty handling; quiet at speed; attractive, high-quality interior with appealing features. Source: Edmunds

Mazda CX-3 2016 Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A) Jet Black Mica Black43,043 miles
Used 2016Mazda CX-3Touring
List:$17,494
Est.Loan: $319/mo
Mazda CX-3 2016 Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A) Ceramic Metallic Black23,116 miles
Used 2016Mazda CX-3Sport
List:$17,376
Est.Loan: $317/mo
Mazda CX-3 2016 Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A) Soul Red Metallic Black22,224 miles
Cpo 2016Mazda CX-3Sport
List:$16,243
Est.Loan: $296/mo
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PRICES SLASHED!!! OUR LOSS IS YOUR GAIN* This gas-saving Vehicle will get you where you need to go** Mazda CERTIFIED* This super CX-3 is the durable SUV you've been waiting for. Right car! Right price!! Less than 23k Miles*** CARFAX 1 owner and buyback guarantee!! Safety equipment includes: ABS, Traction control, Curtain airbags, Passenger Airbag, Stability control...Other features include: Bluetooth, Power locks, Power windows, Auto, Air conditioning...Mazda Certified Pre-Owned means that you not only get the reassurance of a 12-Month / 12,000 Mile Vehicle Limited Warranty, and up to a 7-Year/100,000 mile Limited Powertrain Warranty, but also a 150-point inspection/reconditioning, 24hr roadside assistance, and a complete CARFAX vehicle history report.Standard features include: Bluetooth, Remote power door locks, Power windows with 1 one-touch, Automatic Transmission, 4-wheel ABS brakes, Air conditioning, Cruise control, Audio controls on steering wheel, Traction control - ABS and driveline, Head airbags - Curtain 1st and 2nd row, Passenger Airbag, 146 hp horsepower, 2.0 L liter inline 4 cylinder DOHC engine with variable valve timing, Power mirrors, Tilt and telescopic steering wheel, 4 Doors, Fuel economy EPA highway (mpg): 32 and EPA city (mpg): 26, Tachometer, External temperature display, Clock - In-dash, Interior air filtration, Trip computer, Video Monitor Location - Front, Satellite communications - MAZDA CONNECT, Speed-proportional power steering, Keyless Ignition - Push button start only, Transmission hill holder, Stability control, Daytime running lights, Front seat type - Bucket, Rear bench seats, Intermittent window wipers, Privacy/tinted glass, Rear spoiler - Lip, Rear wiper, Rear defogger, Center Console - Full with storage...

Mazda CX-3 2016 Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A) Ceramic Metallic Black/Parchment40,946 miles
Used 2016Mazda CX-3Grand Touring
List:$17,699
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Mazda CX-3 2016 Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A) Ceramic Metallic Black25,797 miles
Used 2016Mazda CX-3Grand Touring
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Mazda CX-3 2016 Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A) Soul Red Metallic Black24,467 miles
Used 2016Mazda CX-3Grand Touring
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Mazda CX-3 2016 Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A) Ceramic Metallic Black25,309 miles
Used 2016Mazda CX-3Touring
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Recent Arrival! 32/27 Highway/City MPG Silver Metallic Mazda 2016 Touring CX-3 6-Speed Automatic SKYACTIV�-G 2.0L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V AWD 27/32mpg Complimentary Wi-Fi and Shuttle Service Comfortable waiting area with complimentary Continental Breakfast 24 Hour Online Service Scheduling Large selection with over $10 million in inventory Staff that is actively involved in the community Best truck technicians in Baltimore County Over 300 years in service experience Huge selection of parts and accessories, to maintain and customize your vehicle We would like to thank you for visiting our website and considering us for the purchase of your next new or pre-owned vehicle. It is our goal to provide you with an excellent purchase and ownership experience. Anderson is not a new automotive name in the Baltimore area but Anderson Buick GMC, located at 10125 York Road, are relatively new to the Cockeysville/Hunt Valley area. As a family-owned dealership we offer special benefits to our customers.

Mazda CX-3 2016 Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A) Titanium Flash Mica Black50,245 miles
Used 2016Mazda CX-3Touring
List:$17,989
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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Mazda CX-3 2016 Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A) Soul Red Metallic Black16,758 miles
Used 2016Mazda CX-3Touring
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Features & Specs

Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A)Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A)Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
MPG292929
Seating555
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic
Fuelgasgasgas
Horsepower146 hp @ 6000 rpm146 hp @ 6000 rpm146 hp @ 6000 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
  • Side Barrier Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Rollover4/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover13.8%

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    G
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    G
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    G
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

Top Consumer Reviews

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Consumer Rating


Love the handling and styling of my new Mazda CX-3
I had a 2016 Acura that I purchased earlier this year and it had a defect that could not be fixed so I decided to trade that car in. I saw the CX-3 on the road and loved the styling. I started researching and read the really good reviews on Consumer Reports and other various you tube reviews. I went and test drove the car and was not disappointed. I had a Mazda 6 in the past and this car handles like a little sports car and is very fun to drive. The acceleration is great, fit and finish are first rate. I was disappointed that you could not get a power seat, but to be honest I have not missed it. The Bose System sounds great, the navigation, bluetooth and infotainment system are really easy to use. There is a mute button instead of an on/off switch for the stereo so that also took some getting use to. The gas milage is really good and even with it small fuel tank I am only filling up once a week. For a small car the ride is very good, it is firm, but that is what makes it such a great handling car. Road noise is really good and even though the engine has a course sound to it, it sounds really sporty. I choose Soul Red with Almond Leather interior, it is beautiful. Update: The Mazda CX-3 is a great car, I still love it now with 6700 miles. It really handles well, has great acceleration for a small engine and looks very attractive.
Still loving our CX-3! (Even with some cons)
Well, my parents and I have owned our CX-3 for seven months and I have to say it's still a great little car! It has a little over 5600 miles (yeah, I know, that's not a lot. It should have way more at this point!) and drives like a sporty champ! Although it's not my car, it's my parents, I still have my fair share in driving it. As much as it is fun and sporty to drive, it does have a couple cons going for it. But let's start with the pros. Firstly, the simplistic interior layout comes in handy very well when compared to the thousands of complicated buttons and gadgets that make up many cars today. You have your simple climate control nobs, user-friendly buttons on the steering wheel, an easy-to-read instrument cluster, a well shifting dual-clutch transmission, a big built-in screen mounted on the dash that's easy to read and function, and rounded a/c vents with air flow control. It even has a CD player which comes handy to old-school music-lovers like my parents and I who rely on CD's. To me, that's all you really need to make for a great daily driver! The styling cues are what really makes this Mazda stand out from other cars. Every time when we're in a parking lot and examining all the other cars around, nothing compares to the look of this one. This is one of the most stylish-looking compacts in this segment, with its predatory stance, sleek body lines, soft corners, and pointy lights and grille. That's what makes Mazdas great overall. They keep a simplistic layout while still expressing aggressive and sleek body lines and curves, both inside and out. The acceleration is great in heavy traffic or open road. When you need to get up and go, this car will deliver with no hesitation. I always end up leaving other cars behind me in the dust because of its great pep. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a speeder, but when I drive this sometimes, it sure feels like it! Braking distance is superb! If you need to stop quickly, it sure will brake hard, which is good. The 4-wheel pads are very sturdy and stiff. It comes in handy to be alert for not-so-smart drivers out there! The crash safety rating is very comforting. The IIHS recently released the frontal and side crash test ratings and was rated an IIHS Safety+. That's very good to know, especially for a compact! As great as it may seem to be, it's had a few cons going for it. Firstly, the rather cheap plastics. My pet peeve with this car is the wrap-around plastic. You know how plastics are. They easily scratch, discolor, pop off, or crunch if in an accident. Although newer plastics have gotten better, they're still a little cheap. I've noticed many chips, scratches, and sun-faded areas all around the plastic. I use Turtle Wax trim restorer on it every once in a while, but I still see them. The inside has its fair share in hard-touch plastics too and as a result, there are many scratches, especially in the occupied areas. One example is the panel that's aside where the seat-belt rests. Since the seat-belt constantly rubs and hits that area, there are many scratches on it. Although you can't really help that, it doesn't look the greatest. It may sound like OCD, bit I just happen to notice areas that others don't really pay attention to. Recently, we had to go to our dealer to look at the driver side headlight because of a leaking problem. Several weeks ago, I noticed when I washed the car and was starting to dry it, water and moisture seeped inside the driver-side headlight lens. The bulb still worked, but if it we waited any longer, it would've blew. So, the dealership had to replace the lens in a two-hour process but it was worth it. Ever since, the light has been fine. However, the original light shouldn't have done that in the first place. The main drawback to this car is the lack of storage capacity. Like I said before, even a small load of groceries will fill the trunk! Even when the rear seats are folded down, there's still a lack of space. Good luck trying to load big and bulky boxes in there! We've done that before but it was a pain! The space was so cramped that the box actually scraped up the headliner towards the back, which really irked me! So if you're a light traveler, this may be the best option. If you want a more family-oriented car, I'd go to its bigger brother, the CX-5. On the whole, it's a great little car! It's had its fair share in cons, but when you think about it, all cars have that. There's no such thing as a perfect car in my book. Every car is going to have its ups and downs, and many people are going to focus on the pros rather than the cons. That's what this is. It has more pros than cons which is something to be desired. I would still recommend this car to any person who's looking for a daily driver that's practical, sporty, fun, stylish, and light-weight with enough room for family and friends and a little bit of light storage. Zoom zoom!
Great Car!!
I've had the CX-3 Sport AWD for about two months and I can honestly say that it handles incredibly well. The drive is very comfortable, and engine is very responsive. Cabin noise is very minimal (compared to my 2013 Honda Fit, this Mazda CX-3 is a massive improvement). I'm averaging about 26 MPG with mostly city driving. Seats are very comfortable and the technology inside is very user friendly and ergonomic. Only drawback is that the back seat is small. But other than that everything is great!
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Quick Summary
An all-new model in the subcompact crossover segment, the 2016 Mazda CX-3 combines a well-built interior, class-best driving dynamics and a small footprint into a curvy body. Excellent fuel mileage, available all-wheel drive and numerous standard and optional features make it one of the top picks in this expanding category.

What Is It?
The 2016 Mazda CX-3 is an all-new, four-door subcompact SUV that slots below the Mazda CX-5 in both size and price. The CX-3 measures 168.3 inches long, making it 11 inches shorter than the CX-5 and about 1 inch shorter than the Honda HR-V, another brand-new subcompact SUV. Mazda says the CX-3 will start "in the low $20Ks" when it goes on sale late this summer. That should put it a few grand more than a Mazda 3, and a couple grand less than the HR-V and the larger CX-5.

All CX-3s are powered by a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine rated at 146 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 146 pound-feet of torque at 2,800 rpm. Unlike the Mazda 2, Mazda 3 and the CX-5, the new CX-3 is only available with a six-speed automatic (meaning: no manual transmission option). Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is available.

There are three trim levels: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring (tested here). The base Sport model is equipped with features like a 7-inch infotainment display screen with a central multifunction control knob, rearview camera, Bluetooth phone connectivity and push-button start.

Upgrades on the Touring include a blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, leather-wrapped steering wheel and keyless entry. The top-level Grand Touring adds navigation, satellite radio, leather seats with suede inserts, 18-inch alloy wheels, sunroof, LED head- and taillights and steering wheel paddle shifters. The Grand Touring model should start somewhere around $26,000 range.

How Does It Drive?
In typical Mazda fashion, the CX-3 is one of the sportiest vehicles in the subcompact crossover segment. It feels just as small as it looks, backed up by precise steering and thoroughly confident and agile handling manners. This is a car that relishes corners, and with its extra ground clearance and ample suspension travel, even bumpy back roads are enjoyable.

As with most every vehicle in this burgeoning segment, the CX-3 has only modest power. Still, it makes the most of what it has. In our testing the front-drive CX-3 hit 60 mph in 8.5 seconds, which is a half-second quicker than the Fiat 500X (which has 34 more horsepower), 1.5 seconds quicker than the Chevy Trax but a little over a second slower than the class hot-rod, the turbocharged Nissan Juke.

Even though the CX-3 is quick for the class, you'll still need a willing right foot to make moves in traffic. Need to pass a car on a two-lane? Plan ahead, leave room and give it full throttle. The six-speed automatic transmission is responsive and performs quick upshifts, but the engine's lack of grunt means even the slightest request for more power translates to an immediate downshift. The Mazda's transmission operates more directly to driver requests during manual paddle-shift control than most.

At our test track the Mazda CX-3 acquitted itself well, with excellent-for-the-segment slalom and skid-pad numbers. Although it exhibits more body roll than most lower-slung sedans, our test driver called it one of the best-handling small SUVs and was impressed by its sharp steering. That steering feels natural, whether making a turn into the grocery store or carving a line through a sweeping highway on-ramp. Those who care about these kinds of things will appreciate the feedback the CX-3 gives to the driver through the steering wheel.

Ride quality is solid for the class, soaking up small bumps and ripples well, with a few vibrations occasionally creeping into the cabin. It can feel a bit stiff-legged over the rough stuff, for sure, and it struggles with big bumps, thanks to the short wheelbase. Really big hits will knock your elbow off its perch on the door armrest.

Mazda says the CX-3's lightweight body allowed engineers to add in an extra dose of sound-deadening material. To that end, wind noise is minimal, with only a small amount of whistling sometimes heard from the thankfully large side mirrors. The all-season tires are also quiet, giving less "thumping" over road imperfections than most. The hard-working four-cylinder engine remained pretty silent during 40-60-mph cruising, but at freeway speeds you'll notice it and at full throttle the engine is loud and a bit coarse-sounding.

How Does It Rate in Terms of Interior Comfort?
If you're expecting a tall-riding crossover with a commanding view of the road, look elsewhere. Although it's easy to get into the CX-3's front seats, once you're in it feels more Mazda 3 than CX-5. We liked the low center of gravity (the driver seat is height-adjustable) and it also gives good headroom, even with the standard-for-Grand-Touring sunroof.

Our preproduction test car didn't have a center armrest, but production Touring and Grand Touring models will come standard with it (a dealer-installed option on the Sport). The front seats themselves are fantastic, firm yet comfy with good lateral support to hold you in place through corners. We also quite liked the GT model's suede seat inserts, which are soft and grippy. Door armrests are on the hard side.

Getting into the rear seat is a different story. The doors are reasonably large, but the entryway is small. Plus, the raised rear-seat height means you have to duck your head as you hop in, and it's easy to brush a leg on the rear wheel well. Rear headroom isn't bad considering how small the CX-3 is, but the car feels narrow in back and the high beltline and thick pillars make for a claustrophobic feeling.

Standard cargo capacity is 12.4 cubic-feet with all seats up. Lower the second row and the max capacity is 44.5 cubic-feet. That's considerably less than the Honda HR-V, slightly less than the Chevy Trax, but a bit more generous than the Nissan Juke.

How User-Friendly Are the Controls?
The center of the dash is dominated by a fixed 7-inch infotainment display screen standard across all trims. The screen is operated via a control knob on the center console, but many functions require more steps than should be necessary. For instance, changing a satellite radio station is a multi-step process (a simple tuning knob would rectify this) and inputting destinations into the navigation system took longer than it should. Our phone paired immediately, though, so the Bluetooth connectivity works well.

The climate controls are a simple three-knob layout which makes them easy to use at a glance. We like the large central tachometer-digital speedometer readout on the Grand Touring, although lower trims get a smaller, harder-to-read bar-graph tachometer hidden in the left corner of the instrument panel.

The Grand Touring's head-up display comes across as an afterthought. The readout is transmitted onto the windshield via a plastic screen which rises out of the dash upon startup. But the raised screen can be distracting, and it appears there isn't a way to lower it. Although the head-up display itself is height-adjustable, it never seems to stay in your line of sight so its usefulness is debatable.

If you like power-adjustable seats you're out of luck with the CX-3. All trim levels get manually adjustable seats with no option to upgrade. The seatback adjustment lever is partially blocked by the seatbelt and requires a firm hand to use, plus it lacks obvious detents.

How Safe Is It?
No crash-test results are available for the CX-3 as of yet, but Mazda claims "global top-of-class crashworthiness" so we expect good things. All CX-3s come standard with the usual features like antilock brakes, traction control, stability control and multiple airbags.

The base CX-3 Sport comes standard with a back-up camera via the 7-inch display screen. Stepping up to the Touring model brings a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, while the top-level Grand Touring is optionally available with radar cruise control, lane-departure warning, a high-beam control system as well as Smart Brake Support and Smart City Brake Support (these last two systems can detect a potential crash, and slow the vehicle to avoid a collision).

Speaking of the CX-3's brakes, it stopped from 60 mph in 121 feet, which is about average for the segment. The Grand Touring's 215/50R18 all-season tires offer reasonable grip, and the CX-3 was stable and confident during our panic-stop tests. Around town the brakes deliver a feel that's firm enough to let you know they have some power, but soft enough so you can modulate the brake pedal for perfectly smooth stops.

What Kind of Mileage Does It Deliver?
Mazda claims "class-leading fuel economy" for the CX-3. At an EPA-rated 31 mpg combined (29 city/35 highway), the front-drive CX-3 does deliver superior city mileage (by 1 whole mpg) over the Honda HR-V, although the combined and highway ratings are otherwise identical between the two. The Chevrolet Trax and Nissan Juke aren't far behind, at 29 and 30 mpg combined, respectively. The Kia Soul (26 mpg combined) and Jeep Renegade/Fiat 500X (25 mpg combined) are less miserly.

The CX-3 AWD is rated at 29 mpg combined (27 city/32 highway).

During our time with a front-wheel-drive CX-3, we averaged 29.9 mpg over 794 miles of mixed driving, including 31.4 mpg on our admittedly highway-heavy 116-mile standard evaluation loop.

What Are Its Closest Competitors?
The Chevrolet Trax was an early entry into the subcompact crossover segment. It has respectable passenger space for its size and more cargo volume than the CX-3, but it is painfully slow and the interior feels cheaper.

The Fiat 500X brings Italian flair to the small crossover segment, and it's our favorite version of the 500 so far (it shares underpinnings with the Jeep Renegade). There's reasonable room inside the cabin, but less cargo space than the CX-3. The Mazda is quicker and more rewarding to drive, too.

The Honda HR-V took a page out of the Fit's engineering handbook, with the best-designed interior in terms of usability, especially the rear-seat area. Cargo room dwarfs all competitors. The ride is comfy and fuel mileage matches the CX-3 at the top of the class, but with only 141 hp and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) it's hardly a speed demon.

The odd-looking Nissan Juke pretty much invented the subcompact crossover segment. With a 188-hp turbo four-cylinder and plenty of ground clearance, it's an absolute hoot to drive on bumpy back roads. It's considerably quicker than rivals, but at 162.4 inches long and with just a 10.5-cubic-foot trunk, it's positively tiny. Did we mention it looks like a frog?

Why Should You Consider This Car?
Because you want the nicest interior materials in the class. Or you want a subcompact crossover that beckons you to take curvy roads, rather than shy away from them. Although it's far from quick compared to most cars, the CX-3 is speedy for this segment, yet fuel mileage is superb.

Why Should You Think Twice About This Car?
You can get more for your money with the Mazda 3 which is a couple grand cheaper, has a bigger rear-seat area and more cargo room, plus the availability of a larger engine and a manual transmission.

The manufacturer provided Edmunds this vehicle for the purposes of evaluation.

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