2018 Mazda CX-3 SUV

2018 Mazda CX-3
Save up to $2,009
MSRP range
$20,110 - $26,415

Pros

  • Attractive and comfortable interior
  • Engaging driving experience
  • Impressive fuel economy for a crossover
  • Good selection of available driver aids and active safety features

Cons

  • Suspension tuning may be too firm for some
  • Tight rear seat
  • Below-average cargo space
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Top consumer reviews

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Great fun for the $$. 2018 Mazda CX-3 Grand Tourin
Dave, 10/8/2017
Traded a 2005 Mazda 6 with 110k and was looking at the New 3's with the 2.5l engine but this one caught my eye. Never liked the Crossovers much but this was different. The style is great and the features are what I expected for much more $$ in other brands. For a great run around car this is nirvana. 35+mpg so far, Bose sterio, safety features +++, phone, tablet friendly. Cruising around Vegas in traffic or 70+mph this car is awesome and a lot of Fun. Extremly responsive in city, and quiet on highway which I did not expect. Back seat and cargo are a bit small, but 99% of my driving is alone so no biggie for me. The lack of middle armrest is a bit weird but the center controller is awesome. If you are in the market for a Crossover, Do yourself a treat and give this car a test drive. For 26k you just cant beat it. Zoom Zoom
CX 3 Ideal For Me
Dave S., 2/22/2018
It has a smooth, firm ride, and the steering is responsive. The CX 3 handles curves, corners, and turns extremely well. Cannot wait to take it on winding country roads and scenic drives when I travel far enough away from Chicago and suburbs. The compact SUV size makes this the perfect urban ride that can handle starts and stops. Very good burst when light goes green. This is a useful vehicle that can also be fun to drive for distances. Interior and dash design are awesome, IMO. Everything is within reach, and the center strip knobs below the gear shift make it easy to operate the stereo, the sound, the station, the XM channels, or any of the modes this 7-inch tablet style screen offers. Screen visibility is very good. Back up camera imaging is crystal clear. Blind spot and lane warning signals provided on side mirrors, with accompanying beep sound when other vehicles are getting close in other lanes. Stereo system is excellent, with 7-speaker Bose sound system. I purchased the AWD due to winter conditions that come and go here. But the CX 3 does not seem confined by this, as it drives and handles like a FWD in stable weather, while AWD kicks in when snow and ice are present. I am enjoying the CX 3 very much, and look forward to several more years owning this. BTW, the CX 3 boasts a sporty appearance, with smooth flowing sides, an elegant front, and well designed rear with easy hatch and dual exhausts.
A Peppy Small Car with Some Quirks
Jean Berko Gleason, 5/11/2018
The 2018 CX-3 (Grand Touring AWD) has comfortable, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel, and is reasonably zippy, given its small engine. Its safety features are also excellent, in particular its radar controlled cruise control. It will maintain a constant distance between you and the car in front of you. Fuel economy is good and the gauges will tell you what your average and current fuel consumption are. On the down side, Mazda needs to hire some human factors engineers who will consider how actual drivers will deal with the impractical features dreamed up by the style guys. First among them is the maddening rear hatch. First, it has no inside release; worse yet, the only way to get it open is to feel around under the edge of the door for a flat little panel (one of two) that must be depressed. Press the wrong one and you simply lock up the whole car. To find the right one you need to take off your gloves and feel around for it. Forget having the kid at the market load your groceries for you. The car also does not have Android Auto, or Apple Auto, so you are stuck with a clunky navigation system that won't respond to voice commands while you are driving. I just use my Bluetooth phone and Google maps, but, of course they don't show on the Infotainment screen. I'm an extremely small person (about 5 feet tall) and I find the visibility quite poor: the rear window is too small; the outside mirrors are huge and block my view; the door and window pillars are thick; the side windows begin too high on the doors and are too small. Sitting in the driver's seat, the hood is invisible to me--it's like driving a bus, but you have to remember that your bus has an invisible expanse of hood in front of it. My final negative is that the fuel tank is tiny, giving the car a comparatively small driving range, even though gas mileage is good. It's a good looking little car, and has some great features, but since I find it hard to see out of it and have to fumble with the rear hatch a couple of times a day, I have mixed feelings.
CX-3 A fun fun sports car. Love it.
Michael M, 2/13/2018
CX-3 A fun fun sports car. Not much storage, so think of it more as a fun car than a family car.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$23,445
MPG
27 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
146 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$21,360
MPG
27 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
146 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$22,195
MPG
29 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
146 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$26,415
MPG
27 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
146 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite CX-3 safety features:

Smart City Brake Support System
Stops the car automatically if an impending collision is detected at speeds below 19 mph.
Blind-Spot Monitoring
Monitors traffic in the adjoining lanes and alerts the driver to vehicles in blind spots.
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Alerts the driver to oncoming cars that may not be visible when backing out of a driveway or parking space.

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
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

2018 Mazda CX-3 SUV for Sale

Mazda CX-3 2018 Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
New 2018
Mazda CX-3
Grand Touring
MSRP$29,045
Est.Loan: $523/mo
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Dealer Notes
Contact Brown's Alexandria Mazda today for information on dozens of vehicles like this 2018 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring. This Mazda includes: PREMIUM PACKAGE SNOWFLAKE WHITE PEARL MICA PAINT *Note - For third party subscriptions or services, please contact the dealer for more information.* Want more room? Want more style? This Mazda CX-3 is the vehicle for you. Stylish and fuel efficient. It's the perfect vehicle for keeping your fuel costs down and your driving enjoying up. This Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring comes equipped with all wheel drive, which means no limitations as to how or where you can drive. Different terrains and varying weather conditions will have little effect as to how this vehicle performs.
Mazda CX-3 2018 Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
New 2018
Mazda CX-3
Grand Touring
MSRP$27,655
Est.Loan: $498/mo
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Mazda CX-3 2018 Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
New 2018
Mazda CX-3
Touring
Beyer Mazda
38.7 mi away
MSRP$26,555
Est.Loan: $477/mo
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Red Metallic 2018 Mazda CX-3 Touring AWD 6-Speed Automatic 2.0L 4-Cylinder 32/27 Highway/City MPG Special priced vehicles include all offers and incentives and may not be combined with special financing or other special offers; and may be a lease offers. Tax, Title, Tags, dealer or manufacture installed accessories and $699 processing fee not included in vehicle prices shown and must be paid by the purchaser. Additional conditional offers may be available to save you even more. All prices, specifications, and availability are subject to change without notice. Offers generally require financing or leasing and are therefore subject to credit approval. For in-stock units only. We make great effort to have correct information on this site; errors do occur so please verify information with a customer service rep. This is easily done by calling us at 540-868-3000 or by visiting us at Beyer Auto of Winchester. $250 - Customer Cash. Exp. 09/04/2018, $500 - Customer Cash Enhancement. Exp. 09/04/2018
More about the 2018 Mazda CX-3

The 2018 Mazda CX-3 features improvements to some of its best characteristics that should help it stand out even more in the crowded world of small crossover SUVs. Now in its third year, the CX-3 has established itself as one of the quickest and most engaging vehicles to drive in its segment, without sacrificing fuel economy. The little Mazda also boasts one of the nicest cabins in the segment. Not many vehicles of this size and at this price make for a more appealing daily companion.

The Mazda is a pleasant place to spend time. The 2018 CX-3 is impressively quiet at highway speeds, especially thanks to extra sound deadening added. The front seats are comfortable and supportive, and they are housed in an attractive, high-quality interior that can be equipped with tons of features. The CX-3 only falls short in two areas: the rear seats are snug, and cargo space behind those seats is limited.

But if you can live with those shortfalls, you will get a smartly engineered vehicle. Mazda has managed to make the CX-3 surprisingly light, and those weight savings translate into an eager personality. The efficient 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine produces 146 horsepower, which, combined with the CX-3's low weight, make it one of the zippier vehicles in the segment. The Mazda manages all this while returning an EPA estimated 31 mpg combined (29 city/34 highway) for most CX-3s.

The CX-3 is offered in three trim levels: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. Even the base CX-3 Sport gets alloy wheels, push-button start, a 7-inch color infotainment screen and a low-speed automatic braking system. Mazda is joining other manufacturers in expanding its range of active safety features, and this system, standard on all trims for 2018, automatically brakes the car if an accident is impending at speeds under 19 mph.

Moving up to the 2018 CX-3 Touring gets you even more safety features, like blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. You also get larger wheels, proximity entry, automatic climate control, rain-sensing wipers, and a leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob.

Mazda equipped the range-topping Grand Touring with 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, leather seating surfaces, a sunroof and can be optioned with a full suite of driver aids that includes adaptive cruise control.

It's increasingly apparent that consumers are looking for crossovers that aren't as expensive as more established small crossovers. Mazda has a solution, having done a spectacular job sweating out the details and giving the CX-3 more style and more substance than some of its more generic competition.

If you're interested in learning more, make sure to read our full review, and take advantage of our shopping tools to find the best deal on a CX-3 in your area. Edmunds is here to help you find the 2018 Mazda CX-3 that's perfect for you.

2018 Mazda CX-3 SUV Overview

The 2018 Mazda CX-3 SUV is offered in the following styles: Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A), Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A), Touring 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A), Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A), Sport 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A), and Grand Touring 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A).

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2018 Mazda CX-3 SUV Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A)

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2018 Mazda CX-3 SUV Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A)

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