Mazda CX-3 is a five-seat compact vehicle in the SUV category. For the 2016 model year, there are three trim-lines to choose from, all with the same 2.0L Inline-4 engine that produces 146 horsepower. EPA-estimated annual regular gasoline expense is $1,500 to $1,650, which over the course of five years will save you $1,250 in extra fuel spending. Mazda CX-3 has received a 5-stars crash rating from NHTSA.
2016 CX-3 has a relatively short wheelbase ( 101.2 in) on a narrower body structure compared to vehicles of similar length and class. It is relatively lighter with curb weight of 2809 - 2952 lbs.
2016 CX-3 seats five adults. It has class-leading first-row passenger room on only one measurement - legs - and larger than average room for first-row passengers on hips. When it comes to second-row passenger room, CX-3 falls below average on all four measurements: legs, shoulders, hips, and head room. Cargo volume behind second-row seats is smaller than the average among its peers with 10.1 - 12.4 cu. ft.
2016 CX-3 Sport
2016 CX-3 Touring
2016 CX-3 Grand Touring
|Engine||2.0L Inline-4||2.0L Inline-4||2.0L Inline-4|
|HP||146 hp||146 hp||146 hp|
|Drivetrain||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|City||29 MPG||29 MPG||29 MPG|
|Highway||35 MPG||35 MPG||35 MPG|
|Combined||31 MPG||31 MPG||31 MPG|
|Annual Fuel Cost||$1,500||$1,500||$1,500|
2016 CX-3 SUV comes in three trim levels, with an average price that is $1,286 less compared to its rivals. With a lighter body, and on average less powerful engine, CX-3 has a class-leading fuel economy of 31 mpg.
2016 CX-3 SUV has a 5-star NHTSA overall crash safety rating, which is higher than the average among other competing models. Furthermore, it has higher than average ratings for all three crash tests: Front, Side, and Side Plole. Customers have filed twenty complaints, which is less than the average for its rivals. There are also two recalls issued by Mazda, which by itself is a relatively low number.