One of Japanese smallest SUVs is back on the market. We are talking about the brand new 2016 Mazda CX-3 which will show up better than ever.
Improvements and design of exterior
2016 Mazda CX-3 will appear with many improvements. It will get handsome exterior, modern interior and many standard and optional features. It will be available in three trim levels. Those are Base Sport, Touring and Grand Touring models. Its main rivals are: Chevrolet Trax, Jeep Renegade and Honda HR-V. According to the latest rumors, it will be slightly lighter than before, which will improve its fuel economy and aerodynamic. Speaking of the exterior, it is based on KODO design theme. It means curves, arches all over the body. The result is a sporty yet elegant look. Its stylish and attractive external appearance will definitively be one of its strongest advantages. Higher trim levels will get LED headlamps with adaptive lighting, LED taillights and LED fog lights.
2016 Mazda CX-3 interior and technology
Inside, 2016 Mazda CX-3 is functional, simple and comfortable. The cabin is sufficiently spacious. The front seats are wide, comfortable, providing plenty of head, shoulder and leg room. The rear seats are more compact as expected and they are excellent for teenagers and medium height adults. The rear seats can be folded down for more cargo space. The dashboard will be nicely looking with soft-touch elements. A seven-inch color touch screen display will be placed in the center of it. It will come standard with Mazda Connect infotainment system, air conditioning, Bluetooth, cruise control, remote keyless entry, tilt/telescoping steering wheel etc. Higher trim levels will get an audio system with six speakers, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and so on. Some of the optional equipment will be: satellite radio, Bose audio with seven speakers, automatic climate control, navigation and many others.
Powertrain and fuel efficiency
2016 Mazda CX-3 will be powered with a 2.0-liter Skyactiv- G 4 cylinder engine. It will be able to produce 146 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque. It will be paired with a six-speed automatic gearbox. It will be offered with FWD and AWD. It is rated at 29/35 mpg in the city/highway drive with FWD. With AWD, it is rated at 27 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.
Release date and price
2016 Mazda CX-3 should hit the market this year, in fall. When it comes to pricing, its base model should be around $20,000.