The 2019 Mazda CX-3 is on its way, complete with refinements that, according to the automaker, enhance performance and efficiency. Overall, we have enjoyed the previous models of the CX-3, finding them comfortable and fun to drive. We have every reason to believe the 2019 will be the same.
Here is a brief look at what to expect when the new CX-3 arrives.
Mazda packed the 2019 CX-3 with a number of standard features. Even the entry-level Sport comes with a tire pressure monitoring system, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Bluetooth capability, push-button start, two USB ports, and a rearview camera. Inside, a seven-inch color screen gives the driver control over the functions and displays.
The mid-level CX-3 Touring includes 18-inch wheels, keyless entry, heated mirrors, automatic on/off LED headlights, automatic climate control, and rain-sensing wipers. The Touring features black leatherette seating surfaces with three-level heating adjustments for the front seats, and a leather shift knob and steering wheel.
The Touring Preferred Equipment Package comes with a Bose seven-speaker stereo, moonroof, SiriusXM satellite radio with a four-month subscription, and a cargo cover.
The Grand Touring provides full-leather seating surfaces with high-gloss, pleated piping, a heads-up display, navigation, and a moonroof. Exterior features include LED headlights, fog lights, and daytime running lights, with chrome accents on the front bumper and side sills.
Safety & Security
The new Sport i-ACTIVSENSE Package adds Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection, Smart Brake Support, Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Control, and an Adaptive Front-lighting System. Smart City Brake Support is standard on every CX-3.
In other words, a boatload of safety features.
Power & Performance
The 2019 CX-3 features a SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine, paired with a SKYACTIV-DRIVE six-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift and sport modes. Mazda says the engine was turned for refinement and efficiency, and puts out 148 horsepower (6,000 rpm) and 146 lb-ft. torque (2,800 rpm). Front-wheel drive is standard although all-wheel drive is available on every trim level.
The automaker’s signature G-Vectoring Control improves ride and handling, and compliments the re-calibrated power steering and chassis.
Pricing & Availability
The 2019 Mazda CX-3 arrives at dealerships nationwide this month. The CX-3 Sport with front-wheel drive begins at $20,390; $21,790 with all-wheel drive. The Touring starts at $22,475 (front-wheel drive) or $23,875 (all-wheel drive). The Grand Touring in front drive goes for $25,745, or $27,145 in all-wheel drive.
Carl Anthony is Managing Editor of Automoblog and resides in Detroit, Michigan. He studies mechanical engineering at Wayne State University, serves on the Board of Directors for the Ally Jolie Baldwin Foundation, and is a loyal Detroit Lions fan.