The 2019 Mazda CX-3 is here, 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 with the new CX-3.
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.