2016 Mazda CX-3 – Price, MPG, Specs, Release Date

2016 Mazda CX-3

Japanese Company is once again bringing new 2016 Mazda CX-3. If you are looking for a subcompact crossover, this could be a great choice.

2016 Mazda CX-3 design of exterior

2016 Mazda CX-3 will show many improvements in all the segments. We can expect stylish exterior, attractive interior and many modern features. Compared to the larger CX-5, at first glance they will look very similar. However it will share many things with new 2016 Mazda 2. They will ride on the same architecture which is made of high-strength steel and other lighter materials. This will improve its aerodynamics and fuel efficiency. When it comes to exterior design, it will look sportier and muscular but in the same time elegant. 2016 Mazda CX-3 will be offered in three trim levels. Those are: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. Depending on a trim, it will get 16-inch or 18-inch alloy wheels. The front end will be edgier than before. The head lamps will get LED lighting which will provide great visibility. With its great new design and other improvements, it will easily be able to compete with Chevrolet Trax, Honda HR-V, Jeep Renegade etc.

2016 Mazda CX-3 front

Design of interior

The interior of 2016 Mazda CX-3 will be also slightly redesigned in order to provide maximum comfort. The seats are very comfortable and upholstered in leather or quality fabrics. The front seats are spacious, providing a plenty of head and leg room. However, the second row of seats is a bit crowded. The rear seats are split folding if needed for more cargo space. The steering wheel is modern and wrapped in leather. Speaking of the technology, some of the standard features are: a 7-inch color touch screen display, a rear view camera, air conditioning, Bluetooth, cruise control, remote keyless entry etc. Some of the optional features will be: Bose audio with seven speakers, navigation, panoramic moonroof, automatic climate control and so on.

2016 Mazda CX-3 interior

Engine and MPG

Under the hood of 2016 Mazda CX-3 will be placed a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder Skyactiv-G engine. This engine will make 146 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. It will be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The power will be sent to front wheels, and all-wheel drive will be optional. With FWD, estimated fuel economy is 29 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. With AWD, the numbers are 27/32 mpg in the city/highway drive.

2016 Mazda CX-3 rear

Release date and price

2016 Mazda CX-3 should go on sale later this year, most likely in fall. As for the price, it should be around $20,000.

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