It is fair to say that the forthcoming 2019 Mazda CX-3 is the most athletic subcompact-SUV at the moment. It is a stylish SUV that is fun to drive and CX-3 offers the all-wheel-drive system as standard. Handling is another category where Mazda’s newest model impressed. Yes, maybe Honda HR-V offers more interior spaces, and yes, Kia Soul is more affordable, but the whole package is what makes CX-3 such a good vehicle. If cabin space is all you need then move to a CX-5 model. For 2019, Mazda made some changes to a new heated steering wheel and a full-color display.
2019 Mazda CX-3 Exterior
The forthcoming 2019 Mazda CX-3 makes a statement wherever it goes. The exterior is both practical and beautiful, the dimensions are compact, especially height. But this SUV comes with an athletic presence and it reminds us of Mazda3 hatchback. The sporty design looks distinctive and is boosted with a long hood. Mazda’s “Kodo” design language is working miracles for the CX-3 model. Wheels are 16-inch, but 18-inches are optional. Build and design quality are stunning and the list of optional features are really long. Optional exterior features are LED headlights, fog lights and standard equipment include power windows and door locks, and keyless entry. Moreover, the new standard feature is a Smart City Brake Support that will automatically brake at the speeds under the 19 mph.
The materials inside the 2019 Mazda CX-3 are amazing. Even the black-cloth upholstery looks great, and Grand Touring models add leather seats. GT model offers plenty of soft-touch materials, and plenty of another option like Suede seats, a moonroof, navigation and Bose audio system. The cockpit is based on Mazda’s famous “Head-up Cockpit” concept. The buttons and all other controls are well placed, and the infotainment system now includes voice command, text-message audio delivery and plenty of other apps. The screen is mounted on the dash and it looks stylish.
2019 Mazda CX-3 Engine
The 2019 Mazda CX-3 runs on a single drivetrain option. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is placed under the hood of CX-3 and it can produce up to 146hp and 146 lb-ft of torque. This engine is present since 2016 and nothing changed since then. That means Mazda is satisfied with this unit, but those numbers aren’t that great. The trick is in plenty of technology mechanisms that are built into that engine. Fuel economy is good thanks to Mazda’s Skyactiv technology as it produces 27mpg in the city and 32mpg on the highway. CX-3 is not the quickest SUV in the segment but is using most of its power, even when you manually shift the gears.
2019 Mazda CX-3 Price and Release Date
With the price of $22,500, new 2019 Mazda CX-3 is competitive. Furthermore, slightly better equipped than the base model is CX-3 Sport trim that easily beats Honda HR-V. Even the top-range Grand Touring model that cost $26,500 is better equipped than the top range of HR-V.
Newest Mazda’s subcompact SUV will become available in the first half of 2019.