The well-regarded CX-3 is the most compact SUV in the Mazda range, which ensures that it thrives in busy city environments. This crossover is one of the best-looking in its class too, which means it’s very likely to turn heads wherever it goes.
Crisp styling, an elevated ride height, a rising window line and a gently tapering roofline all combine to provide the Mazda CX-3 with its attractive appearance. This mini-SUV has plenty of practical qualities, not least a five-door body that enables easy entry and exit for rear-seat passengers. There’s room inside for five – more than is offered by the Nissan Juke, for example. Forward visibility is good thanks to a raised driving position. A 350-litre boot beats out that possessed by the aforementioned Juke, as well as the one found in the Ford EcoSport. With rear seats flipped, luggage capacity expands to a very useful 1,260 litres.
With its standard-issue 2.0-litre 120bhp petrol engine, the CX-3 achieves 0-60mph in less than nine seconds. It also manages up to 47.9mpg and produces a 137g/km CO2 emission figure. The most eco-friendly option available is a 1.5-litre 105bhp diesel unit, which returns as much as 70.6mpg and produces emissions as low as 105g/km.
The CX-3 is fitted with a minimum six-speaker stereo system, which is accessible via an easy-to-use touchscreen display. USB and AUX inputs and Bluetooth connectivity are also included, the latter enabling music streaming and hands-free mobile phone communication. Also featured is a minimum-size seven-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system, which provides 3D mapping and real-time traffic updates. It’s voice-activated too, allowing you to remain focused on the road ahead.
A wide range of safety technology is included as standard, such as six airbags, ISOFIX child-seat anchor points, Hill-hold Assist, Electronic Stability Control and Emergency Stop Signal. The latter, for instance, automatically flashes the car’s brake lights if you ever need to make an emergency stop.
The Mazda CX-3 can be selected in one of three trim levels from your nearest EMG Motor Group dealership, where you’ll also find high-quality, nearly new examples. Why not book your test drive today? You can do so by completing our online contact form whenever you’re ready.