2017 Mazda CX-3 Cheaper i-ACTIVESENSE

Mazda with new 2017 Mazda CX-3 want to further jeopardize the competitive Nissan Juke and Honda HR-V. We are talking about midsize crossover market which records all higher sales across the world. There is not much difference in terms of a model for next year and current CX-3. Design is based on KODO Soul of Motion language and very similar interior layout as bigger company crossovers. Main engine is 2.0 L Skyactiv mated to automatic transmission with six speed and front wheel and all wheel drive. The vehicle is destined for smaller families or those who want to sportier crossover then larger CX-5. Big brother can carry more cargo but also have $2,000 bigger starting price.

New 2017 Mazda CX-3 will present two new premier colors, Soul Red Metallic and Crystal White Pearl. Great news will be reduce prices for i-ACTIVESENSE package for $750. With new price of $1,170 you get automatic headlights, high-beam control, Automatic Smart Smart City Brake Support, Mazda Radar Cruise Control, rain-sensing wipers and lane departure warning system.

New CX-3 Touring trim now have 18 inches alloy wheels what is borrowed from Grand Touring trim. Standard offer also include blind spot monitoring system, leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel, rear cross-traffic alert and heated front seats and mirrors. The Touring premium package include power moonroof, cargo cover, Bose audio system with seven speakers and HD and satellite radio. It price is $1,410.

2017 Mazda CX-3 rear

2017 Mazda CX-3 Exterior, Dimensions, Colors


Length 168.3 inches
Width 69.5 inches
Height 60.7 inches
Wheelbase 101.2 inches
Minimum Ground Clearance 6.1 inches
Weight FWD 2,809 pounds
Weight AWD 2,952 pounds

KODO design represents sportier style reflected on open grille, sharp halogen headlights and sloping roofline. The rear end is especially interesting with large spoiler and a small piece of glass under it. On the side notice falling beltline which provides from the front fender through the door handle to rear fender. Twin exhaust pipes are located below the bodywork. Roughly speaking, the back side little reminiscent of Lexus NX crossover. As we said, there is not much change from the current CX-3.

2017 Mazda CX-3 side

Exterior colors:

Ceramic Metallic
Meteor Gray
Titanium Flash
Jet Black
Deep Crystal Blue
Dynamic Blue

2017 Mazda CX-3 Interior

Recently featured MX-5 Miata could serve as inspiration for tablet like infotainment screen. It emerges from dashboard which have round air vents. The driver’s gauge cluster include large tachometer and small digital speed meter. For HVAC system is in charge 3 large knobs in order to facilitate the management. Cruise control switches are integrated on steering wheel together with radio and Bluetooth command. Cabin also have 7 inches touchscreen with MAZDA CONNECT infotainment system with voice command. Cargo volume is 12.4 cubic feet but with folded second row gets 44.5 cubic feet.

2017 Mazda CX-3 interior details

2017 Mazda CX-3 SkyActiv Engine

Under the hood coming naturally aspirated 2.0 L 4-cylinder SKYACTIV-G engine with 155 horses at 6,000 rpm and 150 lb-ft of torque at 2,800 rpm. This DOHC engine with VVT can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (0-100 km/h) for 7.5 seconds and reach a maximum speed up to 125 mph (201 km/h). Over six speed automatic transmission power can be forced to front wheels or all wheels. Model with FWD consume 29 mpg in city and 35 mpg in highway. Model with optional AWD consume 27 mpg in city and 32 mpg in highway drive.

2017 Mazda CX-3 engine

2017 Mazda CX-3 Release Date, Price

The new 2017 Mazda CX-3 edition will not have a special presentation because it is not very different from the model of last year, which was presented at 2014 Los Angeles auto show. The US market will have same three trim models with prices not changed. Novelty is lowering prices for i-ACTIVESENSE package to $1,170 and two new premium colors. The Crystal White Pearl cost $200 while Soul Red Metallic cost $300.

Sales begin in August with starting price:

2017 Mazda CX-3 Sport $19,960
2017 Mazda CX-3 Touring $21,960
2017 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring $24,990

2017 Mazda CX-3

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