2018 Mazda CX-3 From Your Chandler Area Mazda Dealer CardinaleWay Mazda 

Engineered to offer a fun driving experience, the 2018 Mazda CX-3 remains one of the best all-around compact crossovers on the market. Strong fuel economy and comfortable seating make it a great choice for everyday commuting. According to this Chandler area Mazda dealer, a few key updates have been made to the 2018 model. Not only does the CX-3 now boast a standard low-speed automatic braking system, but it also benefits from an improved suspension. You will have three feature-packed trims to choose from: Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring.

All versions of the 2018 Mazda CX-3 come equipped with a 2.0-liter, SkyActiv four-cylinder engine. Mazda tuned it to develop a satisfying 146 horsepower and 146 lb.-ft. of torque. A quick-shifting, six-speed automatic transmission helps the CX-3 provide brisk acceleration when called upon. Paddle shifters give the top-of-the-line Grand Touring trim an additional fun factor. While the CX-3 feels responsive on the road, athletic handling is what truly sets it apart from the competition. A class-exclusive G-Vectoring Control system helps the CX-3 drive more like a sporty hatchback than a traditional SUV.

You can certainly count on the 2018 Mazda CX-3 to return good fuel economy. Front-wheel-drive models are rated by the EPA to return a combined 31 mpg.* Meanwhile, Mazda’s optional all-wheel-drive system lowers the crossover’s efficiency to a combined 29 mpg. Furthermore, it delivers the optimum performance using regular unleaded fuel.

In regard to exterior styling, the CX-3’s coupe-like design is bound to win over a lot of car shoppers. Even the base Sport trim flaunts a sleek roof spoiler and twin exhaust tips. While the mid-level Touring trim upgrades to a larger set of 18-inch alloy wheels, full LED lighting is found on the upscale CX-3 Grand Touring. A total of seven paint colors are available, including special finishes such as Soul Red Metallic and Snowflake White Pearl Mica.

Chandler Mazda Drivers Ride In Style and Comfort

While behind the wheel of the Mazda CX-3, expect to experience a great deal of comfort. The front seats promise to keep you relaxed throughout the day. You'll also enjoy the CX-3’s driver-focused cockpit, which further highlights its sporty nature. KBB raves about the CX-3's impressive list of upscale features. Very few crossovers in this price range have such a premium feel. A 7-inch touch screen, push-button start and Bluetooth technology all come standard. The Touring and Grand Touring trims surround you with an even more of amenities. If you are a music fan, the available Bose sound system is bound to be one of your favorite features.

Boasting a five-star overall safety rating, the 2018 Mazda CX-3 provides superior impact protection. All trims benefit from a backup camera. The arrival of a standard Smart City Brake Support system gives you extra peace of mind. When traveling on a busy city street, the system can automatically bring you to a halt if necessary. While the Touring trim provides blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, the Grand Touring trim gives you access to advanced driving aids like full-speed automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning.

* All vehicle mileage based on 2018 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.