The 2021 Mazda CX-3 turns heads wherever it goes, thanks to its attractive styling. Avondale Mazda shoppers love this subcompact SU, which features outstanding driving dynamics, sharp steering and lively acceleration. It’s truly one of the most fun vehicles to drive in its class. Mazda CX-3 drivers also appreciate the spacious interior, economical pricing and excellent fuel economy provided by this exciting crossover.
According to the Mazda dealers near Avondale, the 2021 Mazda CX-3 seats five. There’s a single trim level available, known as Sport. The CX-3 is motivated by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine generating 148 horses and 146 lb-ft of twist, joined to a six-speed automatic transmission with a manual shifting mode. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional. According to Car and Driver, the 2012 Mazda CX-3 was able to reach 60 mph from a standstill in 8.1 seconds.
Drivers looking for a fuel-efficient subcompact will appreciate the 2021 Mazda CX-3’s fuel-sipping ability. EPA-estimated fuel economy for front-wheel-drive models stands at 29 mpg city/34 mpg highway, while all-wheel-drive CX-3s get 27 mpg city/32 mpg highway.
Car and Driver gave the 2021 Mazda CX-3 high marks. The magazine wrote: “The CX-3 clings to the Mazda brand's sporting ethos and is without a doubt the most athletic offering in this class. Its fun-to-drive character is composed of many elements, including a lively chassis, well-controlled body roll, and masterful suspension tuning that walks the fine line between firm and too firm. It all adds up to a control-enhancing predictability that makes it easy to drive quickly.”
The 2021 Mazda CX-3 gets a wealth of standard features, including LED headlights and taillights, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, automatic climate control, rain-sensing wipers, a rearview camera, power windows and locks, and keyless entry and ignition. Other standard features include the Mazda Connect infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen, voice recognition, a multi-function dial, a head-up display, a six-speaker audio system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a USB port and Bluetooth.
The CX-3 also comes with driver-assist features such as blind-spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert, forward-collision mitigation with night vision pedestrian detection, lane departure alert, and stop-and-go adaptive cruise control.
Optional features include interior ambient lighting, a universal garage door opener, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and rear parking sensors.
Safety is an important consideration to buyers looking for a new crossover. The 2021 Mazda CX-3 provides owners with a lot of confidence where safety is concerned. The CX-3 received the highest score of five stars for overall safety in NHTSA crash testing. As of this writing, the IIHS hasn’t tested the 2021 Mazda CX-3. Last year’s model was awarded the top marks of Good in all crash tests, and the agency named it a Top Safety Pick+ model. We expect this year’s results to be identical.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2021 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.