The Japanese car manufacturer, Mazda has launched some exciting four-wheelers in 2018. One of the additions to their sub-compact SUV segment is the Mazda CX-3. Critics and users have said the CX-3 is an excellent vehicle to drive and zoom by the road, but when it comes to productivity and value for money, other Mazda cars can do the job in a better way. So can the Mazda CX-3 be your choice for a sub-compact SUV in the USA? Have a look.
Scottsdale Mazda has the latest variants of the Mazda CX-3 in their showroom. In case you are interested in having a closer look at it, you can visit them.
Mazda CX-3 – The Impressive Features
The 2018 Mazda CX-3 has some impressive features that have surely brought stiff competition in the compact SUV segment. The low-speed automated emergency and the company’s G-Vectoring Control system are now integrated. Even though the latter does not promises an excellent addition, it still a feature that not many manufacturers provide.
In the new Mazda CX-3 you will get more thickened glass panels, revamped door seals – all these have been done to keep the cabin noise significantly.
The Mazda CX-3 comes with a decent 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine which can produce 146HP of power. The engine remains similar to earlier versions, but Mazda has said the engine performance would be better. The car can reach 0-60 mph in 8.1 seconds which is quite impressive.
The cabin comes with well-designed leather upholstery and the cushioning in the seats are comfortable as well. The dashboard is long, simple and aesthetic. It also has the infotainment system that is used for navigation and entertainment purposes.
Mazda CX-3 – Where it could have done better?
The Mazda CX-3 is undoubtedly a fun to drive crossover. But there are indeed some areas where the vehicle can improve a lot and make it more worthy of your money. The first thing which you will expect from a crossover of this size is the boot and cargo space. But other competitors like Honda HRV, and Kia Soul has better offerings than the CX-3.
The engine could have been revamped by Mazda considering they are asking almost $30,000 for the CX-3. The engine noise is significantly loud and can be irritating when you push the car at high speeds. The vehicle is bulky and not very agile at the trickiest of corners. The position of the cup holder and armrests are also inconvenient.
Final Verdict – the 2018 Mazda CX-3 is undoubtedly a good crossover compact SUV that can give you a comfortable and decent drive through the city. There are indeed plenty of different features to make the most out of the vehicle.
But if you are looking for a car with a huge boot and headspace or quiet engine performance, then you will need to look somewhere else, probably the Mazda 3 will be a better option. Mazda Scottsdale has a brilliant stock of Mazda vehicles which will surely impress you.