The automotive market has a ton of options to choose from, and this can make it difficult to decide which vehicle is best. Drivers in the market for a new vehicle that is versatile and fuel efficient may find exactly what they’re looking for with the 2017 Mazda CX-3. This compact SUV was an all-new model last year, and it was quite a hit. Our team here at Compass Mazda is going to explore the 2017 CX-3 to give drivers an idea of what it has to offer.
There will be three models to choose from: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. Each one is set standard with a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G 4-cylinder engine that pumps out 146 horsepower. All three models are set standard with a SKYACTIV-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift and Sport mode. Drivers will have the option between front-wheel drive or i-ACTIV all-wheel drive. Fuel economy varies slightly, but on average drivers will get 29 mpg in the city and 34 on the highway.
Although the 2017 Mazda CX-3 is the smallest crossover in the lineup, it does not lack in the performance department. With SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY, this crossover is both powerful and efficient. If you’re worried about staying safe during the long, cold winters, the available i-ACTIVE AWD system helps to stabilize, control and create overall peace-of-mind.
It is clear that the 2017 Mazda CX-3 was designed with great care and attention to detail. Each and every feature and aspect of this crossover was taken into consideration even down to some of the most basic including the foot pedals. The placement was chosen to align with the driver’s centerline, and each pedal is crafted to increase control and stability.
In addition to the abundance of features and performance capabilities, drivers will have eight exterior colors to choose from for all three CX-3 models. The Sport model comes with black cloth interior, the Touring model comes with black leatherette and the Grand Touring model comes with either black and parchment leather or all black leather.
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When it comes to safety, the 2017 Mazda CX-3 comes with a lot of standard features that are sure to keep the entire family protected. From the Sport base model, drivers will have a rearview camera and airbags strategically placed throughout the cabin. An engine immobilizer anti-theft system will keep you protected when you’re not around, and child-safety door locks will keep the little ones protected on the road. With a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, drivers can rest assured knowing their tires are always properly inflated. In addition to these standard features, i-ACTIVSENSE is available on higher models, and it includes the following features:
High Beam Control
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning System
Adaptive Front-Lighting System
Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring
Smart (City) Brake Support
Distance Recognition Support System
As for the exterior of the 2017 Mazda CX-3, drivers will find tons of features that help increase visibility and overall performance. The base model comes standard with daytime running lights as well as auto-off headlights. Higher models include features such as heated side mirrors and LED fog lights.
All 2017 Mazda CX-3 models come with cruise control, remote keyless entry, a 7-inch touch screen display, a MAZDA CONNECT Infotainment System and plenty of space for extra cargo. Higher models also include features such as the Active Driving Display, push button start, heated front seats and a Bose seven-speaker audio system.
More information regarding the 2017 Mazda CX-3 is available by contacting our team here at Compass Mazda.