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2019 Mazda Cx-3
Select a Different Model (6 Available): Grand Touring AWD
Fair Market Price $ 28962
MPG (EPA) 27 CTY /32 HWY
Cargo (Std/Max) 42 cu.ft.
Seating (Std/Max) 5/5
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2019 Mazda CX-3 MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Sophisticated styling
  • Fun to drive
  • Great fuel economy

You Won't Like

  • Cramped rear seats
  • Cargo space is at a premium
  • Intrusive stability control

New for 2019

Interior and exterior enhancements freshen the CX-3 for 2019, with a new grille design, LED taillight design, an electronic parking brake, a new rear-center armrest with cupholders, and redesigned seats. Horsepower bumps up 2, to 148 hp. A Grand Touring package adds a full leather interior to the option sheet for the first time, and Mazda's signature Soul Red joins the color palette. The CD player bites the dust.

Trim Levels (Interior and Exterior Options)

The 2019 Mazda CX-3 is a subcompact crossover featuring front- and all-wheel-drive models.

2019 CX-3 Sport: Prominent features on Sport include 16-inch aluminum wheels, power exterior mirrors, cloth seats, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with six speakers, keyless entry with push-button start, and tilt/telescoping steering column

2019 CX-3 Touring: Opt for the Touring for 18-inch aluminum wheels, heated exterior mirrors, automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, leatherette/cloth seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, proximity key entry, and automatic climate control.

2019 CX-3 Grand Touring: The top trim adds a power sunroof, LED headlights and foglights, leather seats, satellite navigation, a seven-speaker Bose audio system with SiriusXM and HD radio, and a head-up display.

Performance and Fuel Economy

All CX-3 models are motivated by a 2.0-liter I-4 with 148 hp and 146 lb-ft, connected to a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-drive models are rated at 29/34 mpg city, highway, while all-wheel drive versions net 27/32 mpg.

Safety

The Mazda CX-3 is rated a 2019 Top Safety Pick by the IIHS, scoring Good in all categories, with the exception of headlights which rated Average with the GT's LEDs and Poor with the other trims' halogens. The CX-3 fully avoided a collision in the 12-mph low-speed autobrake test, while in the 25-mph high-speed autobrake test, impact speed was reduced by 23 mph. In NHTSA crash testing, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 received an overall score of five stars (out of a possible five).

Standard active safety features on all 2019 Mazda CX-3 models include blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. Optional on Sport and Touring and standard on GT is the Sport I-Activsense package, which includes stop-and-go adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, automatic high beams.

Utility (Cargo Space and Interior Room)

As the smallest SUV in Mazda's lineup, the interior packaging is decidedly tight. While front seat passengers have 41.7 inches of legroom, rear-seat passengers will only find a discount airline-esque 35 inches. Those passengers better pack lightly, too—cargo space behind the seats measures a scant 12.4 cubic feet in Sport and Touring models. Add the Bose audio system to Touring or opt for the Grand Touring model and that number drops to 9.6 cubic feet. Fold the rear seats and space increases to 44.5 cubic feet, or 41.7 cubic feet with the Bose system.

Technology

All 2019 Mazda CX-3 models feature a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with six speakers. The Mazda Connect system uses a 4G LTE modem for internet radio integration. The Grand Touring model adds HD and SiriusXM radios as well as a seven-speaker Bose audio system. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity are only available as a dealer-installed upgrade.

What We Think

In our First Drive of the 2016 CX-3, we said "The Mazda CX-3 is compact, lightweight, efficient, all of which makes it a pleasure to drive." And despite having fewer than 150 hp, "the CX-3 gets off the line quick enough around town and nicely accelerates to highway speeds." And despite that tight back seat and scant cargo area, we found those demerits "small prices to pay for what the Mazda CX-3 brings to the table." Those who need more space should look to Mazda's own CX-5.

In our First Test of the mildly refreshed, 2019 CX-3, we once again praised its handling, calling out its "precise steering, superb body control and buttoned-down suspension," and proclaimed it a "joy to drive." Push it too hard, however, and the stability system intervenes with a vengeance, cutting power and denying downshifts. We concluded: "As long as your active lifestyle excludes bulky equipment, going off-road, and more than one additional passenger, the CX-3 will serve you well."

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2019 MAZDA CX-3 SPECIFICATIONS
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FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
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Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl 2.0 Liter SKYACTIV-G®
Transmission Name
Transmission, SKYACTIV-DRIVE® 6 Speed Automatic with Manual Mode
Trim
Grand Touring AWD
Class
Compact Utility
Horsepower
148@6000
Standard MPG
27/32
Body Style
SUV/Crossover
Drivetrain
AWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Front and Rear Bumper Trim Package (PIO)

$420 $525

GT Premium Package

INCLUDES: Coming Home Device; Driver Seat, Reclining 8-Way Power Adjustable with Memory; Garage Door Opener; Rear View Mirror, Automatic; Steering Wheel, Heated NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [MRF] Frameless Auto-Dim Mirror with HomeLink® (PIO)
$628 $710

Engine: 4-Cyl 2.0 Liter SKYACTIV-G®

Std Std

Transmission, SKYACTIV-DRIVE® 6 Speed Automatic with Manual Mode

Std Std

Exterior Color, Snowflake White Pearl Mica

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Jet Black Mica

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Deep Crystal Blue Mica

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Titanium Flash Mica

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Eternal Blue Mica

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Soul Red Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Ceramic Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Machine Gray Metallic

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Hand Brake, Electronic

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Climate Control

Std Std

Apps Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Cargo Net (PIO)

$40 $50

Coming Home Device

CONTAINED IN: [1GT] GT Premium Package
Pkg Pkg

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Garage Door Opener

CONTAINED IN: [1GT] GT Premium Package
Pkg Pkg

Mazda Mobile Start (PIO)

$440 $550

Navigation System, with SD Card

Std Std

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, with Radio Settings, Phone

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen, 7.0-Inch with Wheel

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 4.325

Std Std

Compass

CONTAINED IN: [MRF] Frameless Auto-Dim Mirror with HomeLink® (PIO)
Grp Grp

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 11.9 Gallon

Std Std

Frameless Auto-Dim Mirror with HomeLink® (PIO)

INCLUDES: Compass; Rear View Mirror, Automatic NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [1GT] GT Premium Package
$260 $325

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Active Torque Split Full and Part-Time Four-Wheel Drive with Automatic Selection AWD

Std Std

Bumpers, Front and Rear Body-Colored

Std Std

Chrome/Bright Trim, Body Side

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Privacy Glass

Std Std

Rear Bumper Guard (PIO)

$80 $100

Roof Rack Side Rails (PIO)

$240 $300

Spoiler, Roof

Std Std

Sunroof, Glass Power

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Windows, 3rd Row

Std Std

Windows, Rear Side

Std Std

Rear Door, Lifting Gate

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front ; Front-Hinged Rear Driver

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Cargo Area Cover (/Rear Parcel Shelf)

Std Std

Console

Std Std

All-Weather Floor Mats (PIO)

$80 $100

Floor Covering, Carpet In Passenger And Load Area

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Main Dashboard Display

Std Std

Door Sill Trim Plates (PIO)

$80 $100

Steering Wheel, Heated

CONTAINED IN: [1GT] GT Premium Package
Pkg Pkg

Steering Wheel: Alloy & Leather-Trimmed, Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Alloy & Leather On Shift Knob ; Alloy Look On Console; Suede On Doors

Std Std

Interior Lighting Kit (PIO)

$266 $300

Reading Lights, Front

Std Std

LED Lights, Side Indicator Lights

Std Std

Body-Color Heated Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals

Std Std

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

CONTAINED IN: [MRF] Frameless Auto-Dim Mirror with HomeLink® (PIO); [1GT] GT Premium Package
Pkg Pkg

Rear View Mirror

Std Std

Machine Gray Metallic Paint

$266 $300

Snowflake White Pearl Paint

$177 $200

Soul Red Crystal Metallic Paint

$527 $595

Paint, Mica

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 6

Std Std

Dynamic Stability Control (Dsc)

Std Std

Front Fog Lights

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor Active Headlights

Std Std

Headlights, LED

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lane Departure Warning System

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Camera and Radar

CONTAINED IN: [PSR] Rear Parking Sensors (PIO)
Grp Grp

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Radar

CONTAINED IN: [PSR] Rear Parking Sensors (PIO)
Grp Grp

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear View Camera

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Rear Parking Sensors (PIO)

INCLUDES: Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Camera and Radar; Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Radar
$400 $500

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Automatic Intermittent Rain Sensor

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Blind Spot Monitor

Std Std

Collision Warning System, Advanced Smart City Brake Support (Advanced Scbs)

Std Std

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, (RCTA) Radar

Std Std

Driver Seat, Reclining 8-Way Power Adjustable with Memory

CONTAINED IN: [1GT] GT Premium Package
Pkg Pkg

Rear Seats, Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

Seats, Dual Front Heated Bucket

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black/Parchment Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery, Leather

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Seven Bose® Speakers

Std Std

Audio System, Mazda Connect™ AM/FM Radio, Digital/Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Suspension, Front Strut/Rear Torsion Beam w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, Yokohama P215/50VR18 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheels, 18" Alloy

Std Std

Wheels, Single Rear

Std Std

Wheel Locks (PIO)

$48 $60
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
60000
Full Warranty Miles
36000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
36
Roadside Assistance Miles
36000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
36
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$500 Mazda announces a Bonus Cash offer for active duty Military personnel. 07-01-2019
$360 Mazda announces a Lease Bonus Cash offer for a lease through MCS. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 06-03-2019
$0 0.9% Financing availble for varying term lengths : 36, 48, 63, 72 Months - Mazda announces APR rates on select models. 06-03-2019
$750 Mazda announces Customer Cash on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 06-03-2019