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2020 Mazda Cx-3
Select a Different Model (2 Available): Sport AWD
Fair Market Price $ 24809
Fuel Economy 27 / 32 mpg
Cargo (Std/Max) 45 cu.ft.
Seating (Std/Max) 5/5
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2020 Mazda CX-3 MODEL OVERVIEW

Pros

  • Fun to drive
  • Good fuel economy
  • Nicely trimmed interior

Cons

  • Noisy cabin
  • Finicky infotainment system
  • Cramped rear seats

What's New

  • The 2020 Mazda CX-3 is now available only in one trim
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay now standard
  • Mazda's i-Activsense driver assistance suite has been made standard
  • Looking for the CX-30? Get the details on that small Mazda SUV here

Overview

The Mazda CX-3 isn't just the smallest SUV in the Japanese brand's lineup—it's also one of the smallest vehicles in its segment. Unlike a few competitors, however, the CX-3 offers a choice between FWD and AWD.

What We Think

The Mazda CX-3 is great to drive, offering excellent ride and handling, precise steering, and great body control. In a 2019 First Test, we said that the six-speed automatic does a good job eking the most out of the 148-hp engine, which prevents it from feeling underpowered. The interior is well built and feels more expensive than its sticker price, but rear seat space is cramped. The cabin also gets loud on the highway, and the engine gets thrashy at high revs. Mazda's infotainment system requires users to navigate multiple submenus to perform certain functions, giving it a bit of a learning curve.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2020 Mazda CX-3 is powered by a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated I-4 with 148 hp and 146 lb-ft. With a six-speed automatic transmission, EPA fuel economy ratings are 29/34 mpg city/highway for FWD models and 27/32 mpg with AWD.

Safety

The 2020 Mazda CX-3 received a five-star overall rating from the NHTSA (out of five stars). In IIHS testing, the 2020 Mazda CX-3 received the 2020 Top Safety Pick+ rating for earning a Good score on all crashworthiness tests and Acceptable on the headlights test (Good is the highest score). The 2020 CX-3 also received solid ratings in the IIHS' crash prevention and mitigations tests, earning a Superior rating on the vehicle-to-vehicle category and Advanced on the vehicle-to-pedestrian impact (Superior is the highest rating).

Mazda's i-Activsense driver assistance suite is standard on the 2020 CX-3. The package bundles together adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

Utility (Cargo Space and Interior Room)

With all seats in place, the 2020 Mazda CX-3 has 17.8 cubic feet of cargo space. When that's not enough, fold down the 60/40 split-folding rear seats for 42.7 cubic feet of space . Legroom is good for front seat passengers at 41.7 inches; however, those in the rear have just 35.0 inches.

Technology

The 2020 Mazda CX-3 comes standard with an older version of Mazda's infotainment system. It features a 7.0-inch touchscreen, which can also be controlled via a knob and buttons. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard along with Bluetooth and a six-speaker audio system.

Trim Levels (Interior and Exterior Options)

2020 Mazda CX-3 Sport: The Sport is the only trim available for the 2020 CX-3. It comes standard with keyless entry/start, LED headlights, 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, cloth upholstery, a flip-up heads-up display, and two USB ports.

Need more space from your subcompact SUV? Consider the new Mazda CX-30.

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2020 MAZDA CX-3 SPECIFICATIONS
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FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl 2.0 Liter SKYACTIV-G®
Transmission Name
Transmission, SKYACTIV-DRIVE® 6 Speed Automatic with Manual Mode
Trim
Sport AWD
Class
Compact Utility
Horsepower
148@6,000
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)

INCLUDES: Chrome/Bright Trim, Bumpers; Front and Rear Bumper Trim Package
$420 $525

Engine: 4-Cyl 2.0 Liter SKYACTIV-G®

Std Std

SKYACTIV-DRIVE® 6 Speed Automatic with Manual Mode

Std Std

Ceramic Metallic

N/C N/C

Deep Crystal Blue Mica

N/C N/C

Eternal Blue Mica

N/C N/C

Jet Black Mica

N/C N/C

Machine Gray Metallic

N/C N/C

Snowflake White Pearl Mica

N/C N/C

Soul Red Metallic

N/C N/C

Titanium Flash Mica

N/C N/C

4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Brake Assist System

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

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

Media Control with Wheel, Touch Screen

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen, 7.0-Inch with Wheel

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Power Locks

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v: Front(1)

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 With Micro Filter

Std Std

Voice Activating System, with Radio Settings, Phone

Std Std

Autonomous Drive (Level 1)

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 4.325

Std Std

Electrical System, 12v

Std Std

Frameless Auto-Dim Mirror with HomeLink® (PIO)

INCLUDES: Compass; Rear View Mirror, Automatic
$260 $325

Torque Vectoring Differential

Std Std

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

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Privacy Glass

Std Std

Rear Bumper Guard (PIO)

$100 $125

Rear Door, Lifting Gate

Std Std

Roof Rack Side Rails (PIO)

$240 $300

Spoiler, Roof

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Windows, 3rd Row

Std Std

Windows, Rear Side

Std Std

All-Weather Floor Mats (PIO)

$100 $125

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Door Sill Trim Plates (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

Steering Wheel: Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Interior Lighting Kit (PIO)

$240 $300

LED Lights: High Beams, Daytime Running Lights, Rear Lights, Brake Lights, Low Beams

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front

Std Std

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

Std Std

Machine Gray Metallic Paint

$266 $300

Mica

Std Std

Snowflake White Pearl Paint

$177 $200

Soul Red Crystal Metallic Paint

$527 $595

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbags, 6

Std Std

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

Std Std

Dynamic Stability Control (Dsc)

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

Overtaking Sensor, Blind Spot Monitor

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear View Camera

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, (RCTA) Radar

Std Std

Rear Parking Sensors (PIO)

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

Windshield Wipers, Automatic Intermittent Rain Sensor

Std Std

Dual Front Bucket

Std Std

Rear Seats, Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Cloth

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Cloth

N/C N/C

Seating, 5

Std Std

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

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Six Speakers

Std Std

Front Strut/Rear Torsion Beam w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Yokohama P215/60HR16 All Season BSW

Std Std

16" Alloy

Std Std

Single Rear Wheels

Std Std

Wheel Locks (PIO)

$52 $65
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
Unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
60,000
Full Warranty Miles
36,000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
36
Roadside Assistance Miles
36,000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
N/R
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
$1000 Mazda announces an APR Cash offer. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 06-30-2020
$500 Mazda announces a Bonus Cash offer for active duty Military personnel. 06-30-2020
$720 Mazda announces a Lease Bonus Cash offer for a Special Lease through MCS. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 06-01-2020
$1000 Mazda announces Customer Cash on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 06-01-2020
$0 0% Financing available for varying term lengths : 36, 48, 63 Months - Mazda announces APR rates on select models. 06-01-2020
$0 1.9% Financing for a maximum term of 72 Months - Mazda announces APR rates on select models. 06-01-2020
$500 Mazda announces a College Graduate offer on select models that are financed or leased through MFS. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 06-30-2020
$500 Mazda announces a College Graduate offer on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 06-30-2020