The 2019 Mazda CX-3 is a newly redesigned model produced by the popular Japanese carmaker. This vehicle is a sub-compact crossover SUV that is relatively new in the market, with the debut model being launched in 2016. The car’s main selling point is its agility and impressive handling that compliments its handsome sporty looks. In addition, the car has excellent fuel economy.
The CX-3’s interior has however been criticized for its congested cabin that has a limited cargo and seating space. Mazda aims to improve on these flaws in the upcoming 2019 Mazda CX-3. These minor deficiencies have nevertheless not discouraged buyers, with the vehicle ranking among the most marketable sub-compact crossover SUVs in 2017.
2019 Mazda CX-3 – Features and Design
The 2019 Mazda CX-3’s exterior shape will remain unchanged. It will still be a 5-door hatchback with a sunroof and wind deflector installed on the top. The car will come with alloy rims as a standard option, with the choice of either 16 or 18-inch wheels. The interior cabin has undergone further soundproofing to shut out exterior noises. It will accommodate up to 5 passengers, with the seats having leather and suede options. The front seats will have a center armrest, and the steering wheel is equipped with a heating function.
The infotainment package in this car comes with decent features that satisfy basic requirements for the occupants, and nothing more. The entire infotainment system can be controlled via a 7-inch touch screen installed on the dashboard. The car has USB and Bluetooth audio connectivity that are nowadays a standard feature in most cars. The 2019 Mazda CX-3, however, will include Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as added connectivity options which were not present in the previous model. Furthermore, it will also have dual-climate control to make it cozier.
Despite concerns about the legroom and cargo space of previous models, the new Mazda CX-3 has made no alterations to its interior setup. Occupants will still have to put up with the limited baggage space and restrictive legroom, especially in the back seats.
2019 Mazda CX-3 – Engine and Gearbox
The 2019 Mazda CX-3 will have a 6-speed transmission for both manual and automatic versions. The engine will also have two 4-cylinder versions; a 2.0-liter engine for gasoline and a 1.5-liter diesel SkyActive engine. Power output from these engines will be around 146 horsepower with a matching 146 lb-ft of torque.
Fuel consumption is amazingly low, ranging from 29/34 mpg (FWD), 27/32 mpg (AWD). Driving this car is bound to be an exciting experience thanks to its deft handling attributes and adjustable suspension. Although it is not a very fast vehicle, it has an engine that is more powerful than most peers in its category and feels lively and agile on the road.
2019 Mazda CX-3 – Starting Price and Launch Date
The starting price for the new Mazda CX-3 is quite reasonable. The base model is expected to come with a price tag of around $22,000. The launch date for this vehicle is however still a long way out and is bound to be sometime in mid-2019.