Moreno Valley Mazda Shoppers 2019 Mazda CX-3 Review
The 2019 Mazda CX-3 is one of the top-selling vehicles at the Mazda dealer near Moreno Valley. This year, the Mazda CX-3 gets a styling refresh and several updates to the cabin to keep it competitive. One development that buyers will particularly appreciate is the availability of Mazda’s i-Activsense safety suite is now optional on all trim levels.
The Mazda CX-3 seats five-and is available in three trim levels: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. Moreno Valley Mazda shoppers particularly enjoy the 2019 Mazda CX-3’s responsiveness. This crossover employs the familiar 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which now develops 148 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox with a manual-shift Sport mode. Not only is this powerplant smoother, but it’s also more fuel-efficient, with EPA-estimated fuel economy rated at 29 mpg city and up to 34 mpg highway.*
The Mazda CX-3 Anything But Ordinary
Buyers will be treated to class-leading handling and a sporty driving experience. The standard G-Vectoring Control system shifts the CX-3's weight when it takes a curve, helping to decrease body roll. Front-wheel drive is standard across the CX-3 lineup, but buyers can choose the available all-wheel-drive system, which increases grip when the crossover drives over slippery road surfaces.
Kelley Blue Book wrote: “The 2019 Mazda CX-3 subcompact-crossover SUV has been upgraded for this model year. ... Which means the CX-3 remains one of the most engaging choices among its peers, thanks to a rare athletic quality in the chassis and an equally exceptional classiness to the cabin. … [For] the complete package of styling, dynamics, safety, purchase price and resale values, the 2019 CX-3 makes a solid case.
On the outside, the CX-3 turns heads with its sporty curves. The new grille design is the centerpiece of the front-end styling, while the new LED taillights provide even more refinement. The higher trim levels now have 18-inch wheels, which reinforce the CX-3’s bold stance. Several exciting exterior paint colors are available, including Snowflake White Pearl Mica, Soul Red Crystal Metallic and Eternal Blue Mica.
The sophisticated cabin is a cut ahead of rivals in the segment. Passengers will love the new suede-like interior trim, which adds a touch of luxury. The Grand Touring comes with genuine leather upholstery. The seats are comfortable, and the Grand Touring ramps up the comfort a notch with an adjustable driver's seat with lumbar support.
The 2019 Mazda CX-3 comes with a long list of technology features. Standard features include Mazda Connect with a 7.0-inch touchscreen, which is easy to operate, thanks to the Multifunction Commander Control knob. Also standard is a stereo system with six speakers and internet radio. The Grand Touring comes with a seven-speaker Bose premium audio system with HD radio and satellite radio. Drivers can keep eyes on the road with the optional head-up Active Driving Display.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2019 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.