Riverside Mazda Drivers Get The First Look At The 2019 CX-3

Now available at the Riverside Mazda dealership, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 remains one of today’s most rewarding compact crossovers. It’s fun to drive and packed with innovative technology. Impressive safety scores give you more reason to choose the new CX-3.

Under the hood of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 sits a 2.0-liter, SkyActiv four-cylinder engine. According to Mazda in Riverside, minor improvements have bumped up the engine’s output to 148 horsepower and 148 lb.-ft. of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission transfers the available power. Strong fuel economy adds to the CX-3's appeal. The EPA rates front-wheel-drive models to return 29 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.*

Aside from being among the quickest crossovers in the segment, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 also offers especially sharp handling. An upgraded G-Vectoring Control Plus system comes standard, which is engineered to enhance front-wheel road grip when cornering. The suspension and steering have also been further refined for 2019. If you desire greater peace of mind in bad weather, opt for Mazda’s predictive i-Activ AWD system. It automatically responds to the changing road conditions.

While the CX-3 was already known for its dynamic exterior styling, Mazda has updated the 2019 model by installing a new front grille and redesigned headlights. Mazda gives you three different CX-3 trims to choose from. Even the base Sport trim will turn plenty of heads. A sleek rear spoiler and twin exhaust outlets come standard. Meanwhile, an all-new set of 18-inch alloy wheels give the Touring trim a more aggressive stance. Chrome exterior trim helps set apart the range-topping CX-3 Grand Touring. Some of the signature paint colors include Soul Red Crystal Metallic, Snowflake White Pearl, and Machine Gray Metallic.

To further improve the CX-3’s everyday comfort, Mazda made some important updates to the interior. Not only are the new seats wider, but they are designed to deliver greater support as well. For the first time, full-leather seating surfaces are available on the CX-3. Thicker door panels and upgraded door seams help minimize cabin noise. You’ll also appreciate the new electric parking brake, which frees up more space in the front.

A number of high-tech goodies are available for the 2019 Mazda CX-3. Featuring a Multifunction Commander Control, the standard 7.0-inch Mazda Connect touchscreen is mounted atop the dash for easier viewing. Some of the other standard equipment includes Bluetooth, a six-speaker audio system with internet streaming radio apps, and a backup camera. An available Bose premium sound system rewards you with a more captivating music-listening experience. The luxurious Grand Touring Model also provides an active driving display.

Chosen as a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 is built to provide the maximum impact protection. Innovative safety features provide more security on the road. When driving at low speeds, Mazda’s standard Smart City Brake Support system can automatically bring you to a stop. Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert is another standard convenience on the new CX-3. An i-Activsense safety package is available on the CX-5 Grand Touring. It provides full-speed automatic braking with pedestrian detection, radar cruise control and lane departure warning.

* 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.