The subcompact crossover sector is the fastest expanding section currently. Crossovers are turning out to be the progressed type of sedans, with an increasing number of people choosing cars with raised position and an SUV appearance. It looks like Mazda has actually taken a note of the exact same and has lastly released the freshened 2019 Mazda CX-3, three years after its launch, to bring in a bigger share of the pie. After selling an average of 1500 systems per month considering that its inception, the car remained in determined demand of a refresh to consider that number an increase.
2019 Mazda CX-3 Redesign
As it is with all the cars in this pseudo-SUV segment, the CX-3 obtains an upright stance with a challenging face that will certainly stand apart in the group. Although it obtains moderate updates over the previous design, the CX-3 appears looking handsome in 2019 attire. A brand-new Soul Red Crystal shade has actually been included too.
The chrome on the grille boundary is extended to the within the headlamps as well. Brownie points to Mazda for incorporating it so flawlessly.
If you’re a fan of chrome therapies, you will not be dissatisfied. The chrome accents start in advance and continuously the side profile as well– on the window sills and door cladding. A fold, starting from the headlights, runs completely to the front doors. This not just includes a little funkiness to the sides, but also adds personality to the otherwise plain-jane appearance.
The car gets blackened out B-pillars and C-pillars, offering it kind of a floating-roof look. The CX-3 rides on 18-inch, 10-spoke alloys that fill up the large wheel wells fairly well. We would certainly’ve liked a gunmetal finish to the existing chrome alloys, but they go well along with the various other chrome accents on the body.
Step inside the car, and you’ll be welcomed by a familiar looking layout. The facility console obtains a little tweaking occasionally, however nothing significant. The guiding wheel fits completely well in the hands, and the placed controls are also ergonomically put. The horn pad could’ve been a size or two larger though.
The top-trim obtains you a heads-up screen too, something you do not see frequently in a portable crossover. Sweet!
Keeping that claimed, the cabin is not a roomy one. The front residents would not whine, however the rear guests and your luggage will certainly not more than happy. If you’re a high person, you will find the legroom, clearance, and shoulder area to insufficient. Add to that, the sloping roofline that will make your head bump on every bulge; and it likewise impacts the chauffeur’s back exposure. The boot has a weak 408 liters of space, which will make suitable two hardtop traveling bags a limited fit.
Call me orthodox, however nothing beats the classic handles and buttons over these touchscreen systems. On the leading Grand Touring trim, the CX-3 gets Bose audio speakers. When it comes to the connectivity, Mazda dedicated a substantial oversight. There is no Android Auto or Apple CarPlay offered below! Seriously, Mazda? When cars half your price can provide it, why would you omit it?
Engine and Specs
The CX-3 is provided with just one engine – a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder SKYACTIV-G unit that generates 148 equines and 146 pound-feet of torque.
An all-wheel-drive system is available on any trim for an added price. The gearbox features hand-operated mode and a Sport setting. The automaker supplies an i-ACTIVSENSE package, that includes LED headlights, Radar Cruise Control, automated rain-sensing wipers, flexible front-light system, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror, to name a few things
On the safety front, Mazda has been generous. An electronic hand brake discovers its means right into the 2019 CX-3. It additionally obtains auto hill-hold, Blind Spot tracking, Cross-traffic alert, Cruise Control, lane separation caution, high beam control, and smart brake support, to name a few.
The Sport trim is valued at $20,390, while the Touring retails at $22,475. The fully-loaded Grand Touring is a little a lot more pricey and costs $25,745. The costs stated are for the front-wheel-drive versions. If you wish to choose AWD system, you can avail it for an addition $1400 in any kind of trim.
The Mazda CX-3, with all its defects, is still one of the strongest contenders among the various other crossovers. Like we stated previously, if you agree to surrender on the cargo room and the adult-unfriendly-space in the rear, the CX-3 is just what you should go with. Yes, there are some unforgivable noninclusions like the missing Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, yet the CX-3 is still a notch above the competition.
We enthusiasts are constantly hoggish for even more and feel that Mazda had the best opportunity to conquer its drawbacks with the 2019 model. Well, we won’t reject that they attempted to provide a far better motorist experience, which is lacking in nearly all the cars in the section. Will this ‘old’ car reanimate in the new avatar, or slip into oblivion and surrender to the competition? We have high hopes from the CX-3. Let us understand your thoughts in the remarks area too.