2016 Mazda CX 3  

Mazda is making its way to SUV market. Their move to launch new CX-3 will be alarm for all carmakers in this segment. The 2016 Mazda CX-3 is somewhere between hatchback and SUV, but it is likely to be a matrix for larger vehicle CX-5. If you shred it, you will get CX-3. However, if you enlarge Mazda 3, you will again have similar vehicle to a 2016 CX-3.

2016 mazda cx 3 side view

2016 Mazda CX-3 engine

The 2016 Mazda CX-3 is going to be powered from 2.0-liter four-cylinder powertrain, which can produce 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. Similar engine is installed in its siblings. With this unit, bigger CX-5 can go 29 mpg combined, and it is likely that mileage will be improved for smaller CX-3. Transmission is 6-speed auto and it is only option. Power is sent to front wheels, while Mazda is trying to develop new generation of AWD systems, which could start with 2016 CX-3. It is possible to see this crossover in diesel variant, with four-cylinder drivetrain and manual gearbox, but these are still unconfirmed rumors. If that happens, it won’t be in US, where Mazda confirmed they have no intentions to go with diesel.

2016 mazda cx 3 interior

2016 Mazda CX-3 redesign

Cabin of the 2016 Mazda CX-3 will be packed with all the latest technology. It is a chance for this company to show off for a while. It is sophisticated and modern, while offering high dose of comfort. Some experts think that interior of 2016 CX-3 is even better than in CX-5 or Mazda 6. A lot of leather is used, and many other quality materials. Seats and steering wheel are wrapped in leather, while there are many plastic and colored details. Features are updated and upgraded. Connectivity with smartphones, touchscreen display, navigation, and many other controls will satisfy most of the tech freaks. Cargo space is pretty large, with total volume of 12.4 cubic feet.

2016 mazda cx 3 rear view

2016 Mazda CX-3 release date and price

Premiere of the 2016 Mazda CX-3 is planned for mid-2015, probably summer. Price should start from around $20.000 with higher end models cost more. Competition comes from Honda HR-V and Chevrolet Trax. Also, Jeep Renegade and Nissan Juke won’t surrender easily with new models on the way.