Vehicle Profile: 2020 Mazda CX-3
The Mazda CX-3 is a sporty subcompact that masterfully balances style, efficiency and technology. For the 2020 model year, this versatile crossover’s trim levels have been streamlined down to only the Sport model. Additionally, it gained new connectivity and safety features, including the i-ACTIVSENSE® suite of driver-assist technology. From its dynamic design to its spacious interior, here’s a look at the finest features on the 2020 Mazda CX-3.
Powertrain and efficiency
Powered by the 2.0-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder engine, the 2020 Mazda CX-3 offers stunning efficiency. When equipped with standard front-wheel drive, it earns 34 mpg on the highway,* while its all-wheel-drive counterpart earns 32 mpg highway.* And when you’re riding with the power of 148 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque, you’re promised an energetic ride.
Thanks to its dynamic KODO design, the Mazda CX-3 stands out from the competition. It comes standard with a wealth of stylish touches, including a rear roofline spoiler, a roof-mounted shark-fin antenna, and bright-finished dual exhaust outlets. It even comes standard with premium touches, like auto-leveling LED headlights with high beam control and rain-sensing variable-intermittent windshield wipers.
In the Mazda CX-3, you can seat up to five passengers and still have 17.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row. Need more room? Just fold down the convenient 60/40 split seats for 42.7 cubic feet of space. You’ll be able to keep all of your passengers comfortable with rear heater ducts and automatic climate control, which comes with a pollen filter to keep allergens out of the cabin. Plus, the entire cabin boasts a sleek, stylish design with plenty of cup holders and handy storage compartments, including rear seatback pockets, a roomy glove compartment and pockets built into the doors.
In addition to its convenient comfort features, the Mazda CX-3 also boasts plenty of technology. With its 7-inch touch-screen display and intuitive MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System, you can adjust your setting using voice controls. This handy infotainment system also comes with built-in Pandora®, Stitcher™ and Aha™ radio integration, so you can rock out to your favorite tunes with the Mazda CX-3’s six-speaker audio system. For even more convenience, you can easily access your favorite smartphone apps via Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration.
When it comes to safety technology, the 2020 Mazda CX-3 spares no expense. It boasts an extensive list of features thanks to its standard i-ACTIVSENSE® safety suite. These include Hill Launch Assist, Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection and a rearview camera. You’ll also enjoy the convenience of Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go, which makes highway driving easier by helping you maintain a safe speed and distance from the traffic around you. And new for 2020, the Mazda CX-30 comes standard with Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Lane Departure Warning — two features that were once exclusive to the top-trim models.
If you’re in the market for a refined subcompact crossover, consider the 2020 Mazda CX-3.
*EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.
This article is presented by Capistrano Mazda.