The crossover segment is really a strange segment in today’s world if we go by simple words. Most of the crossovers out there will have pretty awkward styling and coupled with that not so great performance. Still, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 remained a standout, with its very exceptional exterior design and the sporty kind of dynamic driving. The backseat of the car is relatively small and has restricted luggage space.
In this 2019 model, the CX-3 will get some minor additions and improvements. These will include a centre armrest bin and as well as a parking brake too. The power of the car will also be slightly increased as well. There will be lower levels of noise and vibrations. There also be a strong fuel economy, along with various safety features too. So, without much saying, let’s jump on the list right away.
2019 Mazda CX-3 Engine Details And Specifications
This five-passenger 2019 Mazda CX-3 will be offered in three trim variants – Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. All models will be powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder type engine. This engine will be churning out about 148 BHP of power, and 146 pound-feet of torque as well. This will be paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard on all variants, and all-wheel drive is available on all trims as well.
Power is very much modest in the CX-3, as like most of its rivals. It’s quite quick for the respective class though. It is capable of reaching 0-60 MPH in 8.5 seconds. The brakes of the car offer very excellent feel. They are indeed firm enough to tell you there is a good stopping power in them. But, they’re also soft enough for easy modulation at stoplights too. Emergency braking power is about average though, with very good stability as well. The steering wheel feels perfectly natural to use. It’s very much nicely weighted, and there’s good feedback. The CX-3 turns in quickly and feels very light and small as well.
The CX-3 is very lively and much responsive to driver inputs. Mid-corner bumps don’t upset at all. You’ll easily forget about the stiff ride on a moderately curved road. The quick-shifting automatic type transmission is very responsive. In times of low-speed driving, the Sports mode helps a lot. The CX-3 can be easily manoeuvred in tight spaces. Cargo capacity behind the rear seats is small at just 12.4 cubic feet. Folding them totally flat will expand that to 44.5 cubic feet.
2019 Mazda CX-3 Interiors And Features
The 2019 CX-3 gets very high marks for its very attractive interiors, which makes use of high-quality materials. But, the rear seat space is very much cramped, and outward visibility is average at best. There is a 7-inch infotainment screen, which is standard on all trims variants. But, some functions require extra steps though. The beautiful central and large digital speedometer is a plus, along with the heads-up display as well. The front seat back adjustment lever requires a firm hand to operate. The front side doors are large and open wide, making it easy to climb in and out of the car. The rear side doors are okay sized and open wide too. But, entry is still a bit tight and the raised rear bench means you have to lower your head as you go in or out.
Front part headroom is quite good, while the rear part headroom is just averagely sized. The rear set is small, and there might be difficulties sitting together there. A rearview camera is a very much standard on all trims, and the CX-3 has large side mirrors as well. It comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, six-speaker audio system, advanced safety features like automatic braking, rear cross traffic alert, etc. Apple Carplay or Android Auto is surprisingly absent here.
2019 Mazda CX-3 Price and Release Date
The price of the 2019 CX-3 will start at around $23,500, which is reasonably priced for a car like this. The new CX-3 is expected to go on sale in the early part of 2019.
The CX-3 is really a good car, by all its features and performance. It’s really a very impressive crossover. But, Mazda should really take care of the rear seat space in the next iteration, and also add support for Apple Carplay and Android Auto. The visibility should also be made better too, as that will aid the driver. Overall, a solid pick nonetheless.