With an elevated ride, all-wheel drive and versatile, the subcompact crossover SUV offers many of the expected benefits of a larger crossover SUV. It also does not need to add unnecessary size and cost. And in this very growing segment, the Mazda CX-3 stands out as a fun example.
The 2018 Mazda CX-3 still carries fun-to-drive characteristics. It’s not very powerful, but the agile acceleration, sharp handling and responsive powertrain make it entertaining to drive, even if you just walk home from work. Other benefits include a quiet ride on the highway, excellent fuel economy, comfortable front seats and solid quality buildings.
The 2018 Mazda CX-3 is a subcompact crossover sold in three trim levels: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring.
All the 2018 Mazda CX-3 is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated 146 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive are standard, while all-wheel drive is optional. Fuel economy is impressive, with 31 mpg combined (29/34) for FWD and (29/27/32) for AWD.