THE 2018 MAZDA CX-3: SIMPLY MAGICAL
March 20 2018,
We all know that crossovers are hot these days. More versatile than a sedan, a crossover rides higher for a better view of the road ahead and offer lots of space in the back - all without the price or lack of agility of a large, clunky SUV. With so many available to choose from, selecting the perfect small utility vehicle might be overwhelming, but we may have found that needle in a haystack, the perfect compact crossover. Meet and test drive the 2018 Mazda CX-3, now available in Cornwall at Cornwall Mazda!
Essentially the utility-vehicle version of a hatchback, a subcompact cross has plenty of benefits. It will have higher ground clearance, more interior space for seating or cargo, and more often than not, it will come equipped with AWD. Much more nimble than a larger SUV, a subcompact cross can easily nab downtown parking spots quickly. The eye-catching CX-3 is all of this and much, much more.
Mazda has been amazing the auto industry ever since it introduced its SKYACTIV technology. A combination of materials and amazing technology unleashed incredible fuel economy without compromising performance or safety. The SKYACTIV-loaded CX-3 is no exception. Its 146 hp is more than enough to get you around and its SKYACTIV-G 2.0L engine sips fuel, as little as 6.9L/100km on the highway or 8.2 in town.
Both drivers and passengers ride in comfort in the CX-3. Mazda's award-winning G-Vectoring Control keeps the ride smooth across all road and weather situations; and keeps occupant fatigue at bay. Cornering is stable, even more so thanks to an improved suspension. Mazda's I-ACTIV all-wheel drive system keeps the handling and performance exhilarating, predicting road conditions and responding exactly when needed.
With comfortable seating for five, the cabin is sprinkled with small storage cubbies throughout. The rear seats fold in a 60/40 configuration, making rear cargo space versatile enough to handle trips to the warehouse store. A false floor can hide valuables from view. Additional storage options like a rooftop cargo box or roof racks are available. Supportive two-tone seats keep everyone comfortable. Occupants are even spared the intrusion of outside road noise thanks to generous use of sound-deadening materials, thicker glass and new door seals.
Mazda has a slew of in-house safety technologies available for the CX-3, including Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Obstruction Warning, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, High Beam Control and Smart Brake Support. We especially like Mazda's Traffic Sign Recognition System which reminds drivers of changes in speed limit or "do not enter" signs. Low-speed automated emergency braking comes standard on even the lowest model.
Zoom Zoom - Its Mazda's tagline, and the 2018 Mazda CX-3 does not disappoint. It looks great, is a joy to drive and is everything a small utility vehicle should be - and more. Experience this magical little ute for yourself at Cornwall Mazda today!