No adventure is too big or too small for the CX-3, Mazda’s award-winning subcompact crossover. The Mazda CX-3 has exceeded expectations by providing class-above features in a package that makes it ideal for urban adventures.
Introduced at the 2018 New York International Auto Show, the updated 2019 Mazda CX-3 continues to impress. For the new model year, CX-3 has been retuned and refined to deliver a heightened feeling of elegance, driving performance, and efficiency.
The 2019 Mazda CX-3 incorporates improved materials, sound insulation, newly available full-leather seating surfaces, and a standard electronic parking brake. As a result of adopting the electronic parking brake, CX-3’s centre console and armrest have been fully redesigned to accommodate significantly greater storage space. Other updates include fully redesigned front seats and a new rear armrest with built-in cupholders. The 2019 CX-3 carries a new front grille design in addition to new tail lights and wheels.
For 2019, the entry Mazda CX-3 GX comes standard with new direct Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, G-Vectoring Control, fabric-upholstered seats, power windows, power remote door locks, power mirrors, push-button start, two USB ports, rearview camera and Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio pairing, among a long list of other features. The standard Mazda Connect features a 7-inch, full-colour display that combines infotainment and diagnostic functions that can be controlled through voice command or the multi-function Commander control knob. Smart City Brake Support continues to be a standard safety feature on all CX-3 models.
CX-3 GX is standard with the SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual transmission but is available with the SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode and drive selection switch. Mazda’s predictive i-ACTIV all-wheel drive is also available on every CX-3 model, including GX.
The mid-level CX-3 GS upgrades to 16-inch alloy wheels and adds heated exterior mirrors, automatic on/off headlights, rain-sensing wipers, heated steering wheel, automatic climate control, and new piano black pillar accents. CX-3 GS features black premium-grade cloth seating surfaces with three-level heating adjustment for the front seats. The driver is also treated to a leather shift knob and leather steering wheel with paddle shifters, while the front passenger seat adds a new manual seat lifter.
The GS Luxury Package brings leatherette-trimmed upholstery with cloth accents, power glass moonroof, and upgraded stitching detail on the front and rear armrests, front and rear door inserts, soft-touch side console panel, and soft-touch dash panel decoration, along with satin chrome vent bezels and inner door handles.
CX-3 GS also carries over the available i-ACTIVSENSE Package. This package adds Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, Smart Brake Support, Pedestrian Detection (forward sensing), Distance Recognition Support System, Forward Obstruction Warning, Lane Departure Warning System, High Beam Control System, LED headlights with automatic levelling, Adaptive Front-lighting System, and LED rear combination lights with signature lighting, and colour Active Driving Display heads-up unit to the CX-3 GS trim level.
Finally, the top-level CX-3 GT builds upon the all the available CX-3 GS standard and available features and includes Pure White or black full-leather seating surfaces with high-gloss, pleated piping. Chrome accents on the front bumper and side sills, as well as the new design of the upgraded 18-inch alloy wheels, complement its upmarket appeal. Additionally, the CX-3 GT comes with Traffic Sign Recognition System, LED fog lights, Bose® premium sound system with 7 speakers, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Mazda Navigation, advanced keyless entry (proximity and ignition), 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory function, and Grand Luxe Suede® inserts in the front and rear door trim and soft-touch dash panel decoration.
All 2019 CX-3 models come equipped with a SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine, which has been retuned for refinement and efficiency. For 2019, it is rated to deliver 148 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 146 lb-ft torque at 2,800 RPM. Front-wheel drive is standard on GX and GS trims, and Mazda’s predictive i-ACTIV all-wheel drive is available, and standard on GT trim. Along with standard G-Vectoring Control vehicle dynamics enhancements, a retuned suspension for both improved and sportier ride, and recalibrated power steering and chassis setups contribute to a smoother, quieter and more enjoyable driving experience.
2019 CX-3 is available in seven exterior colours, including Jet Black Mica, Eternal Blue Mica, Snowflake White Pearl, Ceramic Metallic, Machine Grey Metallic, Deep Crystal Blue Mica, and Mazda’s signature Soul Red Crystal Metallic.