Like we said, few changes were expected for the 2017 model year after the CX-3's huge first-year success. That said, Mazda has found a way to sweeten the deal a bit by making a couple popular features more attainable. The 18-inch alloy wheels now come with the mid-level Touring model instead of the Grand Touring. If you do opt for the Grand Touring trim, however, you'll be delighted to find that Mazda has lowered the MSRP on its available i-ACTIVSENSE® suite of safety technologies.
Few knew what to expect from the CX-3 when it first launched. Would it be fun to drive? Would it really be versatile? Well, it is a Mazda after all, so you bet it's a blast to drive thanks in part to its SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY® engine producing 146 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque, while still managing as much as 35 mpg highway. Plus, Mazda's impressive i-ACTIV® AWD system comes available on any trim level. The system is capable of predicting wheel slips before they occur by monitoring driving conditions and factors.
The Mazda CX-3 comes generously equipped with standard equipment such as a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, Bluetooth, a USP port and push-button start. The Touring trim will get you features like heated exterior side mirrors, leatherette and cloth seats, heated front seats and Blind Spot Monitoring, while the top level Grand Touring model delivers leather and Lux Suede seats, LED headlights, navigation and a head-up Active Driving Display.
Like we said, if you're looking to get behind the wheel, let us know at Capistrano Mazda. We'll let you know when the vehicle will be available to take for a spin. After all, if you're looking for a subcompact crossover, you'll definitely want to try out one of the latest additions to shake up the segment. With an upscale interior and cargo space up to 44.5 cu ft, it checks all the right boxes.
Be sure to contact us at Capistrano Mazda if you're interested in the 2017 Mazda CX-3 near Irvine CA or anywhere in Orange County CA. You'll find we do things differently here, and it's all for the benefit of drivers like you.