The subcompact crossover has started to gain more and more popularity as the crossover SUV continuously reaches new heights. This means that if you like the layout of a crossover, but aren’t a fan of how big they are, then you have a plethora of smaller sized options to choose from. One of those options is the 2020 Mazda CX-3.
Let’s take a look at what this subcompact crossover has to offer.
The upper trims of previous CX-3 model years have been eliminated, leaving just the Sport trim (with either a FWD or AWD drivetrain). However, this doesn’t mean that the CX-3 is a barebones vehicle. Far from it. The 2020 CX-3 has more standard features than any other CX-3 model before it, as it inherited a lot of the features of upper trims. The CX-3 now has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, automatic high-beams, adaptive headlights, a heads-up display, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking. Even with all those features, the 2020 CX-3 starts at $21,740 for the FWD model and $23,140 for the AWD version.
The 2020 CX-3 is powered by the efficient 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G four-cylinder engine. It produces 148 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque. The CX-3 has the buttery-smooth six-speed automatic transmission that many other Mazda models also employ. Both of those things work in tandem to help the FWD models get 29-city/34-hwy mpg. The AWD models are just as impressive, measuring in at 27-city/32-hwy mpg. And, of course, the CX-3 has the legendary Mazda handling abilities. This is something that’s hard to explain on paper, but easy to understand when you’ve tried it out. So then, try one out!
Take the 2020 CX-3 out for a test drive!