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.
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Many Standard Features
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!