Mazda CX-3 Specials in Fredericksburg, Virginia

Mazda CX-3: Delivering SUV Versatility in a Subcompact

The Mazda CX-3 is among the newer subcompact SUVs on the market, but it is based on the success of the larger CX-5 and CX-9 models. As such, you get all the features and the versatility you love of Mazda SUVs in a subcompact size that is perfect for those on a budget, those living in the city, or anyone who just doesn't need quite as much space. Even with its compact size, the CX-3 is versatile and spacious, giving you 12.4 cubic feet behind the rear seats and a whopping 44.5 cubes when they are folded down.

The CX-3 has eye-catching styling thanks to Mazda's KODO Soul of Motion design language that makes it look as if this SUV is always in motion. Factor in other touches, like the standard rear roofline spoiler and available LED Daytime Running Lights, headlights, and taillights, and you have an eye-catching combination. Wherever you go, the MAZDA CONNECT infotainment system will help you stay connected and control everything you need via the 7-inch color touchscreen, while the standard rearview camera and features like blind spot monitoring and i-ACTIVSENSE keep you safe.

Updates You'll Notice on the 2017 Mazda CX-3

The 2017 Mazda CX-3 has very minimal changes, which shouldn't come as a surprise given that this model only made its official debut for the previous model year. You will notice a few adjustments in pricing because of additions that include the i-ACTIVSENSE safety package. This makes it possible to get lane departure warning, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and more at a lower price point. Additionally, the 2017 CX-3 Touring trim now has 18-inch wheels, which were previously only available on the top Grand Touring trim.

Other than these adjustments, the 2017 CX-3 is essentially identical to the 2016 model year. This means you get a 2-liter 4-cylinder engine with 146 horsepower that works with a 6-speed automatic transmission. While front-wheel drive is standard, all-wheel drive is once again an option. The base CX-3 Sport still has an impressive list of features, like a 7-inch touchscreen for MAZDA CONNECT, keyless entry, and push-button start. Higher trims offer two-tone upholstery, leather on the steering wheel, heated exterior mirrors, navigation, and leather upholstery.
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Get to Know the Mazda CX-3 History

As mentioned earlier, the history of the Mazda CX-3 is very brief. This subcompact only arrived for the 2016 model year, giving drivers the features and styling of a Mazda with entry-level pricing. We got our first glimpse of the Mazda CX-3 on Nov. 19, 2014, two days before it officially debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

The 2016 Mazda CX-3 was based on the same platform found on the Mazda2, a subcompact not available in the United States. Compared to the CX-5, the SUV that previously was the smallest in the Mazda lineup, the CX-3 is 9.6 inches shorter overall. Mazda also gave the CX-3 a bit more aggressive of an appearance compared to the other crossovers as a way to appeal to younger buyers. This compact crossover was designed to be versatile and seat five passengers. Right from the start, it came standard with MAZDA CONNECT, furthering its appeal to young tech-savvy buyers looking for a large touchscreen, smartphone connectivity, and internet radio integration. The 2-liter SkyActiv engine offers 146 horsepower and has not changed in the two years of the CX-3's history. This engine was created to provide everything drivers like about SkyActiv technology, including efficiency and weight optimization, resulting in the CX-3's ability to get 35 mpg* on the highway.

Discover Your Next Mazda at Mazda of Fredericksburg

The Mazda CX-3 is a subcompact SUV for drivers shopping on a budget. To experience many different new, used, and certified pre-owned models, visit Mazda of Fredericksburg in Fredericksburg, Virginia. We have been helping drivers find their ideal cars for years and can guide you through the purchasing process. Call us today to learn more or, better yet, stop in for a test drive in your preferred model.

*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.