The 2017 Mazda CX-3 is said to be one of the cool cars to be produced this year. This is not just because of the looks. According to reviews, the vehicle retains the big selling points of previous models: the handling and the price. Also, it looks quite good, so users will definitely be pleased to give it a try.
The Mazda CX-3 is closely related to the Mazda 2, which is sold in the US as the Toyota Yaris iA. However, some have rated the 2017 Mazda CX-3 as a hatchback version of a small Mazda sedan. For one thing, the vehicle is modeled in Mazda’s stylish Kodo design language, with flowing forms and the athletic style on the inside. This is a design style not found in many small SUVs. However, the only thing that takes anything away from the overall design of this new car is that the monochrome gauges look too cheap.
Now, the engine is not one of the strongest in the world, being a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine with 146 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. However, this is good enough to make driving fun. Also, reports state that the vehicle has good fuel mileage, good enough to compare with the Honda HR-V. Furthermore, the available all-wheel drive system includes useful predictive features. These help to spin up the wheels of the vehicle whenever they need more power, and in some cases this can be achieved from a standstill.
All these features would not be particularly important if the car gets completely crushed in a collision. Thus, the 2017 Mazda CX-3 was rated a Top Safety Pick+ for 2017. This rating reflects good crash safety and shows that the vehicle has advanced safety features. Also, Mazda has made a suite of active safety features on the vehicle. These include active cruise control, lane-departure warning, adaptive headlights, automatic emergency braking and rain-sensing wipers.