2018 Mazda CX-3

Mazda sets the standard for the quickly growing league of B-segment crossovers with the all-new Mazda CX-3 – and for a new era of go-anywhere freedom.

Mazda took a human-centric approach to developing its first small SUV. Instead of looking at what the competition was doing, the unconventional carmaker instead asked what form this model would take if its young and creative users were to be in the ideal po­sition at every point of contact with the car.

While sharing many KODO design traits with other new-generation models, the Mazda CX-3 exterior clearly expresses speed, quality and vitality. In an age of endless choice, it’s a look that stands out.

The cabin, too, combines the best of all worlds for unconstrained driving, superb visibility and the comfort of a uniquely ergonomic interior that seems like it’s from a larger class of car.

Safety and usability are top priorities with Mazda’s new-generation human-machine interface, giving the driver the full benefit of the CX-3’s extensive technology.

SKYACTIV powertrains move the Mazda CX-3 in ways that feel natural to the driver, with powerful linear acceleration and abundant torque. Tuned to provide a powerful linear response from a standstill, they’re also remarkably fuel efficient.

SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic imparts the direct feel of a manual, with smooth acceleration from zero and excellent fuel economy. It features Mazda’s full-range direct drive mechanism and cooperative control of the engine and transmission for enhanced shifting with less shift shock and comes with a Drive Selection switch (petrol models) to change into “sport” mode for more torque in response to accelerator pressure – reassuring when e.g. merging onto a congested motorway.

Conceived to offer inspiring and unrestricted mobility, the Mazda CX-3 is available with front-wheel drive (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD). Both versions deliver confidence-inspiring handling and road stability as well as outstand­ing crash safety.

Refined MacPherson strut and rear torsion beam suspension for enhanced high-speed stability and comfort with stronger, firmer suspension bushings and different tuning for the springs and shocks.

Mazda Proactive Safety aims to minimise the risk of an accident and maximise the range of conditions in which the driver can safely operate the vehicle. And the Mazda CX-3’s range of i-ACTIVSENSE active safety technology is another aspect of its unre­stricted mobility concept.

2018 Mazda CX-3

Carguide IDMAC318-30
Model Year2018
Body styleCrossover
Wheelbase (mm)2570
Length Width Height (mm)4275 x 2049 x 1535
Engine2.0-litre I4 DOHC
Power HP@RPM148 @ 6000
Torque Nm@RPM192 @ 2800
Gearbox6-speed Activematic Skyactiv
Fr SuspensionMacPherson strut
Rr SuspensionTorsion beam axle
BrakesFront: Ventilated disc Rear: Drum
Wheels16-inch alloys
Tyres215/60 R16
2018 Mazda CX-3

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