With its best-in-class fuel economy and early acclaim from critics, the 2016 Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover was a highly anticipated new vehicle, but the wait is now over for anxious buyers. The Mazda CX-3 has arrived at our Chicagoland Mazda dealership, bringing its aggressive KODO styling and 35-mpg highway rating along with it.
The new 2016 Mazda CX-3 achieves its excellent fuel efficiency without sacrificing responsiveness, incorporating lightweight SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY that encompasses the engine, transmission, body and chassis. A standard 2.0-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder engine produces 146 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque, and that output is transferred to the front wheels through a smooth-shifting SKYACTIV®-DRIVE six-speed automatic transmission. Even when it is equipped with predictive i-ACTIV all-wheel drive, the Mazda CX-3 still sips fuel, returning up to 32 mpg on the highway.
Inside, the Mazda CX-3 boasts a cabin that could compete with crossovers costing twice as much, featuring standard technology like the MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system, push-button start and a backup camera. Accessible through a 7-inch color touchscreen, a commander control knob or voice commands, MAZDA CONNECT™ allows drivers to make hands-free Bluetooth phone calls, stream Internet radio with Pandora or Aha by Harmon, and follow directions through the available navigation feature.
When it comes to the intangibles, auto journalists have already found a lot to love about the Mazda CX-3. In fact, Car and Driver has ranked Mazda’s new offering as its No. 1 subcompact crossover, citing the vehicle’s precise steering, tight handling and overall fun-to-drive qualities. Not only that, but the magazine’s editors were impressed by the Mazda CX-3’s real-world fuel economy and its upscale look and feel.
By all indications, the 2016 Mazda CX-3 is the most complete subcompact crossover yet, and it’s now available for purchase. Check out our Mazda CX-3 inventory and schedule a test-drive at Rosen Mazda Waukegan today!