2019 CX-3 New Car Test Drive
The 2019 Mazda CX-3 is pitched as a small crossover vehicle, but there's a lot of hatchback in its smart profile and its car-like handling.
This year, the CX-3 adopts a revamped grille. It carries over its 148-horsepower 4-cylinder engine and its 6-speed automatic. It also brings back the lively handling that's been a trademark since it was new, with crisp steering and a firm suspension.
The EPA rates the CX-3 at 29 mpg city, 34 highway, 31 combined; with all-wheel drive and its extra 150 pounds, it gets 2 mpg less.
The IIHS gives the CX-3 'Good'? scores in every test, and calls the available LED headlights “Acceptable.'? It calls the CX-3 a Top Safety Pick. The NHTSA gives it five stars overall. Low-speed automatic emergency braking is standard on every model, while Sport and Touring editions can be optioned with a full-speed system, which is standard on the Grand Touring. .
The 2019 CX-3 is priced from about $21,000 to more than $28,000.
The base CX-3 Sport comes standard power features, 16-inch wheels, keyless ignition, cloth upholstery, a 7.0-inch infotainment system with touchscreen, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, blind-spot monitors, and low-speed automatic emergency braking with forward-collision warnings. Bundled options include adaptive cruise control, full-speed automatic emergency braking, LED headlights, and lane-departure warnings.
The Touring adds synthetic leather upholstery, 18-inch wheels, automatic climate control, blind-spot monitors, LED headlights, and heated front seats. An option package adds Bose audio, satellite radio, and a moonroof.
Grand Touring adds the safety package, leather, and navigation..