Meet the 2016 CX-3 Subcompact Crossover

Mazda has introduced the newest addition to its line-up of next-generation vehicles, the 2016 Mazda CX-3. This sporty new subcompact crossover is the first-ever Mazda in this category and features the full range of Mazda’s revolutionary SKYACTIV technologies along with Mazda’s beautiful Soul of Motion design aspects. All together, the CX-3 delivers a perfect package for the woman who wants comfort, performance and fun in the car she chooses.

SKYACTIV is actually a system of technologies, all of them proprietary to Mazda. The benefit to the consumer is simple. These cars handle better, ride more smoothly and are safer to drive. The innovations start with the engine. From its market and industry research, Mazda knows that most cars will continue to use gasoline or diesel fuel through the year 2020. Therefore, improving efficiency and lowering harmful emissions with current fuels are a Mazda priority. The SKYACTIV-G engine produces more power at the most frequently used speed ranges while it significantly reduces fuel consumption. Soul of Motion design compliments SKYACTIV perfectly. Its aerodynamic features contribute to fuel economy while its fluid and sporty look makes the car fun to drive.

The new CX-3 subcompact crossover is carefully designed to take on the urban environment by delivering a vehicle that is fuel efficient, easy to maneuver, packed with performance and loaded with amenities. It’s available in both front-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations, and the five-door design easily accommodates five passengers and their gear. The rear hatchback is great at the grocery store or for chucking luggage for a weekend getaway. In short, it’s everything today’s woman wants in a car, and with a base price of just $19,960, it fits into most new-car budgets.

Standard features on this car are truly amazing. With SKYACTIV technology and its sporty design, it delivers outstanding fuel economy, with up to 35 miles per gallon highway miles. Rearview backup cameras, lane departure warning and Mazda radar cruise control with close proximity warning make driving safer, while Mazda CONNECT infotainment system, with Bluetooth, USB ports and a 7-inch color touchscreen, brings modern communications to the driving experience. Of course, the CX-3 also has an advanced keyless entry with pushbutton start to make getting on the road even easier.

2016CX-3SportPearlWhite-Front34__previewAvailable options for the CX-3 include a state-of-the art Bose speaker system for listening pleasure and other advanced safety features. For instance, Smart City brake support helps minimize frontal collisions when driving at low speeds, blind spot monitoring lets the driver know when it’s safe to change lanes, the adaptive front lighting system improves visibility around corners and the rear cross traffic alert system warns of approaching vehicles when backing up. These optional features are convenient for experienced drivers, but Mazda’s sales representatives say women with teenage drivers in their families especially appreciate them.

Part of the fun of a new car is always choosing exterior colors and interior finishes. The CX-3 delivers with a range of sporty and attention-grabbing options that are bound to please. It’s been a goal of Mazda corporate to address specifically the growing market of women drivers. Its vehicles are designed with this objective in mind, with thoughtful interiors, critical performance features and fuel-conserving environmental awareness. Planet Mazda is committed to making sure the car buying adventure and the car ownership experience meet the needs and expectations of today’s woman driver. If life is busy, active and multi-focused, stop in to check out the new Mazda CX-3.