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2020 Mazda CX-3 is Fresher With Better Driving Position and Comfort

The 2020 Mazda CX-3 looks fresher, provides a more suitable driving position and better comfort. Even so, this car still uses the same engine, and the other changes are not too significant. In addition to the virtual presence of the new Mazda CX-9 model, the New Mazda CX-3 2020 was launched.

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This year Mazda brings a fresh sweet experience despite the too intense rivalry for compact SUVs. Mazda is equipped with 1.5L, 2.0L as well as 1.5L SkyActiv-D diesel engines.

The Exterior of New Mazda CX-3

The excellent front view of the Mazda CX-3 also adorns the front fascia with a wide grille combined with traditional Mazda chrome accents. Equipped with advanced leveling features and an automatic on-off switch, narrow LED headlights. Furthermore, the CX-3 gets DRL lights to support driving during the day.

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The front fascia curve is not too sharp, giving Mazda a pleasant impression from the front. Nothing changes; the lower part still gets space in the engine room just below the front grille for air intake. The bumper under the fog lamps with LED technology also has a hint of bright silver highlights.

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Only on the side, the most significant changes can be seen. Here, with four 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, the New Mazda CX-3 has a glossy finish that gives the car a stunning look from a side angle, paired with silver highlights that embellish the side-skirts. From the front to the rear fenders, there are curved lines that make the CX-3 look distinctive.

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A minor improvement offered on the side mirrors in the context of an extra Auto Dimming feature will provide a sense of safety while driving at night. The C pillar even features Piano Black accents, which bring a luxurious touch to the CX-3.

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The back is still as sweet as the overall design concept, without much modification. The LED lighting setup also proudly features the rear view of the CX-3, which is complemented by the top side shark fin antenna. The entrance of the trunk is relatively high enough to minimize simplicity when carrying larger loads into storage space.

Mazda CX-3 Interior

Even Mazda adds a glamorous look that much more appealing to the cabin CX-3. This small SUV gets a stunning red Nappa leather finish. Besides, the ergonomic driving position and the comfort of the passenger seats plus the quietness of the cabin from standard interior materials remain excellent.

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Also, the dashboard has a leather-upholstered interior, super-soft materials, and even some chrome accents. All entertainment systems continue to receive modern Mazda Connect technology on its floating 7-inch touchscreen. Compared to the newer SUV models, it is small but does not leave a stylish image to the cabin.

Even though you don't have a digital setup, you can actually see an elegant atmosphere. You have a chrome-accented AC adjustment knob. Of the two options provided, the CX-3 only accepts an automatic transmission combined with Commander Control, which makes it easier to understand various advanced technologies in the vehicle.

You are spoiled by the leather steering wheel with lots of adjustment knobs behind the seats. Many other integrated buttons are available, including Audio, Cruise Control, and Bluetooth settings. The CX-3 is equipped with a paddle-shift lever, which provides a sporty driving feel during the trip, but only by giving an automatic transmission.

A much more significant update is the latest development of the Mazda CX-3 seat design in the cabin. This time, the CX-3 has an electric seating system that will make it easier to access the most comfortable driving position while driving. Underlining Mazda's Jinba Ittai ideology of uniting drivers and cars.

There's no noticeable difference in the rear area. The issue of sufficient head and legroom for adult passengers is quite surprising because the CX-3 is a small family SUV from Mazda. With headrest and armrest that can be opened in the middle of the second-row seat, pleasure is still to be found.

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Its small dimensions actually have an impact on the less spacious capacity for rear storage. But the seats in the back row can be reclined enough to carry passengers on longer trips. The rear trunk space can be expanded by reclining seats in the middle row, which is shaped into a 60:40 configuration.

Mazda CX-3 Features

Every Mazda equipment is based on an enjoyable driving experience and the various characteristics it provides. For example, Mazda Connect has been given the integration with Apple CarPlay, which makes life simpler to activate multiple functions in the car. Or there is a 6 speaker audio device that spreads in the car to listen to music or even just access the AM / FM radio once you get stuck in traffic.

With its many driving assist and safety features involved, the CX-3 is easy to drive. Includes automatic lighting feature and wiper blade that activates automatically whenever rainfall is detected by the sensor.

Other braking systems are:

  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake Assist (BA)
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
They are all handy when you are driving on slippery roads after the rain.

CX-3 also gives you a stable ride with Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and Traction Control (TRAC) technology. Also, G-Vectoring Control offers better handling when maneuvering around corners. Hill Launch Assist (HLA) will make it easier when the car is on the climbing road. Other helpful safety features include the Blind Spot Monitoring System and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

The engine of Mazda CX-3

There seem to be no fundamental changes to the engine used, such as the attributes and driving mechanism. The CX-3 still uses the same DOHC SkyActiv-G 2.0L 4-cylinder engine as in the previous version.

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You can even get a powerful engine at 6,000 rpm with a max power of 149 PS and a peak torque of 195 Nm at 2,800 Rpm.

Mazda CX-3 Specs

  • Dimension: 4.275 x 1.765 x 1.535 mm
  • Engine: SkyActiv-G 2.0L 4-cylinder inline DOHC
  • Displacement: 1.998 cc
  • Compression ratio: 13.0:1
  • Wheelbase: 2.570 mm
  • Ground clearance: 160 mm
  • Turning radius: 5.3 m
  • Power: max 149 PS @ 6.000 rpm
  • Torque: max 195 Nm @ 2.800 rpm
  • Transmission: SkyActiv-Drive 6-speed automatic
  • Front suspension: MacPherson Strut
  • Rear Suspension: Torsion beam Axle
  • Front brakes: Ventilated Disc
  • Rear brakes: Solid disc
  • Tires: 215/50 R18
  • Rims: 18 inches

Mazda CX-3 Prices

Initially, Mazda added two new variants to the CX-3 to add to the previous GT and Touring variants. But Mazda is currently only showing two new Pro and Sport models. While the overall budget is lower than the last two models.

The MSRP is:
  • Sport: $21,790 (AWD) & $20,390 (FWD)
  • Touring: $23,875 (AWD) & $22,475 (FWD)
  • Grand Touring: $27,145 (AWD) & 25,745 (FWD)
Ryan Daniel
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