More Great Driving Experience in Compact SUV of Mazda CX-3
Forget about big SUV which frightened you whenever you are parking. Now Mazda released its small or compact SUV model called Mazda CX-3. Not only focusing on the beautiful exterior design, the car also designed with greater driving experience.
Appealing Design Exterior
Designed by Derek Jenkins, Mazda CX-3 has dimensions of 168.3” x 60.7” (width x height) with more muscular stance from its Kodo design. If you look from the side, you can see that it has roof-mounted shark fin antenna on the top body. The bold character line flows over from the front to the down body side within its compact figure decorated with daytime running lights and clear lines halogen highlights. The lesser model of 16-inches aluminum-alloys wheels fit with minimum glass area which still invisible from inside to support the Base Sport model.
Upgraded Driving Performances
No longer using Mazda2 engines, Mazda CX-3 now use Skyactiv-G 2.0 liters DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with VVT. The engine generates 146 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 146lb-ft torque at 2,800 revs. Although you can’t say it perfectly quiet, but CX-3 still performs without shake or clutter. In the class, this car model can be categorized as second speed faster with 0-60 mph of 10.3 sec. The car pedal weights and manual gear change give more shift-quality.
Rigid Yet Light Chassis
Mazda CX-3 structure has rigid and solid unibody structure foundation composed from high-strength steels. The front part use struts while the back is torsion-beam axle. Along with engine, transmission, and body, the chassis harmonize well to operate maximum efficiency.
With Advanced Direct Injection fuel system, CX-3 is expected to be fuel economy. The preliminary estimation in the city is 29 mpg while in the highway is 35, while 27/32mpg with all wheel drive.
You can say that the highlight of Mazda CX-3 is its interior design. Especially for front seat occupants, the seats and cockpit area offers an upscale entry-level and comfortable use with cool red and metallic accents. In the dash, the solid ergonomics such as rotary HVAC knobs and simple central controller on the console help you easily navigate 7-inches full color display with touch-activated screen.
Storage & Seating
Although Mazda CX-3 is a way smaller than CX-5 since it’s the compact model, but it has enough storage and seating spaces. In the seats, you can find glove compartment, front cup holders, center console armrest with storage bin, front and rear bottle storage, seatback pocket, and on/off switch for cargo area light.
Safety & Security
Completed with engine-immobilizer anti-theft system and illuminated keyless entry with panic button give you more secure driving. The tire pressure monitoring system and child-safety rear door locks also make sure you have a smooth long touring with your family. All seating position also has 3-point safety belts, special force limiters for front safety-belt pretensioners and advanced dual front air bags give more safety for unavoided incident.
Others Appealing Features
You can find more additional features start from the front-wheel drive including push-button start, automatic power door locks with 2-stage unlocking, one-touch power windows, cruise control front and rear map lights, steering-wheel mounted audio, cruise, and Bluetooth control, advanced keyless entry and still many more.
If you are looking for the best driving companion, Mazda CX-3 is the best future option.