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Mazda CX-3 HATCHBACK 2.0 Sport Nav + 5dr

Stock Offer Mazda CX-3 2.0 Sport Nav + 5dr
Stock Offer Mazda CX-3 2.0 Sport Nav + 5dr
Stock Offer Mazda CX-3 2.0 Sport Nav + 5dr
Stock Offer Mazda CX-3 2.0 Sport Nav + 5dr
Stock Offer Mazda CX-3 2.0 Sport Nav + 5dr
Stock Offer Mazda CX-3 2.0 Sport Nav + 5dr
Stock Offer Mazda CX-3 2.0 Sport Nav + 5dr
Stock Offer Mazda CX-3 2.0 Sport Nav + 5dr
Stock Offer Mazda CX-3 2.0 Sport Nav + 5dr
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Mazda CX-3 2.0 Sport Nav + 5dr
Mazda CX-3 2.0 Sport Nav + 5dr
Mazda CX-3 2.0 Sport Nav + 5dr
Mazda CX-3 2.0 Sport Nav + 5dr
Mazda CX-3 2.0 Sport Nav + 5dr
Mazda CX-3 2.0 Sport Nav + 5dr
Mazda CX-3 2.0 Sport Nav + 5dr
Mazda CX-3 2.0 Sport Nav + 5dr
Mazda CX-3 2.0 Sport Nav + 5dr

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG45.60
  • 0-62mph9 secs
  • Top Speed119 mph
  • C02141 g/km
  • BHP121
  • Torque152 lbs/f
  • P11D29%

Review

Mazda's appealing little CX-3 was designed to condense all the best bits of the larger CX-5 into a smaller package. Now, it gets a smarter interior, updated technology and the option of a new 1.8-litre SKYACTIV-D diesel engine. As before, it comes in front or all-wheel drive, and is offered in a line-up primarily built around petrol power. It's also light and it's good looking, with a chunky equipment list and reasonable pricing. What more could you ask for?

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Mazda's dinky CX-3 is a compact urban small SUV that's been much improved. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Background

These days, if you're a car maker and design a supermini, then you really have to create a small Crossover from it too. You know, one of those small Nissan Juke-style models that offer extra attitude, a bit more usability, a higher ride height and something of an SUV feel. The market's full of them, this being Mazda's contender, the CX-3. Here's a model very much in tune with this Japanese brand's current vision for automotive design - it's so-called 'SKYACTIV' philosophy that's all about creating cars that are light, efficient, pretty and, above all else, fun to drive. In the metal, it looks an energetic little thing and over the years, we've found that it drives that way too thanks to willing SKYACTIV engines and light underpinnings that are carried over from the little Mazda2 this model's based upon. All this car really needed when it came to the mid-term wash 'n brush-up was a little extra safety and infotainment technology, plus a more class-competitive diesel option. All this features within the revised model range we're going to look at here.

Driving Experience

Like most crossovers in this class, the CX-3 is offered with a choice of front or all-wheel drive chassis, and petrol and diesel engines. The petrol engines comprise 121 or 150PS 2.0-litre units which together will account for most UK sales. Available in all trims, with both manual and automatic transmissions, the 120PS powerplant with front-wheel drive is sure to remain the most popular petrol variant. The 150PS petrol unit is mated to an all-wheel drive chassis and a six-speed manual gearbox in Sport Nav+ trim. The key change here is the replacement of the previous 105PS 1.5-litre diesel engine with a 1.8-litre 115PS unit that adopts rapid multi-stage combustion, with new egg-shaped pistons that combine with ultra-high response multi-hole piezo injectors to increase combustion efficiency. As before, the diesel CX-3 can only be had with 2WD and manual transmission. Mazda's SKYACTIV design ethos continues to be key across the line-up, stripping unnecessary weight out of the engines, body, chassis and transmissions. While this sometimes means that road noise is a little higher than some rivals, huge paybacks come in sharper handling, stronger braking, keener acceleration and better efficiency. We mentioned refinement. Mazda has tried to improve that with this revised model with upgraded door sill trims, thicker sound isolation in the doors, enhanced rear glazing and an increase in the cabin headliner thickness. To meet the required focus on the driver engagement you'd expect from Mazda, new coil springs and dampers have been fitted, while the front anti-roll bar has also been changed. Combined with a recalibration of the electric power steering, the end result is more consistent weight transfer and improved shock absorption.

Design and Build

This remains on of the better-looking compact crossovers out there. All too often, cars in this class look gawky, too stubby, too tall and too narrow, with strange, hall of mirrors dimensions. Somehow the CX-3 just looks right, thanks to its cab-back body and long bonnet proportioning. The predatory headlights are anything but cutesy and the coupe-like roofline gives it a real sporting stance. For this revised model, there's s marter front grille, while darker side pillar treatment enhances the sweeping coupe-like profile. Mazda's signature Soul Red Crystal Metallic paint is also now available too. However, it's inside that customers will notice the biggest revisions, with a more comfortable, ergonomic and upmarket interior. Redesigned around the adoption of an electric parking brake, the centre console now flows more elegantly into the dashboard, while the Mazda Multimedia Commander has moved forward for improved usability. Comfort and functionality has also been improved with a padded armrest with console storage box underneath. The front seats benefit from use of high-damping urethane foam cushions that improve comfort and support, while the rear seats now feature a central armrest with built in cup holders. Out back, as before, there's a 350-litre boot with a flexible cargo board boot floor, which can be lifted to provide a flat load space when the standard 60:40 split fold rear seats are tumbled.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £19,000 and top out at around £25,000. The entry-level 'SE Nav+' models get 16-inch alloy wheels, plus heated and power folding mirrors, while 'SE-L Nav+' models add rear privacy glass and front LED fog lights. At the top of the range, the CX-3 'Sport Nav+' is one of the first cars in the class to come with LED headlights. With LED rear lights,18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels and chrome accent door sills it's sharp looker. All models get a 7-inch colour touchscreen, cruise control, DAB radio, Bluetooth and a multifunction steering wheel, while 'Sport Nav+' models also feature navigation with 3-years free European map updates, a reversing camera, Bose surround sound, smart keyless entry and a head-up display. Choose an 'SE-L Nav+' model and you'll find heated front seats, rear parking sensors, automatic climate control and rain-sensing wipers. There's a full complement of airbags, including curtain bags. Hill Hold Assist, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and Dynamic Stability Control are standard across the range, while 'SE-L Nav+' and 'Sport Nav+' models feature Mazda's Lane Departure Warning System and Smart City Brake Support.

Cost of Ownership

Mazda's almost fanatical devotion to stripping unnecessary weight out of its cars means that although many of its cars look pretty substantial, they can weigh as much as a car in the next class down. This has all sorts of beneficial effects, not only in terms of vehicle dynamics but also when it comes to efficiency. Case in point: the CX-3 front-wheel drive diesel variant. With emissions of just 114g/km, this model should regularly be able to return well over 60mpg. That's what many would expect from a tiny citycar rather than a crossover that can seat five. The 121PS petrol engine puts out around 140g/km of CO2, while the 150PS petrol unit manages 160g/km - or 152g/km in auto form. Just like the CX-5, residual figures have proved to be healthy. Insurance figures are also going to be reasonable as, thanks to that light weight, you get respectable performance without having the sort of horsepower figures that make insurance companies nervous.

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Summary

A small Crossover needs to be more than just dynamic and frugal, with stylish cleverness an equally important attribute. This one seems to stack up well here, with pleasing looks, cutting edge safety electronics and the kind of interior infotainment cleverness you'd normally find only on a much more expensive car of this kind. Yes, there's a price to pay for all this attention to detail, one that may mean you having to stretch our budget a little further than you might have expected to for a car of this kind. We think this CX-3 is good enough to justify that though. It's not the most obvious class contender you could choose but it's undeniably, a very complete one.

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Exterior Features
Solid paint
Adaptive front lighting system
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic headlamp levelling
Body colour bumpers with chrome inserts
Body colour door handles
Body coloured door mirror caps
Coming/leaving home lighting function
Dual chrome exhaust
Dusk sensitive headlamps
Electric front/rear windows with one touch
Electrically adjustable/heated/auto power folding door mirrors with integrated indicators
Front grille
LED daytime running lights
LED front fog lights
LED Headlights
LED indicator lights
LED rear signature combi lamps
Rain sensing front wipers with adjustable speed and intermittent wipe
Rear privacy glass
Rear wiper
Shark fin antenna
Driver Convenience
7" touchscreen with multimedia commander and Aha and Stitcher app
Colour head up display
Cruise control + speed limiter
Digital speedometer
Electric power steering
Engine start/stop button
Front and rear parking sensor with audible and visual warning
Hill hold assist
Internet access with app integration
Lane departure warning system
Navigation system
Reversing camera
Service interval indicator
Traffic sign recognition
Trip computer
Entertainment
2 USB/aux input socket
Bluetooth audio streaming
Bose Premium Audio system with 7 speakers, AM/FM, DAB radio and single CD/MP3
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Interior Features
12V power outlet
60/40 split folding rear seat
Black front knee pads with soft stitching
Chrome door sill trims
Climate control air conditioning
Cloth/leatherette upholstery with grey piping
Driver seat manual slide, recline and height adjust
Driver/passenger sunvisors + vanity mirrors (drivers side with ticket holder)
Flexible cargo board
Front and rear door pockets
Front centre armrest with 2 cupholders
Gear shift indicator
Grab handles front x 2, rear x 2 with integrated coat hooks
Heated front seats
Heated steering wheel
Height adjustable front/rear head restraints
Inner chrome door handle and surround
Interior courtesy light
Isofix system on outer rear seats
Leather gear knob with silver insert
Leather steering wheel
Luggage compartment lighting
Passenger glovebox
Passenger seat + manual slide/recline adjust
Passenger seat back pocket
Rear centre armrest with 2 cupholders
Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel
Tonneau cover
Variable boot floor
Safety
3 rear 3 point seatbelts + pretensioners
ABS/EBD
Advanced Smart City Brake Support - SCBS
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
DSTC-Dynamic Stability and Traction Control
Electronic parking brake
Emergency brake assist
Emergency stop signalling system
Front and rear curtain airbags
Front side airbags
G-Vectoring control
Height adjustable front 3 point seatbelts + pretensioners
Passenger airbag deactivate switch
Seatbelt reminder front and rear
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Security
Remote central locking + deadlocks
Smart keyless entry
Thatcham category 1 alarm+immobiliser
Technical
i-stop
Wheels
18" Silver alloy wheels
Tyre repair kit
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 141
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 149
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High 160
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High 131
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low 177
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium 139
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1998
Compression Ratio 14.0:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 83.5
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 91.2
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears 6 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 45.6
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 52.3
EC Urban (mpg) 37.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 6.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High 7.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High 6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low 7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium 5.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb 42.8
WLTP - MPG - Extra High 36.2
WLTP - MPG - High 46.3
WLTP - MPG - Low 40.4
WLTP - MPG - Medium 48.7
General
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 120
Coin Series Sport Nav +
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 16E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 85
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 79
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 4
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 84
NCAP Safety Assist % 64
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 12
Service Interval Mileage 12500
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 9
Engine Power - BHP 121
Engine Power - KW 89
Engine Power - RPM 6000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 152
Engine Torque - MKG 21
Engine Torque - NM 206
Engine Torque - RPM 2800
Top Speed 119
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 215/60 R18
Tyre Size Rear 215/60 R18
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type 18" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1535
Length 4275
Wheelbase 2570
Width 1765
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 48
Gross Vehicle Weight 1692
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1197
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 350
Max. Loading Weight 457
Max. Roof Load 50
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1200
Minimum Kerbweight 1235
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.4

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