2018 Mazda CX-3

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$20,110

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2018 Mazda CX-3
2018 Mazda CX-3

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Interior quality
  • Attention to detail, inside and out
  • Ground-hugging stance

The bad:

  • Small backseat
  • Small cargo area
  • Modest ground clearance

3 trims

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Our 2018 Mazda CX-3 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Low-speed automatic emergency braking now standard
  • New suspension, transmission and steering tuning
  • Heated steering wheel now available
  • Five-seat subcompact SUV
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Mazda Connect multimedia system standard

2018 Mazda CX-3 review: Our expert's take


What it is: The five-seat Mazda CX-3 subcompact SUV competes with bite-sized SUVs such as the Jeep Renegade, Chevrolet Trax and Honda HR-V. The CX-3's footprint is considerably smaller than the Mazda CX-5 compact SUV; it looks more like a small hatchback than an SUV.


Smart City Brake Support, a low-speed automatic emergency braking system, is now standard. A power driver's seat with a memory feature and a heated steering wheel are now available. Other changes include a retuned suspension, transmission and steering, as well as more sound insulation and thicker rear windows.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.1
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Comfortable, interior is quiet

Pleased, I expected as a small car that the ride would be bumpy. It rides like a larger car. No under carriage noise. No window noise. Very important to me.

4.0

Feels like in a cockpit very futuristic design

Feels like in a small cockpit handles very well good pickup for a 4 cylinder my daughters like the car too n now want one themselves

4.1

New car in the past week

I'm enjoying the car. The only difficulty that I've encountered is that I can't get XM satellite radio started in my car since the trial subscription had long expired by the time I purchased the car.

See all 35 consumer reviews

Compare the competitors

2017

Honda HR-V

$19,465

starting MSRP

2019

Hyundai Kona

$19,990

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2017

Mazda CX-5

$24,045

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