2019 Mazda CX-3

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Key Specs

of the 2019 Mazda CX‑3. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Interior quality
  • Steering feel
  • Attention to detail, inside and out
  • Ground-hugging stance
  • Responsive six-speed automatic

The Bad

  • Small backseat
  • Small cargo area
  • Modest ground clearance
  • Multimedia system interface

Notable Features of the 2019 Mazda CX-3

  • Mildly updated styling
  • Five-seat subcompact SUV
  • Mazda Connect multimedia system standard
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Low-speed automatic emergency braking standard
  • Heated steering wheel available

What Is the 2019 Mazda CX-3?

The Mazda CX-3 is a subcompact SUV that seats five. It’s powered by a 148-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that works with a six-speed automatic transmission. Front- and all-wheel-drive versions are available. Competitors include the Fiat 500X, Ford EcoSport and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

What's New on the 2019 Mazda CX-3?

An electronic parking brake is now standard, and the center console and armrest have been revised for more storage space. The front seats are new and can be finished in full-leather upholstery. Exterior changes include new grille styling, taillights and wheels.

What Features in the 2019 Mazda CX-3 Are Most Important?

Numerous high-tech safety features are available, including pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability and lane departure warning. Available upscale features include a head-up display, heated steering wheel and adaptive LED headlights.

Should I Buy the 2019 Mazda CX-3?

If you are looking for an affordable subcompact SUV with better-than-average interior quality, the CX-3 is worth a look. It offers a lot of high-end features, but its backseat is especially small and its multimedia interface isn't great to use. 


2019 Mazda CX-3 Road Test

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Awesome Drive and Great Features for a Crossover!

by Lester Tsai Photography from Hillsboro, Oregon on September 20, 2018

Love it! Drives great which is why I bought it in the first place. On top of that the features and options on the car are really nice too. Love the paddle shifting and quick nimble drive. Having the ... Read full review

(4.0)

One month in, so far it's great

by Molly from Burnsville, MN on August 8, 2018

I just got the touring package. I had to have windows tinted, garage door opener installed and remote start. Other than that the package was good. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2019 Mazda CX-3 currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2019 Mazda CX-3 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

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New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Less than 6 years/less than 80,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12,000 miles

  • Powertrain warranty

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    160-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The CX-3 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Latch or Latch system

B

Infant seat

D

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

B

Rear-facing convertible

C

Booster

(second row)

B
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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