2020 Mazda CX-3

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$20,640

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

SUV

Body style

31

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

168.3” x 60.7”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

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

The bad:

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

1 trim

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • Five-seat subcompact SUV
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Many active safety features now standard
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto now standard
See also: How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2020 Mazda CX-3?

2020 Mazda CX-3 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 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 2020 Mazda CX-3?

New standard active safety features include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, high-beam control, and adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability. Newly standard convenience features include automatic air conditioning, a head-up display, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. LED headlights, taillights and daytime running lights are also standard. 

What Features in the 2020 Mazda CX-3 Are Most Important?

Standard features include push-button start, automatic headlights, a multimedia system with a 7-inch screen, and Bluetooth connectivity. 

Should I Buy the 2020 Mazda CX-3?

If you’re looking for a feature-packed, affordable subcompact SUV with better-than-average interior quality, the CX-3 is worth a look. Its backseat, however, is especially small, and its multimedia interface isn’t great to use. 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior 4.5
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.8
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

4.0

Love to hate my cx3, but its worth it most days.

I bought my Mazda right off the lot in 2020. Its a very nice car, very reliable, perfect for long trips, my only issue was that ot wouldn't shift while I was going up hills/mountains while i drove in regular, had to switch to Manuel to get it to shift properly. The back seat is way small for anyone to sit comfortably, and the seats are to hard to sit comfortably as well. But all in all I love my car i love mazda brand. I wish I would have gotten a bigger size and not the cx3.

5.0

Excellent feeling to drive

This cars is zippy and handle nicely. We considered other vehicles and did many test drives before settling on the Mazda CX-3 2020. The customer service was excellent.

5.0

Mazda is my brand and I’m staying with them

I bought the sedan to improve the right side blind spot and it’s much more open than the hatchback , AWD package was my choice and it handles very well , you need some time to get used to the entertain system but it’s fine , paying attention to the road is more important

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Safety

Based on the 2020 Mazda CX-3 base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
5
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
5
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
5
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
13.8%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles

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