Top 10 Reasons to Buy a Mazda CX-3 - (Oops... A Few More Than 5)

1. Fantastic Handling

No other car in the Mazda CX-3's class handles like this car does. The extremely well-designed suspension and responsive chassis make handling this car on all terrain types and road curvatures a breeze. Whether you're on a newly paved highway going seventy miles per hour or on a curvy country road, you'll feel secure making all types of turns.

2. Good Acceleration

For a subcompact crossover, this car can accelerate. The Mazda CX-3's transmission is extremely responsive, allowing the car to rev up to high speeds quite quickly. 

3. Solid Active Safety Features

Standard models come with great active safety features like the automatic braking. Touring and Grand Touring models come with even more active safety features. Mazda includes the i-Activsense system in these models, in which a system of forward and back cameras monitor all blind spots and apply automated safety measures if necessary. These measures include adaptive cruise control, rear traffic alert, and even automatic high-beams.

4. Intuitive Infotainment

It's very intuitive and easy to navigate. The 7-inch screen is perched at the top of the center console, and rotary knobs surround the screen if users prefer to use analog buttons instead of the touchscreen. Menus are simple to read and press through.

5. Reliable Engine

The Mazda CX-3's engine is definitely recognizable as one of Mazda's own. The 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine packs a nice 146 horsepower and revs aggressively just like other Mazda models. The throttle response is accurately linear, letting you go from 0 to 60 without any sudden lapses or drops in acceleration.

6. Fuel Efficiency

If you're looking for the most eco-friendly car in this class, then you've found it. The Mazda CX-3 has by far the highest EPA estimates in its class. City driving lets this beast get up to 29 miles per gallon regularly. Upon test driving, this seems accurate. Highway driving averages between 33-35 miles per gallon. Overall, the combined EPA rating gives the CX-3 an astounding 31 mpg. With its great gas mileage, the CX-3's range extends to about 350 miles.

7. Responsive Braking

Many cars in this class feel extremely unresponsive when braking, particularly around corners. The Mazda CX-3 is the opposite. You can feel the rear of the car as you brake, especially during heavy cornering. Having a responsive back end on a car of this size is very useful.

8. Roomy Front Seats

The CX-3's front seats have plenty of space, both for the driver and the passenger. The car's legroom measures at just under 42 inches. It's easy to stretch your legs out quite comfortably.

9. Nice, Minimal Interior

Lately, many companies have started maximizing features on the interior of their cars. Mazda prefers to keep things simple, providing you the necessities with just a few extra comfort features. The leather on the seats is soft and not fussy, and the accents on interior styling are understated and stylish.

10. Bold Exterior

Mazda's exteriors and facades are always bold and bright, and the CX-3 is no exception. The curves around the cabin accent the hood (and the engine beneath it), while the contouring on the rear of the car understates how compact it truly is.