Kelley Blue Book Value®
$13,570 - $21,865
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
27 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
146
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$13,570 - $21,865
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
27 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
146
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.4 Overall Score
Performance 4.7 Comfort 4.1 Styling 4.6 Value 4.2

Editor's Overview

The all-new 2016 Mazda CX-3 catches the recent tidal wave of fresh small SUVs, and it offers attractive styling, a slew of nice-to-have features and a strong dose of fun-to-drive as its ...

Mazda CX-3 Models & Trims

2016 Mazda CX-3 Owner Reviews

4.36

73 Reviews

48% 42% 7% 3% 1 star 0%

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It's a very compact crossover. The AWD feature is great, gas mileage is good also and it's priced well enough. But if you're looking for a true crossover suv or if you travel and need the cargo space in the back this may not be the car for you. I have a hard time picking up 2 people from the airport and being able to fit their luggage in the car as well.

When I was in the process of purchasing a vehicle the Cx-3 was Mazda's new model out so there wasn't too much feedback from current owners of that model so I had to go by what Mazda's dealership told me. I had a few requirements including AWD, enough passenger space, as I was going to be using this car for work in real estate and need to be able to fit clients comfortably in my car to take out, and lastly decent gas mileage as well as affordable maintenance. At first I was just so happy to have a new car and was in a rush since I needed to purchase right away as my car had been totaled in an accident but I knew I wanted to go with Mazda or Nissan since our next car purchase was going to be an electric vehicle but Tesla has not yet come out with their more affordable model at the time. The car is very tight inside and I wasn't able to comfortably fit two people in my backseat without moving the front seats all the way up, which made my drive and the front passengers very uncomfortable. Also I had to have tires special ordered when there were nails and glass in the street ruining two brand new tires right after buying my car. I spent right about $600 on two tires and had to wait for them to be ordered because no one had the tires to fit this vehicle in stock at the time and there weren't options available when ordering I had to go with more expensive tires. Since both tires were ruined and I only had one donut and no spare at that time I ended up having to rent a car until the tires were delivered 5 days later. Even currently when looking for filters and other maintenance items for the CX-3 there's not many options compared to all the other Mazda models and find my air filters cost much more in comparison to the other filters available for the other models. Even cargo space is not as large as it appears and larger items are very difficult get into the car because the trunks small opening and door. My husband is happy driving the car, but he had a Honda Fit previously so he's used to a compact car. I can't consider this a "crossover suv" it's more the a compact hatchback with AWD. I would've went with another model if things would've been explained more honestly. But they made the car seem like consumers love it and it's roomy, with great gas mileage etc. I currently have to switch cars with a coworker every time I have to take clients out and if I wasn't lucky enough to have someone willing to do that we would've had to purchase another car for myself to be able to use for work.

- Christine N

All wheel drive that can really handle the most with the very least gas mileage.

My Mazda was a perfect fit for the kind of driving I needed to do to get to school, to work, and just around town. I wanted to have the convenience of a 4-door vehicle, but the size that takes on tight city streets easily. It also featured great storage features, with the seats that collapse in the back to create a larger trunk space, which I have used on many occasions to move house, manage furniture, and other feats. It is an AWD vehicle and it gets much better mileage than other cars I have driven, so it is kind to my wallet when I do have to pump for gas. It has a Bluetooth capability that has helped me stay connected to music, calls, and has two USB ports that keep my devices charged. It is not without faults, however, since there is no center console for storage, and I have had to take it in for issues pertaining to the ac and other electronic features. Other than that, this car has been a dream and I love the way it feels to drive it.

- Rachel R

More than just something to drive.

Smooth, comfortable ride. Quiet in the cabin. Great heating/ac system for front seat, allowing passenger and driver to individually control temps (no such extension to back seat). Radio easy to control from steering wheel but horribly hard to control from the center console. Heads -up display. Cruise control. GPS. Bluetooth. Only two USB ports, both in center console, none in back seat. Fold-down drink holder in back seat. Side mirror blind spot warning lights (love these!) And back up camera. Cannot pop hatchback from inside vehicle -- very inconvenient. Bigger/higher profile than a car, but still smaller than a true SUV. Mpg in the high 20's. Lately the computerized entertainment system has been freezing (unable to change stations or input source, etc.) -- can be re-booted, but irritating every time and it is been happening a lot.

- Carol C

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$13,570 - $16,035
$18,068 - $20,689

Horsepower

Horsepower
146 hp
146 hp

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L SKYACTIV
2.0L SKYACTIV
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.7 in.
41.7 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.4 in.
37.6 - 38.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35 in.
35 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.2 in.
37.2 in.

Entertainment

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
101.2 in.
101.2 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
34.8 ft.

Width

Width
69.6 in.
69.6 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2809 - 2952 .lbs
2809 - 2952 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
146 hp
146 hp

Torque

Torque
146 ft. lbs.
146 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
11.9 - 12.7 gal.
11.9 - 12.7 gal.

Combined

Combined
28 - 34 mpg
28 - 34 mpg

City

City
27 - 29 mpg
27 - 29 mpg

Highway

Highway
32 - 35 mpg
32 - 35 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
Not Tested

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety