2017 Mazda CX-3 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Meteor Gray Mica
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$18,338 - $25,284
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
27 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
146
Seats
5

How 2017 Mazda CX-3 Ranks In Its Class

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#10
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#14
  By Experts
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#6
  By MPG

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.3 Overall Score
Performance 4.6Comfort 4.1Styling 4.6Value 4.1

Editor's Overview

All-new last year, the 2017 Mazda CX-3 puts its emphasis on fun handling and sharp looks rather than ultimate passenger and cargo hauling. That makes the CX-3 something of a niche vehicle, but truth be told, Mazda nailed it in both categories. The CX-3 looks great from every angle, and is easily the most fun-to-drive subcompact SUV you'll find.

Mazda CX-3 Models & Trims

Sport $18,338 - $21,029
Horsepower: 146 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5, 18 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Touring $20,344 - $23,239
Horsepower: 146 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 6.5, 18 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Grand Touring $21,977 - $25,284
Horsepower: 146 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.51
2 star
0%
1 star
0%

Good value, fun to drive, comfortable vehicle option!

We love that it has spacious interior & we can fit a lot inside when we need to haul things. The stereo system is decent and the seats are very comfortable. We like the comfort/smooth ride while on road trips. For the size of vehicle, the gas mileage is decent. We have taken friends on road trips and all sat comfortably in the car. One driver is tall and fits comfortably in the driver seat. One downfall we wish was better is that is the GPS does not always have the best route and is not user friendly to navigate.

Kelly A
Helpful

Smooth ride, efficient. No sacrifices.

Our new car handles like a dream. It rides very smooth and the turning radius is amazing. We really love the 'sport' mode. The seats are comfortable and the car is rather spacious. My only issue with the car is the access ability. It is a push button start but you have to press the key fob to open the doors, so it is a little clunky. The Mazda 3 is gas efficient while also being quite powerful for it is smaller engine. Even at 85 mph the ride is smooth and the vehicle handles very well.

Jamie C
Helpful

Keyless but not so much of keyless.

I do not have any problems with my current car. I leased it about an year and half ago so it is pretty new. I haven't had any issue with the car. One feature that I'd like to add is smart lock on the door. The starting system is the keyless but I only have to open the door with unlock button on the key which seems little odd for me at first.

Jenny O
Helpful

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$18,338 - $21,029
$20,344 - $23,239

Horsepower

Horsepower
146 (hp)
146 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L SKYACTIV
2.0L SKYACTIV
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

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.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Premium Synthetic, Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/60HR16
P215/50VR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
101.2 (in.)
101.2 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 (ft.)
34.8 (ft.)

Length

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.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
11.9 (gal.)
11.9 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
31 (mpg)
31 (mpg)

City

City
28 (mpg)
28 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
33 (mpg)
33 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Standard

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
Front
Side
Rollover

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
G
Side
G
Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
G
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Blind Spot Sensor
  • Rear Collision Warning

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (0)

This vehicle has no recalls.

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