What everyone is saying about the 2016 Mazda CX-3
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What everyone is saying about the 2016 Mazda CX-3

The 2016 Mazda CX-3 is meant for the city

Having just launched on the market, the 2016 Mazda CX-3 is certainly the new kid on the block. Offering plenty of interior space and a sporty design that is sure to turn heads, the CX-3 is the perfect sport ute for city dwellers or for those living in the country that just need a little space.

If you are looking for something small yet practical that is a blast to drive in the city, the Mazda CX-3 has you covered. Powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that offers 156 hp, it comes standard with FWD while all-wheel drive is optional. There are three trim levels including GX, GS and GT, and the entry-level variant starts at $ 20,695.

We covered most of the basic information of the 2016 Mazda CX-3 in a previous article that you can check out here.

Now it’s time to have a look at what others have said about the brand new 2016 Mazda CX-3

The CX-3 is a fun and feisty runabout with a can-do attitude, offering taut handling paired with edgy styling. A 146-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a six-speed automatic with front-wheel drive provide the zoom-zoom; all-wheel drive is optional. The CX-3 relies on its sport-tuned suspension and creative weight-saving measures to maintain Mazda’s unique brand of driving pleasure. The cabin is equally well designed, featuring high-quality materials and modern driving aids – Car And Driver

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Given continuing cheap gas prices and the rising fuel efficiency of SUVs of all sizes, we suspect the CX-3 will do very well. Its sales may be closer to those of the Fiat 500X or the MINI Countryman than Honda's high-volume HR-V, but it's reasonably priced and much more capable for the usual tasks of hauling people and a whole lot of stuff. And it's fun to drive, which can't be said of the Honda or the Chevy.

The CX-3 shines on first impression. The exterior design is one of the most impressive, cohesive renderings of the company's Kodo design theme yet. Only the latest MX-5 Miata wears the sinewy curves and taut lines better. From any angle, the CX-3 is an attractive vehicle, offering an elegant, up-market feel with a clear intention for sporty behavior on its sleeve – The Car Connection

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Another welcome CX-3 trait is its thrifty fuel economy. With front-wheel drive, you'll see an impressive 31 mpg in combined city/highway driving, according to the EPA, while the all-wheel-drive version still registers 29 mpg highway. That's about as good as it gets in this segment. Unlike many fuel misers, the CX-3 can also get out of its own way, providing respectable acceleration that takes some of the stress out of highway merging and passing – Edmunds.com

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