2017 Mazda CX-3 For Sale From CardinaleWay Mazda a Tempe Area Mazda Dealer

Buyers looking for a small, affordable crossover should place the 2017 Mazda CX-3 at the top of their list. There are many reasons the CX-3 is one of the most popular crossovers on the market. It represents the best value in its class, it’s fun to drive and it has head-turning looks. If you need another reason to buy a Mazda CX-3 at a dealer like Tempe Mazda, consider its outstanding safety scores.

When it comes to performance, there isn’t another small crossover that can beat the CX-3. With sporty handling and responsive steering, the Mazda CX-3 seems like a more expensive vehicle. The now-standard G-Vectoring Control improves stability, boosts traction, lessens driver workload, and delivers a more comfortable and pleasant ride. The available all-wheel-drive system supplies maximum grip when it’s needed.

The classy interior contains high-quality materials. The full complement of technology features includes a standard infotainment touchscreen, while the top-of-the-line Grand Touring model has optional advanced safety gear.

Here’s what the automotive experts at Kelley Blue Book wrote about the CX-3: “The 2017 Mazda CX-3 emphasizes good handling, sharp looks and a sporty demeanor. If that's what you want in your subcompact SUV — the word "sport" is right there after all — then this is where you'll want to start shopping.”

The five-seat 2017 Mazda CX-3 is available in three models: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. Motivating the CX-3 is a 2.0-liter, Skyactiv-G four-cylinder engine that puts out 146 horsepower and 146 lb.-ft. of torque, connected to a six-speed automatic gearbox with manual-shift Sport mode. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is offered as an option.

Today's Tempe Area Mazda Drivers Depend on Fuel Economy and Comfort

Mazda’s legendary SkyActiv technology provides the 2017 CX-3 with just the right blend of performance and fuel economy. Front-wheel-drive models get EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 29 city/34 highway. With all-wheel drive, the CX-3 checks in with 27 city/32 highway.*

The base Sport trim comes with a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a rear roof spoiler, a height-adjustable driver seat, a rearview camera, 16-inch wheels, automatic headlights, air conditioning, push-button ignition, cruise control, a six-speaker stereo, a USB port, internet radio, Bluetooth, voice controls an auxiliary audio jack and a 7-inch touchscreen interface.

The Touring trim adds features such as 18-inch wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a leather-wrapped shifter, leatherette and cloth upholstery, heated front seats, heated mirrors, a front-row center armrest, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and keyless entry and ignition.

Opt for the Grand Touring trim level and you’ll enjoy a host of advanced standard equipment, including LED foglights and taillights, adaptive LED headlights, a sunroof, leather and synthetic suede upholstery, upgraded instrumentation, automatic climate control, a head-up display, a nav system, a rear cargo cover and steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles. The Grand Touring also features a premium seven-speaker Bose audio system, satellite radio and HD radio.

The 2017 Mazda CX-3 was engineered with safety in mind, so it’s no surprise it received outstanding crash-test scores. The NHTSA gave the CX-3 five-out-of-five stars in overall crash testing. The CX-3 also received the top scores by the IIHS in all crash tests, and it was christened one of the organization’s Top Safety Pick+ vehicles.

* All vehicle mileage based on 2017 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.