2018 Mazda CX-3 From Mazda Mesa a Tempe Area Mazda Dealer

There are many subcompact crossovers available to buyers, but let’s face it, most of them fail to create much excitement. They were designed for the masses and will get you from point A to point B reasonably well. But buyers who want a car in this class that’s truly a joy to drive will want to place the 2018 Mazda CX-3 on their list. Dealerships like the Tempe Mazda dealer carry the CX-3 in three exciting trim levels: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring.

Some highlights of the 2018 Mazda CX-3 include improved firmer suspension tuning, a standard automatic low-speed emergency braking system, excellent fuel economy, additional sound insulation material and comfortable seating. The now-standard G-Vectoring Control system makes the ride feel like a sporty little hatchback.

All CX-3 trims are outfitted with standard front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive available as an option. Powering the 2018 Mazda CX-3 is a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder SkyActiv engine that puts out 146 horses and 146 lb.-ft. of torque, teamed to a six-speed automatic transmission that features manual-shift Sport mode. The upper Grand Touring trim includes paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel.

You’d be hard-pressed to find an automotive review that doesn’t give the CX-3 high marks. Kelley Blue Book wrote: “Mazda’s 2018 CX-3 is by far the most athletic and fun-to-drive entry in the subcompact-SUV field. … If you’re looking for a subcompact with an all-weather drivetrain, racy good looks and exemplary ride and handling characteristics, we think Mazda’s 2018 CX-3 deserves a test drive.”

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The 2018 Mazda CX-3 delivers excellent fuel economy, with EPA-estimated ratings at 29 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway with front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive models return 27 mpg city/32 mpg highway.*

The sporty CX-3 features styling similar to a coupe. You’ll even find twin exhaust tips and a roof spoiler on the base Sport trim. The Touring features 18-inch alloy wheels, while the top-of-the-line Grand Touring gets full LED lighting. Seven exciting paint colors are on offer, including Snowflake White Pearl Mica and Soul Red Metallic. You’re bound to find a CX-3 in a color you’ll love.

On the inside, you’ll find a premium cabin that includes comfortable, supportive seating that makes long drives a joy. The dash is user-friendly, and the controls are intelligently placed. Equipment that comes standard includes Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, keyless entry, power door locks and windows, push-button start, a 7-inch touchscreen, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel and USB. Opt for the Touring or Grand Touring model and you get even more amenities. A premium Bose audio system comes standard on the Grand Touring and is available on the Sport and Touring models.

The NHTSA gave the 2018 Mazda CX-3 its highest crash-test score of five stars. A rearview camera is standard, and available safety equipment includes blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, traffic sign recognition, lane departure warning and rear cross traffic alert.

* All vehicle mileage based on 2018 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.