The 2020 Mazda CX-3 remains one of America’s highest-rated compact crossovers. According to Phoenix area Mazda dealers, only the Sport trim returns for 2020. However, it’s now loaded with more features. Not only has Mazda added standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but you’ll also receive last year’s optional i-Activsense safety package at no additional cost.
When test driving the new CX-3 at the Mazda dealer near Phoenix, you can experience this crossover’s lively performance. Under the hood rests a 2.0-liter SkyActiv four-cylinder engine that develops 148 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission sends power to the wheels.
Fuel economy is another strong point for the new CX-3 While the front-wheel-drive model returns an EPA-estimated 29 mpg city/34 mpg highway, opting for Mazda’s i-Activ AWD system returns 27 mpg city/32 mpg highway.*
Very few competitors can match the CX-3’s sporty road manners. Superior handling makes the CX-3 especially entertaining to drive. Designed to apply light braking force to the outer wheels when cornering, G-Vectoring Control Plus enhances the crossover’s stability.
The 2020 Mazda CX-3’s sleek styling helps it to stand out from the crowd. An athletic stance further enhances the CX-3's commanding road presence. Sporty alloy wheels and a roof spoiler come standard. You’ll have a total of eight paint colors to choose from, including premium options like Soul Red Crystal Metallic and Snowflake White Pearl Mica.
Passenger comfort is a top priority for the 2020 Mazda CX-3. Five-passenger seating makes it a perfect fit for small families. Popular amenities, like automatic climate control and premium cloth seats, come standard. A versatile cargo area adds to the CX-3’s everyday practicality.
When behind the wheel of the CX-3, drivers are surrounded by modern features. The 7.0-inch Mazda Connect touchscreen is sure to impress technology lovers. It provides a console-mounted controller for easier operation while on the road. After plugging in your smartphone to the interface, you can stream your favorite mobile apps and music playlists. Other standard features include a six-speaker audio system with internet streaming radio apps, a backup camera, Bluetooth, and remote keyless entry.
In terms of passenger safety, the 2020 Mazda CX-3 ranks among the segment leaders. When crash-tested by the NHTSA, it received an overall five-star rating. The top score of Good in all tests and Top Safety Pick+ honors from the IIHS further highlight the CX-3’s excellent impact protection. Mazda’s newly standard i-Activsense package also helps you to stay secure. If you fail to react to an oncoming road hazard, Advanced Smart City Brake Support with pedestrian detection can automatically bring the SUV to a stop. Meanwhile, Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go helps drivers maintain a safe flowing distance. Other valuable accident-avoidance technologies include blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and lane departure warning.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2020 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.