Mazda CX-3 Video Review

08 Sep 2015 Car Reviews

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Mazda CX-3 Video Review

It may be small, but don’t underestimate the Mazda CX-3. It’s stylish, it’s feature-packed, and it’s full of character.

WHERE DOES IT FEEL AT HOME? 

If you’re after an SUV for the city, the CX-3 hits the mark. It’s based on the excellent Mazda 2, which means it’s small and nimble and ideal in tight traffic. It’s even available in all-wheel drive versions for confidence in wet weather and on gravel roads.

The CX-3 is designed for modern lifestyles. The wide range of models means there’s a CX-3 that can do just about anything you could ask of a small SUV. It’ll get you through your commute with a smile and still let you explore the great outdoors.

STAND OUT FEATURE 

If I had to pick one stand-out feature about the CX-3, it’d be this interior. For such a small car it’s packed with individuality and equipment. It’s also a bit of a bargain, with the entry-level Neo model coming in at a very competitive price.

WE LOVE

Let’s talk about fuel. The CX-3 is available with both petrol and diesel engines. The diesel claims just 4.8L/100km. In car speak, that’s really good. Cheaper to run and better for the environment. The petrol engine’s economy is good too. We also love the CX-3s compact size. It’s an SUV but without the rudeness. In fact it’s only a little bit longer and taller than the Mazda 2, just enough to give it more boot space.

THINGS WE'D LIKE TO CHANGE 

As a car aimed at young couples the space in the backseat isn’t really the CX-3’s strong point. You’ll get your mates in here at a pinch, but you wouldn’t want to do any long trips. Visibility over-the-shoulder can also be a bit tricky, and it’s kind of noisy inside, but it’s not so bad you’ll want to wear headphones.

WHO WILL IT SUIT?

The Mazda CX-3 is made for fashionable young people who like a weekend away just as much as they enjoy being surrounded by the city lights. And who wouldn’t the best of both worlds?

Click here to read the full review on the Mazda CX-3.