San Luis Obispo Mazda Commuters and Shoppers Decisions Are Made Easy With The 2020 Mazda CX-3
Buyers looking for a subcompact crossover that delivers the perfect blend of stylish design and exceptional handling should take a look at the 2020 Mazda CX-3. Drivers appreciate the CX-3’s higher driving stance, premium interior and outstanding fuel economy. The CX-3 gives buyers a lot for their money, with a price tag at dealers like the San Luis Obispo area Mazda dealership that won’t strain their budgets.
The 2020 Mazda CX-3 is available in a single trim level, called Sport. Powering the CX-3 is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 148 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional. The folks at the Mazda dealership near San Luis Obispo told us that in Car and Driver’s testing, the CX-3 made it to 60 mph from a standstill in 8.1 seconds.
We expect excellent fuel economy figures from Mazda vehicles, and the CX-3 doesn’t disappoint. EPA-estimated fuel economy is rated at 29 mpg city/34 mpg highway with front-wheel drive.* All-wheel-drive models check in with 27 mpg city/32 mpg highway.
Automotive Review Praise Continues
The automotive experts at Edmunds gave the Mazda CX-3 high marks, writing: “[The] Mazda CX-3 is a standout for its evocative exterior design and sporty driving dynamics. … Combined with strong fuel economy numbers and a comprehensive list of available advanced safety features, the … Mazda CX-3 deserves your consideration in an ever-growing class.”
Because there’s a single trim level, buyers get plenty of standard features, including keyless entry, power windows and locks, automatic climate control, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, push-button start, cruise control, a head-up display, automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning and blind-spot monitoring. The standard Mazda Connect infotainment system features a 7.0-inch touchscreen, voice commands, Bluetooth, USB and a rearview camera.
We’re particularly impressed by the CX-3’s standard LED headlights, taillights and daytime running lights. The headlights feature automatic leveling and an automatic auto off/on feature.
Comfort and Safety
Step inside the CX-3, and you’ll experience its attractively detailed cabin. Soft leather, chrome detailing and textured plastic give the interior a decidedly luxurious look and feel. The user-friendly climate control system features big rotary knobs on the dash. The standard infotainment system’s 7.0-inch touchscreen utilizes a rotary knob controller, which allows the driver to operate the system without the need to reach forward while driving. The innovative head-up display projects data like the speed and navigation information while allowing drivers to keep their eyes on the road.
Safety is criticial to buyers looking for a new family SUV. The 2020 Mazda CX-3 is very safe, having received the highest marks of Good in all IIHIS crash tests. Additionally, the organization named the 2020 CX-3 a Top Safety Pick+ model. The 2020 Mazda CX-3 received the top rating of five stars for overall safety from the NHTSA.
* 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.