Mazda is finally giving us pricing details about its 2016 Mazda CX-3. The subcompact crossover, which comes with a six-speed transmission, starts at around $20,000. That’s right around the same price of the Honda HR-V when both are equipped with an automatic transmission.
“We wanted to send a strong statement that new buyers, early adopters, empty-nesters and right-sizers can get everything they want in a crossover that fits their needs. CX-3 offers the same technologies and thrilling driving experience seen across the rest of Mazda’s award-winning lineup that we believe will be a great gateway to the Mazda brand,” says Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO, MNAO.
The CX-3 offers options galore in three trim levels and two packages. The base trim is the Sport and starts at $19,960. The middle trim is the Touring and starts at $21,960. The top of the line Grand Touring starts at $24,990.
The bump from the base Sport to the Touring adds leatherette heated seating, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, keyless entry, and heated door mirrors. It is also available with a Technology Package that cost $1,410 and adds a moonroof, Sirius XM and HD radio, and a rear cargo cover.
The Grand Touring adds on to the Touring and Technology package with navigation, Adaptive Front-lighting System, Active Driving Display pop-up head-up display, leather and suede two-toned seats, steering wheel paddle shifters, and LED headlights, daytime running lights and taillights. It also features a seven-speaker Bose audio system for jamming out on any adventure.
There is also a i-ActiveSense safety package for the Grand Touring. It cost $1,920 and adds on Radar Cruise Control, Smart Brake Support, High Beam Control System, Lane Departure Warning System, rain-sensing wipers, and auto on/off headlights.
Engine options are limited to one, a SkyActiv-G 2.0-liter engine that cranks out 146 horses with 146 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with six-speed automatic transmission with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive which is available on all models for $1,250. FWD gets an estimated 29 mpg city and 35 mpg highway with AWD getting slightly less.
All models feature a clearly Mazda design with a five-point grille, strong sporty lines, and a muscular stance that fulfill the KODO “Soul of Motion” credo. A rearview camera, push-button start, and the Mazda Connect technology system that offers Bluetooth phone connectivity also come standard.
The new subcompact crossover CX-3 is expected to arrive in dealerships mid-August. So get ready for a fresh new size Mazda adventure.