Mazda

Mazda CX-3

Price $19,995 – $29,995
Fuel consumption 6.9 – 9.0 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 80%(view ratings)
The CX-3’s traditional GX, GS and GT trims inherit the SKYACTIV 2.0L four-cylinder engine and G-Vectoring Control system. All versions offer optional i-ACTIV all-wheel drive. In some versions, you can also add the i-ACTIVESENSE and Technology packages, that latter being the only one incorporating the Traffic Sign Recognition System. And as with all Mazda vehicles, the CX-3 comes with an unlimited mileage warranty.

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Test Drives2019 Mazda CX-3 GT: Staying in Shape
As more and more small crossovers are hitting the market, consumers are trading in their cars for these urban runabouts. The Mazda CX-3 was introduced for the 2016 model year and was quickly adopted for its athletic styling, fun-to-drive character and reasonable price. In order to compete with popular rivals …
BlogThe Most Affordable AWD Sport-utility Vehicles in Canada
To confront our harsh winters, a vehicle equipped with an all-wheel drivetrain has an undeniable advantage. The biggest selection of affordably priced models is found in the small SUV segment, and every automaker offers at least one of them in their product line-up. The least-expensive AWD SUV currently on sale …
Test Drives2018 Mazda CX-3: For the Responsible Sportsman
When you’re young and impetuous, you dream of owning a sports car so that every drive will be exhilarating. Life, however, brings you back to reality pretty fast. Bills pile up, it becomes harder to pay for an expensive car and, once kids enter the picture, you need a practical …
Test DrivesVideo: 2017 Mazda CX-3 in 10 points we like... or not
The Mazda CX-3 is the Japanese brand's entry in the subcompact SUV segment, which is growing in popularity. It holds its own against the Honda HR-V, the Subaru Crosstrek and the Mitsubishi RVR thanks to its dynamic design, and especially its inspiring drive. What it loses in practicality is made …
Special EventsMazda Adventure Rally: The Conclusion
On the morning of the third and final day of the Mazda Adventure Rally, our morale was pretty low. From a purely mathematical perspective, the Car Guide’s team was out of the game. The silver lining, of course, was that we still had a gorgeous drive ahead of us! Whereas …
Special EventsMazda Adventure Rally: Days 1 and 2
If you aren’t familiar with the Mazda Adventure Rally, let me fill you in. For the past three years, Mazda has been organizing a rally that gets various media teams to vie for points by completing various challenges over the course of several days. The team with the most points …
BlogWhy Doesn’t The 2016 Mazda CX-3 Come With A Manual Transmission?
We recently attended the launch of the all-new 2016 Mazda CX-3. As the latest addition to the family, this vehicle is bound to catch its share of the headlines this year. Our first impression was resoundingly positive. During the technical presentation, we were surprised to find out that it will …
First Drives2016 Mazda CX-3: Rising Star!
Introducing a new model is always a big deal for a manufacturer, and that goes double when it's a vehicle in a popular and competitive segment. The CX-3’s arrival is very important for Mazda, which sees the model as a potentially spearhead for the automaker going forward. It also represents …

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NewsRefreshed 2019 Mazda CX-3 Now on Sale; Pricing Announced
In order to keep up with ever-growing and more modern competition, the popular Mazda CX-3 gets a number of improvements for the 2019 model year, as initially revealed during its launch at the New York International Auto Show in late March. It goes on sale this month across Canada and …
New York2019 Mazda CX-3 on Display in New York
NEW YORK CITY – Mazda’s subcompact SUV has been a popular choice in Canada since it hit the market for the 2016 model year. However, in its segment, it currently ranks fourth in sales for the 2018 calendar year, behind the Nissan Qashqai , the Honda HR-V and the Subaru …
NewsA Manual Transmission for the 2018 Mazda CX-3
When the Mazda CX-3 subcompact SUV was launched in 2016, we were immediately seduced by its dynamic drive and its design. However, we lamented the absence of the manual gearbox, even though the vast majority of buyers would still choose the automatic transmission. It’s just that Mazda is a brand …
NewsAJAC’s Canadian Green Car of the Year Awards Announced in Vancouver
While the New York Auto Show is grabbing much of the automotive press’ attention this week, the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada just unveiled the winners of their annual Canadian Green Car of the Year Awards at the Vancouver Auto Show. This year, the Chevrolet Volt grabs the title of …
Geneva2016 World Car of the Year: Top Three Finalists Announced in Geneva
GENEVA, Switzerland – On the first of two media days at the Geneva International Motor Show, the World Car Awards announced the three finalists in each of their usual five judging categories. A panel made up of 73 automotive journalists from around the world, including yours truly, have submitted their …
News2016 World Car Of The Year Finalists Announced
Every year, the World Car of the Year Awards program recognizes the best new vehicles on the planet automakers have to offer. A panel composed of 73 automotive journalists from around the world – two from Canada, including yours truly – submitted their votes electronically last week. The finalists in …

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Video Reviews
Mazda CX-3: 2018 Best Buy in its class by the Car Guide
The Mazda CX- 3 is a compact SUV, and belongs in the most in-demand segment of the auto industry right now. It stands out from the competition with great driving dynamics, versatility and all-wheel drive. The CX-3’s cabin was designed to look like the cockpit of a sports car. The …
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Review: 2016 Mazda CX-3
With automakers everywhere taking part in the feeding frenzy that is the compact crossover segment, it was only a matter a time before Mazda jumped in. Brad Diamond was in Arizona for the launch of the all-new Mazda CX-3, a vehicle that is no baby CX-5, but rather stands on …
Motoring TV
Motoring TV 2016 Affordable Crossover of the Year
Like sedans before it, crossovers are exploding in popularity around the world. With so many new entrants on the market for 2016, and so many sub-segments to deal with, Motoring TV's 2016 Car of the Year show features not one, not two, but three crossover segments. This time we take …
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Test Drive: 2016 Mazda CX-3
"One of the hottest segments in Canada at the moment," says Graeme Fletcher, "is the compact crossover." Mazda's entry is the 2016 CX-3 , "an attractive ride that brings flexibility in an urban-friendly package." Graeme hit the skid pad at Woodbine Racetrack to find out more about the all-new CX-3.