Mazda CX-3

Price $21,045 – $31,045
Fuel consumption 6.9 – 8.8 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 79%(view ratings)
For 2019, the CX-3 subcompact crossover boasts improved materials and sound insulation, fully redesigned front seats (with newly available full-leather seating surfaces) and an electronic parking brake that frees up space for storage on the centre console. Outside, the grille, wheels and taillights feature an updated design. As for the small 2.0-litre engine, which now produces 148 horsepower, it teams up with a newly tuned suspension and recalibrated chassis setups.

Detailed ratings

The Car Guide rating 79%
Fuel economy 6/10
Reliability 8/10
Safety 10/10
Infotainment 8/10
Driving 8/10
Overall 7/10

What's new in 2019



  • Fun to drive
  • Meticulous finish
  • Rigid chassis
  • Sophisticated design for a small SUV


  • Cramped back seats
  • Price climbs fast
  • Limited cargo capacity
  • Uninspiring base trim