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Mazda CX-3

Price $21,045 – $31,045
Fuel consumption 6.9 – 8.8 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 76%(view ratings)
The Mazda CX-3 is one of the most fun-to-drive small SUVs on the market, thanks to its sporty suspension calibration, its 148-horsepower engine and its available all-wheel drivetrain. As standard, the CX-3 includes autonomous emergency braking, blind spot monitoring and a touchscreen infotainment system, while heated front and seats and steering wheel, a power sunroof, leather upholstery, adaptive cruise control and a Bose seven-speaker sound system are all available as well.

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