2017 Mazda CX-3 Subcompact SUVMar 31th , 2017
The 2017 Mazda CX-3 GX is a highly engaging, yet practical subcompact crossover SUV you will revel owning. It wows with incredible looks outside and in, plus serves up plenty of interior comforts to make it a vehicle everyone will love. Cutting-edge technologies address your needs for efficiency, safety and connectivity, making this a truly modern form of transportation.
As the entry-level model, the Mazda CX-3 GX comes packed with value.
Under the sleek hood sits a potent Skyactiv-G 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine. Pressing on the accelerator, you feel immediate power delivery, so you can merge onto the freeway, pass or do whatever else necessary with confidence. At the same time, this engine comes loaded with innovative designs to conserve fuel, meaning you spend less time pumping gas.
You also get a sleek Skyactiv-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission. Not only does it provide seamless gear transitions, it allows you to take over manually, which is a great feature for different situations. Front-wheel drive comes standard, but you can add i-Activ all-wheel drive to be better prepared for when Canadian winter weather strikes. The system doesn’t just react to when the wheels slip, but uses various sensors to predict when you’ll need assistance, proactively doing so.
An independent front suspension keeps the tires firmly planted on the road, for excellent handling, while not punishing drivers or passengers. Up front is a MacPherson strut setup, while the rear features a torsion beam. Complementing that is a rack-and-pinion electrically assisted power steering system.
Drive with confidence, knowing the Mazda CX-3 GX comes with quite a few safety features to prevent accidents, and prevent injuries in a crash.
Four-wheel, antilock disc brakes help you stop in a hurry during an emergency. Electronic brake force distribution helps keep things under control, too.
A wide-angle rearview camera automatically switches on whenever you shift into reverse. It helps you spot dangers that otherwise would be out of view, so you can avoid accidents. Standard hill launch assist also helps by automatically maintaining brake pressure as you switch your foot from the brake pedal to the accelerator, so the crossover doesn’t roll backwards on an incline.
Providing excellent protection are dual front, front side and side curtain airbags. They work with seatbelt pretensioners for the driver and front passenger seats. Integrated child seat anchors help you properly install seats for the smallest of passengers.
Comfort and Convenience
Despite being small on the outside, the Mazda designed this SUV to feature a surprisingly expansive interior. That means up to five people can get and stay comfortable for trips of any length.
Everyone will appreciate the modern 7-inch colour infotainment screen, which is conveniently located at the top of the dash. An HMI Commander knob in the centre console means drivers can navigate the various menus without trouble. With this system, you get plenty of entertainment options, including HD radio, a CD player and an auxiliary audio input jack.
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