Subcompact crossovers don’t get as much attention as their bigger counterparts like the CR-V, the RAV4, or the CX-5. However, if you’re looking for a smaller vehicle with the stance and safety of an SUV, a subcompact crossover is a great option. Queue the 2020 Mazda CX-5.
Here are some reasons you should consider the affordable and feature-rich CX-3.
The 2020 CX-3 has the Skyactiv-G 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 148 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque. It is paired to a refined six-speed automatic transmission. In conjunction, they help the 2020 CX-3 achieve its excellent fuel economy numbers. The FWD models are EPA-estimated at 29-city/34-hwy mpg. The AWD model are only a little lower, clocking in at 27-city/32-hwy mpg. Mazda is known for its incredibly well-handling vehicles. The CX-3 is no exception. It has the famous Mazda handling, coupled with responsive steering, a smooth suspension, and excellent brakes. When you drive Mazda CX-3, you’re in for an engaging trip, not just a commute.
Mazda eliminated the upper trims on the 2020 CX-3, leaving just the Sport trim in a FWD and AWD variant. On its face, that might be worrying. The result is majorly beneficial to prospective buyers, however. The CX-3 has many of the features that used to only be found on the upper trims, but at the low price of a Sport. For instance, the CX-3 now has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, automatic high-beam headlights, adaptive headlights, a head-up display, blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking as standard features. You’ll get all those features for $21,740 or $23,140, relative to the FWD and AWD models.
Schedule a test drive in the 2020 Mazda CX-3 at Hall Mazda near Milwaukee.