Japanese automaker Mazda has announced that the upcoming subcompact crossover, named 2017 Mazda CX-3 will hit the dealerships very soon. This vehicle will be a crossover that looks more like a little larger and jacked up than the regular Mazda 3. Today, subcompact crossover segment is very popular and we have a lot of vehicles here, for example, Jeep Renegade, Kia Soul, Nissan Juke and the upcoming 2017 Mazda CX-3 will be probably one the best in this segment. At the first sight, this model looks very similar to the bigger CX-5. The newest CX-3 will join maneuverability of a small hatchback and those of a crossover to provide easier handling, razor-sharp steering as well as more space in interior thanks to the roomier cabin. Also, this model will come with improved exterior and interior design as well as with extraordinary fuel economy.
2017 Mazda CX-3 – Platform and Design:
The exterior design of the upcoming 2017 Mazda CX-3 is best described by two words and those are angular and swoopy. The appearance of the new model is determined and attentive and this is the reason why this vehicle will be popular among the younger population. The headlight of the upcoming model will be very sharp and it will be fused with the front grille by a thin batten. The newest LED technology will power the headlights and the taillights and will enhance the road vision. Black-color front bumper will be massive and also fitted with large air intakes. As we can see in all Mazda’s vehicle today and this one will employ the brand’s Skyactiv manufacturing viewpoint which is projected to harmonize all elements of the car to operate with maximum efficiency. The forthcoming model will hit the market with the 18-inch alloy wheels. The entire exterior design of the future model is perfect, and maybe that is the reason why this model is far more interesting than any crossover on the market.
Inside the cabin, the upcoming Mazda will be equipped with features that will be using the latest technology. Also, 2017 Mazda CX-3 will borrow more than a few design themes from the brand-new MX-5 Miata. The split dashboard will feature a touchscreen display or tablet with the updated infotainment system. Some of the features in the cabin that will available include already mentioned seven-inch touchscreen interface, cruise control, an auxiliary audio jack, height-adjustable front seats, push-button ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rear roof spoiler, a rearview camera, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, six-speaker audio system, etc. All seats inside will be wrapped by the high-quality leather and the cabin will be able to accommodate up to 5 passengers.
2017 Mazda CX-3 – Engine and Maximum Power Output:
Under the hood, the newest 2017 Mazda CX-3 is going to be powered by a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter Skyactiv four-cylinder engine. This engine will be capable of generating 146 hp and also 146 lbs. ft. of torque. The drive type will be all wheel drive and the power to the wheels will be transferred via the six-speed automatic transmission system. The acceleration time from 0-60 mpg will be 8.5 seconds and the top speed of the newest model is 121 mph. According to EPA, the fuel economy of this vehicle is rated at 27/32/29 in the city/highway and combined drives.
2017 Mazda CX-3 – Top Price:
The starting price for the new crossover from Mazda Company will be around $21.000 while the release date of the 2017 Mazda CX-3 should be in early 2017. This model will have a lot of good rivals on the market but we assume that this vehicle will be the winner in those battles. However, Nissan Juke and Honda HR-V will certainly be a worthy opponent.