2017 Mazda CX-3 Is Compact and Versatile
The 2017 Mazda CX-3 is a compact and striking crossover SUV that is small enough to maneuver around Texas easily. At the same time, its versatile design leads to plenty of interior space, including for groceries, sports gear, or anything else you need to bring around Longview. The 2017 CX-3 is only the second model year of this fairly new vehicle, but it delivers exactly what drivers are looking for in a subcompact of its type from excellent fuel economy to a high-quality interior with an attractive design.
2017 Mazda CX-3 Exterior Features
The striking exterior of the Mazda CX-3 is largely due to its KODO “Soul of Motion” design that creates well-balanced proportions that always seem to be in motion. The overhangs are exceptionally short and the body contours are appealing, creating the impression of an agile vehicle that is firmly on the ground but can get moving with a moment’s notice. The KODO design also features signature headlamps that look almost like a predator’s eyes and showcase aggressive styling. You can also opt for 18-inch alloy wheels depending on the trim level to enhance your CX-3’s style further. 16-inch wheels come standard, more than enough for the average driver of the CX-3. All CX-3 trims also have automatic headlights, variable intermittent wipers, and a rear roof spoiler while most have keyless entry and heated mirrors. You can also enjoy a sunroof and LEDs for the headlights, taillights, and fog lights.
CX-3 Interior Features
Mazda designed the interior of the CX-3 to show off its unique character with a range of fabrics and colors to choose from, each of which creates the feeling of sporty refinement. The interior is very driver-centric with a design that maximizes visibility. The dashboard seems futuristic in nature with its analog dials paired with a full-color display. Higher trims have carefully crafted lines that deliver a feeling of richness and a solid impression thanks to the clean lines and modernity. Small touches like the placement of the foot pedals show Mazda’s attention to detail. These pedals are placed symmetrically so they align with your centerline and each has been specifically designed to get rid of foot fatigue no matter how long you are driving. Modern conveniences like a 12-volt power outlet, cruise control, push-button start, and air conditioning that includes a pollen filter also come standard. For added versatility, the rear seats always split 60/40 and fold down, and the driver has at least 6-way manual adjustment. When you fold down these rear seats, you will get up to 44.5 cubic feet for cargo, and seating can include synthetic suede and leather.
2017 Mazda CX-3 Performance
Drive with confidence in the 2017 Mazda CX-3 with some help from the available i-ACTIV AWD all-wheel drive system, a smart predictive drivetrain that constantly monitors conditions so it can adjust the delivery of power. This results in you always having optimal traction in your wheels, even before they get the chance to slip. It is particularly useful when going along a winding hill or making sharp turns. The SKYACTIV engine in all CX-3 models is a 2-liter 4-cylinder that generates 146 horsepower and a torque of 146 pound-feet. It works with a 6-speed automatic and if you don’t opt for the all-wheel drive system mentioned above, the CX-3 comes with front-wheel drive. That transmission isn’t your average automatic; SKYACTIV-DRIVE gives you the direct feel associated with manuals and the smoothness of automatics. Thanks to the efficiency of SKYACTIV technology, front-wheel-drive models get 29 city/34 highway/31 combined mpg and all-wheel drive versions get 27/32/29 mpg, numbers that are easy to recreate in real-world driving.
Available Technology Features
- MAZDA CONNECT with 7-Inch Touchscreen and Multifunction Commander Control
- Bluetooth Phone and Audio Streaming
- Internet Radio through Aha, Pandora, and Stitcher
- Auxiliary Audio and USB Inputs
- CD Player
- Voice Controls
- Available Satellite and HD Radios
- Available Active Driving Display
- Available Bose Surround Sound with 7 Speakers
- Available Navigation
Available Safety Features
- Front Side Airbags
- Side Curtain Airbags
- Traction Control
- Stability Control
- Antilock Brakes
- Rearview Camera
- Available Automatic High Beam Control
- Available Adaptive Front-Lighting System
- Available Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
- Available Lane Departure Warning System
- Available Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring
- Available Smart City Brake Support and Smart Brake Support
- Available Distance Recognition Support System
Why Buy from Gorman McCracken Mazda
Shopping for your 2017 Mazda CX-3 will go much more smoothly at Gorman McCracken Mazda. Our Longview, Texas, dealership serves local communities and even has regular clients from as far away as Louisiana. Our finance department can work with you to make sure you get an auto loan that fits your particular credit situation. Our service center can assist with regular maintenance and other aspects of caring for your CX-3, and we offer genuine Mazda accessories that were designed with your crossover SUV in mind. Get a feel for the 2017 Mazda CX-3 today by visiting Gorman McCracken Mazda and taking it on a test drive.