2018 Mazda CX-3    Gains New Safety, Luxury and Technology Features at a Lower Price

Already a standout for its impressive fuel-efficiency, award-winning design, top safety scores, spirited driving dynamics and upscale amenities, the Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover SUV has undergone its first round of thoughtful improvements, treating drivers to an impressive value with available features they might not find in vehicles costing twice as much.

Newly standard for every trim level is Smart City Brake Support, which can automatically apply the brakes in emergency situations below 30 km/h (19 mph).  The entry-level CX-3 GX trim is now available with a choice of manual or automatic transmission in front-wheel drive, and is paired with a 2.0 litre SKYACTIV-G engine

The mid-level CX-3 GS replaces CX-3 GX’s 16-inch steel wheels with covers for 16-inch alloy wheels and upgrades the standard cloth seats to heated premium grade cloth seats.   Newly standard features for CX-3 GS include Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, a heated steering wheel, and automatic climate control.

The Luxury Package escalates Mazda’s mid-trim model with a power moonroof, leatherette-trimmed upholstery with Lux Suede inserts, black soft touch front panel with red stitching and satin chrome band, satin chrome front and rear inner door handles and meter set trim, and front and rear door armrests and centre console side accents in dark red with red stitching.

The newly created i-ACTIVSENSE Package adds Mazda’s range of active safety equipment, including Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC), Smart Brake Support (SBS), Forward Obstruction Warning (FOW), Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), High Beam Control System (HBC), Distance Recognition Support System (DRSS), LED headlights with auto levelling, Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS), LED rear combination lights with signature lighting, and colour Active Driving Display (ADD).

Finally, the CX-3 GT builds upon the GS Luxury Package and includes Pure White or black leather with red accents and Lux Suede upholstery, 18-inch alloy wheels, 10-way power driver’s seat, power driver’s lumbar support, 2-position driver memory seat, adaptive LED headlights, LED fog lights, LED daytime running lights, Mazda Navigation, BOSE premium audio with 7-speakers, advanced keyless entry, a full-colour Active Driving Display head-up unit and paddle shifters.

The GT Technology Package tops off CX-3 with Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC), Smart Brake Support (SBS) for highway speeds, Forward Obstruction Warning (FOW), Lane-Departure Warning System (LDWS), High Beam Control (HBC), Distance Recognition Support System (DRSS), Traffic Sign Recognition, and SiriusXM™ satellite radio with free 6-month subscription. MSRP for the CX-3 model starts from   $19,995 – $29,995