The Mazda CX-3 is the compact SUV from Mazda that is packed with technology, comfort, and SkyActiv features to boost performance. To get a better idea of this model, consider its full specs, including those for all three trims: the GX, GS, and GT.


2016 Mazda CX-3 Engine, Transmission, and Drivetrain


The Mazda CX-3 runs on a SkyActiv-G 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 16-valves and a DOHC design. The engine has an impressive compression ratio of 13.0:1. It generates 146 pound-feet of torque at 2,800 rpm and 146 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. The CX-3 gives drivers the choice of front-wheel drive or the i-ACTIV all-wheel-drive system known as i-ACTIV AWD in all trims except the GT, where the i-ACTIV AWD is standard.


The standard transmission is a SkyActiv-Drive 6-speed automatic with a SPORT mode as well as Drive Selection switch. In the GT trim, it also gets paddle shifters. The FWD models get 8.2 L/100km city and 6.7 on the highway while AWD models get 8.8 city and 7.3 highway.


2016 Mazda CX-3 Safety


All three trim levels of the 2016 Mazda CX-3 come standard with dual front airbags, dual side air curtains, front side airbags, Hill Launch Assist, an Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, a Traction Control System, Dynamic Stability Control, and Brake Assist. Choosing the gT trim with the Technology Package adds the Lane Departure Warning System, Smart City brake Support, the Blind Spot Monitoring System, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.


CX-3 Interior, Seating, and Convenience


All models of the CX-3 come with air-conditioning, but only the GT trim has automatic climate controls. Other standard features include Push Button Start, a remote keyless entry system, cruise control on the steering wheel, one-touch up and down on the driver’s window, a 6-way manually adjustable seat for the driver and 4-way one for the front passenger, 60/40 folding rear seats, illuminated entry, a tonneau cover, a trip computer, a tachometer, a rearview camera, and the HMI commander switch. The GX trim comes with cloth upholstery, which is upgraded to premium cloth upholstery on the GS or leatherette-trimmed upholstery on the GS with the Luxury Package. The 2016 Mazda CX-3 GT has suede-and-leather-trimmed upholstery. The GS trim adds leather wrapping to the parking brake, shift knob, and steering wheel. You can get a power moonroof from the GS with the Luxury Package or the GT.


CX-3 Technology


In addition to the rearview camera and 12-volt power outlet, all models also come with a 7-inch color touch-screen, MAZDA CONNECT, AM/FM/CD player with MP3 abilities, controls for Bluetooth on the steering wheel, an auxiliary audio input jack, 2 USB ports, and at least 6 speakers. The GT adds 7 speakers of Bose premium sound while the Technology Package in the GT also adds SiriusXM Satellite Radio.


CX-3 Exterior


The power-operated mirrors on the GX are body-colored and they have a turn signal and are heated on the GS and GT. All trims have body-colored rear roof spoilers and door handles, halogen headlights with at least automatic shutoff, and rear intermittent rear washers and wipers. The GT has LED headlights, taillights, and foglights, and signature lighting as well as automatic headlight leveling and the Adaptive Front Lighting System.




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