2.0-liter engine is on board in the latest entry into popular mini ute segment
Mazda has released pricing for the 2016 CX-3 crossover, the latest entry into a segment that is seemingly growing by the month. The new crossover will be offered in front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive form, with both versions using the company’s SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine good for 146 hp at 6,000 rpm and 146 lb-ft of torque at 2,800 rpm. Both versions will be paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The base Sport version will start at $20,840 and will offer standard equipment including a backup camera, push-button start, remote entry and a 7-inch Mazda Connect touchscreen with Bluetooth connectivity.
The midrange Touring trim level will start at $22,800 and will offer leatherette seating surfaces with cloth inserts, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter and heated door mirrors and seats, among other items. The Touring Technology package that can be added to this model will offer SiriusXM and HD radio, as well as a one-touch power moonroof and a rear cargo cover.
The range-topping trim level on the CX-3 will be the Grand Touring, and will start at $25,830. This trim level will feature navigation, a head-up dispay, a seven-speaker Bose audio system coupled with SiriusXM satellite and HD radio, leather and Lux Suede two-toned seats, LED headlights and paddle shifters among other items. This model will also offer the i-ACTIVSENSE tech and convenience package which features radar cruise control, brake assist, a high beam control system, a lane departure warning system and rain sensing wipers.
Once the CX-3 goes on sale next month, it’ll go up against the likes of the Chevrolet Trax, Mini Cooper Countryman, Nissan Juke, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, Honda HR-V, Fiat 500X and Jeep Renegade compact crossovers.