The all-new 2016 Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover has received its EPA ratings which confirm it as the most economical model in its class in the US.
The SUV’s front-wheel drive variants have EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 29 mpg (8.1 l/100 km) city / 35 mpg (6.7 l/100 km) highway / 31 mpg (7.6 l/100 km) combined. Mazda says the ratings make it more economical than any of its rivals equipped with entry-level engines and automatic transmissions.
The list of competitors includes the 2015 Mini Cooper Countryman/Paceman, 2015 Chevrolet Trax, 2015 Buick Encore, 2015 Nissan Juke, 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, 2016 Honda HR-V, 2016 Jeep Renegade and 2016 Fiat 500X.
2016 Mazda CX-3 models equipped with the i-ACTIV AWD system have EPA-estimated fuel economy of 27 mpg (8.7 l/100 km) city / 32 (7.3 l/100 km) mpg highway / 29 mpg (8.1 l/100 km) combined. Mazda says these ratings rank the 2016 CX-3 among the most-efficient all-wheel-drive vehicles available in the US.
The 2016 Mazda CX-3 SUV is offered with a single engine option, a 2.0-liter SkyActiv-G engine that produces 146hp and 146lb-ft (198Nm) of torque. Both front- and all-wheel drive models get a standard SkyActiv-Drive six-speed automatic transmission. The small crossover goes on sale in the United States in late summer 2015.