2016 Mazda CX 3 Rear Front Three Quarters
We already know that the 2016 Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover has class-competitive fuel economy and driving dynamics, and now Mazda has announced pricing for this new model that goes on sale in August. The base CX-3 Sport starts at $20,840 including destination, just $45 more than its closest competitor the Honda HR-V when both are equipped with an automatic transmsission (the Mazda does not offer a manual). The 2016 Mazda CX-3 Sport comes standard with a MazdaConnect infotainment system, a backup camera, and keyless entry and pushbutton start. A six-speed automatic and front-wheel drive mate with the 2.0-liter, 146-hp four-cylinder, with all-wheel drive available as a $1,250 option. Just for reference, a roughly equivalent 2016 Mazda3 Sport five-door model starts at a slightly lower $20,415.
2016 Mazda CX 3 Rear Three Quarter
Next in the 2016 CX-3 lineup is the Touring model, which adds leatherette upholstery, heated front seats, a blind-spot warning system, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter. The CX-3 Touring starts at $22,840, and is available with a $1,410 Technology Package that adds additional features like a moonroof, XM radio, and a cargo cover. AWD is also a $1,250 option for the Touring. Finally, the loaded 2016 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring starts at $25,870 including destination for the front-wheel-drive model (AWD is once again $1,250 extra). It comes standard with navigation, a head-up display, a moonroof, LED headlights, two-tone seating trim with suede inserts, a Bose audio system, and paddle shifters for the transmission. Active safety features like adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, and forward collision warning are offered in the i-ActivSense package for an extra $1,920. All in, a loaded 2016 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring AWD with the i-ActivSense package tops out at a fairly steep $29,040. Read our review of the 2016 Mazda CX-3 here before this new crossover goes on sale next month.