Mazda fans in the Bradenton and Tampa area are now ready to celebrate the arrival of the 2016 Mazda CX-3. This all-new subcompact crossover SUV serves up a scintillating combination of style, performance, and convenience, and it’s available to you now at Cox Mazda near Bradenton and Tampa. Here’s what you’ll have in store when you finally get your hands on the 2016 Mazda CX-3.
Starting at $19,960
The eye-catching exterior of the Mazda CX-3 sports black body panels covered with a bright, red coating. The boxy styling echoes the traditional look of a rugged SUV, but the sleek lines of the cabin and sweeping curves of the hood give it a sporty, fun look more akin to a coupe or wagon. The dynamic front fascia and pulled-back headlights underscore an energetic attitude that will thrill drivers and contribute to road visibility.
Every version of the 2016 Mazda CX-3 comes generously equipped with advanced entertainment, convenience, and comfort features:
The 2016 Mazda CX-3 comes priced to sell, whether you’re going with the base trim or splurging on an upper level trim:
The more premium trim levels of the 2016 Mazda CX-3 are well-appointed, with genuine leather and suede seat upholstery, stitched and padded surfaces with synthetic leather, and colored metallic accents and panels for a sophisticated look. Technology in the cabin includes Bluetooth connectivity, Mazda Connect with smartphone capability, and infotainment and navigation touchscreen and a dial controller which float over the dashboard.
While this subcompact is small, the interior is quite roomy. Its 101-inch wheelbase makes it comparable in size to an average C-segment hatchback with a length of 168 inches. The 69-inch width contributes to its nimble handling and responsive driving dynamics. You’ll be able to comfortably seat five people in this subcompact crossover.
The 2016 Mazda CX-3 sports a 2.0L four-cylinder engine, which is rated at a balanced 146 hp and 146 lb-ft of torque. You’ll get a six-speed automatic transmission on this engine, which allows the Mazda CX-3 to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 8.5 seconds–that’s a pretty quick time for a subcompact SUV.
The fuel economy is superior to the Mazda CX-5 due to its light weight. When you purchase your Mazda CX-3 with the front-wheel drive, you’ll get an impressive 35 mpg highway and 29 mpg city. The all-wheel drive (AWD) version can still achieve up to 32 mpg highway and 27 mpg city. This AWD option is a new design from Mazda, the forerunner of a new generation of responsive, rugged AWD systems.
The McPherson sport-tuned front suspension and careful weight balancing contributes to a taut and responsive handling that creates a spirited ride when driving. The precise steering and quick reflexes also contribute to the exemplary drive feel, and the six-speed automatic transmission is both smooth and responsive whether upshifting or downshifting. The ride is supportive and firm without subjecting drivers to too much jouncing or road vibration. In addition, the noise from the road and wind is particularly low compared to other vehicles of this class.
The 2016 Mazda CX-3 is now available at Cox Mazda, and you can visit us at our dealership to take one out for a test drive. For further information about the 2016 Mazda CX-3, contact our sales staff online or call us at (941) 749-2790.
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