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2017 Mazda CX-3

Mazda enthusiasts are raving about the perfect combination of styling and performance that the 2017 Mazda CX-3 is bringing to the streets of Tampa and Sarasota. This subcompact crossover SUV opens a new market to drivers looking for the ruggedness of an SUV with the sporty feel of a coupe. Read on for more details on what you can expect from this riveting crossover, then stop by Cox Mazda to get behind the wheel for yourself.

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Starting at $19,960

2017 Mazda CX-3
34miles per gallon (city/highway)
146horsepower, 2.0L 4-Cylinder Engine

Trims and Pricing

The three distinct trim levels of the 2017 Mazda CX-3 allow you the freedom to choose what features are important to you:

  • 2017 Mazda CX-3 Sport – Starting MSRP $19,960
  • 2017 Mazda CX-3 Touring – Starting MSRP $21,960
  • 2017 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring – Starting MSRP $24,990



The 2017 Mazda CX-3 is the ultimate in well-balanced design proportions. Featuring rich body contours and blacked-out D-pillars, the overall form appears agile yet sturdy. Highlighted by a rear roof spoiler, the sleek frame is eye catching. Available adaptive LED headlights lead you where you’re going while LED taillights emphasize where you’ve been. Mazda’s available smart predictive i-ACTIV® AWD all wheel drive system is always on alert, monitoring conditions and ready to adjust power delivery to optimize traction before your wheels can slip.



The 2017 Mazda CX-3 is equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 146 horsepower and 146 lb.-ft. of torque. A six speed automatic is the only available transmission, which allows the 2017 Mazda CX-3 to accelerate from 0 to 60 in just 8.5 seconds – relatively quick for a subcompact SUV. Front wheel drive is standard while all wheel drive is offered as an option on all trim levels.

Thanks to its lightweight frame, the 2017 Mazda CX-3 with front wheel drive achieves an efficient 31 mpg combined EPA-estimated fuel economy. The All Wheel Drive model yields a solid 29 mpg combined, while paving the way for a new generation of responsive and rugged AWD transmission systems.

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Interior Design and Features

With an evident attention to detail, the 2017 Mazda CX-3 sports a sleek and contemporary cabin that highlights its unique personality. Trimmed with high-end materials and equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen interface, the 2017 Mazda CX-3 is built to elevate your expectations. Comfortable front seats with available leather upholstery and carefully crafted stitching are well-suited for energetic driving, while a six-speaker audio system with Bluetooth connectivity, streaming radio apps, and voice controls keeps you right in the action while you drive. Automatic climate control is available, as is an upgraded instrument panel and in-car navigation system. You can also upgrade to a seven-speaker Bose audio system with satellite radio. And if you need to carry cargo instead of passengers, the 60/40 split-folding rear seat offers you enough flexibility to transform the vehicle into a load-carrier.


Advanced Safety Features

Standard safety features you’d expect such as antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front side airbags, and side curtain airbags are included on every 2017 Mazda CX-3. More advanced safety technologies available include:

  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert – Detects side approaching vehicles and gives an audible and visual alert if an approaching vehicle is detected.
  • Lane Departure Warning System – Monitors lane positioning and alerts the driver if an involuntary lane departure occurs.
  • Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring – Detects objects in your blind spot and alerts the driver with an audible and visual signal. The system also monitors for quickly approaching vehicles that may enter your blind spot.


2017 Mazda CX-3 Reviews

We are pretty enamored with the 2017 Mazda CX-3 and we aren’t the only ones. Here’s what critics are saying about the new Mazda:

  • Edmunds – “Excellent fuel economy; sporty handling helps you have fun behind the wheel; impressively quiet at highway speeds; front seats are very comfortable and supportive; attractive, high-quality interior with appealing features.”
  • Car and Driver – “The 2017 Mazda CX-3 is a fun and feisty runabout with a can-do attitude, offering taut handling paired with edgy styling.”
  • Kelley Blue Book – “With the Mazda, you get all the driving pleasure, even better styling, and a package with a much more comfortable around-town ride.
  • The Car Connection – “Even more, the 2017 Mazda CX-3 is a stylish wagon that embodies the best of Mazda’s “Kodo” design language. It’s sinewy and flowing forms underlie the sporty, athletic style on the inside, and its tasteful and elegant interior not found on many small SUVs.”

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Learn More About the 2017 Mazda CX-3 at the Mazda Authority that Tampa and Sarasota Drivers Trust

Available now to Sarasota and Tampa drivers, the 2017 Mazda CX-3 is ready to be test driven at Cox Mazda, located at 3101 Cortez Road West in Bradenton. Visit us in person or contact our sales team at (888) 260-1691 to schedule your test drive today.




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