The CX-3 is a study in striking yet well-balanced design proportions. From rich body contours to exceptionally short overhangs and blacked-out D-pillars, everything about the CX-3’s overall form makes it appear agile yet firmly planted to the ground. It’s the essence of our KODO: “Soul of Motion” design expression: simple lines that express energy and movement, even at a standstill.
The interior of the CX-3 expresses the vehicle’s unique character. Colors and fabrics are combined in unexpected ways to inspire a sense of sporty refinement.
The moment you sit down in the CX-3…
A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON DRIVING
The moment you sit down in the CX-3, you’re elevated in a driver-centric cabin, designed to expand your visibility of the world around you. The dash features futuristic-looking analog dials and a full-color display screen. Every detail of the CX-3 makes it feel like a second home—and driving feel like second nature.
On select models, carefully crafted lines...
On select models, carefully crafted lines of stitching create a feeling that’s solid and rich. Everywhere you look, clean lines and modern design help eliminate distraction, so you can focus on what matters most—driving.
At your feet, even the CX-3’s most basic features…
SMALL DETAILS MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE
At your feet, even the CX-3’s most basic features, like foot pedals, are engineered to make driving effortless and enjoyable. Symmetrically placed to align with the driver’s centerline, each pedal is specifically designed for easier and more precise control and stability—all to help eliminate foot fatigue on longer drives.
KODO: “Soul of Motion.” Energy in motion. Power in motion. It’s the inspiration behind the design of every Mazda vehicle. Created to transform ordinary sheet metal into something that embodies the vitality of a living being, KODO exudes the power and elegance of a wild animal in the instant before it pounces on its prey.
Signature KODO Design Headlamps
Available 18-inch Alloy Wheels
Weather and road conditions can change in an instant. That’s why 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 help give you optimal traction before your wheels can slip.
By constantly monitoring everything…
IT KNOWS WHAT’S COMING BEFORE YOU DO
By constantly monitoring everything from outside temperature to throttle input and braking patterns, available i-ACTIV AWD® predicts when all-wheel drive might be needed. Then it preemptively optimizes torque distribution to help curb traction loss.
Even when the weather’s perfect, i-ACTIV AWD®…
AN INSTANT RESPONSE TO EVERY SITUATION
Even when the weather’s perfect, i-ACTIV AWD® helps stabilize and improve the CX-3’s overall road grip. While driving down a winding hill or simply making a sharp turn, the technology senses changes in steering effort caused by a puddle or some loose gravel and distributes torque more evenly.
Every aspect of the Mazda CX-3, from its body construction and engine technology to its chassis and transmission, is engineered to maximize driving dynamics. And minimize fuel consumption. This is made possible by SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY, our unique engineering approach that gives you a better driving experience with equally impressive 34 EPA-estimated HWY MPG1.
Mazda was the first automaker to use…
Mazda was the first automaker to use ultra-high tensile-strength steel in a production vehicle. The SKYACTIV-Body in the Mazda CX-3 continues to incorporate this light-but-strong steel in critical areas to help make it lighter than normal, yet stiffer and stronger.Learn More
SKYACTIV-DRIVE is a new kind of precise...
SKYACTIV®-DRIVE is a new kind of precise high-performance 6-speed automatic transmission that combines the direct feel of a manual transmission with the silky smoothness of an automatic.Learn More
The available Active Driving Display helps you take your mind off distractions by projecting critical driving information directly in front of you. Strategically positioned in your field of view and above the gauge cluster, this innovative display allows you to process information faster by keeping your eyes focused toward one place—the road ahead.
Standard on every CX-3, the MAZDA CONNECT™2...
Standard on every CX-3, the MAZDA CONNECT™2 infotainment system provides information, entertainment and a connection to the outside world. Just use the multifunction Commander control on the center console to navigate the multitude of functions displayed on the full-color touch-screen display.
A superlative driving experience should even…
BOSE® 7-SPEAKER SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM
A superlative driving experience should even include your sense of hearing. That’s why the CX-3 can be had with an available Bose® Surround Sound System. Delivering clear, detailed audio through seven speakers, it lets you enjoy a surround sound experience from nearly any source, including CDs, MP3 devices, radio broadcasts and available SiriusXM Satellite Radio3.
The sleek Commander control…
COMMANDER CONTROL KNOB
The sleek Commander control knob allows you to rotate, press, and toggle to easily access what you want, even while on the move. It includes customizable shortcut buttons and a back button for a simple, frustration-free experience.
Inspired technology that inspires confidence. Available i-ACTIVSENSE® safety innovations use sophisticated technologies like cameras and radar to give you a sixth sense for safety, helping alert you to hazards before they happen.
Available High Beam Control helps the driver see better at night by maximizing opportunities to use the high beams. The system automatically switches to low beams when it detects oncoming traffic and/or a vehicle ahead.
When backing up, available Rear Cross Traffic Alert4 helps detect a vehicle approaching from the side and promptly alerts the driver with an audible warning, as well as a visual warning in either side mirror.
When traveling at speeds of 44 mph or higher, available Lane Departure Warning System5 gives you audible and visual warnings when it detects your vehicle is about to unintentionally depart from its lane.
This available system is designed to help you see around corners at night. As you turn into a corner, the headlights pivot up to 15 degrees in the direction of your turn, improving visibility and allowing you to spot potential hazards ahead.
Available Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring4 helps detect objects in your blind spots and alerts you with a chime and warning light in the side mirror. It also detects and warns you of fast-approaching vehicles that may enter a blind spot.
When traveling at speeds between about 2 and 18 mph, available Smart City Brake Support6 helps detects objects ahead and prepares your vehicle by adjusting brake pads closer to the disc. If no driver action is taken, the brakes are automatically applied.
When traveling at speeds above 10 mph, available Smart Brake Support7 helps detect objects ahead and warns you that braking is immediately necessary. If no driver action is taken, the system automatically applies the brakes.
At speeds above 19 mph, available Distance Recognition Support System8 measures the distance between your vehicle and the one ahead and recommends a comfortable following distance. If your vehicle approaches this distance, a warning light illuminates.