The 2018 Mazda CX-3 should come without bigger changes compared to the current model. This small crossover will definitely continue to be one of the leaders in the segment. It was revealed in November 2014, while the production version came next year, as a 2016 year model. It rides on the same platform as Mazda 2 and shares most of its parts with this small hatchback. Since this will be the third year of production, we are pretty sure that the company won’t introduce bigger changes. This excellent crossover is still very fresh and it should remain in the same form for another few years. Since it probably won’t feature any bigger change, it will come in usual time, which is somewhere late in the year.
2018 Mazda CX-3 redesign and features
The 2018 Mazda CX-3 will continue in the same way as the current model. It will feature the same design and come with the same characteristics in all aspects. There will be three trim levels in the offer. The base Sport model will come with standard features like 16-inch wheels, cruise control, air-conditioning, Bluetooth (phone and audio), a rearview camera, a six-speaker audio system, 7-inch touchscreen, voice controls etc. The next one will be the 2018 Mazda CX-3 Touring. It will add some nice features like 18-inch wheels, heated mirrors, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, heated steering wheel, heated seats etc. The top range model will be Grand Touring, which will add some premium features like LED headlights, LED foglights and taillights, a sunroof, upgraded instrumentation, a head-up display, upholstery, a navigation system, automatic climate control, steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, a rear cargo cover, Bose audio system with HD radio etc.
2018 Mazda CX-3 engine
For the North American market, 2018 Mazda CX-3 will come in a single powertrain option. It will feature a 2.0-liter gasoline engine, which has a max output of 146 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. It comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission, which in standard package delivers power to front wheels, while an all-wheel drive is optional. Fuel economy is very good and it goes around 31 mpg combined.
2018 Mazda CX-3 release date and price
The 2018 Mazda CX-3 will come somewhere late in the year with the base price around 20.000 dollars. When it comes to the competition, there are models like Kia Soul, Nissan Juke, Toyota CH-R and many others.