It looks like the excellent subcompact crossover will receive a mid-cycle update next year and come as 2019 Mazda CX-3. This small city crossover is present for about three years. It instantly became one of the key players on the market, thanks to the company’s amazing design solutions. This model is small, but offers pretty decent crossover experience, unlike most of these hi-ground-clearance hatchbacks. Also, it features an amazing quality in all aspects. With proven engines and hi-quality materials, it is no wonder that this crossover is among best in class.
For the 2018 year model, the company prepared several updates. However, most of them are in terms of equipment, while the real mid-cycle refresh is expected for the next year. The 2019 CX-3 should come with various changes, but the main thing should be in terms styling. We expect it to arrive in the second half of next year.
2019 Mazda CX-3 changes
As we already mentioned, the company prepares a mid-cycle refresh, which should come somewhere next year. This update will bring many changes. The company will put the main accent of visual improvement. So, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 should come with several new parts of the exterior design. Naturally, most of them will be at the front. In this area, we should see revised grille, headlights, and bumper, which will come with several tweaks such as the new shape of air intakes, new foglights design etc. From the side, you should expect to see new wheels, while the rear end could also receive new bumper and several smaller tweaks.
Inside, we could see some smaller modifications on the dashboard, instrument cluster etc. but the main thing will be in terms of standard features. The new 2018 year model received some new standard equipment, but 2019 CX-3 should come with much more.
2019 Mazda CX-3 features
In terms of equipment, we expect to see various novelties. As we already mentioned the 2018 model already received new standard equipment for each trim. So, the base model now comes with a low-speed automated emergency braking as standard features. The company also installed some new materials to reduce noise. A mid-range Touring model comes with things like automatic headlamps, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and automatic climate control. Finally, top-level Grand Touring comes with a full-color head-up display. There is also a new Premium package. It features various active safety systems but also some new features in terms of convenience and comfort. There are high-speed automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, and automatic high-beam headlamps. It also includes a power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support and memory settings, a heated steering wheel, and traffic-sign recognition. The 2019 Mazda CX-3 should come with even more novelties.
2019 Mazda CX-3 engines
In terms of powertrain, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 will most likely come without bigger changes. The current model comes in three variants when it comes to engines.
The base model comes with the company’s excellent 2.0-liter inline-four engine, which for this occasion delivers 155 horses and 150 pound-feet of torque. It comes with either six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission.
For some other markets, there are various powertrain choices. For example, the same 2.0-liter engine is also available in version with 120 horsepower.
There is also a 1.5-liter diesel engine, which is good for about 103 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque.
For some specific markets, the company also offers a small 1.3-liter Turbo gasoline unit. All these engines are also available with both automatic and manual transmission. Bigger changes for the 2019 CX-3 are not expected, since the company plans to launch a completely new engine lineup in 2020.
2019 Mazda CX-3 release date and price
The 2019 Mazda CX-3 will come somewhere in the second half of next year. When it comes to price, base models should go around 23.000 dollars. Main competitors are models like Subaru Crosstrek, Toyota CH-R, Nissan Juke, Buick Encore and others.