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About the Mazda CX-3

Vehicle Summary

The Mazda CX-3 is a sporty crossover SUV with sleek styling both inside and out. Debuting for the 2016 model year, the CX-3 falls into the subcompact crossover category, offering seating for up to five passengers while taking up a minimal footprint. Its standard rear roof spoiler and streamlined design give the CX-3 a sporty and adventurous feel, as does its peppy acceleration and tight handling. All-wheel drive is also optional on every trim, adding traction where you need it.

Meanwhile, the CX-3 is offered in three trims with standard features including push-button start, a seven-inch touchscreen display, and Bluetooth® connectivity on its base 2017 Sport trim. If you're looking for a car that's sensible and fun to drive, don't overlook the Mazda CX-3.

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Q: What is the difference between the Mazda3 and CX-3?

A: The Mazda3 is a hatchback sedan, whereas the CX-3 is a crossover SUV. The CX-3 is actually smaller than the Mazda3, with its 2017 model being seven inches shorter than the hatchback sedan and a wheelbase that is five inches shorter.

Q: What is the difference between the Mazda CX-3 and CX-5?

A: Both vehicles are crossover SUVs with seating for five people, but the CX-5 is larger. It is classified as a compact crossover, as opposed to a subcompact crossover.

Q: When did the Mazda CX-3 come out?

A: The Mazda CX-3 was introduced for the 2016 model year.

Q: Does the Mazda CX-3 have remote start?

A: No, the Mazda CX-3 is not offered with remote start.

Q: Does the Mazda CX-3 have satellite navigation?

A: Satellite navigation is not a standard feature on the CX-3 base trim, though it does come standard on the top-tier Grand Touring trim (2016 and onward).

Mazda CX-3 Trim Configurations

Since its 2016 debut, the CX-3 has been offered in the same three trim configurations, though specific features have changed slightly over the years. A 2.0L four-cylinder engine with front-wheel drive is standard across all trims and model years, though all-wheel drive is optional.

The following trim features are based specifically on the 2017 CX-3.


  • 16-inch wheels
  • Seven-inch touchscreen interface
  • Bluetooth® connectivity
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Push-button start


  • Larger 18-inch wheels
  • Premium vinyl upholstery
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
  • Heated front seats
  • Keyless entry and ignition

Grand Touring

  • Sunroof
  • Driver heads-up display
  • Built-in navigation system
  • Upgraded seven-speaker Bose® sound system
  • Automatic climate control

Reliability Research


RepairPal gave the Mazda CX-3 an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks the Mazda CX-3 2nd out of 7 among subcompact SUVs.

  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Mazda CX-3 is $345, compared to an average of $441 for subcompact SUVs and $719 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, Mazda CX-3 owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.2 times per year, compared to an average of 0.2 times for subcompact SUVs and 0.5 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 7% for the Mazda CX-3, compared to an average of 9% for subcompact SUVs and 13% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2010-2019 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features.

*RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 12/31/2018. Learn more.


Reviews for Mazda CX-3

Overall Rating

3.0 out of 5 (1 review)

Beautiful, Reliable, Yet Disappointing

The car fulfilled the reason that I wanted the car. I wanted an compact SUV to grant me improved visibility. The car is absolutely beautiful and it runs great. However, this car has some real quirks. The infotainment is wacky. You cannot turn off the radio. You have to mute it and turn the volume all the way down. You have to open the hatch manually. I do not if I would have bought it if I knew about its limitations.


  • Reliability: This is my third mazda. They all have been very reliable.
  • Styling: Beautiful! Great color! Love to look at it.


  • Technology and Entertainment: Terrible! Wacky! Can't turn off the radio.
  • Cost to Maintain: Terrible mileage. I kinda expected this with an SUV
  • Cargo Space: The hatch has to opened manually.

- Sharon Pseudonym, 2016 Mazda CX-3

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