Mazda CX-3 Detailed Review (Video)

The Mazda CX-3 has finally been launched in South Africa and after reading the generous praise the compact crossover garnered in the international media, I was very excited to get to grips with the newcomer 

With an asking price of more than R320 000 for the top-spec model, the CX-3 commands a premium, but the Mazda does not disappoint. The interior is, for my money, the best in its segment. Everything from the extensive leather trim to the super comfy, plush seats is of an excellent quality.

In this video, we give you a detailed look at the newcomer, as well as comparisons to its close rivals, such as the Honda HR-V, Nissan Juke, Renault Captur and Jeep Renegade.

What you won’t see in the studio, however, is how the Mazda fares out on the road. Suffice it to say that the CX-3's ride quality is excellent; the Mazda achieves that sought-after mix of comfort and handling prowess which makes it both a nippy day-to-day vehicle as well as comfortable long distance cruiser.

Those sporty lines have their drawbacks however, which are best shown visually. Let us know what you think of the new Mazda in the comments below.

Mazda CX-3 prices and specifications

 

2.0 Individual Auto

Price

R325 900

Engine

2.0 naturally aspirated petrol

Power

115kW

Torque

204Nm

Gears

6-speed auto

0 – 100km/h

Not specified

Fuel economy

6.1l/100km

Boot space

264/1 260 litres (seats down)

Airbags

6

Stability Control

Std

USB

Std

Bluetooth

Std

 

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