2018 Mazda CX-3 GX: Vehicle of the MonthSep 18th , 2018
Good news for crossover SUV lovers, the brand new 2018 Mazda CX-3 GX is a vehicle you will want to get behind the wheel of. Get ready to be smitten by the shape, redesigned steering wheel, and many other interesting updates. The CX 3 is one of the most stunning crossovers to hit the Canadian market this year. It has been marked as the second best-selling compact crossover in the Canadian market. The CX 3 is easy on the eyes thanks to its stylish design, flawless handling, good drivability, and every well-thought-out detail of this magnificent vehicle will inspire your passion for driving.
What’s New in the 2018 Mazda CX-3 GX?
As the Mazda CX 3 enters its third year, the company has offered quite a few upgrades for the 2018 model, which makes this particular car stand out from the rest of the compact crossovers. This year’s overhaul includes the low-speed automatic emergency brake system that is a standard now across the entire CX 3 line up. Improved handling, thanks to the upgraded suspension, means that the quality of the ride is improved over earlier models. The new CX 3 GX is quieter, quicker, and stylish, making it one of the best options for those who need a compact crossover with high performance. The main features of the new Mazda CX 3 GX are:
- Front-wheel drive
- Emergency Brake Assist
- Rear torsion beam suspension
- Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBFD)
- SKYACTIV-MT 6-speed manual transmission
- Fuel system: Direct Injection
- Recommended fuel: regular
- Rack-and-pinion column electrically assisted power steering
- 4-wheel disc brakes
- Displacement 1,998 cc
- Compression ratio: 13: 1
- Horsepower SAE net : 146 hp @ 6,000 rpm
- Torque SAE net lb. ft. : 146 lb-ft @ 2,800 rpm
- Front independent MacPherson strut suspension with coil springs
- SKYACTIV-G 2.0 L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine
A Good Interior for the Price Tag
The new 2018 Mazda CX-3 GX has a good interior; made with durable and quality parts. The front seats are spacious, while some feel the rear seats could have been a little more commodious. The redesigned steering wheel is a good upgrade from previous models. The seven-inch infotainment system is standard across all models. To access some functions, you might need to fiddle with the options on the screen a little. The front seatback adjustment lever can be a bit firm and could use a firm hand. The seats have a low profile so you get plenty of headroom, people who are taller will fit in comfortably in the front seats, but anyone above 6ft may wish for a little more room in the back seats.
Excellent handling and drivability are the best features on the new 2018 Mazda CX-3 GX. Driving this fantastic vehicle is a true joy as it is an overall well-balanced crossover. The engine provides enough power in every kind of driving conditions. The linear torque curve helps the CX-3 pull hard through the rev ranges, allowing it to feel much faster than it actually is when you press down on the accelerator. The powertrain is smooth, responsive, and quick.
The Bottom line
By now, you must have made up your mind if you want to get your hands on the new 2018 Mazda CX-3 GX since it is one of the best crossovers on the market in Canada. The biggest upgrade on the CX-3 is the outstanding handling, noise reduction, and excellent ride quality. Overall, this is the best crossover SUV in the price range. Get in touch with a Kanata Mazda dealer near you for more details.