2017 Mazda CX-3 adds new features, base-level model price stays the same

2017 Mazda CX-3

Mazda is getting ready to unleash its new 2017 CX-3 compact crossover SUV this July, and customers will see the same price for the base model and some added features for higher trim levels.

Mazda is holding the line on the starting price of $19,960 on the Sport, its base trim level, as the CX-3 enters its second year on the market. The Touring trim level, which is the mid-level version, will now come equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, a feature that was only available previously on the higher-end Grand Touring trim level.

For drivers looking to equip the CX-3 Grand Touring with Mazda’s i-ACTIVSENSE, a safety technologies package, the Japanese-based company is now offering it at a lower cost at $1,170, a $750 savings from last year. That safety package includes such features as cruise control, brake support features, lane departure warning and others.

For an additional $1,250, drivers can equip their CX-3s with an all-wheel drive system. And, if drivers want premium exterior paint colors, it will cost them an extra $200 for Crystal White Pearl or $300 for the Soul Red Metallic.


Mazda is keeping the CX-3 equipped with a standard 146-horsepower liter engine, and a six-speed automatic transmission that features a Sport mode.

The other features seen on the trim levels in 2017 will be carry overs from the 2016 version.

The Sport level will come with 16-inch alloy wheels and feature a touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth capabilities, USB input, keyless entry and others.

The Touring models come equipped with heated exterior door mirrors, heated front seats, leather trim inside and special traffic control monitoring features such as blind spot detection.

For the Grand Touring level, the features include leather and suede seats, smart front lighting system that adds more lighting to the left or right front headlight in conjunction to the direction of the steering wheel, automatic climate control, paddle shifters and others.

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