Mazda prices CX-3 crossover
Mazda has announced pricing details for the all-new CX-3 crossover, due to arrive in showrooms.
The entry-level package fetches $20,840 (including $880 freight) in Sport trim with front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission. Mazda’s i-Activ all-wheel-drive system adds $1,250.
Moving up the range, the CX-3 Touring adds leatherette seating surfaces, heated seats, a leather wrapped steering wheel, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, among other upgrades, all for $22,840.
At the top of the pack, the Grand Touring trim features a moonroof, adaptive front lighting, LED headlights, head-up display, leather and suede two-tone seats, a seven-speaker sound system and paddle shifters. The package commands $25,870, or $27,790 with automatic braking, radar cruise control, lane-departure warnings and rain-sensing wipers.
The entry price is slightly higher than the rival Honda HR-V, however Honda‘s entry-level model ships with a manual gearbox. The Kia Soul is one of the most affordable in the segment with a sub-$16,000 entry point, while the Jeep Renegade is closer to $19,000. Mazda claims the CX-3 is the class leader in terms of fuel efficiency, with a city/highway rating of 29/35 mpg in FWD guise.
“CX-3 offers the same technologies and thrilling driving experience seen across the rest of Mazda’s award-winning lineup that we believe will be a great gateway to the Mazda brand,” said Mazda North America chief Jim O’Sullivan.
The CX-3 is scheduled to arrive on the market around mid-August.