2021 MAZDA CX-3

Original MSRP Range
$20,790 - $22,190
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
MPG
27 - 29 MPG City / 32 - 34 MPG Hwy
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2021 MAZDA CX-3

What We Like

  • Sleek exterior styling
  • Handsome interior with excellent build quality
  • All-wheel drive is available
  • Sporty dynamics
  • Good fuel economy
  • Advanced collision avoidance systems

Ratings

Expert Rating

3.7/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.5/ 5
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Overview

How Much Does a 2021 MAZDA CX-3 Cost?

The 2021 Mazda CX-3 is offered in one well-equipped Sport trim. CX-3 Sport ($21,740) includes Advanced Smart City Brake Support autonomous braking with day/night pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, self-leveling and automatic on/off LED headlights with automatic high beams, 16-in alloy wheels, keyless entry/ignition, power operation for mirrors/windows/door locks, rain-sensing wipers, rear wiper/washer, electronic parking brake, automatic climate control, Mazda Connect infotainment system with 7-in touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, AM/FM radio, Bluetooth, USB port, auxiliary input, and a 6-speaker audio setup. All-wheel drive is an extra $1,400. Mazda’s popular Soul Red Crystal Metallic paint choice is $595. Alternatively, Machine Gray Metallic costs $495 and Snowflake White Pearl Mica is an extra $395. There aren’t many other options, but buyers might like to spend $500 on rear parking sensors.

CX-3 Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
CX-3 Sport AWD$22,190 / $21,5664 Cylinder14827 / 326-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
CX-3 Sport FWD$20,790 / $20,1974 Cylinder14829 / 346-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
MAZDA CX-3 Safety

Is the 2021 MAZDA CX-3 a Safe Car?

Standard safety features include front, front-side and side-curtain airbags, hill-start assist, Advanced Smart City Brake Support, electronic traction/ stability control, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and a tire pressure monitoring system. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the CX-3 its best score of five stars overall, but issued a Safety Concern warning regarding the side impact test. Apparently, due to the intrusion of the left rear door during a side impact, the interior door panel struck the torso of a dummy in a rear passenger position, causing rapid lower spine acceleration. In certain high-g conditions, there is a greater likelihood of thoracic injury. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the Mazda CX-3 top marks in every crash test category and made it a Top Safety Pick+.
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5 Year Cost to Own

$34,509 ($0.46 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own
Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance3 Years/36,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Packages
  • Bumper Trim Pkg

Competition

2021 MAZDA CX-3 vs the competition

2021 Honda HR-V — Rides softer than the CX-3. It also has more ground clearance and a larger, more functional cabin, although the interior isn’t as handsome and acceleration is not as quick. 2021 Toyota C-HR — Similar power and fuel economy figures to the CX-3, plus a little more front legroom. No option for all-wheel drive, though. 2021 Hyundai Kona — The Kona offers more interior space, more features and a more powerful turbocharged engine. It also comes standard with a 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty. 2021 Mazda CX-30 — Much newer than the CX-3, roomier and with greater engine muscle. Only a couple of thousand more expensive, yet looks, feels and drives even further upmarket. Used Mazda CX-5 — A used 2015 to 2018 Mazda CX-5 will have the same sporty Mazda ride and look but in a vehicle better suited to light off-road use. The CX-5 also delivers more interior and cargo space and, in models with the 2.5-liter engine, considerably more power.

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