The 2018 Mazda CX-3 Mixes Several Great Qualities Without Making Drivers Near Lansing Compromise

The 2018 Mazda CX-3 falls in the compact SUV category, but it excels in so many areas important to the category that it's really in a class of its own. It's sporty yet efficient, sleek yet spacious, futuristic and timeless all at the same time, so car shoppers from DeWitt to Okemos never have to make a compromise when driving again. If you're in the market for a new car, be sure to read about all that the Mazda CX-3 delivers below.


Interior Design

The first image that pops in your mind when you hear SUV may be a bulky full-size SUV, but the Mazda CX-3 is a bit different as it has a sleeker style and low curb weight while still handling your cargo and passenger space needs. There is leg, head, and shoulder room that even tall East Lansing passengers can relax in, and the rear row of seats smartly fold down if you have fewer passengers but more gear to transport.

There are also a few features meant to make rides more comfortable for all mixed in throughout the cabin. For cold weather, there are features like heated seats and a heated steering wheel while available materials, like Lux Suede® and premium leather, make the Mazda CX-3 feel of even higher quality.

Exterior Features

The Mazda CX-3 is easy to look at as it seems like it's always in motion, you can thank the shark fin antenna and rear spoiler for that, but, with a range of practical features, it's about more than just style. There are some features that make driving easier, like LED headlights with an adaptive front-lighting system and rain-sensing windshield wipers, others, like the Advanced Keyless Entry System, help with pre-driving tasks, while still others, like the power moonroof, are just there for passenger enjoyment.

Performance

A 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine comes in every Mazda CX-3, and it reaches an impressive EPA-estimated 34 mpg highway while still delivering thrills if you want to push it to the limit on the highway, which is easy thanks to the SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission with sport mode and manual-shift. Rounding out the drivetrain is either a front- or all-wheel drive system, but AWD is probably the best bet if you plan on using the Mazda CX-3 in the winter.

Additionally, there are a few other systems that make your ride smoother and the power more easily enjoyed. As we mentioned above, its light and well-balanced, so it handles nimbly for a car of its size, and it has SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control, that keeps you planted when going around corners.

Safety

The 2018 Mazda CX-3 comes with both a 2018 Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS and a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating from the NHTSA, so you can remain confident in its ability to protect passengers. It also is available with the newest driver-assistance tech that lets you know of potential road hazards to take some stress out of driving, and these include:

  • Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Smart City Brake Support
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Distance Recognition Support System
  • High Beam Control
  • Traffic Sign Recognition

Technology

Those safety features are just the start of the smart tech that is available in the Mazda CX-3 as it also comes with the MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System and a 7-inch full-color touchscreen display for controlling that infotainment system. With this system, finding the music for your drive is supremely easy, and you can also connect your smartphone with ease if you want to use those mobile apps. Other tech ranges from a driver's seat memory system to an Active Driving Display.

If this sounds like the total package that you covet in your next car, visit us in Lansing today to take it for a spin and learn more!

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