New Mazda CX-3 Model Review

2021 Mazda CX-3 at The Autobarn Mazda of Evanston


Edge out the competition with the sleek and sophisticated new 2021 Mazda CX-3, a compact crossover engineered to go above and beyond all your expectations. Experience the impressive nimble handles and untamed power waiting for you under the hood of the new CX-3, boasting a responsive Skyactiv®-G 2.0-liter engine while also offering Mazda's impressive i-Activ AWD® . Drive with added confidence thanks to all the advanced technology offered that helped make the new 2021 Mazda CX-3 an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+!

Stop by The Autobarn Mazda of Evanston today for a test drive and car buying experience unlike anything else in the Evanston, IL area. Visit our dealership and or take a virtual store tour online! Make sure to check out all our latest Mazda offers and financing options, it is our mission to be the automotive home of drivers in the Evanston, IL area. With competitive prices offered on every pre-owned model for sale on our lot, you won't find a reason to visit any other dealership in the Chicagoland area!

Starting at $20,790

New Mazda CX-3 Feature Highlights

  • Performance: Skyactiv®-G 2.0-liter engine with 148 horsepower and 34 highway mpg.
  • Technology: Available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, 7" full-color touch screen display, and MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System. Bluetooth® hands-free phone & audio capability
  • Safety features: Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Mazda Radar Cruise Control, and Lane Departure Warning System.

Mazda CX-3 Design

The new Mazda CX-3 design is inspired by Mazda's Kodo design language that looks to capture movement even at a standstill. Featuring sweeping curves, modern LED lighting, and a sculpted silhouette that boasts its sporty edge. Inside, the new CX-3 features room for up to 5-passenger, 60/40 split fold-down rear seats, and 

Stretch out and enjoy more front shoulder room, rear legroom, and max luggage volume than the new Toyota C-HR. The new Mazda CX-3 offers a competitive 53.5 " of front shoulder room, 35.0 " of rear legroom, and 42.7 cu-ft of total luggage volume. The new Toyota C-HR on the other hand only offers 49.0 " of front shoulder room, 31.7 " " of rear legroom, and 37.0 cu-ft of total luggage volume. Additional impressive design features found in the new 2021 Mazda CX-3 include:

  • Remote keyless illuminated entry system with "answer back"
  • 12-volt power outlet
  • Push button start
  • Automatic climate control with pollen filter

Mazda CX-3 Technology

The new 2021 Mazda CX-3 comes loaded with the latest safety and entertainment technology. Making driving not just a fun experience that lets you and all your passengers stay connected but also a safe one that offers enhanced driver confidence. Unlike several of the Mazda CX-3's competitors, the CX-3 offers Mazda Connected Services that enables you to access your vehicle's health status report, start the engine, lock and unlock the doors remotely, and more, all through the MyMazda App on your mobile device. Every Mazda CX-3 also comes equipped with i-Activsense® safety technology, including a suite of standard features to help alert you of hazards to avoid collisions or lessen their impact. Advanced technology highlights found in the new Mazda CX-3 include:

  • Available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Blind Spot Monitoring

Mazda CX-3 Performance

The new Mazda CX-3 comes equipped with a Skyactiv®-G 2.0-liter engine that produces a superior standard 148 horsepower than the Toyota C-HR's 144 horsepower and Honda HR-V's 141 horsepower. The new Mazda CX-3 also offers comparable to better mileage than both, with 29 city / 34 high mpg compared to the Toyota C-HR's lackluster 29 city / 31 highway mpg and Honda HR-V's 30 city/ 34 highway mpg.

As for capability, the new Mazda CX-3 offers i-Activ AWD® and comes equipped with a potent 146 lb-ft of torque. That's more than the Toyota C-HR's 139 lb-ft and Honda HR-V's 127 lb-ft! Additional performance highlights offered in the new Mazda CX-3 includes:

  • SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift and Sport mode
  • 148 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque
  • Front MacPherson strut with stabilizer bar
  • Rear Torsion Beam

CX-3 Trim

2021 CX-3 Sport
Starting at $20,790
  • Skyactiv®-G 2.0-liter engine
  • 148 horsepower
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control


The starting price for the new Mazda CX-3 is $20,790.

The new CX-3 comes equipped with Mazda’s Skyactiv®-G 2.0-liter engine.

The new Mazda CX-3 produces an impressive 148 horsepower.

Yes, the new Cx-3 comes equipped with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.

The new CX-3 offers 41.7 inches of front legroom 35.0 inches of rear legroom.

The new Mazda CX-3 offers 17.8 cu-ft of room behind the rear seats and 42.7 cu-ft with the 2nd-row seats folded.

  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Infotainment system voice command
  • Multifunction Commander Control
  • Radio Broadcast Data System program information
  • Aha™ internet radio integration
  • Pandora® internet radio integration
  • Stitcher™ internet radio integration
  • SMS text message audio delivery and reply
  • E911 automatic emergency notification
  1. The Autobarn Mazda of Evanston

    1015 Chicago Avenue
    Evanston, IL 60202

    • Sales: (847) 866-9666
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