The Mazda CX-3 took the subcompact crossover world by storm in 2016, and it remained unchanged in its sophomore year. In 2018, we expect this tiny to stay virtually unchanged once again.
Boasting the current version of the Mazda Kodo style language, there is no factor for Mazda to make any visual modifications to the crossover. So, try to find it to be visually identical to the existing model inside and out. We also anticipate its standard features staying the same in the new year too. If this proves real, the 2018 Mazda CX-3 will come basic with 16-inch wheels, automated headlights, a rear spoiler, keyless entry and ignition, cruise control, a rearview electronic camera, and a six-speaker audio system with a 7-inch touchscreen.
Buyers trying to find a more upscale model will have the choice to purchase the Touring or Grand Touring trims. For advanced tech and safety features, purchasers can include the i-Activsense Package to the range-topping Grand Touring cut.
Another location we expect to remain the very same is its powertrain, as we expect the 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 146 horse power and 146 pound-feet of torque to remain. This engine will pair with a six-speed automated transmission and front-wheel drive as standard, however all-wheel drive will be an alternative.
The IIHS rates the existing CX-3 as a Top Safety Pick Plus, thanks to its stellar crash-test scores, superior-rated front-crash avoidance system, and acceptable-rated headlights. Remember that the latter two ratings are with the Grand Touring trim and the optional i-Activsense bundle. These rankings ought to carry into the brand-new year the same.
The 2018 Mazda CX-3 must begin production in June, and we expect it to land in showrooms in July. Without any modifications in the works, we anticipate absolutely nothing more than very moderate changes to prices relative to the existing model, which varies from $20,900 to $27,180 (destination charges consisted of). Mazda frequently provides appealing lease offers on the CX-3 and recently added a small factory rebate. The crucial competitors for the 2018 CX-3 will consist of the Honda HR-V, FIAT 500X, and the Jeep Renegade.