Come 2019 and the soulful Mazda CX3 sets foot into the new year with yet more zing, more precision accents and more enchanting as a Japanese katana slicing through air, water and anything in between. The CX3 comes in three luxurious trims featuring 16-inch alloy wheels on the Sport, 18-inch alloy wheels and advanced Keyless Entry on the Touring and leather seats and Mazda Navigation on the Grand Touring, apart from a range of other upgraded safety, comfort and convenience features. Phoenix Mazda was contacted to get some more insights and get a better understanding of the 2019 Mazda CX3 and what to expect.
Soulfully Sculpted Exterior
The Japanese Kodo philosophy of ‘Soul in motion’ is carried forward in the 2019 CX3 and it get some new lines and curvatures on the sculpted exterior that give it a more flowing stance and an unsaid readiness that says go right from the moment you set eyes on it. The design is cleaner and gives it a more elegant persona, yet doesn’t belie its sport tuned, adventurous poise. It has some new hues to coat its exterior such as the Soul Red Crystal Metallic paint job that goes best with its design. Also available this year are chrome accents that run from front to back across the base protectors that add tons of style.
Subtle Sophistication on the Interior
The soulful philosophy on the outside is carried inside the CX3 but in a gentler sophisticated way. The black interior trim with black center console knee pads, black armrests on the cloth appointed door trim goes well with the cloth-trimmed sport trims on the base model. As you go up the trims, you get synthetic leather door trims and leatherette-trimmed sport seats on the Touring and finally Lux Suede door trim and Leather-trimmed sport seats on the Touring, that adds more leather wrapping on the steering, gear selector and almost every other component you are likely to use your hands to operate. The Grand Touring gets a Power sliding-glass moonroof with one-touch-open feature and an interior sunshade. The Center armrest with storage across all the trims adds convenience and comfort apart from a luxurious look.
Mazda Connect Infotainment – Music to the Ears
The CX3 Comes replete with a Mazda Connect 3 infotainment system that works with voice commands, the multifunction commander control and ability to connect to some great internet radio systems such as Aha, Pandora and Stitcher. You can listen to and vocally reply to SMS messages and even call for help using the E911 automatic emergency notification system which you will need to configure beforehand. A 7-inch full color touchscreen display with Bluetooth and handsfree operation completes the cycle.
Power & Performance
The 2019 CX3 you can get from Phoenix Mazda dealership comes with the popular SKYACTIV 2.0L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) that churns out 148 hp and 146 lb-ft of torque. You have the choice of an FWD or I-ACTIV AWD drivetrain that can be controlled using a SKYACTIV-Drive 6-Speed automatic transmission with manual-shift and Sport mode.