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2016 Mazda CX-3 S Touring (AWD) review
OWNER RATING 8 /10
  • Overall comfort; economy; price ; look; interior design and products
  • No middle console; single CD player
PRICE N/A
ANCAP RATING
10

by Kim Smethurst

I love the look of my white Mazda CX-3. I find it economical and a pleasure to drive.

I travel approximately 60kms a day, and it costs me about $40 to $50 a week to fill it it up, depending on the price of unleaded fuel and I alway put in 95 RON and above.

I do find it disappointing however, in that there is no middle console and only a single CD player, my previous Mazda had a 6 stacker and I do miss this feature. The screen is easy to read and very safe as you can’t work it when the car is driving, you need to use the hand control on the wheel or down by your side and once you get used to it, it’s easy to navigate.

The back being smaller than its rivals hasn’t worried me too much as I don’t carry too many passengers and as for a smaller boot space – it works for my needs.

As for the cabin noise well, it is a Mazda, and I truly don’t notice it in the CX-3.

Going for the sport option I received the nicer wheels and a few extra features, which gives the car an extra edge.

The cost so far for servicing have been good.The first 2000kms was free and the 10,000km was $260. The website for the dealership gives me an approximate price which seems standard across the board.

I suffer from rheumatoid arthritis and find the height of the car makes getting in and out of very easy and the overall comfort excellent, even over distance.

I would be happy to recommend the CX-3 to anyone looking for a smaller SUV.



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