2016 Mazda CX-3 Review: Mazda Made a SprightlyEntry, Faster Than Most Owners Know [Video]

2016 Mazda's CX-3 is the brand's entry in the super-popular subcompact CUV class, basically crossovers that are as small as manufacturers can make them before they become simply hatchbacks wearing bumpy tires. There is only one engine and one transmission in the 2016 Mazda CX-3: a 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G, four-cylinder with a six-speed automatic sending 145 horses to all four wheels in this AWD version.

The 2016 Mazda CX-3 has a limited warranty that is applicable for the first three years or 36,000 miles it has run. On the other hand, an analyst uncovered that since the vehicle runs 2.1 miles a year, customers cannot gain of the warranty for as long as they would like.

The service life of the 2016 Mazda CX-3 was determined to reach 35,175 miles, and the car could also run as fast as 425 miles on the clock. Thus, the limited warranty cannot be maximized by the customer due to how fast and how far the vehicle can go in a year, as per Motor Trend. Actually, in a span of 15 months, the model would have exhausted its limited warranty instead of the fixed three years.

Similarly, the average U.S. driver can also cover about 13,376 mi. per year, according to the Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration from U.S. This thins also suggested that the 2016 Mazda CX-3 can age faster than imagined. Although the power train was also rumored to be predictably enjoyable for the allotted miles, the same cannot be said after it runs out of its limited warranty.

Despite the aging setback, the model has gained 18,000 sales since 2016. The 2016 Mazda CX-3 has been labelled as the most popular choice under the small SUV segment in Australia alone. However, Motoring has reported that it is not the most affordable vehicle of its kind, nor is it the best value for consumer's money. One of the better alternatives provided in the article is the Suzuki Ignis that has similar features to the 2016 Mazda CX-3 and has better passenger capacity which may not be practical compared to the Mazda but was 575 mm. shorter and 95 mm. longer.

With a starting price of $27,140, the 2016 Mazda CX-3 stays just out of premium region; Grand Touring AWD tester was optioned up to $29,810. That's a lot of interior goodies by the time you hit $30,000 on the dealership calculator, and with excellent road manners it's one of the best mini-crossovers in the market.

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