I had the pleasure of test driving the 2017 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring AWD last week. I’ll be the first to say that this car is definitely a head turner! From it’s sleek and sporty body to the Dynamic Blue Mica color, all eyes were on me while driving the CX-3. While smitten with its exterior, I was also impressed with the cream and black interior (with a hint of maroon). It felt very luxurious inside, to say the least.
It was just me driving in the car most days, so I was OK with the compact size. Although the CX-3 can fit 5 passengers, I’m not sure how 3 people can comfortably fit in the backseat. I was, however, able to fit a few of my work bags and other items comfortably in the backseat, as well as a lot of groceries in the trunk. There was even a removable bottom in the trunk that made transporting groceries even easier. So carrying around items in this car is no problem. Several people, I’m not so sure. Check out some of my pros and cons for the Mazda CX-3 features below:
- Clean Dashboard (no distractions)
- 60/40 Split Fold Down Rear Seat
- Compact & Easy to Park
- Blind Spot Monitoring
- Reasonable Cost
- $28,510 (with optional features)
- Limited Space in the Front Console
- Hidden Cupholder in the Front
- Small Backseat
I travel the Maryland roads and highways quite a bit each week, so having the rear-view camera to help me park and the blind spot monitoring while traveling up and down 95 was extremely helpful! Having a smooth ride each day made driving a real treat and I even noticed that the car was very sturdy. I was able to control the steering wheel and brakes without feeling like the car was jerking me all over the place. I felt extremely safe and that’s a VERY good feeling. Here are a few more Mazda CX-3 features:
– Keyless Entry & Push Button Engine Start
– Steering Wheel with Audio Controls
– Leather with Lux Suede Sports Seats
– 7-inch Color Touchscreen Display
– Power Mirrors with Turn Lamps
– Bluetooth Handsfree Phone
– Heated Front Seats
– Rear-view Camera
– Power Moonroof
So tell me, what do you think about the 2017 Mazda CX-3? Would a car like this fit your lifestyle? Let me know!
As always, thanks for reading and until next time, be blessed and stay safe…XO!
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