Designed to make an impact in the popular crossover off-roader market, the new Mazda CX3 is a car that combines outstanding good looks with the great high driving position that crossovers bring.
It is based on the Mazda 2 supermini and offers both two-wheel and four-wheel drive options, unlike many of its class rivals. We best face up to it - the CX3 is no Range Rover when it comes to off-road performance, but the four-wheel drive option makes it more than useful when the terrain gets tough and also improves on-road performance.
The two-wheel drive version offers a great drive in urban environments and excellent fuel economy for a vehicle of this sort. There are both petrol (118 bhp or 148 bhp) and diesel (104 bhp) engines available for the CX3, with both set to give impressive efficiency.
Overall, the CX3 is the best of both worlds; it offers that high driving position, great safety in the event of an accident and more than a little fun on the winding backwater B-roads. Its looks are bound to attract attention and with the promised efficiency and well-known Mazda reliability, the CX3 is likely to be a good value car to run in the long term.
If this has inspired you to get a CX3 or any other used Mazda, have a look at our showroom on Heath Road in Twickenham, where you will find the best range of Mazda vehicles available anywhere in Middlesex. We are a Mazda main dealer and all of our vehicles are available with flexible finance deals - if this is something you require, please just let one of our team know.