2021 Mazda CX-3

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2021 Mazda CX-3 Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2021 Mazda CX-3 after 90-days of ownership.
  • Economy / range are rated higher than average for the segment
  • Customers feel the vehicle is easy to safely maneuver in and out of traffic and tight parking spaces
  • Consumers give good ratings for the vehicle's brakes

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2021 Mazda CX-3 during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Getting in/out of the second row seats is rated as less easy than most vehicles in this segment
  • The vehicle's ability to carry everything is rated lower than average
  • The vehicle cabin is not as well insulated from outside noises as it could be

Performance Specs

MPG City

27 - 29


32 - 34




6 speed, Automatic w/OD


Regular Unleaded I-4


All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2021 Mazda CX-3 Review

The upwardly agile Mazda CX-3 is ready for any road any place any time. Unmatched driving dynamics. Exceptional fuel economy. This is a capable compact crossover—and a miser at the pump. The CX-3 is available in one well-equipped level of trim: The Sport. Take whatever the weather has to offer. Available Predictive i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive is always monitoring the road adjusting power delivery to maintain ideal traction in changing conditions. MAZDA CONNECT brings the internet satellite radio and social media to a touchscreen display. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration lets you stream all that and more from your compatible smartphone. Feel more confident behind the wheel with standard driver-assist systems like Advanced Smart City Brake Support and Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Choose from a variety of colors options and Genuine Mazda Accessories and build a Mazda CX-3 that’s all yours. The Mazda CX-3. You’ll find it at the intersection of performance and efficiency.
The Mazda CX-3 keeps you connected. MAZDA CONNECT lets you entertain communicate navigate and more. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration connects your compatible mobile device so you can listen to music text with voice control monitor Facebook get directions even find a place to eat. Interface with the touchscreen or the console-mounted multi-function Commander control. Internet radio integration comes standard MAZDA CONNECT Navigation is available and everything sounds great on the six-speaker audio system. The Mazda CX-3. Because connected driving matters.
Mazda’s i-Activsense safety features use sophisticated technology to keep you in tune with your surroundings. Every Mazda CX-3 comes with BAdvanced Smart City Brake Support Advanced Blind-Spot Monitoring Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Lane-Departure Warning. Radar Cruise Control with Stop and Go takes the stress out of rush hour. With available Adaptive Front Lighting the headlights pivot up to fifteen degrees so it’s easier to see around corners at night. And when an accident simply can’t be avoided rigid Skyactiv-Body construction helps protect you and your passengers. The Mazda CX-3. Because safety matters.
The Mazda CX-3 makes every drive a performance piece. Powered by a burly Skyactiv-G dual-overhead-cam engine delivering 148 horsepower the Mazda CX-3 is engineered for performance—and for minimizing your carbon footprint. Mazda’s Skyactiv Technology helps the Mazda CX-3 deliver Bup to 34 MPG highway. And with Mazda’s available Predictive i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive system you’re ready to go just about anywhere in just about any weather. It monitors everything from windshield-wiper usage to steering and braking patterns continually adjusting power delivery. The Mazda CX-3. Enjoy the drive.

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