The 2016 Mazda CX-3 two-wheel-drive model gets an EPA rating of 29 MPG in the city, 35 MPG on the highway, and 31 MPG combined. The 2016 Honda HR-V is the closest competitor and it is also rated at 31 MPG combined for the 2WD model. However, the Honda manages 28 MPG in the city, and this is where the Mazda comes out on top.
All versions of the CX-3 will come with the 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder that produces 146 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque. Likewise, all of the subcompact crossovers will utilize the 6-speed automatic transmission. There are no small turbochargers, 9-speed automatics, or CVTs. However, you have Mazda’s commitment to efficiency that comes through company’s SKYACTIV collection of technologies and methodologies.
The AWD version of the CX-3 is rated at 27 MPG in the city, 32 MPG on the highway, and 29 MPG combined. This is an identical rating to that of the Honda HR-V.
The 2016 CX-3 will go on sale in late summer of 2015. Stay tuned as TFLcar will bring you many more details about the new smallest crossover from Mazda.
Take a look at the 2016 Mazda CX-3 debut in Los Angeles, CA.