Mazda’s contender in the subcompact crossover segment has received significant updates. The 2018 CX-3 is said to be equipped with improved safety features and technology.
The U.S. spec CX-3 now comes standard with a ‘smart city brake support,’ which can automatically apply the brakes in emergency situations below 31 km/h. The 2018 CX-3 also comes with G-Vectoring Control, which improves the vehicle’s cornering response and stability by optimizing vertical load on each tire when needed. It also reduces body roll, yielding to a more comfortable ride.
The subcompact crossover is also fitted with improved door seals, thicker rear glass, as well as sound suppression mats underneath the floor and dashboard for a quieter and premium driving experience.
Moreover, the 2018 CX-3 has ‘Mazda Connect,’ which features a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that can be controlled via voice commands or control knob. Adding to the bunch of updates are the following: blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive LED headlights, LED fog lamps, LED daytime running lights, rain-sensing wipers, among others.
The top-of-the-line variant CX-3 in the U.S. features radar cruise control, smart brake support for highway speeds, lane-departure warning, 6-way power driver’s seat with lumbar support, and a full-color active driving display head-up unit.
Overall, it’s safe to say that the 2018 CX-3 is a safer and smarter vehicle. This would further increase its market value specifically in the subcompact crossover segment.
Under the hood, all CX-3 models sold in the U.S. comes standard with SkyActiv-G 2.0-liter gasoline engine that delivers 146 hp and 198 Nm of torque. It is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
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