2020 Mazda CX-3 for Sale in West Springfield, MA
The 2020 Mazda CX-3 is a five-passenger subcompact crossover that exudes class and sophistication without making you pay the usual cost for those qualities. This refined yet affordable vehicle presents a simple formula of great equipment and uncluttered design while delivering a smooth and satisfying ride. That’s because by minimizing distraction, Mazda’s designers are able to focus their attention on thoughtfully crafting their vehicles for distinction – both in appearance and drive quality – which is particularly important in such a crowded and competitive segment.
For the 2020 model year, the 2020 Mazda CX-3 has been simplified to a single trim level called Sport, another example of Mazda’s attractive no-fluff philosophy. This trim takes some of the advanced features from the discontinued higher trims and standardizes them. If you take one for a drive you’ll see that it lives up to that Sport name, with its sharp handling, firm but not stiff suspension, and noteworthy performance on corners. It’s also packed with the active safety aids and connectivity features that everyone is looking for today, including both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Powertrain and Standard Equipment
Supplying the 2020 Mazda CX-3 with its power is a 148 hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that’s paired up with an efficient SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic transmission. It gets front-wheel drive as standard, but all-wheel drive is available (and recommended for New England drivers). The front-wheel drive version is rated by the EPA to return an estimated 29 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. The added heft of AWD changes this ever so slightly to 27 city/32 highway.
Mazda has outfitted this solo trim level with a good deal of standard niceties such as auto-leveling LED headlights with high-beam control, side mirrors with built-in turn-signal indicators, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a rearview camera, automatic climate control, a pollen filter, keyless entry, push-button start, and a 60/40 split fold-down rear seat. Some exterior features of note are the dual exhaust with bright-finished tips, black wheel-well moldings, and a roof-mounted shark-fin antenna. On the connectivity front, the infotainment system uses a 7-inch touchscreen as well as voice-command capabilities. Other features include Bluetooth hands-free and audio streaming, the aforementioned Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a six-speaker audio system, a USB data port, and steering-wheel mounted audio controls.
Safety and Technology
The 2020 Mazda CX-3 comes with quite a few active driver aids to keep you confident and in control on the road: blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, advanced smart city brake support with collision warning and pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, and lane departure warning. This savvy crossover was awarded a five-star safety rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and was also named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.