Used Mazda CX-3 buying guide
With a responsive drive, sporty look, and agile handling, the Mazda CX-3 is a popular choice for commuters and young families. For a compact SUV, it boasts an abundance of tech features and enhanced capabilities, all without compromising on safety. It’s also one of the more attractive cars in a segment shared with the Ford Puma and Nissan Juke, which isn’t surprising for a Mazda car. Both new and used Mazda CX-3 cars are loved for their impressive standard equipment, dependability, and low running costs.
At a glance
Mazda CX-3 range: what’s included
You can find up to eight different badges across the used Mazda CX-3 range today, all with updates or add-ons that suit every need. Check out a few highlights:
The Mazda CX-3 Neo Sport is the base FWD model, equipped with a 2.0L petrol engine and 6-speed manual (6.6L/100km) or auto (6.3L/100km) transmission. It includes features like cloth seat trim, electric parking brake, idling stop technology, Apple Carplay and Android Auto (from 2020 onwards), bluetooth connectivity, keyless start, and reverse camera. The Neo’s compact size, comfortable ride, and light yet responsive drive is what makes this model a favourite for city drives.
Apart from the standard equipment, the Mazda CX-3 Maxx Sport adds rain-sensing wipers, climate control, satellite navigation, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert. It’s also either FWD or AWD. The added tech and safety features on the Maxx Sport appeals to many for its value-for-money, especially for used Mazda CX-3 buyers.
Maxx Sport LE
The Maxx Sport LE is auto transmission only, and adds Maztex/Grand luxe synthetic suede seats, black side mirror caps and front grille, and unique 16-inch alloy wheels. If you’re looking for a more premium but still affordable choice, the luxurious upholstery and stylish exteriors of the Maxx Sport LE is for you.
The sTouring model has all the features from the Maxx Sport, and includes more like 18-inch alloy wheels, front fog-lamps, LED tail-lamps, active driving display, Maztex seat trim, keyless entry, high beam control, lane departure warning, front and rear parking sensors, and traffic sign recognition. The active safety features and driver assist technologies make city drives a breeze, and upmarket looks are sure to catch the eye.
The Mazda CX-3 Akari is also auto transmission only, topping out the range with a sunroof, Mazda radar cruise control, leather seat trim, heated front seats, 360 view monitor, forward obstruction warning, and smart brake support. It looks great inside and out, easily being the choice for buyers who want a car that’s best-equipped for tech and luxury.
Is a used Mazda CX-3 safe?
All variants of the Mazda CX-3 were awarded 5-star ANCAP ratings, all providing excellent protection for drivers and passengers. Across the CX-3 range, you’ll find i-Activesense safety technologies like lane departure warning, smart city brake support, intelligent speed assistance, and blind spot monitoring.
Why should I buy a used Mazda CX-3?
If you’re looking for a practical small car but prefer a higher rider height compared to a hatch or sedan, a used Mazda CX-3 may be the one for you. There’s plenty of features for both fun and safety across the range, and trim options to choose from too. The choice of FWD and AWD on a compact SUV also appeals to a lot of used car buyers who look for the perfect blend of control and nimble size for city driving. Mazda cars are loved for their reliability and stylish premium-feel, and the same comforts of a new car can no doubt be enjoyed on a used Mazda CX-3, at affordable prices as well.
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