Mazda Adds New Features To 2018 CX-3, Priced From $20,110

For the 2018 model year, Mazda have made a series of updates to their popular CX-3 crossover in the US, starting with the addition of Smart City Brake Support, now standard on every trim level.

Also standard is G-Vectoring Control, complementing Mazda’s predictive i-ACTIV all-wheel drive system, while the chassis and steering have been revised for better handling, comfort and improved sound suppression.

As for newly available features, these include a full-color Active Driving Display, power driver’s seat with memory settings and heated steering wheel.

Buying a 2018 entry level CX-3 ($20,110 FWD / $21,360 AWD) means getting the following standard features: cloth seats, power windows, power remote door locks, power mirrors, two USB ports, backup camera, Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio pairing and Mazda Connect – 7″ full color display.

The mid-level CX-3 Touring ($22,195 FWD / $23,445 AWD) packs 18″ wheels instead of the standard 16″ ones, while also adding leatherette and Lux Suede upholstery. Other features include Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry, heated front seats and side mirrors with integrated turn signals. New standard features for the CX-3 Touring include auto on/off headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers and automatic climate control.

Buyers can also opt for the Touring Preferred Equipment Package ($1,410), which adds a BOSE premium audio system with seven speakers, power glass moonroof, SiriusXM satellite radio with 4-month subscription, HD Radio and a cargo cover.

Moving further up in the range means getting into the CX-3 Grand Touring ($25,165 FWD / $26,415 AWD), which packs Parchment or black leather with red accents and Lux Suede upholstery, adaptive LED headlights, LED fog lights, LED daytime running lights, Mazda Navigation, a full color Active Driving Display head-up unit and paddle shifters.

Finally, getting the GT Premium Package ($1,435) on top of that will land you Mazda Radar Cruise Control, Smart Brake Support, Lane-Departure Warning, High Beam Control plus all the new features such as the 6-way power driver’s seat, power driver’s lumbar support, 2-position driver memory seat, heated steering wheel and Traffic Sign Recognition.

The 2018 Mazda CX-3 will be on sale nationwide in the U.S. this September.


  • Zed68

    All the latest Mazdas look absolutely stunning… and this one is no exception.

    • javier

      yea they look good but they are slow as [email protected]#$

      • serge charles

        Test drove a CX3 when a friend was car shopping and honestly for what it is, its a lot of fun to drive. Steering is really direct and the torque comes in early. I dont think these were designed or marketed to be fast but at least its not an impreza…..

  • TheBelltower

    A fully loaded CX3 for around $28k. It’s a great little car. Why are these not everywhere?

    • Kenneth

      For the additional money, the CX-5 makes more sense to most buyers, evidently.

    • brn

      Because that’s a lot of money for a compact hatchback.

      • TheBelltower

        It’s well below the price of the average new car.

    • Miknik

      I had a look at it, because I think it looks stunning, but at 1,9 m (6″3) I found the front very cramped, easily the tightest small CUV. Rulled it out for me. But if you have a smaller body frame, great buy….

  • Wayne Alan Carr Heyes

    Mazda’s look amazing ! BUT JESUS THEY ARE SOOOOOO EXPENSIVE !

  • ctk4949

    There is NOT a bad looking car in the whole Mazda lineup!!

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