The Mazda CX-3 is a new innovation from the Japanese manufacturer. According to the company, the new model was launched globally in June 2015. There are plenty of new elements embedded in the car for secure and safe driving. The car itself is a good example of the new wave of sport utility vehicle, which can offer you different new technology innovations. The aim is to lower the CO2 levels and increase the safety and comfortability in the car.
”Skyactive-technology” in the car
According to Mazda the ”Skyactive-technology” is a comprehensive design philosophy, which offers you economic and lower CO2 emissions, but still having the same driving experience and usability. After the test driving I can say the usability and steering of the car is good, reversing and parking are easy to handle because of the great view from mirrors.
This kind of easy driving but safety embedded is a good choice for weekend and city driving, but it also gives easy access to a cottage road, because of high ground clearance. We recommend the car would be equipped with four-wheel drive. The CO2 emissions are from 105 to 150 g/km according to the company information (different models) and the consumption is around 6 liters per 100 km.
Safety on the roads
Mazda has developed several different smart solutions for safety. For example the sensors in the car makes driving safer, because the system alarms you if there is another car next to you when you are about to change lanes or if you are near to exit your lane on the road accidentally.
Then there are small, but important things like automated wind stoppers during the rain, engine stops automatically when you are stopped on red lights, Bluetooth – integration for your own music like Spotify and automated braking in low speeds if there is possibility of an accident.
The new Mazda CX-3 is very easy to drive and the dashboard is well-organized, it is easy to access every button while driving. Navigation is a supplementary element, so it is not integrated.
Testcar used had 120hp, which accelerates the car from 0 to 100 km/h (0-60mph) in 9 seconds, so it manages well with different occasions on the road.
We liked the overall design of the car, it is sporty and modern, but still somehow unique. The safety software and low CO2 emissions are elements one can enjoy, when using this car during for example the weekend travels.
Technical details of the test car:
Mazda CX-3 Skyactive G (2,0) 2015
Consumption: 5,9 liters (Combined)
CO2 g/km: 137