Mazda CX3 in Sarasota, FL

Highlights of the Mazda CX-3 Compact SUV in Sarasota

The Mazda brand excels at crafting vehicles that provide their drivers with unforgettable driving experiences, and lots of that comes from their performance. Well, that performance isn't limited to the Mazda cars in our new inventory as the new Mazda CX-3 near Bradenton is one of the most thrilling new SUVs on the market! If you want to learn all that the new Mazda CX-3 has to make your drives better, keep reading.

Design

  • Seating for five
  • 38.4/37.2 inches of headroom (1st/2nd row)
  • 41.7/35.0 inches of legroom (1st/2nd row)
  • 52.3/49.0 inches of hip room (1st/2nd row)
  • 44.5 cubic feet of max cargo space

The new Mazda CX-3 near Lakewood Ranch is a compact SUV, which the exterior shows with a sleek style and dimensions that make it easy to fit into tight parking spots. But the cabin of the Mazda CX-3 is far from compact as it makes the most of those exterior dimensions. You can fit a lot of cargo in it with the rear seats folded down, and the driver will have plenty of legroom so that long trips don't cause them to cramp up!

Performance

Many different aspects make the Mazda CX-3 a captivating ride, but we'll start with the powertrain. The new Mazda CX-3 comes with a 148-horsepower four-cylinder that also packs 146 pound-feet of torque. Those specs may not match up to some other performance models, but the Mazda CX-3 has a curb weight below 3,000 pounds. This design makes the lightweight SUV quick to accelerate while also getting up to 34 mpg highway! This engine combines with agile handling and renowned Mazda driving dynamics to make the new Mazda CX-3 a compact SUV that will excite all riding in it.

Features

An ingenious design and immaculate engineering aren't all that the Mazda CX-3 provides car buyers as the new compact SUV in Sarasota has many features to enjoy. These technologies range from entertainment systems so that you can listen to your favorite playlist to comfort features so that the weather doesn't impact your cabin feel. The new Mazda CX-3 also has convenient technologies to take stress out of your drive, and these features range from a head-up display to a keyless entry system!

Safety

It's easy to feel at home while driving in the new Mazda CX-3 near Lakewood Ranch, and that's part of why so many turn to it for their commutes and more! Part of that at-home feeling is the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the Mazda CX-3 has many safety systems looking out for you. The driver-assist technologies of the new Mazda CX-3 include:

  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Rearview camera
  • Advanced Smart City Brake Support with pedestrian detection
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • High Beam Control
  • Adaptive Front-lighting System

The New Mazda CX-3 Trim Level Comparison

The Mazda CX-3 has always been a popular choice with people who need a fun-to-drive vehicle that combines the best characteristics of SUVs and passenger vehicles. And with the latest model year, Mazda has decided to do away with the multiple trim levels to condense everything good about the CX-3 in one single package. The CX-3 is now only available in one appropriately named model: the Sport.

Performance

With 148 horses, the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine under the hood of the Mazda CX-3 provides satisfactory acceleration while being pinned to a 6-speed automatic transmission for a peak fuel economy of 29 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. Those are among the best numbers in the subcompact SUV class. You have the choice of upgrading to an all-wheel drivetrain for better traction performance on slippery surfaces.

With its unibody construction and electric power-assisted steering, the Mazda CX-3 is sharp and stable on the road. The four-wheel anti-disc brakes help you come to a halt quickly and without the wheels locking up. And the suspension is tuned tight for firmness that makes it feel you are much lower on the surface than you really are.

Interior

The interior of the Mazda CX-3 makes you feel like you’re stepping into a sports car. The cloth-trimmed racing-style seats are embraced by a black-finished interior, and knee pads are placed at the black center console. And if you need more space for your luggage or groceries, the rear seats can be folded flat to expand it to a max of 42.7 cubic feet.

Comfort and Convenience

The Mazda CX-3 has an exhaustive list of standard features to make your driving experience comfortable and convenient. Pressing the key fob grants you access to the vehicle, which has a push-button next to the steering wheel to start the engine. And the automatic climate control system comes with a pollen filter for you and your fellow occupants to breathe in purified air.

For entertainment, Mazda provides its very own Mazda Connect infotainment interface in the form of a 7-inch color touchscreen. Included with Mazda Connect are features such as Bluetooth for hands-free phone calling and audio streaming, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, a six-speaker AM/FM stereo system, hands-free text message capability, and a USB port and an audio input jack for hooking up mobile devices. Mazda Connect also includes automatic emergency notification, which is extremely useful in the aftermath of a collision or breakdown. In addition to the 7-inch touchscreen, you can control infotainment features by using a rotary knob on the center console. That’s a feature that is common on luxury vehicles, not one like the CX-3.

Safety

The Mazda CX-3 is also strong on safety. Front-impact airbags, side-impact airbags, and side curtain airbags provide cushioning and restraint if there’s ever a collision. Dynamic stability and traction control systems combine to keep you on your path of travel. A rearview camera flashes video when you shift to reverse to monitor what’s behind you. Hill launch assist prevents the vehicle from rolling back when you start to drive up a hill from a parking position. And keyless entry, engine immobilization, and a panic alarm come together to prevent unauthorized access. Driver assistance comes from blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, collision warning with pedestrian detection, radar cruise control with stop-and-go technology, and lane departure warning.

Get More New Mazda CX-3 Details at Our Sarasota Mazda Dealer!

At our Mazda dealer serving Venice, FL, we love helping our guests find the perfect vehicle for how they want to drive. We believe many in the area will find that fit with the new Mazda CX-3 or one of our many other new Mazda models for sale, but we also carry a selection of used cars near North Port for those looking to save! We can also help you save by guiding you through the car loan process, which we do with the helpful team and resources in our auto financing center! Have questions? Feel free to contact our Sarasota Mazda dealership!

Contact

Ed Howard Mazda

7048 S Tamiami Trail
Directions Sarasota, FL 34231

  • Sales: (941) 924-6700
  • Service: (941) 921-4402
  • Parts: (941) 921-4402

Request A Test Drive!

Hours

  • Monday 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thursday 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday Closed
See All Department Hours

Dealership Hours

  • Monday 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thursday 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

Parts Dept. Hours

  • Monday 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Tuesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

Service Dept. Hours

  • Monday 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Tuesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed