Explore the Performance Specs of the 2017 Mazda CX-3

2017 Mazda CX-3 Side
In a world where compact crossovers are growing ever larger, blander, and less responsive, the 2017 Mazda CX-3 stands out with unapologetically cool styling and refreshingly engaging performance. It’s as easy to shoot around town as it is to take through corners, so drivers looking for a crossover that doubles down on thrilling performance should certainly come take the latest CX-3 out for a spin.

2017 Mazda CX-3 Powertrain

The CX-3 doesn’t make you pay extra for a refined transmission system and high-end engine; instead, you’ll receive them as standard

A 2.0L four-cylinder engine comes fitted beneath the hood of each and every model. SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY has been engineered to maximize driving dynamics even while minimizing fuel consumption, and it roars with a vibrant output of up to 146-hp and 146 lb.-ft. of torque.

That power is then artfully refined by a 6-speed automatic transmission system, which delivers:

  • Up to 29 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway with front-wheel drive.
  • Up to 27 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway with all-wheel drive.

2017 Mazda CX-3 Performance

2017 Mazda CX3 SnowAs you might imagine, the CX-3’s animated output results in some fantastic driving dynamics. Whether you’re zipping around the close streets of San Francisco or heading down the highway to Stockton and Modesto, you’ll enjoy punchy and appealing performance. Edmunds.com even clocked the CX-3 making zero to 60 mph in 8.5 seconds, a time noticeably quicker than most compact crossovers.

And the CX-3 doesn’t simply pay lip service to more capable performance. If you need to head onto light off-road trails or drive during less forgiving weather conditions, you can trust the available smart predictive i-ACTIV AWD system to keep you completely in control. Always alert, i-ACTIV AWD will instantly adjust power delivery to ensure faultless traction.

The 2017 Mazda CX-3 is the Type of Vehicle You Need to Try for Yourself

The 2017 CX-3 is able to outfox and outperform its rivals at every turn, and it’s available now from Tracy Mazda. To take a test drive, just visit our showroom today. While you’re here, check out our our Mazda CX-3 vs Subaru Forester comparison.