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   Consumer Reviews of Mazda CX-3
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OVERALL RATING
 
5 Reviewers
4 out of 5
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Comfort
4/5 Reliability
4.5/5
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Handling
4/5 Features
3.5/5
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Exterior Styling
4.5/5 Interior Design
4/5
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Value for money
4/5 Engine Performance
4.5/5
5 out of 5 (100%) reviewers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
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UncleLabbit
1st Gear
1 reviews
99 points
84 forum posts Joined on 29-Aug-2018
2019 Mazda CX-3 (Compact SUV)  Posted on 21 Jul 2019
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Overall Rating
 
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 5/5 Features 4/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 5/5
Value for money 4/5 Engine Performance 5/5
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Time for a brief first hand review.
For the first 10,000km of mileage.
Been driving a mixed of MIJ/ MIK sedans & SUVs for the past two decades.
However the 2019 CX-3 is definitely a tad different from the rest of its class.
It's not exactly a huge rough-it-out SUV or cute nippy quickly Hatch.
CX-3 is a CUV as in "Cross-Over-Utility-Vehicle".
And that's the way Mazda design it to be since its first version launched in 2016.

What I like
Good:

1) Beautiful exterior design & sculpted
2) Brilliant choices of colors (every colors seems nice)
3) Interior upgrading presents a softer upscaled touch
4) Smooth drive-train power transmission on long road trips
5) Improved noise reduction in cabin
6) Bose Subwoofer in rear trunk is a good add-on
7) Supremely sporty drive-ability
8) Good fuel economy
9) Activate Sports Mode for "Zoooom Zoooom" feel
10) 99.9% of all the parts of the car, inclusive of the lesser known Toyo tires are MIJ not MIT or MIC.

What I do not like
Bad:

1) Rear suspension set-up feels bumpy (Probably to create more boot space)
2) Lack of sun roof feature in 2019 models imported to Sg
3) Lack of CarPlay in earlier 2019 models
4) No remote boot release
5) Rear seats for passengers' height of 1.8m will be cramped
6) No passenger electric seat

opgamerkkhk
2nd Gear
36 reviews
139 points
62 forum posts Joined on 15-Nov-2016
Best mazda under 150k  Posted on 07 Jan 2019
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Comfort 5/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 5/5 Features 4/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 5/5
Value for money 5/5 Engine Performance 5/5
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Great handling, good NVH. Sufficient space inside. Small but just ample for 1.7m and below. 3 adults in rear will be a squeeze. Smooth and effortless acceleration.

What I like
Great steering feedback/roadfeel.
Good comfort
Great price

What I do not like
Slightly bumpy due to short wheelbase
Doors sound slightly hollow
Boot small

MathieuWong
1st Gear
1 reviews
69 points
29 forum posts Joined on 29-Aug-2018
Good drive for young adult and small families  Posted on 01 Nov 2018
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 4/5
Handling 4/5 Features 4/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 3/5
Value for money 5/5 Engine Performance 5/5
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Was impressed that they fitted a 2L engine on a sub-compact SUV, which provide an excellent city drive. Mazda has tried to bring down the price of the car through the standard variant, ensuring that the car still drives as well but without the additional features. Definitely a competitor to challenge the Vesels and Qashqais in this car segment. However this car will not be recommended for bigger families as the car frame is relatively small.

What I like
Responsive 2L engine
Good size for city driving and parking for cramped HDB multistory carparks
Beautiful aesthetics as compared to other sub compact SUVs
Reasonable price

What I do not like
Cramp rear seats (Only able to fit 2 adults comfortably)
Small boot size, unable to fit a large stroller or 2 luggages
Standard variant comes with radio set that is on lower end Mzd 3. Lots of key features has been removed to bring the price point down

Sunset73
5th Gear
8 reviews
1,579 points
774 forum posts Joined on 15-Mar-2009
CX-3 continues to impress!  Posted on 26 Sep 2018
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Comfort 5/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 4/5 Features 3/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 5/5
Value for money 2/5 Engine Performance 5/5
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A previous owner of CX-3 1.5 diesel (brought in by PI), I went to Eurokars to test the new CX-3. I was impressed by the design language of the CX-3. The CX-3 seemed to have "Grown up" From the previous generation. It looks much bigger on the exterior. However, i was slightly dismayed when i checked out the rear seats. It was still cramped.

What I like
1) Punchy engine
2) Smoothness of gearshift
3) Little to none cabin noise
4) Visibility through driver seat
5) Exterior styling - DRL, LED Headlamps

What I do not like
1) Still the cramp interior. NO CHANGE from the previous versions.
2) Overpriced
3) The standard trim comes with the same basic "radio knob" turner found in lower spec-ed Mazda 3. SERIOUSLY?

pudge69
Neutral Newbie
1 reviews
3 points
0 forum posts Joined on 29-Feb-2016
Solid car but cramp interior and boot. Suitable for small family.  Posted on 28 Aug 2018
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 4/5
Handling 4/5 Features 3/5
Exterior Styling 4/5 Interior Design 3/5
Value for money 4/5 Engine Performance 4/5
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The cockpit of the CX3 is simple and clear, no fancy technology, a digital speedometer with analog tachometer. Saw a simple description of automatic braking system in the brochure, it is not highlighted by the specification or salesman during the test drive. Hence, not sure if it is available.

The CX3 back passenger seat is small. The height and foot space is okay for my height of 1.75m, just that it will be uncomfortable if you want to fit 3 fit man behind.

The CX3 boot space was a shock, it is smaller than the boot space of Mazda 3 and 3 HB. It seem like the CX3 will only fit 2 large luggage if the boot cover is removed and the luggage are placed in standing position.

Test drive the CX3 to have a feel of a 2 litre engine. Engine is smooth and quiet below 2000rpm. Quick and responsive acceleration when push to about 3000 to 4000rpm and engine noise is audible, but not irritating.

What I like
2.0 litre engine below 100k
nice exterior design
simple cockpit
driving experience is great

What I do not like
cramp back passenger seats
small boot space
high road tax

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Mazda CX-3
4 stars - based on 5 reviews