Name: Tudor
Carmatch code: FCTU4
Tribe: Driver
Vehicle: Mazda CX-3
Score: 90

Driver Tribe Puts 2016 Mazda CX-3 Under the Microscope

2016 Mazda CX-3: Driver Tribe Review Video 

If I could trade in my car seats for these, I totally would.


In this review, Tudor — from the Driver Tribe — takes the helm of the 2016 Mazda CX-3. Nimble, stylish, fun to drive, AND efficient, Tudor found lots to love about the CX-3.

Exterior Styling. For starters, he loved the exterior. It’s subtle sporty styling cues gave CX-3 an exciting look. It’s “not overly aggressive,” he says, but it’s definitely not boring. Great for those who appreciate understated design.

Interior Design. From the comfortable driver’s seat to the excellent visibility, CX-3 made Tudor feel confident behind the wheel. And, when their was a vehicle lurking in CX-3’s blind spot, the blind-spot monitoring system did a fantastic job of letting him know.

The sporty accents on the exterior continued inside. The carbon-fiber accents weren’t over-the-top, but did give it a fun, race-car vibe. The addition of the red accent stitching and leather accents added a touch of luxury to the performance.

Tudor also dug CX-3’s heads-up display. Not only was it convenient — he never had to take his eyes off of the road to check the speed — but it looks pretty sweet, too.

Plenty of power. Though its engine was small, the 2016 Mazda CX-3 didn’t lack power. It wasn’t throw-you-against-the-back-of-your-seat power, but it provided hefty enough acceleration to add confidence when merging and changing lanes on the highway. For those who want an extra boost, CX-3’s Sport mode and paddle shifters up the fun factor even more. It’s a testament to Mazda’s fun-to-drive DNA that seems to find its way into nearly every model.

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