2018 Mazda CX-3 Touring Review

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When you’re driving around the Doral, Miami, Hialeah, and Kendall areas, you need a vehicle that’s easy to drive, but can also carry extra passengers or cargo. If that sounds like something you need, a crossover would be the right choice. With such a competitive market surrounding that class of car, finding the best one for your needs can be challenging.

One of the better options is the 2018 Mazda CX-3. Even that, however, leaves you with more choices as to which version you want. Out of the Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring trim levels, the Touring is one of the most popular and could provide you with exactly what you need. Learn more about the 2018 Mazda CX-3 Touring in this review from Ocean Mazda, and discover if this incredible crossover is right for you.


2018 Mazda CX-3This impressive crossover packs quite the punch for its size. It features a SKYACTIV® 2.0L DOHC 4-cylinder engine that can produce 146 horsepower. You’re given the option of forward-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, so keep that in mind if you plan to take your Mazda CX-3 on any beach excursions.

Enjoy virtually unrivaled fuel efficiency with this crossover. In the city, you can get an EPA-estimated 29 city/34 highway MPG.1 This is made possible by the incredibly efficient valvetrain, which uses variable intake valve timing along with G-Vectoring Control.


Inside, you’ll find quite a few upgrades from the Sport trim level. You can enjoy automatic climate control complete with a pollen filter system, as well as heated front seats for those chilly nights. In addition, you also get leatherette-trimmed sport seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob for that added luxurious feel.

Both you and your passengers can enjoy plenty of room inside. People in the front experience 38.4 inches of headroom and 41.7 inches of legroom, while rear passengers can enjoy 37.2 inches of headroom and 35 inches of legroom. Feel free to fit plenty in the back with an impressive 44.5 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats down. However, keep in mind that the cargo volume decreases to 42.3 cubic feet, if you opt for the incredible Bose® Sound System.


2018 Mazda CX-3 RedWhether you plan on using this vehicle for yourself or for the whole family, safety should be your main priority. Fortunately, the Mazda CX-3 Touring is remarkably safe, earning five stars in every crash test category except for the rollover rating, which still got a respectable four stars. However, that’s perfectly normal for a crossover.

For added protection, the 2018 Mazda CX-3 Touring includes state-of-the-art driver-assistance features. Rest easy with Smart City Brake Support, which can detect any imminent head on-collisions and apply the brakes for you in emergency situations. This will protect you and any other vehicles or pedestrians you come across. The Touring trim upgrades the Sport’s features to also include Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, granting you detailed knowledge of your surroundings.


You can read about this impressive crossover all day, but the best way to understand all it can offer is to experience it for yourself. If you live in the Doral, Miami, Hialeah, or Kendall area, stop by Ocean Mazda and take the 2018 Mazda CX-3 Touring for a spin. Our friendly team knows everything about the 2018 Mazda CX-3, and is more than happy to offer all the knowledge and help you need.


Visit us, or call us to schedule your test drive today!


1 Up to an EPA-estimated 29 city/34 highway MPG for 2018 Mazda CX-3 FWD models. AWD models, 27 city/32 highway MPG. Actual results will vary. 

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