Mazda CX-3

Mazda CX-3 information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the junior SUV. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the CX-3 car range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on ‘More’ to browse even more of our archive.


The Mazda CX-3 is the latest crossover from Mazda, taking the CX-5 as inspiration and shrinking it down to a more modest size. Think of it as a rival to the Nissan Juke and its ilk, in one of the fastest-growing segments in Europe. For more information on the Mazda CX-3, click on our further stories on the links below.

60sec road test

The CX-3 is essentially a 2 supermini on stilts; the two share much of their engineering, as well as their wardrobe. At 4275mm long and 1765mm wide, its footprint is actually a mite smaller than the Juke it rivals. Pick from a 1.5-litre petrol or diesel engine, with not a turbocharger in sight. We applaud Mazda’s purity of engineering. Buyers can pick from front- or four-wheel drive, depending on their appetite for fuel, mud-plugging and budget. Active couplings vary the amount of torque sent to either axle on 4wd CX-3s. Inside, you’ll find new connectivity systems and a 7in display. The car was unveiled at the Los Angeles motor show in autumn 2014; we have yet to drive the new crossover from Mazda and will update this review as soon as we’ve slipped behind the wheel.

The one we’d buy


The one we’d avoid like the plague


Rivals to consider

Nissan Juke, Skoda Yeti


Looks promising, very much a car/size of now


We’ve yet to drive the CX-3; full review to be updated soon

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