New 2016 Mazda CX-3 Gets 29/35 EPA Rating


To call the rise of subcompact crossover SUV’s a trend would be an understatement, it’s an all-out slugfest based off buyer demand. Mazda USA announced yesterday (June. 8, 2015) that their 2016 Mazda CX-3 achieved an EPA rating of 29 MPG City and 35 MPG Highway (all drive models are 27/32…still not to shabby.) This bests its closest competitor at the moment, the 2016 Honda HR-V by 1 MPG in the city rating. In a battle where the smallest differences make all the difference, Mazda ticks a box on MPG in its favor.

2016.6.9. Mazda CX-3
2016.6.9. Mazda CX-3 /

Mazda is showcasing its SKYACTIV technology hard just like Honda is pimping out its Earth Dreams Technology. All 2016 Mazda CX-3’s will come equipped with a 2.0 Liter SKYACTIV-G engine making 146 HP and 146 lbs-ft of torque. There’s a standard 6-speed automatic with no manual option. If you opt for the AWD model, Mazda is additionally touting a “predictive algorithm” that will select the best drive mode based on road and weather conditions.

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When The Car Connection took out a Mazda CX-3 for a thorough test drive, they were impressed by its stylish exterior, modern interior and loads of features. They wheren’t impressed with the lack of a manual transmission (as we were), the compact rear seat and styling that might not age well. The KODO design rings true for the CX-3 as have Mazda vehicles that came before this one (ehem…Mazda Miata and Mazda CX-5.)But when it came to driving dynamics, they were all over the Mazda CX-3. They actually called it on eof the best-driving vehicles in the segment, which is no faint praise. Honestly, you can’t lose with any of the numerous selections in this segment. But these new EPA rating do give buyers an incentive to choose them over the others. Check out Consumer Reports absolutely gushing over the new Mazda CX-3 below.