2019 Mazda CX-3 vs 2018 Mazda CX-3
Rolling into the 2019 model year, the refreshed Mazda CX-3 brings a long list of updates that set the stage for more power, comfort and convenience. Join us as we unwrap the 2019 Mazda CX-3 and stack it against the outgoing 2018 Mazda CX-3 to see what the new model year has in store.
Performance & Handling
On the 2018 Mazda CX-3, the SKYACTIV®-G 2.0-liter engine delivered up to 146 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque. The retuned SKYACTIV ® -G gets a slight boost to 148 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque, thanks mostly to reduced internal friction. Optimized suspension and steering make for more comfortable and agile handling.
A redesigned grille gives the 2019 Mazda CX-3 a more sophisticated demeanor along with a set of Chrome accents adorning the front and sides of the vehicle. The lineup also gains a new premium paint color option called Soul Red Crystal.
The new Mazda CX-3 also features a noticeably quieter cabin thanks to thicker door panels and rear-door glass, as well as improved door seams. The completely reconfigured interior features a set of redesigned seats with high-density, vibration-absorbing urethane foam. A new center console design offers more storage and a new armrest. On Grand Touring models, we see a new set of full-leather seating surfaces.
While Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert had previously been reserved for the higher trim levels on the 2018 lineup, the features become standard on all 2019 Mazda CX-3 models. A new Direct Tire Pressure Monitoring System is also standard across the lineup.
New to the lineup for 2019, Smart Brake Support, Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, Lane Departure Warning and High Beam Control are offered exclusively on CX-3 Grand Touring models.