Slightly refreshed, the 2020 Mazda CX-3 has a new 115 hp 1.8 diesel. Convinced driving and comfort, less space for those sitting behind and in the trunk.
2020 Mazda CX-3 Redesign & Changes
Three years after its launch, the small crossover Mazda CX-3 it updates. The sinuous lines of sport, of strong personality, remain the known ones, but the mask has more refined split slats, the fog lights are surrounded by shiny black frames and also changes the graphics of the rear lights, now led. The most important news, however, under the hood: a 1.8 hp 115 hp replaces the previous 1.5, with 10 horses less.
The new four-cylinder can be combined with the automatic transmission (€ 1,750), and the front-wheel drive as well as the integral one (present in the test car). The 2.0 versions with direct petrol injection with 121 horses (front wheel drive only) and 150 hp (4×4) remain, although updated according to the latest anti-pollution regulations. We also report improvements to electronic driving aids, Mazda CX-3 can also stop and start on its own, following the flow of traffic.
The New Mazda CX-3It is already on sale. The richer staging is the Exceed of the test car (prices from 24,320, for the 121 bhp 2.0), which includes the keyless access, the warning for an unintentional lane change, the full led headlights and the rearview camera. These accessories differentiate it from the less expensive Evolve (from € 21.470, always with the 2.0 less powerful) that, however, is anything but spartan: as standard features 16 “alloy wheels, automatic air conditioning, cruise control and automatic emergency braking (up to 30 km / h). Only Exceed can have, for an additional 1,000 euros, the other driving aids included in the i-Activsense Technology package (anti-strike sleep, warning in the reverse of the arrival of other vehicles, adaptive cruise control,
2020 Mazda CX-3 Interior & Features
The interior of the 2020 Mazda CX-3 maintains the sporty setting, with a simple dashboard with a strong horizontal development and a clearly legible dashboard. In addition to the thin red profiles that now surround the circular vents of the air conditioning, you can see how the brake lever has been replaced by a button. In this way, it was possible to redesign the tunnel between the seats to dedicate more space to the glove boxes, in addition to moving forward, making it more convenient to operate, the knob that controls the multimedia system. The latter can now include the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay protocols (€ 250, can also be added to the old Mazda CX-3).
The upholstery of the seats is also revised, confirming they are welcoming but not very large; the imprecise click adjustment for the back remains. If in front of the space is more than enough, that for the rear passengers is not much (especially in width and for the legs). Not the record 350 liters of the capacity of the trunk (recline the sofa go up to 1260) that, in the presence of the Bose hi-fi (in the leather package to € 1,500), falls to just 287 liters: the speaker subwoofer fault goes to occupy the background.
2020 Mazda CX-3 Specs
|Displacement cm 3||1759|
|N or cylinders and arrangement||4 online|
|Maximum power kW (CV) / revolutions||85 (115) / 4000 turns|
|Max torque Nm / rev||270 / 1600-2600|
|Emission of CO 2 grams/km||126|
|Distribution||4 valves per cylinder|
|N or gear ratios||6 + reverse|
|Front brakes||self-ventilated discs|
|The declared performances|
|Maximum speed (km / h)||181|
|Acceleration 0-100 km / h (s)||10.5|
|Average consumption (km / l)||20.8|
|How large is it|
|Length / width / height cm||428/177/154|
|Weight in running order kg||1307|
|Trunk capacity liters||350/1260|
|Tires (standard)||215/50 R18|
Performance & Fuel Economy
The new calibration of power steering and suspension (front there are wider dampers and a lower diameter stabilizer bar) and the addition of sound absorbing panels have made the Mazda CX-3 more comfortable, which is now silent and less abrupt on the holes. This set-up has lost a pinch of the remarkable previous reactivity, but the driving remains pleasant (precise steering and gearbox).
The new 1.8 diesel transmits little vibration, it is quiet and, despite suffering a slight delay in response to the acceleration, it is quite lively (within reach the good time of 10.5 seconds for the “0-100” and the 181 km / h maximum speed declared). In the test on extra-urban roads (faced without paying too much attention to fuel consumption), the onboard computer calculated a distance of more than 14 km / l.
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