Thanks to Drive Shop and Mazda USA, I was provided a 2016 Mazda CX-3 AWD Grand Touring model to test drive and review for a week. Opinions expressed are that of my own and to the best of my knowledge all vehicle information is correct.
Last week my family and I got to try out the fun and sporty 2016 Mazda CX-3. Before test driving these cars, our family had never really looked into Mazdas or even consider owning one. However, I am happy to say that my opinion of Mazdas has changed and they’re definitely a top contender in my book now!
The car above was ours for a week and we drove it to some normal locations like work and then into DC for a family day. The car actually pretty spacious and held Liam’s car seat as well as Garrett and I comfortably. It is definitely a smaller crossover SUV but it is good for a small to medium sized family. I could comfortably sit in the back seat with Liam as well which is a good point since sometimes he needs me!
As you can see above, the seats are mainly leather but then also have some fabric to them and even a hint of red! This is also on the doors of the car, which is an awesome accent color. This car also features an amazing sunroof that I actually got to enjoy here in Southern Maryland last week! The screen is a great size and features Sirius XM radio, navigation and handsfree calling. I love that the screen is a touchscreen or you can use the knobs in the center console to navigate the screen!
You can see the fun red accent on the door and also the sunroof controls as well as the controls for the screen! How fun is that? I love a car that has awesome features and some fun colors!
I love that this car has some awesome features for safety like the blind spot indicator, lane leaving sensor, traction control, and sensors all around the car. We have an awesome rear view camera with numerous views, and the ability to turn off some of the safety features I listed above. The car also features a sport mode which allow you to whip around town and hear the dual exhaust come into play. The car also has paddle shifters ready for you!!
How cute and sporty is that car? We had such an awesome time driving it around town and to DC with our family. Mazda offers a 3 year/ 36,000 mile warranty on their cars and great customer service. If you’ve never given a Mazda a try, do yourself a favor and try it out! I promise you’ll love all of the features!