Features

Experience the Union of Soul and Steel.

Designed to move you physically and emotionally, the 2018 CX-3 features a stunning KODO-inspired exterior, exhilarating driving dynamics and a compact but versatile interior space that accommodates both passenger and cargo. Whether you’re in the back seat or the driver’s seat, ride in style and comfort in the CX-3.

KODO Design

Art in Motion.

We breathed soul into steel when designing the 2018 CX-3. Guided by KODO “Soul of Motion” philosophy, the CX-3 features striking, well-balanced proportions and richly contoured doors to evoke a sense of movement even when still. The result is a form that’s sleek, strong and ready to take on the road.

KODO Design

KODO Design

KODO Design’s taut, muscular lines exude the power and elegance of a wild animal in the instant before it pounces on its prey – even at a standstill.

Clay Modelling

Clay Modelling

Before we moulded sheet metal, every line of the exterior was hand sculpted in clay by our designers to ensure that you experience driving exhilaration before you get behind the wheel.

SKYACTIV‑VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G‑Vectoring Control


Embrace S Curves.

SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control (GVC) works behind the scenes to achieve a smoother, less fatiguing drive for you and your passengers by subtly adjusting engine torque, intentionally optimizing vehicle weight transfer during every day commutes and spirited drives alike. The result is steering that is more precise and a more comfortable ride. Winner of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada’s (AJAC) award for Best New Innovation Technology 2017.

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More Confidence

More Confidence

Due to irregularities and undulations in the road surface, your vehicle does not always travel along the expected line, forcing you to make steering corrections. With GVC, your CX-3 responds to driver inputs with fewer steering adjustments, so your vehicle behaves as you intend and you enjoy a more confident drive.

More Comfort

More Comfort

Fatigue steadily builds as you continue to make minor steering corrections. GVC helps alleviate these corrections, especially over long distances. Plus, smooth transitions between G-forces suppresses head and body sway, allowing for a more comfortable ride for you and your passengers. 

Enhanced Peace of Mind

Enhanced Peace of Mind

GVC enhances handling, stability and the feeling of the tires gripping the road. You’ll gain an even greater feeling of control and security during evasive manoeuvres as well as in rain, snow and on poor road surfaces.

Versatile Interior

Compact Space to Suit Your Style.

Accommodate passengers and cargo in the 2018 CX-3 with seating for five, foldable backseats and customizable storage accessories. Whether it’s activity gear or groceries, fit what matters into the compact but versatile interior space of the CX-3.

Rear Trunk Cargo Net

Rear Trunk Cargo Net

Keep your belongings secure in the trunk with this versatile cargo net.▲▲ Secure groceries and loose items while also keeping them handy.

Versatile Roof Rack

Versatile Roof Rack

No matter what activities you love, your favourite gear can go with you. This versatile crossbar system▲▲ is used in combination with attachments for transporting bicycles, skis, snowboards and more.

Black Aeroskin Small Cargo Box

Black Aeroskin Small Cargo Box

With a versatile roof rack, keep all your gear safely stowed away with our streamlined cargo box▲▲, featuring a matte black finish and locking latch.

i‑ACTIV AWD

Master Any Path.

Ignite your passion for driving with i‑ACTIV All‑Wheel Drive. Experience exhilarating handling and performance on any surface, whether tackling icy, winding roads or simply driving to the store. With sensors to enhance every drive, become one with the road wherever you go and simply enjoy the drive more. 

Essentially Predictive
Essentially Predictive

i‑ACTIV AWD monitors driving conditions 200 times per second – everything from steering angle and windshield wiper use to exterior temperature and braking patterns helps predict driving conditions.

Ideally Responsive
Ideally Responsive

A slight amount of torque is continuously transferred to the rear wheels to automatically deliver more traction at the precise moment it is needed.

Exceptionally Fuel Efficient

Exceptionally Fuel Efficient

i‑ACTIV AWD is one reason the CX‑3 achieves outstanding fuel economy. By ensuring optimal distribution of torque and minimizing drivetrain energy loss, you’re only using fuel to power AWD when you need to.

i‑ACTIVSENSE Safety Technologies

The 2018 CX‑3 makes safety a priority with a full roster of active and passive safety features like rearview camera, Hill Launch Assist and a theft deterrent system. Plus, i‑ACTIVSENSE safety features use the latest innovations such as radar and laser technology to give you a better sense of your surroundings and help avoid hazards on the road. The result is that you can focus on the fun of driving.

Traffic Sign Recognition System (TSR)
Traffic Sign Recognition System (TSR)

New for 2018 model year, Traffic Sign Recognition system♦♦ uses cameras to read road signs such as speed limit, do not enter and stop signs. The colour Active Driving Display shows this information so you can stay informed without taking your eyes off the road.

Smart Brake Support (SBS)
Smart Brake Support (SBS)

SBS†† can help avoid or reduce the severity of a collision at speeds above 16 km/hour and will alert the driver and apply the brakes in the case of an impending collision.  

Next Steps

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    • Optional on the GX and GS models. Standard on the GT model.

      Not all i-ACTIVSENSE features are available on all models. Please see Specs for more details.

      ††Available on the GS model with i-ACTIVSENSE Package and on the GT model with Technology Package.

      ♦♦Available on the GT model with Technology Package.

      ‡‡Standard on the GS and GT models.

      Available on the GS model with i-ACTIVSENSE Package and standard on the GT model.

      ▲▲Available on all models as an accessory.

      TSR functionality may not be compatible with all regional road signs in Canada.

      Image shown is for display purposes only and does not represent actual performance.

      Estimated fuel economy based on Government of Canada’s approved, revised 5-cycle testing method. Your actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how, where and when you drive. For comparison purposes only. For more information on revised 5-cycle testing, visit mazda.ca/5cycle.

      *MAZDA UNLIMITED refers only to an unlimited mileage warranty program under the terms of which there are no mileage limitations on the following specific Mazda warranties: (i) 3-year new vehicle; (ii) 3-year roadside assistance; (iii) 5-year powertrain; and (iv) 7-year anti-perforation. MAZDA UNLIMITED is standard on all new models. All Mazda warranties remain subject to the terms, limitations and restrictions available at mazdaunlimited.ca.

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