Cars.com photo by Fred Meier
Most cogent changes: A bead from three trim levels to one; cogent accepted appearance added, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, a head-up display, automated altitude ascendancy and i-Activsense assurance suite
Price changes: $305 for the Sport trim (Touring and Grand Touring trims discontinued); destination increases $55 for cartage alien from Feb. 3
On sale: Now
Which should you buy, 2019 or 2020? A 2020 if you’re OK with bolt seats; that’s a lot of added accessories for not abundant money. If you appetite added comfortable appearance like covering upholstery, acrimonious seats and a Bose audio system, you’ll acquire to go for a 2019 (and pay decidedly more).
The Mazda CX-3 aloof got a brace in 2019, but big changes are already afresh in abundance for 2020 as the auto SUV simplifies its trim levels by acid them bottomward from three to aloof one: the Sport. Gone are the added abundant Touring and Grand Touring models of the CX-3, and the actual Sport sees a huge uptick in accessories for a baby bulk increase, which gives the CX-3 biggy bulk in this class.
Related: 2019 Mazda CX-3 Review: Good Things, But in a Baby Package
The acumen for the annihilation of the top two trim levels is acceptable the accession of the new Mazda CX-30 for 2020, which itself starts at $22,945 (all prices accommodate destination) — aloof aloft the CX-3 ($21,740 based on adapted 2020 destination fees for cartage alien from Feb. 3). And the CX-30 doesn’t ache from the CX-3’s amplitude issues; adults can sit somewhat calmly in the backseat of a CX-30. In a CX-3, backseat cartage will be OK for 10-15 account afore the disciplinarian starts to apprehend whisperings of apostasy advancing from the rear.
For 2020, the CX-3 Sport adds on an absorbing bulk of technology and assurance features. Automated altitude ascendancy and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard, the accession of the final two actuality notable because the Mazda multimedia arrangement is a little bit boxy to use at times. But the best absorbing additions are a accepted head-up affectation (which you don’t absolutely see in this chic at all) and the accession of i-Activsense standard, as well. That assurance amalgamation includes adaptive cruise ascendancy that works bottomward to a stop, lane abandonment warning, automated emergency braking with banal apprehension and LED headlights with auto leveling.
This gives the 2020 CX-3 a massive advantage over the 2019 vehicle. Those assurance appearance were not accepted until you got to the Grand Touring trim, which starts at $26,790, or the Touring trim with an options amalgamation ($24,520). In appealing abundant every instance, I would advance activity for the 2020 CX-3 over the 2019 archetypal unless you absolutely acquire to acquire covering upholstery, acrimonious seats and a Bose stereo.
More From Cars.com:
To comedy devil’s apostle for those folks, I would absolutely advance not activity for a CX-3 if those are non-negotiables. Step up to the new CX-30, get a berth and a burden breadth that absolutely has allowance for bodies and things, and pay almost the aforementioned bulk of money. A 2020 CX-30 Preferred starts at $27,245, gives you all of those appearance but with faux covering instead of the absolute thing, and is alone $455 added than the 2019 CX-3 Grand Touring — and that doesn’t alike accommodate the abundant bigger agent that you get beneath the awning of the CX-30.
The CX-3’s bulk hypothesis shoots way up for 2020, and the accession of that SUV, forth with a new hardly bigger option, agency it’s alike easier to abstract bulk and account from Mazda’s baby SUV lineup. The 2020 CX-3 (and CX-30) are on auction now.
Cars.com’s Editorial administration is your antecedent for automotive account and reviews. In band with Cars.com’s abiding belief policy, editors and reviewers don’t acquire ability or chargeless trips from automakers. The Editorial administration is absolute of Cars.com’s advertising, sales and sponsored agreeable departments.
2020 Mazda CX-3 Performance – 2020 Mazda CX-3