2017 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring AWD Review

The 2017 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring AWD a compact crossover SUV is a stylish, easy to park and fun to drive the car. The feisty car with a can-do attitude offers excellent performance with beautiful styling. This zesty car has a sporty handling and lets you have a lot of fun behind the wheel. The Mazda CX-3 floors you with its excellent fuel economy and impressively noiseless engine at highway speeds. If the second-row seating and the boot are not on your mind this is the car for you.

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2017 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring AWD – Body and Designs

The top of the line Grand Touring interiors is luxurious with dual tone leather or suede seats. With this trim, you also get a soft stitch material over the dashboard. The “heads-up cockpit” is geared with the driver in mind with all controls at the tip of his fingers. The iPad type 7” monitor firms up the infotainment system which is geared up for delivery of text messages, audio. And can very well respond to voice commands also.

A 6 speaker audio system for immersive music and a flick of the switch moonroof to let the moonlight in. The rear view camera which is standard across all the trims provides for an excellent safety option. Powerful Bluetooth hands-free phone pairing and audio streaming ensure you never have to touch your phone while driving. A keyless entry, power windows, tilt and telescopic steering are all nicely bundled into this little beast.

The exterior is genuinely stylish and also practical. The long hood and a coupe-like a cabin give this 5 door hatchback a very sporty look. This 2017 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring AWD is just about 168.3″ in length, 60.7″ height, 6.2” of ground clearance. And with a whopping 18″ alloy wheels. The daytime running lights, bright LED headlamps, fog lights, smart brake support. Also, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning ensure that you are in safe hands at all times.

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2017 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring AWD – Under the hood

So let us dissect the engine on this car and see what it has under the hood. Each and every 2017 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring AWD comes with a Skyactiv-G engine. The 2017 Mazda CX-3 is an also a Skyactiv-G engine with a 2.0-litre engine and a 6-speed automatic gearbox with a manual shift sports mode. The 4 cylinder engine churns out 146 horsepower, 146 lb-ft of torque and can zoom from 0 to 60 in just 8.1 seconds.

With one of the highest compression ratio of 13.0:1 this trim provides an excellent fuel economy of almost 27 mpg in city drive and an astounding 32 mpg on the highways. This makes it an average of almost 29 miles to a gallon. With a fuel tank capacity of almost 11.9 gallons, you can squeeze out 380 miles to a full tank. Put it on cruise control and you might just get much more than above mentioned figures.

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2017 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring AWD – Release Date and How Much will Cost?

The 2017 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring AWD styling has been improved greatly and what’s more is that pricing has been carried forward from the 2016 model. The 2017 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring AWD is expected to hit the showrooms by July 2016 for a price tag of just $24,990. It is the top of the line with all added features and safety features which costs much less than any of its nearest competitors.

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