2019 Mazda CX-3 Changes: What’s New? 

The Mazda CX-3 has always been a stylish and affordable SUV that offers smooth and capable performance, as well as fun convenience features. The CX-3 hasn’t always been a flashy SUV, but it’s always been a popular choice thanks to its affordability, reliability, and style.

With the 2019 model year, Mazda has found ways to update the CX-3 to offer buyers even more but to preserve everything that was so great about the nameplate. Here’s a brief look at some of the updates that the 2019 model offers:

Exterior Differences

The Mazda CX-3 has a sportier look than most SUVs, which has always distinguished it. The 2019 model gets some minor exterior updates that enhances the look without changing everything that fans of the nameplate have loved. The slotted grille gets additional bars for a more interesting and bolder look, and chrome accents are added to the lower bumper and lower doors. Upper trim levels get a tweaked LED head light, fog light, and running light design. The Grand Touring trim level also gets a new design for the 18-inch wheels. The changes aren’t dramatic, but they are enough to subtly enhance the look of the 2019 Mazda CX-3.

Interior Updates

There are far more changes to the interior of the 2019 Mazda CX-3. The upholstery is overhauled with higher-quality materials across the trim levels. The Touring gets leatherette seating, and the Grand Touring gets full leather upholstery for the first time. High-quality stitching and pleated piping are also added to the leather upholstery. The Grand Touring also gets suede-like trim for the dashboard, new colors for the seating, and red trim accents.

All trim levels also get additional noise insulation, creating a quieter and more comfortable ride for everyone. The infotainment system also gets an overhaul so that it’s easier to use, including a 7-inch touchscreen.

Other Changes

The CX-3 also gets some slight upgrades under the hood. The 2019 model comes with a gas-powered Inline4 engine that puts out 148 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque, which is up from 146 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque from the previous engine. The CX-3 also gets G-vectoring control to reduce the risk of a roll when the SUV takes corners. Overall, you’ll have more control behind the wheel and will enjoy a much smoother ride. You’ll also enjoy slightly improved fuel efficiency, which Mazda says will continue to improve with other models over the years.

The 2019 Mazda CX-3 is an exciting SUV, and it is scheduled to start hitting dealerships soon. The stylish, updated SUV will start at $20,390, and financing specials will be available for some buyers. Head into your local Mazda dealership to be one of the first to test drive and take home a 2019 Mazda CX-3. You’ll get a gorgeous SUV that you’ll love driving and showing off, just in time to take holiday road trips and to start planning your spring vacation.