2019 Mazda CX-3 Trim Comparison

The Mazda CX-3 is a gorgeous SUV that rivals some its luxury counterparts without actually coming with a luxury price tag. The sleek SUV turns heads as it drives down the road, but what passersby won’t know is that the CX-3 is just as gorgeous on the inside and is packed with features.

The 2019 Mazda CX-3 comes loaded with little luxuries, but you have the choice between three trim levels and options packages if you want to get more. Here’s a look at how the three trim levels for the 2019 Mazda CX-3 compare:

Sport

The base model of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 is the Sport trim level. It comes equipped with a 2.0-liter Inline4 engine that puts out 148 horsepower, and it is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive and auto-manual mode. The base model is front-wheel drive, but you can upgrade to four-wheel drive with the same powertrain. The combined fuel efficiency is 31 mpg for the front-wheel drive and 29 mpg for the four-wheel drive.

Sixteen-inch alloy wheels, rack-and-pinion steering, gas-pressurized front shocks, and semi-independent rear torsion beam suspension enhance performance and make handling a breeze.

Eight exterior colors are available for the Sport trim level, and the interior comes in either black or black parchment. The Sport is equipped with a roof rack with rails only, and exterior features include a chrome-tipped exhaust, body-colored door handles, body-colored front and rear bumpers with a black rub strip, a spoiler, a black grille with chrome accents, power folding mirrors with turn signal indicator, and wheel well moldings.

Cloth upholstery is standard, and the front seats have multiple points of adjustment for comfort. Door panel inserts have a metal look, and door panel trim is cloth. Other touches include a piano black console insert and a urethan shift knob. Convenience features include seatback storage pockets, a passenger vanity mirror, one-touch power windows, an integrated key and remote, a day-night rearview mirror, proximity key, and cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls. Many more features are included.

The entertainment system includes a touchscreen and six speakers. It has Internet access, wireless phone connectivity, smart phone integration, steering wheel-mounted controls, and speed-sensitive volume. USB and DC ports are available. Radio is voice-activated, and there is an emergency communication system through the Mazda Connect system.

The base model 2019 Mazda CX-3 is a strong offering, and it starts at only $20,390.

Touring

With the Touring trim level of the 2019 Mazda CX-3, you get the same great powertrain that’s offered on the Sport trim level, but you get a lot more features both inside and out.

The wheels on the Touring level are upgraded to 18 inches, which improves the look and the performance slightly. The Touring also gets heated mirrors (in addition to power folding and turn signal indicators).

Inside, the upholstery is upgraded to leatherette, and the front seats are heated. The shift knob is wrapped in leather and has metal accents, and there are metal accents throughout the interior. A leatherette insert is on the instrument panel, and leatherette trim is added to the door panels. The steering wheel is wrapped in leather and has metal accents, as well.

Some new interior features on the Touring include automatic temperature control, advanced keyless entry, and an overhead console. The entertainment system comes with a four-month trial of satellite radio, and the digital signal processor is moved to the centerpoint for improved reception. A radio data system is also included.

The 2019 Mazda CX-3 Touring starts at just $22,475, and options packages are available to expand features that may not be included.

Grand Touring

The Grand Touring is the luxury trim level for the 2019 Mazda CX-3, and it shows in the list of features.

The same powertrain is featured here as on the lower trim levels, but you get some performance upgrades like the speed-sensing electric power-assist rack-and-pinion steering. Exterior upgrades include a chrome bodyside insert and a chrome grille. Features like mud flaps, full roof rack, and metal-look rub strips continue to be optional.

Leather seating is featured on the Grand Touring, and the interior gets upgrades like simulated suede door panel trim and a carbon fibre door panel insert. Additional convenience features on the Grand Touring include a manual sunshade, express open sliding and tilting sunroof, cruise control with distance pacing, a navigation system with voice activation, and a mechanical fuel remote release.

A premium entertainment system is included with the Grand Touring. It comes with a seven-speaker Bose audio system with Sirius XM radio, satellite radio, and HD radio with seek-scan.

The 2019 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring starts at a shockingly low price for all that it includes – just $25,745. Upgrades are available, so you can get additional features if you like.

Which Is Right for You?

There are no wrong choices when it comes to the 2019 Mazda CX-3. You get sensational features with each trim level, and all are affordably priced. Meanwhile, you don’t have to worry about differences in performance because they all have the same powertrain. Really, the choice comes down to what convenience features you like best and what you can afford.

The best way to make the choice for certain is to visit a local Mazda dealership so that you can try out the features in person. Take a test drive and see how those convenience features enhance your comfort and your pleasure.

Of course, budget is also a priority. The Mazda CX-3 is just hitting dealerships, so it’s likely that you can get some special offers to make the SUV more affordable for your budget. Talk to the financing department about available terms and offers. You may find that you have enough left over in your budget to add a features package and get even more from the Mazda CX-3 You’ll drive away in a brand-new SUV that you’ll love driving and love showing off to friends and family.