It’s the 2018 Mazda CX-3 review/walkaround by Simone. In this video, she checks out the mid-tier Maxx trim in Auto. The new CX-3 is also available in the bottom of the range Neo trim as well as higher range s-touring and Akara trims.

The front is the familiar Mazda design, with a large grille and elegant head and fog lights. The front splitter also adds a bit to aggression.

The CX3 remains a modern-looking subcompact SUV that maintains a more conservative styling than the Toyota C-HR.

The engine is a 2.0 l four-pot SkyActiv petrol with 109 kW of power and 192 Nm of torque and officially consumes 6.1 l combined of fuel.

Mazda’s latest CX-3 sits in an ever-growing category here in Australia. It has tough competition like the new Hyundai Kona, Subaru XV, and Nissan Qashqai.

Engine Specifications

2.0L Petrol

Engine: 2.0L Petrol
Power: 109kW @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 192Nm @ 2,800 rpm
Fuel Consumption: 6.3 L/100km
Transmission: 6-speed Auto or Manual


1.5L Diesel

Engine: 1.5L Diesel
Power: 77kW @ 4,000 rpm
Torque: 270Nm @ 1,600 – 2,500rpm
Fuel Consumption: 5.1 L/100km
Transmission: 6-speed Auto




  • Audio System 6 speakers
  • Auxiliary-audio input jack (3.5mm mini-stereo)
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio capability
  • Infotainment screen 7-inch colour touch
  • Internet radio integration Stitcher™ and Aha™
  • Multi-function commander control
  • Radio AM/FM with Radio Data System (RDS), digital (DAB+)
  • Satellite navigation
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio controls
  • USB-audio input port 2, MP3, WMA, AAC, iPod® compatible

Safety & Security

  • Advanced keyless entry
  • Advanced keyless push-button engine start
  • Airbags SRS Front (Driver & passenger); Side (front); Curtain (Front & rear)
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)
  • Child restraint anchor points ISOFIX x2, top tether x3
  • Childproof rear door locks
  • Driver Attention Alert (DAA)
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
  • Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
  • Engine immobiliser
  • High mount stop lamp
  • Hill Launch Assist (HLA)
  • Intrusion-minimising brake pedal
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Left-hand-side convex (wide angle) exterior mirror
  • Parking sensors Front & rear
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Remote central locking Standard, 2 transmitters
  • Reverse camera
  • Seat-belt warning Driver & all passengers
  • Seat-belts (front) 3-point lap-sash with pretensioners, load limiters and height adjustable shoulder anchorages
  • Seat-belts (second row) 3x 3-point lap-sash
  • Side impact door beams
  • Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) Forward & reverse
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR)
  • Whiplash-minimising front seats


  • Air-conditioning
  • Auxiliary 12 volt power outlets
  • Interior release for fuel filler door
  • Power windows
  • Vanity mirror
  • Active Driving Display
  • Ambient temperature display
  • Critical function warning lights/chimes
  • Cruise control
  • Driver’s left footrest
  • Low fuel warning light
  • Tachometer and electronic odometer/tripmeter
  • Trip computer
  • Cargo volume VDA 264 litres
  • Cupholders
  • Door bottle holders
  • Glove box
  • Overhead sunglass storage box


See other similar cars to Mazda CX-3

2018 Hyundai Kona Turbo

It’s the 2018 Hyundai Kona again and this time Simone checks out the Kona in it’s lowest Active trim but better-preforming turbo engine.

2018 Subaru XV

The new Subaru XV is now in Australia and despite looking similar to the outgoing model, this 2017 / 2018 model actually has raised the bar in terms of features and the interior.

2018 Nissan Qashqai

In this video, Simone reviews the latest 2018 Nissan Qashqai in the ST-L trim. The new Qashqai will be available in four trim levels, three of which are available now.