2017 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring Review, AWD, SUV

The 2017 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring is one of the smallest SUVs in its lineups. It’s fun to drive and has a good performance like all its siblings. It features Sporty handling too starting at low base price of $21,960 but manages to offer good quality. It has an impressive exterior design and included basic infotainment features.

2017 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring front

2017 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring – Redesign:

The inspiration behind the design of every Mazda vehicle is KODO. The design is elegant and powerful, with striking and well-balanced proportions. The exterior colors are rich and the so is the lighter interior compared to the darker interior offered in CX-3 Sport, with Red accents.

But there are areas where Grand Touring has failed to deliver.  The front and rear passenger and cargo spaces are limited compared to competitors and its sibling vehicles. Being the smallest crossover SUV in its lineup there isn’t much space for the front seat passengers to stretch their legs. The back seats also feel tight. It is based on Mazda 2 platforms and is smaller than Mazda 3.

2017 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring rear

2017 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring – Engine Specs:

The 2017 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring is powered by 2.0-liter four cylinders and a six-speed automatic with standard front-wheel drive, and an option all-wheel drive, the engines produces 146 hp and 146 ft torque.

The engine power is average for its class compared to rivals like Nissan Juke, Mini Cooper Countryman, Buick Encore that offer upgrades; Mazda CX-3 uses the same engines in all trim levels. If you wish for the greater powered engine you should consider Mazda other lineups. Compared to Mazda’s previous vehicle in the same lineup there isn’t much difference to tell but one. The 18-inch alloy rims that been upgraded for Grand Touring.

2017 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring – Technology Feature:

The front is aggressive with long smooth lines. The interior is sophisticated and offers a basic infotainment feature which is impressive. The interior seats have padded leather stitching with red accents. This comes in heated and power seats. The SUV included Active Driving Display, and its height can be adjusted according to your height. The standard on every Mazda Vehicle comes the Mazda Connect infotainment system that provides you with information plus entertainment, all in one place connected. And a 7-inch touchscreen display installed in the front.

2017 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring interior

The SUV also included climate control system and Mazda’s I-ACTIV AWD all-wheel drive system is there to help you keep the conditions in check for you, providing more control outside and inside the vehicle.  It has navigation, sunroof, paddle shifters, adaptive front lighting system, Adaptive Cruise Control, 2 USB ports and the Sports mode. The Bose 7 speaker sound system is also installed increasing your experience, giving crystal clear voice quality. The SUV is small in size, but it has a lot to offer.

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