The Mazda CX-3 may look poised and refined on the outside, but there's no denying it's hard at work under the hood. After all, it gives you the smooth and almost effortless ride you expect from a Mazda vehicle as you make your way around East Stroudsburg, Easton, and Brodheadsville.

With this Mazda CX-3 specs review from Ray Price Mazda, we'll explore all the behind-the-scenes elements at play during your commutes through Stroudsburg, Saylorsville, and beyond.

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Mazda CX-3 Engine Specs

The Mazda CX-3 is outfitted with a SKYACTIV®-G 2.0L I-4 engine. This engine is finely tuned to balance efficiency with power and generates 146 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque.

When paired with front-wheel drive (FWD), you'll get an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 29 MPG in the city and 34 MPG on the highway.1 With available all-wheel drive (AWD), you'll achieve an EPA-estimated 27 MPG city and 32 MPG highway.1

One of the ways this engine remains so efficient is by utilizing direct injection technology. 

This method pumps gas directly into the cylinder, allowing for a more effective combustion and optimizing engine output for your adventures around Brodheadsville and Saylorsville.

Mazda CX-3 Drivetrain and Handling

While FWD comes standard with the Mazda CX-3, i-ACTIV AWD® is available for tackling the brutal Northeastern Pennsylvania winters.

This predictive AWD system actively monitors road conditions and automatically adjusts power distribution between wheels as necessary. This means that in more treacherous conditions, all four wheels will be engaged to avoid slippage and improve traction.

On clear roadways, like a sunny highway, the system will ease up on front-wheel torque, allowing your Mazda CX-3 to operate more like a FWD vehicle and preserve fuel. 

Mazda CX-3 Transmission Specs

Whether you prefer to take control of your driving experience or sit back and let the car do the shifting, the Mazda CX-3 has something for everyone, all rolled up into one transmission.

The SKYACTIV®-G engine in this SUV is paired with a SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-Speed automatic transmission with manual-shift and Sport mode. This means you get to experience the smooth shifting and optimized output you get with an automatic transmission while still having the ability to jump in and take control.

If you prefer to take charge of your shifting, simply switch into Manual mode by sliding the gearshift to the left from "D" to "M." Then, you can shift using the gearshift or the steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

You can also operate in Direct mode. This is when your gearshift remains in "D," but you take over temporarily by using the paddle shifters.

Mazda Media & Technology Features

There is a very convenient feature worth touching on quickly that's built into the engine. It's called SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control. The way it works is this:

When you come around a corner in the Mazda CX-3, SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control creates a smoother drive by adjusting the power delivery and shifting the vehicle's weight.

The result is that there's less force exerted upon the passengers inside the vehicle, leaving their bodies less fatigued after a long drive, especially on winding or hilly roadways like we see a lot of around here.

Learn More about the Mazda CX-3 Specs

With the Mazda CX-3, your drives around East Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg, and Easton will be smooth, engaging, and thrilling.

If you're excited to learn more about what happens under the hood of the Mazda CX-3, contact us at Ray Price Mazda. We'll gladly speak with you more in-depth about the 2018 Mazda CX-3 specs-maybe even get you out for a test drive. Contact us today!


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