Mazda CX-3 hits 35mpg highway

Mazda CX-3 hits 35mpg highway

Class-leading fuel economy stems from engine technology.

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June 13, 2015

Irvine, California – The 2016 Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover utility vehicle has been rated with an EPA-estimated fuel economy as high as 29mpg city/35mpg highway, which positions CX-3's fuel economy as class-leading among all 2015 and 2016 subcompact crossover utility vehicles.

As Mazda's first foray into the quickly burgeoning subcompact crossover class of vehicles, CX-3 offers standard keyless ignition and backup camera, and is available with features such as Mazda Radar Cruise Control and adaptive LED headlights.

Front-wheel-drive models have EPA-estimated fuel economy of 29mpg city/35mpg highway/31mpg combined, while models equipped with Mazda's predictive i-ACTIV AWD have EPA-estimated fuel economy of 27mpg city/32mpg highway/29mpg combined.

"SKYACTIV Technology means we don't have to compromise when it comes to performance, efficiency and fun-to-drive dynamics," says Jim O'Sullivan, president and CEO, Mazda North American Operations. "CX-3 will deliver all of the core values customers have come to expect with the sixth-generation lineup of Mazda vehicles, and we hope to reach new audiences with CX-3."

All 2016 Mazda CX-3s will come powered by a 2L SKYACTIV-G engine that produces 146hp and 146 lb-ft of torque. Both front- and all-wheel-drive models also will come standard with a six-speed automatic transmission.

The 2016 Mazda CX-3 will go on sale in the U.S. in late summer 2015.

Source: Mazda North America