The Mazda CX-3 is the smallest crossover in the lineup. While it is a stylish, capable, and innovative vehicle, frankly, we would not recommend trying to tow much with it. Its featherweight class is simply not enough to haul more than a very small trailer of around 2,000 lbs. If towing if what you’re concerned about, the subcompact CX-3 probably isn’t for you. But, there are other impressive performance specs outside of towing. Check them out below.
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2019 Mazda CX-3 engine performance
All trim levels of the 2019 CX-3 (Sport, Touring, Grand Touring) come with the same engine. The CX-3 is powered by 148 horses from a 2.0-liter inline-four-cylinder engine. Every model comes with a six-speed automatic transmission with auto-manual settings. Each trim level comes standard with front-wheel drive but available with i-ACTIV AWD®. 146 pound-foot of torque is put out by the engine. This is certainly enough power for you to pull a small trailer or attach a back-rack, but don’t overdo it.
2019 Mazda CX-3 fuel economy
If there is one thing Mazda is known for, it’s efficiency. The Mazda brand has been built upon the pillars of high performance and high efficiency. That is proven with the newest CX-3. Drivers of this crossover will average up to 32 highway MPG and 27 in the city. Personal gas mileage is always dependent on driving habits. If you tend to drive on the highway more, your combined fuel economy will likely be better than that of someone who does mostly city driving. Come check out the new CX-3 and see what the buzz is all about!