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Mazda CX-3 purchase advice: compact city SUV

Achim Hartmann
Mazda CX-3 purchase advice
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For just under 18,000 euros, entry into Mazda's smallest SUV is possible. There is not only a crossover look, but also space for four people plus some luggage and a sporty, stiff chassis. Under the hood of the C X-3 is a suction gasoline engine that is sufficiently powerful for everyday use with 121 hp, 207 Nm torque and a manual six-speed gearbox that, like the turbodiesel (115 hp, 270 Nm), only works Front wheels drives. Like the powerful top gasoline engine (150 PS), the diesel is optionally available with all-wheel drive, and for an extra 1,500 euros all engines can be combined with a six-speed automatic.

Even the basic Prime-Line equipment includes air conditioning, electric windows and a start-stop system with. For a surcharge of 2,300 euros, the Center-Line includes City Emergency Brake Assist, stylish 16-inch aluminum wheels and the extensive MZD Connect multimedia system with rotary push-button and seven-inch touchscreen. Instead of upgrading it for 1,400 euros with the touring package including numerous assistance systems, we recommend the Exclusive Line, which costs at least 22,490 euros and also includes LED headlights. In any case, 300 euros are well spent for the extended smartphone integration.

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The top sports line equipment is lined with leather and fabric.

So The CX-3 only becomes really chic as a sports line. Chrome parts and 18-inch aluminum rims adorn it on the outside, while leather and fabric applications and white or black leather-covered electric memory seats (1,200 euros) create a feel-good atmosphere on the inside. This is only recommended in theTop version available, 1,400 euros technical package with adaptive cruise control, Bose sound system and the effectively illuminating matrix LED light.


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