2021 Mazda CX-3

How Does the 2021 Mazda CX-3 Fare in Terms of Performance?

Performance Features of the 2021 Mazda CX-3 

Considered the smallest SUV in the Mazda lineup, the 2021 Mazda CX-3 is categorized more as a compact crossover. It is cheeky, technologically savvy, and fun-to-drive with a comfy cabin. At Berkshire Mazda Pittsfield in Pittsfield, MA, we elaborate on the performance features of the 2021 Mazda CX-3! 

What Engine Is Available on the 2021 Mazda CX-3? 

A SKYACTIV®-G 2.0-liter engine powers the 2021 Mazda CX-3. This 300-hp engine has a torque rating of 146 lb.-ft. The SKYACTIV®-G engine improves engine efficiency by 15% owing to the high compression ratio of 13.0:1. An increased compression ratio implies increased thermal efficiency, and the engine squeezes energy from every drop of fuel.  

It has an Advanced Direct Injection Fuel System and a chain-driven dual overhead cams valvetrain with four valves per cylinder and variable intake valve timing (VVT). Valves alleviate the engine’s breathing and enhance engine output, irrespective of the horsepower and torque. Additionally, the engine is combined with a SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift and Sport mode.  

2021 Mazda CX-3
2021 Mazda CX-3

Read more: What Exterior Color Options are on the 2021 Mazda CX-3? 


How Is the Fuel Economy of the 2021 Mazda CX-3? 

The compact crossover is available as a front-wheel-drive model or an all-terrain i-ACTIV AWD® model. If you’re someone who regularly travels off the beaten track, it makes more sense to opt for the i-ACTIV AWD® model. With the front-wheel drivetrain, it delivers a fuel economy of 29 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. On the other hand, the i-ACTIV AWD® model achieves 27 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. 

If you have a passion for driving a stylish and powerful vehicle, the 2021 Mazda CX-3 is for you! Schedule a test drive at Berkshire Mazda Pittsfield in Pittsfield, MA, to learn more about its features!