The Mazda CX-3 is one of the most enjoyable small SUVs to drive
It's more suited to driving on the road than off it, though
Rear seat legroom is generous but headroom is a little tight for taller passengers
The dashboard has a sporty layout and puts you in the mood for driving fun.
Boot space is the equivalent or greater than rivals in the CX-3's class
Alloy wheels are standard across the range, with upgrades available
Soul Red is an attractive and vibrant colour option
The CX-3 is one of the most sleekly styled compact SUVs on the market
The CX-3 rivals such compact SUVs as the Renault Captur, Peugeot 2008 and Nissan Juke
Mazda's sporty front end treatment gives the CX-3 an assertive look
The Mazda is very stable in corners, increasing driver confidence
Petrol and diesel models are available, with automatic and four-wheel drive options
Petrol engines have to be worked harder than diesels to give their best
The way the front grille flows into the headlights is an attractive design feature
LED rear lights provide a visual signature after dark
The CX-3 has a slightly firm ride at lower speeds, but isn't uncomfortable
Material quality is high inside the CX-3, and there is an upmarket ambience.
The Sat Nav provide smart graphics and useful functionality
Although not a true off-roader, the Cx-3 has a modicum off poor-road ability – enough to get you through most winters
Equipment levels are generally high in the CX-3, and the interior has a hgh-tech feel
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