Japanese automakers have conquered the American automobile market and with this new 2017 Mazda CX-3 MPS, they might have yet another reason to keep doing so. With the SUV segment bustling with crossovers, what separates the highest seller from the second place is the total package they offer with their models. So what’s the hype about 2017 Mazda CX-3 MPS?
2017 Mazda CX-3 MPS – External Body Parts and Inner Cosmetic Changes
It’s deceptively big given its compact shape and size. It is a sub-compact crossover based on the KODO design base and looks like a hatchback, but these dimensions will show where Mazda has successfully innovated: –
- Wheelbase- 2560mm
- Length- 4267mm
- Kerb Weight- 1274kg
One of the lightest in the category, the aluminum composite chassis works in multiple areas. It looks great if not best in class. With its super sleek front fascia, a long bonnet edged with powerful well-cut in LED headlamps diode fog lights and a compact double –exhaust lifted rear end, it gives the car a stance which is mandatory for the Crossover genre.
- Cargo Space- 400 liters
Mazda has not provided the details as to the interior specs of this model. However, what Mazda has provided so well over the years is a nearly unmatchable value for money. The interiors of 2017 Mazda CX-3 MPS are upscale compared to a B-segment price range. High-quality leather upholstery and a compactly designed heads-up display are a well-executed attempt to provide the smartest in-cabin experience of this genre.
Though proper specifications have not been disclosed from the manufacturers, value for money is again the force which Mazda will highlight. For example, rumor suggests that there might be an optional package of a BOSE sound system, cloth upholstery, a huge USP for this price-range, Mazda has pulled out all the stops.
Underneath the Hood of the 2017 Mazda CX-3 MPS
- Specs- 0 Inline-4 SkyActiv (Gas)
- Power Output- 160hp+120lb-ft
- Top Speed- 125mph/200kmh
- Transmission- AWD, 6 speed Auto
The size of the engine may lead one to make presumptions about the car’s performance. However, it is worth mentioning Mazda engines have higher rev/rpm cycles than other engines. This car has a blistering pace. A sub-10 sprint with a B-class Crossover price range is unrivalled, and the Mazda CX-3 MPS 2017 scores hugely over its rivals.
SkyActiv tech reduces the economy of the car despite the high performance, and there are speculations of the introduction of a Sports variant with a further tweaked engine to capitalize on the already high-performance feature. A larger footprint (wheelbase), lower power to weight ratio and sporty stance give this crossover the proper nimbleness of a hatchback given its superior size i.e. supreme driveability.
2017 Mazda CX-3 MPS – Release Date and How Much will Cost?
Many on paper – Jeep Renegade, Honda HR-V, Fiat 500-X Abarth. But in reality, there is none. The 2017 Mazda CX-3 MPS might even sneak on upper-class models, such as the 2017 BMW Urban Crossover; it seems unbeatable. For a customer, it is the first option and a very probable sure buy.
- Estimated Price- $15,000-$22,000
- Release Date- Fall 2016/Q1 2017
Why buy a 2017 Mazda CX-3 MPS?
Why not? Those which are supposed to be on the lower limit viz., price, kerb weight, fuel economy etc. and those which are supposed to be on the higher limit viz., performance and exteriors, luxury, etc. combine perfectly. Affordability or value-for-money is phenomenal.