2018 Mazda CX-3 arrives with new features image

The Japanese automaker has decided to keep its most affordable and small crossover up to date and has prepared a raft of updates for the 2018 model year in America.

The new 2018 Mazda CX-3 will be available starting this month and prices kick off at $20,110. It’s not a facelift, but the CX-3 does come with an array of upgrades for the new model year. The 2018 CX-3 will pack “thoughtful improvements” such as standard across the range automatic emergency brake – which can help prevent rear-end collisions in urban road situations at speeds below 19 miles per hour (30 kilometers per hour). The CX-3 is now the latest model from the brand equipped with the G-Vectoring Control system, capable of lending “more confidence and control behind the wheel” because it manages torque wheel delivery corroborated with the steering input.

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The 2018 CX-3 also packs more improvements underneath the metal – an improved suspension with new front lower control arms and recalibrated dampers, along with new engine mounts, in order to increase the level of chassis dynamics. There are also better door seals, thicker rear glass, and sound suppression mats have been placed underneath the floor and dashboard to better filter mechanical noises – while the driver might also feel the increased throttle and transmission responsiveness. Depending on trim, inside the cabin the user will notice a fresh steering wheel, new full-color head-up display (Grand Touring trim), and adaptive cruise control, high-speed automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning, and automatic high-beam headlights, coming with the new $1,435 Premium package.