Mazda will continue to offer the CX-3 in just one trim level for the 2021 model year

Chris Teague

Chris Teague

The Mazda CX-3 remains mostly unchanged for the 2021 model year

Last year, Mazda confirmed that it was only going to offer the CX-3 subcompact SUV in one trim level: Sport. The company will continue that for 2021.

The exterior of the CX-3 is unchanged for the 2021 model year. It features all-LED exterior lighting and rain-sensing windshield wipers. The headlights are self-leveling. Mazda’s smallest SUV rides on 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels, has a roof spoiler and dual stainless-steel exhaust outlets, and features a black grille up front.

There are three premium paint colors available that carry a surcharge. Soul Red Crystal Metallic (Mazda’s signature red color) will cost an extra $595. Machine Gray Metallic and Snowflake White Pearl Mica are $495 and $395, respectively.

The 2020 Mazda CX-3 Sport is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that is rated to deliver 148 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Japanese automaker is selling the CX-3 with standard front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is available.

The Mazda CX-3 Sport comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Active Driving Display and automatic climate control are also standard. It comes with a 7.0-inch infotainment touch screen. Mazda Connect, Bluetooth, and a six-speaker audio system come on the vehicle as well as auto-hold, push-button start, keyless entry, automatic one-touch up/down driver’s window, and cloth seats.

Mazda has enhanced the SUV’s safety technology for 2021 adding Night Pedestrian Detection to its Advanced Smart City Brake Support tech. Adaptive cruise control, Smart Brake Support with collision warning, lane departure warning, high beam assst, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert are all standard.

The 2021 Mazda CX-3 goes on sale with a starting MSRP of $20,640 and will arrive at dealerships next month. The price is unchanged from the 2020 model year.

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