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Powertrain and Performance of the 2019 Mazda CX-3

The 2019 CX-3 is a crossover-SUV model series from Mazda that is picked up by mass buyers as one of the best choices. The reason is not hard to guess. With the 2019 model year release Mazda has bestowed within the CX-3 lineup all the right things to woo the drivers, and the strategy did work to the optimum level. With its nimble handling and perfect compact crossover moves, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 makes a stylish stance that is impossible to ignore.

Making the rides safer more than ever before, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 installs the latest safety features in its trim models that make it easy for the drivers to have a stress-free drive. The steering is instantaneous and that is a big reason behind all the rides going consistently well.

At one of the popular showrooms of Las Vegas car dealers, we got to explore the 2019 Mazda CX-3 as we booked a test drive with this model. The first glance at the CX-3 made us realize that it comes in the segment of small cars with a cranked-up ride height that is ideal for the modern nuclear family with all their belongings dumped behind the rear seat.

Power and Performance

Mazda stores its power for the 2019 CX-3 in a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine that is now able to spin out 148 of hp and 146 lb-ft of torque after mating with a 6-speed automatic transmission. It is a powertrain combination that is just enough for a family car to run about the cities and highways without a hitch while everyone can enjoy the ride even after a day long drive.

We simply adored the way it took up speed at the highway keeping equal pace with the rest of its competitors. At half-throttle, it was in its best shape like any other car that aims at good fuel economy rates by the EPA.

This powertrain of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 consisted of a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmissionfeels more than just adequate in its driving input responses, taming down the unruly roads with poise.

The Bottom Line

Steering and handling being the forte of the 2019 Mazda CX-3, it has shown how a suspension should be crafted. With the help of its new control arms, bushingsand shocks, the powertrain of this car stands as an example of how road responses should be like.

Mazda has also added a torque-control system in the powertrain of its 2019 CX-3 series that can control the amount of power to be carried to the front wheels helping in attaining a consistently smooth ride. An experienced mechanic whom we met at one of the popular showrooms of the chain of Las Vegas car dealerships explained, that it happens by alternating the torque to the wheels while the car is engaged in the act of cornering.

Overall, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 proved itself as an able car when it comes to creating a  lateral stability and engaging both the driver and the passengers alike in the guise of sporty crossover.