Described by Top Gear as a “great-looking mini crossover with real substance” the Mazda CX-3 more than competes with other small SUV crossovers like the Nissan Juke and Vauxhall Mokka. Inside, the Mazda CX-3 has plenty of cabin space and an extra 100-litres more (at 350 litres) than its nearest cousin – the Mazda 2. Touchscreen infotainment, cruise control and DAB radio all come as standard which puts in good stead against its closest competitors.
Available in 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre engines, the CX-3 can achieve up to 48.7MPG for petrol and a very respectable 70.6MPG for the diesel engine. Despite its fuel economy, the CX-3 still packs a punch without being too noisy and robust that it affects ride comfort.
Combined with an unbeatable reliability record from Mazda and a reputation for skilled engineering and a high build quality, CX-3 owners can rest assured that they are unlikely to encounter any issues during the lifetime of the car. A four-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating provides great safety and confidence, making it the ideal car for large families requiring plenty of storage space but at an affordable cost.