Nobody wants to spend more than they have to filling up the gas tank in their car, which is why good fuel efficiency is definitely a top criterion when searching for a new car. The 2016 Mazda CX-3 fuel efficiency rating was just announced, coming in at an EPA-estimated 29 mpg city, 35 mpg highway, and 31 mpg combined for front-wheel drive models. For all wheel drive models it’s at an EPA-estimated 27 mpg city, 32 mpg highway, and 29 mpg combined. With this type of efficiency, the likelihood of you spending a lot of time at the pump is slim.
The CX-3’s rating makes its all-wheel-drive models the most efficient all-wheel-drive vehicle in the United States. The CX-3 achieves these ratings with its efficient 2.0-liter SKYACTIC-G engine, which is rated at 146 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque. This is paired with a SKYACTIV-DRIVE six-speed automatic transmission for optimal efficiency.
“SKYACTIV Technology means we don’t have to compromise when it comes to performance, efficiency, and fun-to-drive dynamics,” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO, Mazda North American Operations, in a statement. He goes on to say that the”CX-3 will deliver all of the core values customers have come to expect with the sixth-generation lineup of Mazda vehicles, and we hope to reach new audiences with CX-3.”
If you’ve been looking for a compact crossover that will keep more money in your pocket at the pump, then consider the 2016 Mazda CX-3. It will be coming to Mazda of Lake Charles later this summer.