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Mazda CX-3 Maxx Sport 2019 review: snapshot


Mazda has thrown the word 'Sport' on the end of its mid-range Maxx variant as well, which surely suggests it's got more gear than the old car. 

Stepping up to this level will cost you from $25,490 drive-away, which gives you the option of either FWD or i-Activ AWD, which almost no one will take up, realistically.  You also have the choice of the 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine making 110kW/195Nm and producing fuel economy of 6.3 litres per 100km (or 6.6L/100km for the manual) or the 1.8-litre diesel (which again, almost no one will choose), which only comes with FWD and an automatic transmission, and delivers impressive fuel economy of 4.7L/100km, plus 85kW and 270Nm.

Above and beyond the Neo Sport, the Maxx Sport adds 16-inch alloy wheels, auto headlights, rain-sensing wipers, a fold down armrest with two cupholders for the rear passengers, leather-wrapped gear shift knob and steering wheel, sunglass storage, climate-control air con, satellite navigation, 'Blind Spot Monitoring' and 'Rear Cross Traffic Alert'. 

Apple CarPlay is not yet available, but it's coming soon, and a kit to retrofit it will be available at Mazda dealers in the near future.

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NEO Sport (fwd) 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $15,300 – 21,560 2019 Mazda CX-3 2019 NEO Sport (fwd) Pricing and Specs
Maxx Sport (fwd) 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $18,200 – 25,410 2019 Mazda CX-3 2019 Maxx Sport (fwd) Pricing and Specs
Maxx Sport (awd) 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $18,900 – 26,290 2019 Mazda CX-3 2019 Maxx Sport (awd) Pricing and Specs
S Touring (awd) 1.8L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $25,300 – 33,550 2019 Mazda CX-3 2019 S Touring (awd) Pricing and Specs
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