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Mazda CX-3 Neo Sport 2019 review: snapshot


The spunky little CX-3 range has sexed up its names slightly, so the base model is now a Neo Sport, rather than just a plain old Neo.

This entry car is available as front-wheel-drive only and comes with a choice of either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic paired with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine making 110kW/195Nm and producing fuel economy of 6.3 litres per 100km (or 6.5L/100km for the manual).

Standard kit for your $23,990 drive-away price (that's manual, auto adds another $2000) includes 16-inch steel wheels, body-coloured powered mirrors, black cloth front seats with height adjustment, electric parking brake, a 7.0-inch full-colour 'MZD Connect' touch screen to control your audio system with DAB, Bluetooth and six speakers, and a multi-function 'Command Control', plus keyless start, rear parking sensors, a reversing camera and 'Smart City Brake Support', which works in both forward and reverse. 

It's a (very) good-looking package at a tempting price. 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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