Inside and out it has the feel of a small city car, rather than an SUV, but it's smooth flowing lines make sure it still looks classy, despite the fact it's had roughly the same look for the last seven years.
This is the 'Snowflake White' paint option, but the 'Soul Red' and 'Machine Grey' are my favourites, although they do cost extra. The Maxx Sport also features nice chrome highlights.
Inside, there’s black cloth seats with grey trim detailing, a leather wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob. There’s also a range of materials across the dash which help soften some of the plastics. There's also a line of stitching across the centre that gives it a point of difference.
The design up front does feel a bit dated and the multimedia screen is quite small but the design is clean and functional. The instruments are slightly digitised but the design is classic and a bit sporty, so it works.
In the back, there is a centre fold-down armrest, but the CX-3 doesn’t have any USB points in the back like some of its rivals, or directional air conditioning vents.