2021 Mazda CX-3: Buyer’s guide

2021 Mazda CX-3: Buyer’s guide

It was only recently that Mazda Malaysia updated the CX-3 for 2021. The B-segment SUV comes with a revised set equipment and price list to match. The new CX-3 comes fully imported from Japan and is available in one single variant option - 2.0L, priced at RM 130, 729 (on-the-road without insurance).

2021 Mazda CX-3 features

Note, the price factors in SST exemption, i.e. 50% for CBU cars and is RM 3,900 dearer than before. And includes a 5-year warranty and free maintenance package (labour, lubricants, and parts) and complimentary SKYTINT window tinting, if booked until 30th June 2021.

If you are interested in buying a B-segment SUV then the new CX-3 from Mazda Malaysia deserves a fair shot, check the car out as it has a lot to offer. Here’s a full guide that’ll take you through all the key aspects of the 2021 CX-3.

new Mazda CX-3 Dimensions

2021 Mazda CX-3 Dimensions

Overall length 

4,275 mm

Overall Width

1,765 mm

Overall Height

1,535 mm

Curb Weight

1,302 kg 


2021 Mazda CX-3 Exterior

2021 Mazda CX-3 Exterior

The new CX-3 showcases a well-planted stance, striking looks, and a sleek profile with short overhangs. The SUV in a sense marks another advancement in the company’s KODO design philosophy with its alluring expression of dynamic motion. Part of its amazing design package is its stylish front grille, front LED headlights with auto-leveling function, LED fog lamps, LED DRLs, LED taillights, LED reverse lights, rain-sensing wipers, and 17-inch alloy wheels.

2021 Mazda CX-3 Interior

2021 Mazda CX-3 Interior

Like the exterior, the new CX-3’s interior is designed with utmost care. It showcases finely crafted details like soft material, stylish trim, and metallic finished parts. It is designed to keep the driver in mind with an ideal driving position that gives a commanding view of the road ahead.

The passengers on-board get to enjoy leather-wrapped seats with excellent ergonomics, a spacious cabin, and a comfortable drive. Taking care of the entertainment and connectivity needs is the Human Machine Interface (HMI) with MZD CONNECT. Furthermore, the multi-functional steering wheel and Active Driving Display (mounted above the meter hood) minimises the driver’s physical stress as it reduces the eyes and hand movement.

Other inclusions -

  • Engine start/stop button
  • Paddle shifters
  • 4.6-inch TFT LCD standard display
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with tilt & telescopic adjustment
  • Sport mode selection switch
  • Leather-covered gear knob
  • Single-zone auto climate control

2021 Mazda CX-3 Engine

Under the hood sits a naturally-aspirated SkyActiv-G 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine churning a maximum power of 154 hp at 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 206 Nm at 2,800 rpm. The power is sent to the front wheels via a SkyActiv-Drive six-speed automatic gearbox. The SUV attains a top speed of 197 kmph.

Enhancing the driving experience further are features like the Mazda i-Stop Idling Technology and Mazda G-Vectoring Control Technology.

2021 Mazda CX-3 Safety

2021 Mazda CX-3 Safety

The all-new Mazda CX-3 is well-equipped with a new era of safety features that complements driver’s abilities while still offering a fun driving experience. The car is made to be driven with full confidence, all thanks to its highly rigid SKYACTIV-BODY that provides world-class collision protection. The car also comes equipped with multiple SRS airbags, anti-lock braking control, hill launch assist, dynamic stability control, emergency stop signal, electronic brake-force assist, emergency stop signal, and traction control system, all further enhancing the SUV’s safety profile.

Over and above all, the new CX-3 packs several advanced safety technologies including high beam control, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, smart city brake support, lane departure warning system, and driver attention alert.

2021 Mazda CX-3 details


The 2021 CX-3 without a doubt is a great car. Like its sibling, the Mazda 2, it offers a well-put-together cabin. Furthermore, its 2.0-litre mill offers a lot of grunt for a car of its size and great handling as well. However, the lack of cabin space might be an issue during long trips.

Also Read: Mazda USA says goodbye to the CX-3 and 6 sedan

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