2022 Mazda CX-3: Buyer’s Guide

2022 Mazda CX-3: Buyer’s Guide

Mazda Malaysia’s official distributor, Bermaz Motor has made additions to the CX-3 lineup by introducing two new variants - the 1.5L Core and 2.0L Core. Thus bringing the number of variants down to three.


  • How much does the new CX-3 costs?

    The Mazda Malaysia CX-3 price range from RM107,870 - RM131,359.
  • In how many variant options is the CX-3 available in Malaysia?

    Mazda Malaysia offers the CX-3 in three trim options - 1.5L Core, 2.0L Core, and 2.0L High.
  • Let us get to know the new Mazda CX-3 in detail -

    2022 Mazda CX3 details

    Variants & Price

    As mentioned the CX-3 lineup now includes two new variants, giving customers three trims to choose from.

    CX-3 1.5L Core

    RM 107,870

    CRX-3 2.0L Core

    RM 118,159

    CX-3 2.0L High

    RM 131,359

    The new CX-3 variants surely give customers more affordable choices. Also, the rage-topping 2.0L High model, the new base and mid-spec Core models are also fully imported from Thailand where it is manufactured at Mazda's Rayong situated plant.

    Each purchase will be accompanied by a 5-year/100,000 km warranty and free maintenance package.

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    CX-3 1.5L Core: The base CX-3 is powered by a Skyactiv-1.5-litre naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder petrol engine generating maximum power of 114 hp at 6,000 rpm and 149 Nm at 4,000 rpm of torque.

    CX-3 2.0L Core & 2.0L High: The mid and top-spec CX-3 model settles for a 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G powertrain. The big mill pumps out 154 hp at 6,000 rpm along with a peak torque of 206 Nm at 2,800 rpm.

    2022 Mazda CX3 gearbox

    Both the mills are paired to a Skyactiv-Drive six-speed automatic transmission that transmits power to the front wheels. Also, the powertrains benefit from idling start/stop tech and Mazda’s G-Vectoring Control which offers smoother & more accurate steering inputs.



    1.5L Core

    2.0L Core

    2.0L High


    4,275 mm


    1,765 mm


    1,535 mm


    2,570 mm

    Ground Clearance

    145 mm


    16-inch Alloy

    18-inch Alloy

    Fuel Tank Capacity


    All three CX-3 models measure the same, except the range-topping High trim gets bigger 18-inch wheels. Everything else remains the same.

    2022 Mazda CX3 dimensions

    Braking & Handling

    A smooth ride is assured by CX-3’s efficient suspension system that includes MacPherson Struts at the front and Torsion Bream at the rear. Taking care of the braking at the front are ventilated discs and solid discs at the rear.


    Of the three CX-3 variants, the 1.5L Core and 2.0L Core have the most in common. The list includes - halogen headlamps with manual on/off function & levelling, bulb-type LED, bulb-type tail light, intermittent front & rear wipers, Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry, ORVM with power adjustment, folding, & turn indicators, and rear spoiler.

    2022 Mazda CX3 exterior

    As for the expensive CX-3 2.0L High variant it surely gets some fancy exterior bits like - an LED headlight with signature illumination with auto on/off function & levelling, LED DRLs, LED taillight with signature illumination, LED fog light, rear fog light, rain-sensing windshield wipers, parking sensors (x4), and power sunroof with sliding & tilt glass. Everything else remains the same.


    The Mazda hatchback’s standard feature includes - an engine start/stop button, electronic parking brake, leather steering with audio & Bluetooth hands-free switches & tilt & telescopic adjustment, cruise control, rearview mirror, standard trip computer instrument cluster, driver-side one-touch power window with anti-pinch, sport mode, leather gear shift knob, manual air-control, and front 12-Volt. It gets 6-way manual front seats and4-way manual rear seats.

    2022 Mazda CX3 interior

    The top-spec 2.0L High, over and above the standard features get a rearview mirror with auto-dimming, active driving display, paddle shifters, and single-zone auto air-con system.
    It also gets a 10-way power-adjustable front seat with two memory functions.


    The 2022 CX-3’s infotainment need is taken care of by an 8-inch capacitive touch-screen with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto support, multi-function commander control, AM/FM tuner, Bluetooth hands-free phone & audio capability, six audio speakers, two USB ports, and reverse camera with guidelines.

    2022 Mazda CX3 features

    The 2.0L High model further gets wireless Carplay and 360-degree view monitor and a wireless charger.

    The hatch also comes equipped with advanced technologies like Stop/Start Idling function and G-Vectoring Control.


    Both the Core and High variants come with the following safety features - SRS dual airbags, ABS, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution, Emergency Brake Assist, Dynamic Stability Control, Traction Control System, Emergency Stop Signal, Hill Launch Assist, Auto Hold Function, Walk Away Lock, ISOFIX, and an engine-immobilizer with an anti-theft system.

    2022 Mazda CX3 safety

    The CX-3 High being the top-spec trim comes equipped with several advanced safety techs like High Beam Control, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning System, Driver Attention Alert, and Smart City Brake Support.

    Colour palette

    The 2022 CX-3 is offered in several striking hues including Soul Red Crystal, Machine Grey, Snowflake White Pearl, Polymetal Grey, Jet Black, and Platinum Quartz.

    2022 Mazda CX3 colour

    What do you think of the new additions to the CX-3 lineup? Let us know in the comments.

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