The results are in for the first full comparison of the small crossover segment and Car and Driver named the 2016 Mazda CX-3 the “hands-down” winner. The CX-3 was first in 12 of the 22 rating categories, including the “Fun to Drive” and the all-important “best fuel economy” categories.
The Mazda CX-3 was meticulously compared to the Chevy Trax LT, Honda HR-V EX-L, Fiat 500 X Easy, and the Jeep Renegade Latitude. And, Car and Driver said that the CX-3 had it where it counts, not in the subjective opinions of testers, but the CX-3 was the car with the highest performance in almost every measured instrument test.
While this comparison did not cover safety as a category, the writers at Torque News felt it was very important to note that the CX-3 has advanced forward collision prevention available. That makes it eligible for the IIHS, top safety ranking, the Top Safety Pick Plus. They also noted that Honda has chosen to not compete in the safety race and will not offer any form of forward collision prevention.
We would like to note that the IIHS just announced that the Mazda6 and Mazda CX-5 are two of only four non-luxury models awarded this distinction as Top Safety Rated in Forward Collision Prevention. See the blog here.
The Car and Driver article titled “2016 Mazda CX-3 tops in Car and Driver Comparison Testing” will appear in the September edition.
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