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First Look: 2016 Mazda CX-3

Scottsdale, Arizona – The crossover market continues to grow at an unprecedented pace, with more and more people jumping into small utility vehicles than ever before. Customers looking for easy access, all-season usability, practicality and a broad selection to choose from are finding that the crossover market is full of great options high on value.

Mazda currently offers the CX-5 compact SUV and seven-seat mid-size CX-9, and now the CX-3, labeled a subcompact and based on a new Skyactiv platform that will be shared with the upcoming Mazda2. We flew down to Arizona to get our first look at what the 2016 CX-3 offers buyers in this segment and what sets it apart from its competition.