2021 Mazda CX-3: Dynamic Driving in a Subcompact Package
  • With available wireless Apple CarPlayTM and Custom Appearance Package, CX-3 is ready for the city
  • 2021 Mazda CX-3 goes on sale with a starting MSRP1 of $21,300 and will arrive at dealerships in October

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Aug. 11, 2020 /CNW/ - Mazda Canada Inc. (MCI) today announces the 2021 Mazda CX-3 will arrive in dealerships starting in October, offering contemporary styling and engaging driving dynamics in a subcompact crossover. The CX-3 will continue to offer premium features throughout the lineup to stand out from the competition while providing a wide range of options for those looking for an ideal entryway into the Mazda crossover family.

The 2021 Mazda CX-3 will continue to be offered with the four-cylinder Skyactiv-G 2.0L engine, rated to deliver 148 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque. Equipped with standard front-wheel drive and paired with a quick-shifting Skyactiv-Drive six-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift mode and Sport mode that help create an engaging driving experience. For those looking to venture beyond the city, Mazda's predictive i-Activ all-wheel drive is available on the CX-3.

Mazda CX-3 GX is packaged with style and substance throughout. Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM, automatic-off headlights, and G-Vectoring Control Plus are standard features. The subcompact crossover is benefited by a seven-inch colour touchscreen display with Mazda ConnectTM, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio and a six-speaker audio system. These features can be safely accessed through the multi-function commander knob or steering wheel mounted controls. Other premium standard features include electronic parking brake with auto-hold feature, push button start, remote keyless illuminated entry system, power windows with one-touch automatic up/down feature for the driver side and cloth seats.

Helpful for navigating the busy city, the most essential i-Activsense safety features are standard on the 2021 CX-3 GX. Smart City Brake Support, Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and a wide-angle rearview camera are all standard safety features.

Moving up to the CX-3 GS brings a host of additional premium touches and convenience features. Inside the CX-3 GS, occupants can enjoy premium grade cloth upholstery, heated front seats, passenger seat lifter, rear seat centre armrest with cupholders, and automatic climate controls. The driver is treated to a heated steering wheel, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and conveniences like automatic on/off headlights, and heated exterior mirrors. Rain-sensing windshield wipers provide confidence for rainy days and complement the rear window wiper. On the exterior, the GS also receives 16-inch alloy wheels, piano-black pillar garnish, and silver front grille.

New for 2021, the CX-3 GS can be equipped with a Custom Appearance Package, which includes leatherette upholstery with brown suede inserts on the front seats, dash, and door panels, unique 16-inch alloy wheels, black exterior mirrors, and an understated black front grille design that brings greater depth and distinction.

For a different look and feel, a GS Luxury Package is also available as a subdued premium alternative to the Custom Appearance Package. The Luxury Package features leatherette upholstery with premium cloth inserts and adds a one-touch power moonroof. Unique stitching detail is found on black front and rear door armrests and soft-touch side console panel, and dark grey front and rear door inserts and soft-touch dash panel decoration. Satin chrome vent bezels and inner door handles add a little extra dash of contrast.

CX-3 GT upholds modern styling for subcompact crossovers, featuring all LED exterior lighting, such as headlights, taillights and daytime running lights. To add function to form, the LED headlights have automatic leveling capabilities along with Adaptive Front-lighting System for added visibility around curves. Other equipment befitting the GT moniker is added, such as Bose® premium sound system with 7 speakers including spare tire-well mounted subwoofer, navigation system, wireless Apple CarPlayTM, SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio with 3-month trial subscription, leather-trimmed upholstery, advanced keyless entry, power adjustable driver's seat with memory function, and auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Premium styling cues continue on the inside, with grey Grand Luxe Suede® door trim inserts and soft-touch dash panel decoration with stitching detail, black front and rear door armrests with stitching detail, satin chrome inner door handles, and satin chrome vent bezels with dark red accents, and more.

No safety measures are spared in the CX-3 GT, where the full range of i-Activsense safety features is standard. Mazda Radar Cruise Control with stop and go function is helpful for extended drives or congested commutes. Smart Brake Support Front, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Control System, colour Active Driving Display, and Traffic Sign Recognition are all included for additional driver and passenger peace of mind. For 2021, Pedestrian Detection has been enhanced with Night Pedestrian Detection.



Front-Wheel Drive

i-Activ All-Wheel Drive










GS Custom Appearance Package



GS Luxury Package







Soul Red Crystal Metallic


Machine Gray Metallic


Snowflake White Pearl


Ceramic Metallic


Polymetal Grey Metallic


Mazda Canada Inc. is responsible for the sales and marketing, customer service and parts support of Mazda vehicles in Canada. Headquartered in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Mazda Canada has a nationwide network of 163 dealerships. For additional information visit Mazda Canada's media website at


MSRP does not include $1,950 for freight & PDE, taxes, title or additional fees. Dealers set actual sale prices.



SOURCE Mazda Canada Inc.

For further information: Chuck Reimer, Mazda Canada Inc., 905-787-7079; Sandra Lemaitre, Mazda Canada Inc., 905-787-7167