Mazda’s slimmed-down CX-3 range arrives in showrooms in September.

    Gone are the old manual transmission and all-wheel drive options, with the range pared down from six trim levels and 13 variants in total to just five different variants.

    All CX-3 models now have wireless Apple CarPlay, along with wired Android Auto, power-folding exterior mirrors and remote window control.

    With no price-leader manual version anymore, the CX-3’s base price shoots up by $3290 to $26,800 before on-road costs for the new Sport.

    Replacing the Neo Sport, it’s $1290 pricier than the outgoing trim level when equipped with an auto.

    Mazda has added plenty of kit to justify the hike, however, with the Sport gaining 16-inch alloy wheels (replacing 16-inch steel wheels), blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

    The new Pure trim replaces the Maxx Sport, and adds LED headlights and tail lights with automatic high-beam, along with lane-departure warning, driver attention alert and a head-up display.

    The Evolve replaces the Maxx Sport LE and swaps 16-inch alloys for 18s with a machined finish, while also gaining front parking sensors. White leatherette and tan suede upholstery features in its cabin.

    The Touring SP replaces the sTouring and features various cosmetic enhancements, including 18-inch black machined alloy wheels, a black painted roof, a black chrome wing, and a gloss black front grille.

    Inside, it features black leather and Grand Luxe suede upholstery with blue highlights. Also standard are heated front seats, a 10-way power driver’s seat with memory and adaptive cruise control with stop/go.

    The Akari is the only nameplate to carry over with the updated model, but it hasn’t been left untouched.

    It gains a seven-speaker Bose sound system and 18-inch black machined alloy wheels, though it costs $810 more.

    Aero Grey paint joins the palette, which consists of Soul Red Crystal, Machine Grey, Polymetal Grey and Platinum Quartz metallic and Jet Black and Snowflake White Pearl mica finishes.

    The Touring SP is only offered in Aero Grey, Platinum Quartz, Polymetal Grey and Soul Red Crystal, all with a black roof.


    • 2024 Mazda CX-3 G20 Sport: $26,800
    • 2024 Mazda CX-3 G20 Pure: $29,300
    • 2024 Mazda CX-3 G20 Evolve: $31,050
    • 2024 Mazda CX-3 G20 Touring SP: $34,300
    • 2024 Mazda CX-3 G20 Akari: $38,620

    All prices exclude on-road costs.


    The 2024 Mazda CX-3 is powered by a naturally aspirated 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, developing 110kW of power at 6000rpm and 195Nm of torque at 2800rpm.

    It’s now available exclusively with front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission. All models have idle stop/start technology.


    The 2024 Mazda CX-3 uses 6.3L/100km on the combined cycle. It runs on 91 RON regular unleaded fuel and has a 48L fuel tank.


    The 2024 Mazda CX-3 measures in at 4275mm long, 1765mm wide (excluding the mirrors) and 1535mm tall, and rides a 2570mm wheelbase.

    Luggage capacity is rated at 264L with all five seats in place, expanding to 1174L with the second row folded.

    Braked towing capacity is 1200kg for all models.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The Mazda CX-3 is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

    Servicing is required every 12 months or 15,000km. The first five services are capped at $334, $526, $412, $526 and $334.


    The Mazda CX-3 is currently unrated by safety authority ANCAP, as its five-star rating from 2015 has now expired.

    All 2024 Mazda CX-3 models come standard with the following safety equipment:

    • City autonomous emergency braking (forward and reverse)
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Front, front-side and curtain airbags
    • Reversing camera
    • Rear parking sensors

    Pure and above get:

    • Driver attention alert
    • Lane departure warning

    Evolve and above also get front parking sensors, while Touring SP and up get:

    • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
    • AEB with pedestrian and cyclist detection (higher speeds, includes forward collision warning)
    • Traffic sign recognition

    Standard Equipment

    There are five trim levels in the 2024 CX-3 range.

    The base Sport comes standard with the following equipment:

    • 16-inch alloy wheels
    • Power-folding exterior mirrors
    • 8.0-inch infotainment screen
    • Wired Android Auto
    • Wireless and wired Apple CarPlay
    • Six-speaker sound system
    • DAB+ digital radio
    • Tilt and telescopic steering column adjustment
    • Cloth upholstery
    • Electric parking brake with auto hold
    • Keyless start
    • Air-conditioning
    • Cruise control
    • Power windows
    • 1 x 12V outlet

    The Pure adds:

    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Automatic LED headlights
    • Automatic high-beam
    • LED daytime running lights
    • Head-up display
    • Satellite navigation
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • Climate control air-conditioning
    • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
    • LED tail lights

    The Evolve adds:

    • 18-inch alloy wheels
    • Maztex leatherette/Grand Luxe synthetic suede upholstery

    The Touring SP adds:

    • Heated power-folding exterior mirrors
    • LED front fog lights
    • Heated front seats
    • Leather/Grand Luxe synthetic suede upholstery
    • Power driver’s seat with lumbar adjustment
    • Keyless entry

    The Akari adds:

    • Single-pane sunroof
    • Adaptive LED headlights
    • Leather upholstery
    • Seven-speaker Bose sound system
    • 360-degree camera


    The following exterior finishes are no-cost options:

    • Snowflake White Pearl mica
    • Jet Black mica
    • Platinum Quartz metallic
    • Aero Gray metallic

    The following cost an extra $595:

    • Machine Grey metallic
    • Polymetal Grey metallic
    • Soul Red Crystal metallic

    The Touring SP is only available in the following finishes:

    • Platinum Quartz with black roof (no-cost option)
    • Aero Grey with black roof (no-cost option)
    • Soul Red crystal with black roof ($595)
    • Polymetal Grey with black roof ($595)

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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