Getting Around Town in the Mazda CX-3

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The good people over at Mazda asked me to take their 2018 CX-3 around the city of Atlanta for a week and give my thoughts on the experience.  Knowing that I had friends coming in town to visit Atlanta for the first time, I thought it’d be great to use their visit as an overall test.

I was lucky (?) enough to have the CX-3 during one of the rare Atlanta snowstorms, and got the chance to see how it handled slick terrains.  Thankfully, the car handled the ice with ease and I never felt like I’d lost control of the car when driving on roads with snow and ice still on the ground.

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The snowstorm also provided for blistering cold winds and temperatures, but the CX-3’s heated seats and steering wheel made hanging out in the city at night a little less chilly.  You could barely hear those winds inside the cabin as well, which is a big plus for me, because I hate driving vehicles where you hear every single outside sound.

The car itself is super-aware, with notifications for when the car may lean over into another lane, and signals for when a car is approaching one of your sides to make sure you don’t attempt to change lanes haphazardly.  It took a while to get used to, but once I did, I welcomed the notices.  I definitely felt safer.

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The only setback I saw was the size, but the bigger CX-5 covers that if you need more space, but want the luxuries of the CX-3.

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Thanks Mazda for letting me experience the CX-3 and get around the city in comfort.

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