Since debuting in 2013, the Mazda CX-3 has shown you don’t need to be big to succeed in the crossover segment While this tiny people hauler is still so new that it’s not quite ready for a redesign, it will get some mild tweaks for 2019.
The 2019 Mazda CX-3 will roll in boasting the same shape and design as it has since debuting, but its interior will get two noticeable updates. First, the manual parking brake is gone, making way for a new electronic parking brake. I mean, who can be trouble with the effort it takes to yank up that E-brake?
OK, so maybe deleting the manual E-brake has nothing to do with accommodate laziness. Instead, it did so to enable a center console redesign. The new center console has enhanced storage space and a new-look armrest. Other interior updates will include restyled front seats, a new rear center armrest with integrated cup holders, and new piano-black pillar accents and seat-height adjusters on the Touring trim.
On the outside, there is some mild reworking that includes a new grille, and updated headlights and taillights.
The Sport trim will also get a few updates of its own. These include standard direct tire-pressure monitoring and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. A newly available Sport i-ACTIVSENSE package will also debut in 2019. It adds automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, adaptive headlights, automatic high beams, rain-sensing wipers, auto climate control, and LED headlights and taillights.
The Touring trim will also get its own new available i-ACTIVSENSE package, which will add all the same features as the Sport i-ACTIVSENSE.
The 2019 CX-3 will hit showrooms in May 2018 with an MSRP range of $20,390 to $27,145.