2016 Mazda CX-3 - Now Available in Columbus OH!


Columbus Mazda Drivers: Meet the All-New Mazda CX-3 from Ricart Mazda

If you prefer the size of a car but the feel of an SUV, Mazda's newest recipe for the crossover might just suit your refined taste. The premier Mazda CX-3 is a unique blend of car-like dimensions with the accommodations and performance of something a bit more athletic. It's a subcompact, so Mazda had to pack a punch into this sporty sophisticate, and we think it's going to hit all the right notes with Groveport, Lancaster and Reynoldsburg area drivers.

One glance at its wavy lines and shapely exterior will tell you that the CX-3 is unlike anything on the market, Mazda or otherwise. It certainly has an air of ruggedness about it -- with thick fenders and a sweptback roof line -- but it's so uniquely stylish that it's nearly impossible to choose just one type of driver that this vehicle will appeal to. Is it for those who genuinely enjoy the act of driving? What about the Mazda purist who need a family-friendly vehicle? How about for the tech-savvy, young driver? Yes, yes and yes. And with an available all-wheel-drive system paired with a potent 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with Sport mode, you can get all of the quintessential Mazda style and sportiness in a smaller, more distinct package.

The CX-3 may be docked in the lineup somewhere between a hatchback and a small SUV, but its available features are widespread. There are luxury-level interior materials everywhere, with leather-trimmed surfaces and a standard large touchscreen, as well as smartphone app integration. Bundles of high-tech safety features will also be available. All in all, the cabin quality is top-notch, making the CX-3 one of the most elegant in its class.

Shop our newest arrivals of the 2016 Mazda CX-3 below or contact sales staff here at your Columbus Mazda dealership. Contact us at 877-719-0701 for more information.

How the Mazda CX-3 Powers Ahead of the Subcompact Competition

If you're browsing our website that probably means that you're in the midst of comparison shopping, so we wanted to lend a helping hand with some information about the premier Mazda CX-3. We pinned it against another brand-new subcompact crossover, the Honda HR-V, to show how the modestly sized Mazda model is able to overshadow its competition. Keep scrolling for the details:

 The Mazda CX-3 versus the Honda HR-V

  • The CX-3 is more efficient than both the manual- and automatic-equipped HR-V models. It's also powered by a more capable 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine which is enhanced by dual exhaust outlets.
  • With a larger standard touchscreen, voice controls, unique rotary control knob, auxiliary audio jack and internet radio, even the base CX-3 comes more generously equipped than the HR-V.
  • The CX-3 has already received high acclaim for its class-leading driving dynamics, which are engaging yet comfortable. More specifically, you'll enjoy a lighter curb weight and a tighter turning radius with the CX-3.
  • More front legroom/headroom and rear hiproom makes for a much more comfortable commute in the CX-3, regardless of whether you're in the driver seat, sitting shotgun or lounging in the back.

Here at Ricart Mazda, we're proud to be the go-to spot for buying and leasing the CX-3 in Columbus, OH. If there's a specific trim or equipment package you're looking for, we can get it for you. Simply stop by the showroom or give us a call at 614-524-4657 to learn more and have all of your CX-3 questions answered.

How does the Subcompact Mazda CX-3 stacks up against the Crossover Competition?

It's the fight of the year, with the all-new Mazda CX-3 going head-to-head with the Jeep Renegade. Both are categorized as small SUVs but offer substantially different benefits for their respective drivers. So, what do you get when you pin two of the hottest new subcompact crossovers against each other? You'll have to keep scrolling to find out.


The Mazda CX-3 versus the Jeep Renegade

  • Simply put, the CX-3 is offered at a lower starting cost than the Renegade. Less money upfront always makes for a more enjoyable drive off of our lot in your affordable new vehicle.
  • Mazda's 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission makes for a more efficient ride than the Renegade's comparable 2.5-liter engine. Despite its fuel-sipping performance, the CX-3 still offers some of the most engaging driving dynamics in its class.
  • The available Mazda i-ACTIVSENSE tacks on adaptive cruise control and automatic braking to the CX-3's laundry list of high-tech conveniences. You can't get either of these collision prevention technologies with the Renegade.
  • The CX-3 lineup starts out with a much more well-equipped base model than the Renegade with a push-button start, large touchscreen, rotary control knob, internet radio, Bluetooth connectivity and voice controls -- none of which the base Renegade offers.
  • You'll enjoy more nimbleness with the CX-3 thanks to a lighter curb weight than the Renegade (which contributes to its more impressive fuel economy ratings as well). And yet it's also longer with more front legroom for a more comfortable ride.
  • The CX-3 also sports a timeless, sophisticated and distinctive style with a coupe-like cabin, elongated hood and sculpted fenders. The Renegade looks like your quintessential Jeep SUV, which is to say it offers much of the same aesthetics that are already on the market.

It's a breeze finding the CX-3 for sale in Columbus, OH. Simply browse the virtual showroom here on the Ricart Mazda website to see what we have in stock, and feel free to call us with any questions at 614-524-4657 or just swing by the lot at your convenience.

How the Mazda CX-3 Overshadow its Subcompact Competition with Big Personality and Performance

The all-new Mazda CX-3 brings much more to the subcompact crossover segment than just a fresh face. It's been heralded as one of the most fun-to-drive small SUVs on the market thanks to nimble reflexes and smooth, responsive shifts. For more specifics on the class-leading status of this modestly sized Mazda, follow us on some comparison shopping below:


The Mazda CX-3 versus the Toyota RAV4

  • Let's just get right down to it -- cost. The CX-3 comes at a lower starting price than the RAV4. Need we say more?
  • Of course we're going to say more! The CX-3 has so much more to offer than just monetary savings -- it boasts fuel savings, too. Both the front-wheel and all-wheel-drive CX-3 variants are more efficient than the RAV4. But with dual exhaust outlets and quick acceleration, onlookers won't be the wiser to the CX-3's fuel-sipping performance.
  • The CX-3 comes equipped with more impressive standard technologies than the RAV4, like a larger touchscreen and a fancy rotary control knob.
  • An available i-ACTIVSENSE system equips the CX-3 with driver assistance features not offered in the RAV4, like adaptive cruise control and automatic braking. Only step up one trim to get rear cross-traffic alert and a blind-spot monitor, both of which are buried in the add-on options for the trim-topping RAV4 model. All in all, the CX-3's safety is more technologically advanced than that of the RAV4.
  • With a significantly lighter curb weight and an overall smaller construction, the CX-3 sports a true subcompact build unlike the bulkier RAV4. If it's usually just you and your significant other cruising around Columbus, the just-right CX-3 will offer plenty of utility without the heft.

Simply put, Ricart Mazda is one of the best places to find the CX-3 for sale in Columbus, OH. We stock our lot with the many variations of the latest models, so there's something for a wide range of car and SUV drivers. If you'd like to learn more about the premier CX-3 before you head over to our dealership, we encourage you to give our knowledgeable sales staff a call at 614-524-4657.

Why the Mazda CX-3 is Bigger in its Class than its Subcompact Body Gives it Credit For

What does the premier Mazda CX-3 have that the other subcompact crossovers don't? From its genuinely sporty performance to a distinctive yet tasteful style, the CX-3 has quite a bit to offer drivers that want a bit of fun to go with their SUV's functionality. Here's some comparison shopping to give you a better idea:


The Mazda CX-3 versus the Nissan Juke

  • If you want to get right down to brass tacks, the CX-3 has a lower starting price than the Juke, which means you can upgrade for less, too. Or money saved is always a good thing, right?
  • While both the CX-3 and Juke come similarly equipped with standard front-wheel drive and an automatic transmissions, the CX-3 is the more efficient automatic-equipped model. So now not only do you save at the time of purchase, but you save in the long run with fewer fill-ups.
  • The CX-3 comes equipped with a few driver-centered features that the Juke doesn't, namely a standard telescoping steering wheel and automatic headlights.
  • High-tech conveniences abound in the CX-3, and there are a generous amount of fancy features that come standard, like a rotary control knob to access the infotainment system and voice controls. It also comes with a larger touchscreen than the Juke does.
  • The CX-3 boasts a lighter curb weight than the Juke, yet it's longer and wider, too. You'll also enjoy the thrill of a tighter turning radius and the practicality of greater passenger and cargo volume. More accommodations with less bulk? Sounds like Mazda magic.
  • You only need to step up one trim level on the CX-3 to get such advanced safety features as blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. The trim-topping CX-3 Grand Touring offers an i-ACTIVSENSE package with collision mitigation features. The Juke doesn't offer any of these safety-conscious technologies.

Looking for the CX-3 for sale in Columbus, OH? Simply stop by the lot here at Ricart Mazda for a wide selection of new models and the offer to test drive anything you see. Just want to know more about the CX-3 or our services? Feel free to give us a call at 614-524-4657.

Be the First to Own the 2016 Mazda CX-3


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