Spring time is almost here in Chicago. The weather has been oddly warm for the winter. The past few weeks have had my mind on springtime, and I am ready for some warm weather.
I got the chance to ride around in the 2017 Mazda CX-3 for an entire week! This crossover is just the perfect size for me. I tested out the 2016 while in California, but the 2017 has some upgrades. Here are a few things I loved about the Mazda CX-3.
3 Things I loved about the 2017 Mazda CX-3
Parking Was a Breeze
I am totally not good at parallel parking yet alone squeezing into tight spaces. The 2017 Mazda CX-3 is so compact it allowed me to zip in and out of very tight parking spaces with ease. Any car that I drive must have a backup camera! The camera on this car is excellent and it helps a lot with helping me park.
I am big on safety features with any car that I drive. Having a small child, it is the number one thing that I look for when purchasing a car. I love that the Mazda has blind spot monitoring because other drivers change lanes without notice or don’t pay attention and I may not see them. With the blind spot alert, I get alerted when a car is in my blind spot. I also love the active driving display that shows me how close I am to the car in front of me and what speed I am going. I never have to look down.
My current car does not have keyless entry, so I was spoiled with the Mazda Cx-3. When you are a busy mom with a toddler sometimes, you can forget to lock the door, or you can’t find the keys in your bottomless purse. With the advanced keyless entry, I love the option that the Mazda CX-3 can lock itself when I walk away with the key in hand when all the doors are closed. I was sold with just this one feature!
If you love a crossover that is just the right size the Mazda CX-3 may be the perfect car for you.
Disclaimer: Mazda and Drive Shop USA provided me with a vehicle to test drive, however, all opinions are my own.