Do you know which vehicle is U.S. News & World Report’s favorite subcompact SUV? It’s the 2018 Mazda CX–3. Why do they like it? According to their review, the new Mazda CX-3 “…offers an excellent combination of athletic performance, interior refinement, and good safety scores.”
One of the many innovations behind that athletic performance is the Mazda brand’s use of ultra-high tensile-strength steel in a production vehicle. They were actually the first automaker to do so. This steel is light and strong, and the SKYACTIV®-Body of the 2018 Mazda CX-3 makes use of it in critical areas to reduce weight while simultaneously creating a stiffer, stronger vehicle.
Mazda engineers paid the same careful attention to the design of the interior of the 2018 Mazda CX-3. Take the pedals for example. They’re symmetrically placed to align with the driver’s centerline. Beyond placement, each pedal has been designed for easier, more precise control and stability. Why was such attention paid to the foot pedals? Because this precision helps to eliminate foot fatigue on longer drives.
This very much fits with the design philosophy of the Mazda brand. Mazda vehicles are not built simply to get you from Point A to Point B, they’re designed to elevate your entire driving experience.
Part of that elevated experience is a dedication to helping you maintain focus behind the wheel. The available Active Driving Display places critical information directly in front of you above the gauge cluster, meaning you never have to take your eyes off the road.
This attention to detail is prevalent throughout the full lineup of 2018 Mazda SUVs, like the 2018 Mazda CX-5 and 2018 Mazda CX-9. Head into Milam Mazda near Lynnwood, WA to learn more about these impressive vehicles.