Combined MPG: 31 FWD / 29 AWD
MSRP: $25,890 for the Grand Touring, the only real choice if you want to #MakeDrivingFun
Fun Factor: 5/10 Likely not very exciting unless you opt for the Touring package which includes paddle shifters. It is a sharp car though, for a crossover.
Performance: 5/10 146 hp & 146 lb-ft of torque means that it will move, but won't win many races from a green light.
Practicality: 7/10 for really good MPGs in a small crossover, plus it's pretty
Overall the 2017 Mazda CX-3 is a standard, middle of the road small crossover. In order to get much from from the car, you'll have to fork out $$ for the Touring package. Also consider skipping the AWD to lose about 150lb of weight, which will make it feel a little more peppy.
In the end? Keep looking...