If you are considering the 2015 Mazda CX-3 you might want to stick with the automatic. It does offer a manual gearbox that is slick but the auto with its £1,200 torque convertor does a superb job and it isn’t let down by efficiency penalties. It also offers looks that are sharp and the dynamics make it a strong choice.
The 2015 Mazda CX-3 automatic is simplicity itself as it comes with the gearstick and two pedals and doesn’t have the paddles on the steering wheel. While this may seem to be a little odd, you will get used to it very fast. The automatic changes smoothly when driving around town and the throttle response is as sharp as in the manual version.
Even when going out of the city the 2015 Mazda CX-3 automatic is great and the vehicle has superb body control with 18 inch wheels that ensure a comfortable ride. If you want a ride that is even smoother you can go for the 16 inch alloys.
What is impressive on the 2015 Mazda CX-3 is the fact that the fuel economy and the emissions are the same as those of the manual. You get around 42mpg when driving out on the motorway and in town mixed.
The 2015 Mazda CX-3 offers quality, style and space that makes it very desirable and you shouldn’t pass it over in favour of the manual, despite the fact that the manual is more in-line with the philosophy of Mazda.