For the past 22 years, the Northwest Automotive Press Association has hosted Mudfest, a two-day event that gives industry journalists the chance to witness how vehicles in certain classes perform in challenging road and off-road circumstances. At the end of the event, the writers pick the best vehicle in each competing class of automobiles. This year, the 2016 Mazda CX-3 was the winner of Mudfest’s Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year award in the compact utility vehicle category.

The 2016 Mazda CX-3 is a subcompact crossover SUV that has enough room to seat five adult passengers comfortably. The SUV is available in three trims, the Sport, Touring, and the Grand Touring. The Mazda CX-3 is powered by a 2-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 146 hp at 6,000 rpm and 146 lb-ft of torque at 2,800 rpm. The SUV has a six-speed automatic transmission and standard front-wheel drive. When you arrive at our Mazda dealership near East Hampton, CT, you can choose to get all-wheel drive instead regardless of the trim you choose to buy or lease.

The standard features your 2016 Mazda CX-3 will have depends on the trim you purchase. The standard features on the Grand Touring trim include 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry and ignition, a blind-spot monitor with a rear cross-traffic alert, voice commands, adaptive LED headlights, a sunroof, a heads-up display, a navigation system, and a Bose sound system that has HD and satellite radio. If you want to add more features to this trim, you can add the i-Activsense options package, which includes features such as a lane departure warning, a forward collision mitigation system with automatic brake assist, and adaptive cruise control, among others.

If you want to learn more about the award-winning 2016 Mazda CX-3 or one of our other new Mazda automobiles, or if one of our used Mazda vehicles has caught your eye, visit Liberty Mazda. We’ll answer your questions and join you for a test drive in your favorite vehicle. Give us a call or stop by our Mazda dealership on West Service Road today.