What Happened to the MAZDA CX-3?

April 8th, 2022 by
2021 Mazda CX-3 parked


If you’ve been keeping up with recent Mazda releases, you may have noticed that there are two conspicuous absences in the 2022 lineup: the Mazda CX-3 compact SUV, and the Mazda6 sports sedan. Unfortunately, these two popular models have been discontinued by Mazda after the 2021 model year and will not be returning alongside other models like the Mazda CX-30, Mazda CX-9, and Mazda CX-5. Enchanted Mazda has more information below.



Why Was the MAZDA CX-3 Discontinued?

While we can’t get into Mazda management’s head to see why the Mazda CX-3 and Mazda6 were discontinued, the most likely answer is that the Mazda CX-30 is its designated successor. In fact, some experts speculate that the Mazda CX-30 may take over the Mazda CX-3 name in the coming years, although we can’t confirm or deny that this is the case.

The Mazda CX-30 was announced in 2020, and is a larger but similarly-priced alternative to the Mazda CX-3. It’s still classified as a compact SUV, and is a bit smaller than the Mazda CX-5. It also has a more powerful engine than the Mazda CX-3, generating 186 horsepower compared to 148 horsepower on the Mazda CX-3. Both compact SUVs offer smooth, agile rides for Los Alamos drivers, and are available in both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations.

Although the starting prices for the 2021 Mazda CX-3 and the 2022 Mazda CX-30 are similar for the time being–it’s likely that the price of the Mazda CX-3 will continue to drop as it becomes phased out and starts appearing in dealerships’ used lineups rather than new. If you’re on a budget and want a worthwhile small SUV at an affordable price, you may still be able to get your hands on the Mazda CX-3 as an older or used model. Otherwise, we’d recommend opting for the new Mazda CX-30 or Mazda CX-5 as ideal alternatives.

Head to Enchanted Mazda For All Things MAZDA

The Mazda CX-3 and Mazda6 may be on their way out, but Enchanted Mazda still has a robust inventory of new and pre-owned Mazda vehicles for you to choose from! Contact our office to learn more, or stop by our dealership near Espanola to talk to an expert in person. If you’re interested in bringing a Mazda home for yourself, you can apply for financing right from our website.


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