2016 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2016 Mazda2
Crossovers used to be smaller versions of SUVs. Nowadays compact crossovers can be as small as compact hatchbacks, except with a higher ride position. Such is the case with the new 2016 Mazda CX-3, which resembles a jacked up Mazda2 in both size and shape. Normally, we would compare a CUV to another CUV like the Mazda CX-5 for example. But the CUV landscape has been changing with many so-called CUVs now being called crossovers since they’re not Utility Vehicles in any way. Mazda is relatively late joining the compact crossover segment so there’s a lot of pressure riding on the CX-3. And by the looks of it, it has pedigree to be a contender.
NB: Mazda2 is called Demio is some parts of the world.