For 2021, Mazda is giving its smallest crossover, the CX-3 some infotainment upgrades that’ll make Apple users happy, along with a new appearance package. And a small price increase, taking the crossover to $21,300 base.
Wireless Apple CarPlay is added to the CX-3 for 2021, but only on the top-spec GT trim models of the little ute. The rest get standard corded versions of both CarPlay and Android Auto. Also new for the GS trim is a Custom Appearance Package that upgrades the seat fabric to faux leather with brown suede inserts, special 16-inch alloys, and a unique grille design. GS Luxury comes with the interior upgrades, plus a moonroof and special stitching details, but drops the exterior changes.
From base, the Mazda CX-3 will have automatic lights and G-Vectoring Control Plus as well as push-start. That trim’s up $255 from last year, and the six-speed manual in that trim lives. GS adds heated front seats, a rear center console, and a heated leather wheel for the driver along with rain-sensing wipers, starting from $23,650 or $2,000 more for AWD, with a standard six-speed auto. That’s a similarly small increase to last year.
The GS Customer Appearance and Luxury Packages are AWD only, starting from $26,150 and $27,150 respectively, and the top-trim GT is $31,100. That one’s up just $55 from 2020.
The 2021 Mazda CX-3 will arrive at Canadian dealers from October.