ENGINE & GEARBOX
Mazda’s 2-litre 4-cylinder with 156hp and 204Nm is the only non-turbo motor here. But it’s the most responsive and surprisingly the most efficient, too.
CX-3’s 6-speed automatic is the keenest gear-changer, and petrolheads will enjoy playing with the manual override function, which has the -/+ points in the “correct” orientation. The updated model even comes with paddle shifters.