Mazda finally launched the CX-3 with a 1.5-liter engine in Indonesia. Despite having a smaller engine, the New Mazda CX-3 1.5L Sport offers an array of attractive features ranging from active safety to MZD Connect entertainment services.
EMI (Eurokars Motor Indonesia) sells the Mazda CX-3 1.5L Sport starting from IDR 339.9 million. The choice of the 1.5 liter 4-cylinder engine is getting closer to its competitors who play in the same class such as the 1.5-liter Honda HR-V and the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross which are also equipped with a 1.5-liter engine.
Even though they are equipped with the same engine, it turns out that all three have different performance figures. The New Mazda CX-3 1.5-liter Sport has a maximum power of 110 Tk with 144 Nm of torque. While the Honda HR-V is capable of producing a maximum power of up to 119 Tk with 145 Nm of torque. Finally, the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross with a maximum power of 107 Tk and a torque of 138 Nm.
Looking at the price of the three of them, the difference is not much different. For example, the harga Honda HR-V is priced at Rp. 287.2 million - Rp. 337.1 million and the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross in the price range of Rp. 302 million - Rp. 317 million. Indeed, the Mazda CX-3 has a higher price, which is Rp. 339.9, but there are several advantages it offers.
The New Mazda CX-3 has a pretty comfortable cabin. The cabin with a 5-passenger configuration is quite roomy with luggage space at the back. The Mazda CX-3 1.5L Sport also has a seat with 7-G technology which is claimed to give passengers a sense of comfort when driving. In addition, all of the seats have also been wrapped in a combination of leather and fabric. Unfortunately, the sitting position is not electronic yet. Compare this to the Honda HR-V, which offers a cabin with premium material quality. All seats are wrapped in leather and are equipped with electronic settings that are easier to operate.
The Mazda CX-3 1.5L Sport's entertainment services are centered on the 7-inch touch screen in the center of the dashboard. Various entertainment menus and smartphone connections with Apple Car Play and Android Auto are available. Center for multimedia system settings via knobs on the center console or control switches on the steering wheel. Its competitors also offer a similar menu. The difference is, the Honda HR-V's infotainment screen is bigger, which is 8-inches. Meanwhile, the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross is both 7-inch in size and can also be connected to a smartphone.
The New Mazda CX-3 1.5L Sport offers a fairly complete range of safety features and driving assistance. In addition to ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) brakes, Traction Control and Hill Start Assist, there is the i-Activesense safety package. One of them is Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Both will work to read the conditions around the vehicle which can reduce the risk of accidents.
Meanwhile, the Honda HR-V and Suzuki SX4 S-Cross only provide standard active safety features such as ABS and Hill Start Assist. Fortunately, both the Honda HR-V 1.5L and the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross provide Cruise Control driving assistance features. But of course, the three of them are equipped with the passive safety features of the Dual SRS Airbag.