Mazda CX-3 Hatchback 2.0 Skyactiv-G 121

Manufacturer price from:£18,995
What Car? Target Price:£17,918
Mazda CX-3 front driving

The least powerful petrol delivers decent performance; 0-62mph for the manual version is a respectable 9.0sec. But it will only provide that kind of pace if you’re willing to rev the bejesus out of it; there’s no turbocharger, you see, and if the revs drop below 2500rpm, especially in higher gears, it’s about as accelerative as a somnolent slug. Despite having half its capacity, the turbocharged Seat Arona 1.0 TSI 115 has more low-end surge. Still, keep the CX-3's revs above that region and there’s reasonable pick-up for keeping with the flow of motorway traffic, and take cost into account and this is our pick over the 1.8-litre diesel.

Engine size (cc)
Engine Power (bhp)
Engine Torque (lb ft)
Driven wheels
Gearbox
0-62mph
Top speed
Official MPG
Kerb weight
Insurance group
1998
121
152
F
MANUAL
9
119
45.6
1230
18E
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