Our overall rating:
You'd be hard-pressed to find a better-looking small SUV than the Mazda CX-3. The Japanese manufacturer has made a car that oozes class in a segment that is short on elegant rivalry, but the Mazda has to offer substance to match its style in order to be a hit.
The ingredients are promising. Based on the Mazda 2 supermini, it might not major on outright practicality but, being a Mazda, the CX-3 is likely to impress with its performance and handling.
There's plenty of choice in the range, too. The engine line-up includes petrol and diesel engines, manual and automatic transmissions, and there’s even the option of four-wheel drive.
But which CX-3 is best? And does it deserve recommendation above its competitive rivals? Read on to find out.