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2017 Mazda CX-3 2.0 Skyactiv-G 120 GT Sport review - verdict

The Mazda CX-3 gets a new limited-edition range-topping model, but is it worth the premium it commands?

Words ByDoug Revolta

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2017 Mazda CX-3 2.0 120 GT Sport

Even entry-level CX-3s look pricey compared with the competition, so it’s no surprise that this limited-edition trim level, at Β£22,895 (and Β£2000 more expensive than Sport Nav), looks far too expensive for us to recommend.

Yes, if you’re set on a kitted-out CX-3 and want a slice of exclusivity, then this GT Sport model is worth consideration. But, for us, the real sweet spot of the range is mid-spec SE-L Nav, which offers all the kit you need for a lower price.

Ultimately, though, the CX-3 struggles to stand out in what is an extremely crowded and competitiive small SUV class. A Seat Ateca, Nissan Qashqai or Peugeot 3008 are all more rounded small SUVs full stop.

Read the full 16-point review of the entire Mazda CX-3 range here


What Car? says...

Rated 3 out of 5


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Rivals:

Seat Ateca

Nissan Qashqai


2017 Mazda CX-3 2.0 120 GT Sport

Price Β£22,895

Engine 4cyl, 1998cc, petrol

Power 118bhp at 6000rpm

Torque 150lb ft at 2400rpm

Gearbox 6-spd manual

0-62mph 9.0sec

Top speed 119mph

Official economy 47.9mpg

CO2, tax band 137g/km, 26%

Release date Now

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