If you haven’t noticed it yet, a broad digital capability for their owners is becoming widely accessible even among comparatively affordable vehicles. We point accordingly to Mazda, which announced today that its 2021 CX-3 subcompact SUV will begin hitting the showrooms next month, with a strong degree of digital capability for any vehicle of this size and cost. Opt for the Mazda CX-3 Sport, and you’ll find a lineup of standard features that include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Active Driving Display and automatic climate control. Aiding all this are a standard seven-inch color touchscreen with Mazda Connect and Bluetooth capability. A range of active driver-assist features are likewise standard.
The Sport trim level also means Mazda’s four-cylinder Skyactiv-G 2.0 as the standard engine, with standard front drive, up to 148 horsepower, and a standard six-speed automatic transmission. Sixteen-inch aluminum alloy wheels are standard. Depending on trim level, and whether all four wheels are driven or not, MSRPs for the CX-3 will get underway at $20,640.