It closed with no problem. I pushed the lawnmower all the way forward, closed the hatch, then pushed it back. The front passenger seat was able to go back all the way.Were you able to close the hatch.I usually take things out of the box for more room when I haul bigger items.
HR-V and Crosstrek (both CVT, until I knew better) were on my shopping list earlier this year. I test drove the Crosstrek in February. In case you're wondering, a cold Crosstrek is slower than frozen molasses in winter. That scratched the HR-V off the list immediately, and anything else without a proper transmission.I read Car and Driver and Motor Trend as well as watch Autoweek on TV. The automotive critics agree that the CX-3 is the most fun to drive sub compact crossover on the market. They compare the CX-3 with other cars in its class and provide the specs, including the interior room. A friend had a similar size Honda HR-V that had much more rear seat and hatch room that the CX-3, but her car was sluggish, and the touch screen for the audio and climate control was extremely difficult to use while driving. Mazda has a solid feel that some competitors lack. For me, there is plenty of room. I can easily put my bike in the back with the rear seats down. Need more room? Get a CX-5!
Good point! I would not buy any vehicle with a CVT. I am hoping to persuade my friend's daughter to pass on the Toyota CH-R (CVT) and get a CX-3. Over the weekend she will have a chance to drive my car. We are solo commuters 90% of the time, like you, and we don't need a huge car.(both CVT, until I knew better)
woah. I need to do this. Did you follow a guide?
I want to downsize to a Miata but i'm scared i'll get run over.. Speaking from experience because I almost ran into a z4.. in the sunlight i couldnt' even see the damn thing!"Tired of People Saying There's No Room!"
Indeed! I especially hate reading automotive reviews where they automatically give one model a better rating because it has more cargo room or more trunk space than the other. They're just assuming that less room = bad, more room = good. What about those of us who WANT a small car? For the most part less room = smaller, lighter, better handling, more nimble, better gas mileage, easier parking etc etc etc. So for me, less room = good because I simply don't want or need a bigger car. The CX-3 is just right.
Thanks for posting all of the cargo photos. I am in process of consideringLawnmower, weed wacker, hedge trimmer, hose, hose reel, 2 passengers, and various other things to maintain the new yard. No problem!