1st Gen (2016 – 2018) Mazda CX-3 Problems

The 1st generation of the CX-3 has a cumulative PainRank™ of 2.53. That can be compared against other Mazda generations. Shopping for a Mazda? So far, so good. But there are some warning signs to watch for.

Owners of the 2016–2018 CX-3 model years have sent in 13 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (30%) followed by the hvac (23%) and the interior (15%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Mazda model years.

Watch out for the 2016 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2018 2
1.76
2017 0
0.0
2016 11
5.81

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