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Mazda CX-3 gets a modest update for 2019

The changes are minor, but the car's still pretty great.

Steven Ewing
Steven Ewing spent his childhood reading car magazines, making his career as an automotive journalist an absolute dream job. After getting his foot in the door at Automobile while he was still a teenager, Ewing found homes on the mastheads at Winding Road magazine, Autoblog and Motor1.com before joining the CNET team in 2018. He has also served on the World Car Awards jury. Ewing grew up ingrained in the car culture of Detroit -- the Motor City -- before eventually moving to Los Angeles. In his free time, Ewing loves to cook, binge trash TV and play the drums.
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I'm a visual storyteller, working primarily in the medium of photography and photoshop. I listen to more podcasts than I can keep up with and enjoy gardening, cooking, reading, and am striving for a sustainable lifestyle. A big-picture thinker, I am always trying to put the pieces together, and though things are scary these days, I believe humanity will pull through.
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The Mazda CX-3 gets a small update for 2019.

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The differences are hard to spot, but new wheels are one of the key changes.

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The 2019 CX-3 uses the same 2.0-liter engine as last year, though power and torque have been increased just a bit.

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The engine's new output ratings are 148 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. That's an increase of two of each if you're keeping track. 

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The front end is a little sharper, with a redesigned grille and some new chrome accents. 

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The LED taillights out back get a new design as well. 

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The rear glass is thicker, which should result in a quieter cabin.

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High-end models get a full leather interior.

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The updated CX-3 will go on sale this summer.

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Keep scrolling for more photos of Mazda's subcompact crossover.

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