It is available in three trims, Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring, offered in front-wheel or all-wheel drive. Powered by a 2.0-litre 146-hp, SKYACTIV four-cylinder engine with direct injection, attached to a six-speed automatic transmission. Available features, depending on trim level, include 18-inch wheels, HD radio, a seven-speaker Bose audio system, blind spot monitoring system, an intelligent key system, a power moonroof, LED adaptive headlights, LED taillights, power heated leather/simulated suede seats, automatic climate control, and the convenience of Bluetooth. Standard safety features include six-airbags, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, electronic stability and traction control, and tire pressure monitoring.
For 2018, the 2018 CX-3 gains standard Smart City Brake Support for all trims, and Touring and Grand Touring also get standard automatic headlights, automatic climate control, and rain sensitive wipers.