Thanks to the fabulous team at DriveShop for delivering the 2017 Mazda CX-3 to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed here are my own.
Living the Unschool Life in the Mazda CX-3
You all know by now that my little ones have been homeschooled all of their lives. We’ve done a mixture of different curriculum and teaching styles, but by far unschooling is my favorite. I like to follow my kids lead in learning, and cultivating their interests by exploring the things they love. Unschooling is just that….child led learning! Recently we had a chance to drive around Atlanta unschooling in the new 2017 Mazda CX-3.
The 2017 Mazda CX-3 is cute subcompact SUV. It starts at a great price point of $19K and this particular model which is the grand touring comes in at $24K. It seats five comfortably and a great car for those that want more than a sedan. My family is pretty tall, everyone including the kids, and we had good leg room throughout. The dash is complete with lots of bells and whistles. Push button start, power windows and locks, air conditioner with pollen filter, and a full color touch screen display. The touch screen display is the hub for the Mazda Connect Infotainment System. It works by touch and voice command. You can connect your internet radio system like Pandora, Aha, or Stitcher, listen to AM/FM or Satellite Radio. The navigation system is also a much welcomed feature to get around.
I really liked this sleek leather and suede mixed two toned interior. It’s unique, stylish, and sporty all in one.
My kiddos fit comfortably in the back, and there were adjustable headrests for each seat.
The 2017 Mazda CX-3 doesn’t have a huge trunk. Keep in mind that it’s a subcompact SUV. My kiddos fit their scooters in there, but it’s not a lot of space. It’s okay for grocery store runs, but not really for carrying too much cargo. If you have to haul something, you can always let the back seats down for a little more room.
We made it to the park for play and exploration a few times in the CX-3. It gets 35 miles per gallon on the highway. I think the gas mileage was great throughout the city.
Learning through play and exploration is a big part of unschooling!
The 2017 Mazda CX-3 also has All Wheel Drive that’s great for changing weather conditions. Luckily Atlanta’s weather is pretty mild, but it’s great for rainy days and if there is any snow headed your way. The CX-3 is also equipped with a rear back up mirror to make sure you don’t hit anything backing up and gives you an alert if something is in close proximity of your car.
Right now Mazda is also running the Mazda Drive for Good charitable program. #MazdaDrive4Good benefits a number of public charities in the United States. DriveShop gifted me a $25 Drive for Good Giving Card and I made a donation to CURE: Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy. I’ve been open about my son’s battle with epilepsy, and I feel great giving to a cause that would help with epilepsy research.
For more details on the new 2017 Mazda CX-3, visit MazdaUSA.com!