Mazda CX-3: Manual Transaxle Operation / Recommendations for Shifting

Mazda CX-3 (2015-2022) Owner's Manual / When Driving / Manual Transaxle Operation / Recommendations for Shifting

Upshifting

For normal acceleration, Mazda recommends these shift points:

Mazda CX-3. Recommendations for Shifting

For cruising, Mazda recommends these shift points:

Mazda CX-3. Recommendations for Shifting

Downshifting

When you must slow down in heavy traffic or on a steep upgrade, downshift before the engine starts to overwork. This reduces the chance of stalling and gives better acceleration when you need more speed.

On a steep downgrade, downshifting helps maintain safe speed and prolongs brake life.

    Gear Shift Indicator (GSI)

    The GSI supports you to obtain optimum fuel economy and smooth driving. It displays the selected gear position in the instrument cluster as well as notifies the driver to change to the most suitable gear position corresponding to the actual driving condition...

    Automatic Transaxle

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    Other information:

    Mazda CX-3 (2015-2022) Owner's Manual: Bright-Metal Maintenance


    Use tar remover to remove road tar and insects. Never do this with a knife or similar tool. To prevent corrosion on bright-metal surfaces, apply wax or chrome preservative and rub it to a high luster. During cold weather or in coastal areas, cover bright-metal parts with a coating of wax or preservative heavier than usual...

    Mazda CX-3 (2015-2022) Owner's Manual: Removing a Flat Tire


    WARNING When jacking-up a vehicle, always shift the shift lever to 1st or R position (manual transaxle vehicle) or shift the selector lever to P position (automatic transaxle vehicle), apply the parking brake, and place wheel blocks in the position diagonally opposed to the jack: Changing a flat tire without using wheel blocks is dangerous because the vehicle may move and fall off the jack even with the shift lever in 1st or R position, or the selector lever is in P position, which could result in an accident...

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    Opening and Closing the Liftgate

    Opening the liftgate with Electric liftgate opener

    Unlock the doors and liftgate, then press the electric liftgate opener on the liftgate and raise the liftgate when the latch releases.

    Mazda CX-3. Opening and Closing the Liftgate

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