Mazda CX-3: Manual Shift Mode / Recommendations for Shifting

Mazda CX-3 (2015-2024) Owner's Manual / When Driving / Automatic Transaxle / Manual Shift Mode / Recommendations for Shifting

Upshifting

For normal acceleration and cruising, Mazda recommends these shift points:

Mazda CX-3. Recommendations for Shifting

*1 Always observe local speed limit regulations.

Downshifting

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

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

    Shift Gear (Shifting) Speed Limit

    For each gear position while in the manual mode, the speed limit is set as follows: When the selector lever is operated within the range of the speed limit, the gear is shifted...

    Direct Mode (Some models)

    Direct mode can be used for temporarily switching gears by operating the steering shift switch while the vehicle is being driven with the selector lever in the D position...

    Other information:

    Mazda CX-3 (2015-2024) Owner's Manual: Luggage Compartment


    Luggage compartment cover* WARNING Do not place anything on top of the cover: Placing luggage or other cargo on top of the luggage compartment cover is dangerous. During sudden braking or a collision, the cargo could become a projectile that could hit and injure someone...

    Mazda CX-3 (2015-2024) Owner's Manual: Interior Lights


    NOTE Do not leave the lights on for long periods while the engine is turned off. Otherwise, the battery power could be depleted. Overhead Lights Front Rear NOTE The rear overhead light also turn on and off when the front overhead light switch is operated...

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    Outside Mirrors

    WARNING

    Be sure to look over your shoulder before changing lanes:

    Changing lanes without taking into account the actual distance of the vehicle in the convex mirror is dangerous. You could have a serious accident. What you see in the convex mirror is closer than it appears.

    Mirror type

    Flat type (driver's side)

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