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

Mazda CX-3 (2015-2022) 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 (2015-2022) Owner's Manual: 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. While in direct mode, the D and M indication illuminate and the gear position in use is illuminated...

    Mazda CX-3 (2015-2022) Owner's Manual: Viewing the Display


    Guide lines which indicate the width of the vehicle (yellow) are displayed on the screen as a reference to the approximate width of the vehicle in comparison to the width of the parking space you are about to back into. Use this display view for parking your vehicle in a parking space or garage...

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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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