Since the introduction of Mazda Skyactiv, Mazdas has been well known for their premium interior in their cars, even the small entry-level Mazda 2. The CX-3's dashboard is similar to that to the Mazda 2, covered in soft-touch leather relieved by grey Alcantara leather. The premium interior is further enhanced by the rounded air-cond vents and the smooth quality plastics used.
The instrument cluster is dominated by the backlit analogue rev metre in the centre. Mazda has boasted that they have specifically rearranged all important alerts as ergonomically as possible for the CX-3.
In the facelift, the CX-3 boasts a rather large centre console chamber for a Mazda. Though that seems to make up for all the space in the car as the rest of the cubby spaces are small and only fits small items. As with all Mazdas, the CX-3 is not big on space. With the front seats pushed all the way back, the CX-3's rear passengers get only a scant 12 cm worth of space to fit into.
Like the legroom, the boot space is not big either. The boot is also too high for easy loading access.