welcome to the forum from another Canadian. Where in Canada?
My son-in-law just recently purchased a 2019 CX-3 GS FWD in black. I looked at the CX-3 back in 2016 but dismissed it as the back seat room was terrible and same with the cargo area, also no front center armrest, After checking out various other vehicles I stuck to the Soul and got another one.
Kitchener/Waterloo. Yes, the CX-3 is small. Originally purchased the CX-3 as a first car for my daughter. We added the optional center armrest when we purchased because as you say, there wasn't one. The CX-3 is a good car if you don't need a lot of space and for busy downtowns too. Ours was reliable for the entire time we had it and the AWD was good in the ice and snow along with a set of winter tires. Hope your son-in-law has as good of an experience as we did.
Hello Wayne43 and thanks for the welcome. I just took delivery yesterday so with the exception of a light dusting of snow and some ice yesterday and overnight I haven't had a real chance to test the AWD. There is some snow forecast for Saturday so hopefully I will get the chance to see how it handles and will report back.