The 2018 Mazda3 manages to roll everything you might need in a vehicle into one stylish package. Available as either a four-door sedan or a five-door hatchback, this car has sharp looks and a cabin that feels premium without costing you a fortune. This, along with incredible driving experience and impressive, innovative technologies, makes the Mazda3 a well-rounded machine that should be at the top of your “must buy” list.
Powertrains & Performance
Under the hood of every Mazda3 lies a SKYACTIV® Technology powertrain that is ready to make your driving experience fun again. The standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic. It gets an impressive 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque, while also boasting an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 27 mpg city and 37 mpg highway.*
The second engine is a more powerful 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which gets 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque and is also paired with a six-speed manual or automatic. This powertrain gets 25 mpg city and 34 mpg highway.*
With both engine options, you will receive the SKYACTIV® Technology driving experience, utilizing Mazda’s SKYACTIV®-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control. This system adjusts power delivery and vehicle weight in turns, helping you experience more precise steering and better control. Taking corners has never been as fun as it is when you’re behind the wheel of a Mazda3.
*Up to an EPA-estimated 28 city/37 highway MPG for 2018 Mazda3 4-Door Sport models with automatic transmission. Sport 4-Door models with manual transmission, 27 city/37 highway MPG. Up to an EPA-estimated 27 city/36 highway MPG for 2018 Mazda3 Touring 4-Door models with automatic transmission. Touring 4-Door models with manual transmission, 25 city/34 highway MPG. Up to an EPA-estimated 27 city/36 highway MPG for 2018 Mazda3 Grand Touring 4-Door models with automatic transmission. Grand Touring 4-Door models with manual transmission, 25 city/34 highway MPG. Actual results will vary.
Standard & Available Features
The Mazda3’s technology extends beyond what lays under the hood, though. Each model has a long list of innovative standard and available features. One of the most impressive standard features is MAZDA CONNECT™, which allows you to stay connected and entertained effortlessly while out on the road. It allows you to listen to your favorite music and make hands-free calls, too, thanks to Bluetooth® connectivity, and even is paired with a standard 7-inch touchscreen display to help you see what you’re listening to.
You stay in charge of this infotainment system easily with the standard multi-function Commander control, which is located on the center console. It allows you to control the functions available on the screen including audio, hands-free telephone, and the Mazda3s available navigation system. All it takes is a few turns and a click.
Also available on higher trims is Active Driving Display. This safety technology projects the important driving information you need directly onto the windshield in front of you, allowing you keep your eyes focused on the road ahead. Whether you want to know how fast you’re going or how far you have left in your drive, this display has got you covered.
Whether as a sedan or a hatchback, the 2018 Mazda3 is a fun, attractive passenger car filled with convenient features, which should be experienced from behind the wheel to be truly appreciated. If you would like that chance, then come try one at Bert Ogden Mission Mazda.