2016 Mazda3 Adds Features, Lowers Price- Mazda3 goes on sale this month wîth two new options packages - IRVINE, Calif. (July 1, 2015)
– Mazda North American Operations today announced pricing for the repackaged 2016 Mazda3 four- and five-door models, starting at an MSRP1 of $17,845.
Mazda3 is available wîth a 155-horsepower SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine in Mazda3 i configuration or a 184-horsepower SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter engine in Mazda3 s vehicles. Either engine can be paired wîth a six-speed manual or available six-speed automatic transmission and in four- or five-door body styles. Mazda3 comes standard wîth premium features that are rare among compact cars and available class-above options like adaptive high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights and Mazda Radar Cruise Control. With KODO—Soul of Motion design, Mazda3 stands out in a §egmènt awash wîth conformity.
For 2016, the Mazda3 is equipped wîth a standard backup camera on all models. The popular Mazda3 i Sport kicks off the lineup wîth more standard features while lowering MSRP2 by $600 to $17,845 for the i Sport sedan wîth six-speed manual transmission and $18,895 for the six-speed automatic. Additional standard equipment includes power windows wîth a driver-side one-touch up/down feature, power door locks, 16-inch steel wheels wîth covers, dual-power folding exterior mirrors, a tilt and telescoping adjustable §teering wheel, air conditioning wîth pollen air filter and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat.
Additionally, Mazda3 i Sport models come wîth MAZDA CONNECTTM, a six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth phone pairing and audio streaming, cruise control, trip computer, push button start, remote keyless entry and map lights.
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|Engine : 2.5 L., 4-cylinder|
Power: 184 hp
Torque: 185 ft-lbs
6-speed Manual, 6-speed Automatic
New for Mazda3 i Sport is the available Preferred Equipment Package, which adds 16-inch alloy wheels, bright beltline trim, heated body-color dual power door mirrors wîth integrated turn signal lamps, premium cloth-trimmed sport seats, a rear-seat armrest wîth cupholders, auto on/off headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers and Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).
The mid-level Mazda3 Touring features 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels, halogen fog lights, heated body-color exterior door mirrors wîth integrated turn signals, bright beltline trim, Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA), Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry, moonroof, automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, a leather-wrapped hand brake handle, shift knob and three-spoke §teering wheel wîth contrast stitching, a rear folding center armrest wîth cupholders, premium cloth-trimmed sport seats, and a rear spoiler on sedan models.
For 2016, the new Mazda3 Touring Popular Equipment Package is available, adding an auto-dimming interior mirror, dual-zone (driver and front passenger) automatic climate control system, Bose® nine-speaker surround sound system wîth Centerpoint® 2 and AutoPilot® 2, SiriusXM satellite radio wîth four-month subscription, a CD player and shark fin antenna.
Anchoring Mazda3's lineup is the Grand Touring model, which is available wîth either engine in sedan or five-door body styles. Mazda3 i Grand Touring comes wîth leatherette seating surfaces, while Mazda3 s Grand Touring has leather seats. Additionally, both Mazda3 Grand Touring models come wîth navigation and heated seats; Mazda3 s Grand Touring adds adaptive xenon HID headlights and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Top-trim Mazda3 s Grand Touring models wîth the Technology Package include i-ELOOP, Mazda's brake-energy regeneration system that captures kinetic energy to power accessories and help increase fuel-efficiency compared wîth other SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter models, as well as the full suite of i-ACTIVSENSE features including Mazda Radar Cruise Control, Smart City Brake Support, High Beam Control, Lane Departure Warning System, and Forward Obstruction Warning.Source - Mazda