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2018 Mazda 3
2018 Mazda3 Gains More Standard Equipment in all Trim LevelsSmart City Brake Support Automatic Emergency Braking Now Standard on Base Mazda3 Trim; Dealership Arrivals Start This MonthIRVINE, Calif. (August 2, 2017) –
Mazda3's combination of craftsmanship, quality and uncommonly good driving dynamics place it apart from its competition in the crowded compact segment. For 2018, Mazda's small sedan and five-door hatchback offer greater value, starting with standard Smart City Brake Support in the entry-level Mazda3 Sport, demonstrating Mazda's commitment to advanced safety technologies at all price points.
Mazda3 Sport comes standard with cloth seating surfaces; a 2.0-liter, SKYACTIV-G engine that makes 155 horsepower; a 7-inch MAZDA CONNECTTM infotainment screen with Commander control knob; Bluetooth phone and audio pairing; one-touch driver's power window; power mirrors; remote keyless entry; and push-button ignition, among a long list of other standard items. Mazda3 Sport sedan models have an available package that includes 16-inch alloy wheels, Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, satin chrome interior trim and power heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signals. Mazda3 five-door models have 16-inch alloy wheels as standard.
Additionally, all Mazda3 models include G-Vectoring Control, a Mazda-exclusive technology that uses the engine to put a minute amount of weight on the front tires, making steering inputs more surefooted and increasing peace of mind with the goal of improving stability.
The mid-level 2018 Mazda3 Touring carries an even greater level of equipment, starting with what's under its hood. Mazda3 Touring comes standard with a SKYACTIV-G 2.5 engine, making 184 horsepower. Previously, only 2017 Mazda3 Touring 2.5 hatchback and Grand Touring models carried the larger of the two engines. Mazda3 Touring comes with leatherette seating surfaces, heated front seats, Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, rain-sensing wipers, automatic on/off headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry, a six-way power driver's seat and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter knob.
Mazda3 Touring equipment includes a new dark silver alloy wheel color, standard illuminated vanity mirrors and an overhead sunglasses holder. Available as part of the new BOSE®/Moonroof/Satellite package for Mazda3 Touring models are a nine-speaker premium audio system, SiriusXM satellite radio with a four-month subscription and a one-touch-open moonroof.
Headlining the Mazda3 lineup is the Grand Touring model, which comes standard with perforated black or parchment-colored leather seating surfaces with heated front seats, full-color Active Driving Display head-up unit and LED fog lights as well as previously optional equipment such as self-leveling bi-LED headlights, LED combination tail lights and LED daytime running lights.
Mazda3 Grand Touring's Premium Equipment Package adds pivoting Adaptive Front-lighting System, a heated steering wheel, paddle shifters on automatic models, Mazda navigation system, auto-dimming interior mirror with Homelink, High Beam Control, Lane Departure Warning System, Lane Keep Assist, Mazda Radar Cruise Control, Smart Brake Support and Traffic Sign Recognition. Previously, many of these features were available in a separate package at an additional cost.
Mazda3 is available with a choice of a SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual or SKYACTIV-DRIVE six-speed automatic transmission; sedan or five-door hatchback body style; and in three trim levels, making it one of the most versatile vehicles available today for anyone from first-time new-car shoppers all the way up to those shopping for a premium compact. Mazda3 has been recognized by publications like Car and Driver and Wards Automotive for its exceptional interior quality at any price point, as well as its outstanding driving dynamics and KODO—Soul of Motion design.Source - Mazda
DRIVING MATTERS: IT ALWAYS HAS AND IT ALWAYS WILL
Year in and year out, Mazda3 collects accolades for its design, safety and value, all helping make it the best-selling Mazda in the world. The 2018 Mazda3 receives newly standard features that continue to reinforce the philosophy of putting people first. More safety features at more accessible price points will provide occupants with enhanced peace of mind. Available as a sedan or a hatchback, this compact car is able to handle all sorts of lifestyles, from active to family and everything in between. While passengers can appreciate the premium interior features, the driver will enjoy the driving dynamics set by the philosophy of Jinba Ittai—a harmony between the car and the driver. Subtle exterior tweaks for 2018 elevate the vehicle's KODO—Soul of Motion design, and help it stand out for its purity of design in addition to its purpose for drivers who appreciate style and substance.
Mazda builds vehicles that inspire, excite and—most of all—bring people joy. Every Mazda is beautiful, functional and has the most advanced safety technology to give the driver more confidence behind the wheel. meticulously engineered and artfully crafted, Mazda's lineup of award-winning cars and crossover SÚVs are a study in what happens when an automaker obsesses over the minute details, constantly seeking to redefine the industry's standard of excellence.
Mazda was founded in 1920 as Toyo Kogyo Cork Ltd., manufacturing cork and later heavy machinery. Mazda's challenger spirit is a representation of its home city of Hiroshima, Japan, whose people rebuilt their beloved city after 1945. That spirit inspired Mazda to prevail against all odds, ultimately leading its spirit of innovation, from the three-wheeled Mazda Go pickup truck that helped rebuild the city to the mass-production of the rotary engine starting in 1967 to SKYACTIV Technology and beyond.
Mazda's 'Never Stop Challenging' spirit led to the automaker entering the Ú.S. in 1970, building world-challenging sports cars, creating innovative, unrivaled technologies and reaching the pinnacle of motorsports achievements in 1991 with the Mazda 787B that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, becoming the first and only Asian car to do so. The achievement wasn't a matter of luck or overnight success; it was the result of experience gained through 16 previous attempts to capture the podium.
Today, the goal of every Mazda is to instill it with a sense of Jinba Ittai–'horse and rider are one'–a philosophy in which cars and crossover SÚVs are engineered to be intuitive, drivercentric and instill a sense of harmony and confidence. Mazda uses a holistic approach to shape the driving experience.
From body construction and engine technology, to the chassis and transmission, Mazda's innovative, lightweight SKYACTIV Technology provides more performance with more efficiency, deriving greater enjoyment from driving. Chassis dynamics are aided by Mazda's exclusive G-Vectoring Control, which uses the throttle provide smoother, more confident steering. Truth is, Mazda has always built cars around finesse rather than brute strength; innovation to do what's best rather than simply what's easy.
Complementing Mazda's driving dynamics are looks that thrill. Mazda's KODO–Soul of Motion design creates a sense of motion in every vehicle, even at a standstill. Mazda designers breathe life into sheet metal through craftsmanship. As a result, every Mazda is made to appeal to the senses and design is the language used to communicate that.
But Mazda cars and crossovers are more than pretty faces and excellent driving dynamics. Mazda's i-ACTIVSENSE safety suite complements the driving experience with tools like Smart City Brake Support autonomous low-speed emergency braking, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and numerous other features. Because of these and Mazda's ultra-rigid SKYACTIV-BODY ring structure, every 2017 Mazda tested earned an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's 'Top Safety Pick+' recommendation when equipped with specific headlights and equipment.
In all, Mazda's designers and engineers have worked and continue to work tirelessly with the goal of creating the most eye-catching, exhilarating and safe vehicles on the road. They work to make the best cars and crossover SÚVs in the world because driving matters.Source - Mazda
From being named a finalist for World Car of the Year, to being awarded as Insurance Institute for Highway Safety 2017 Top Safety Pick+, to numerous awards for the quality and sophistication of its interior, the current-generation Mazda3 has become a standard by which compact cars are judged. Mazda3 is completely repackaged for 2018, providing a stronger value at all price points while adding refinement, elevating design and increasing usable performance.
•Smart City Brake Support standard on all Mazda3 models
•All Touring models equipped with SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter engine
•All Touring models equipped with dark silver painted alloy wheels (new color)
•All Mazda3 4-door Touring and Grand Touring models now equipped with a rear deck lip spoiler
•Overhead console with sunglasses holder and illuminated vanity mirrors (driver and passenger) standard on all Touring models
•Touring Popular Equipment Package becomes BOSE®/Moonroof/Satellite Radio Package (minor content change) reconfigured to include BOSE® 9-speaker audio system, SiriusXM satellite radio with 4-month subscription and moonroof
•Grand Touring Premium Equipment Package reconfigured to include High Beam Control, Lane Departure Warning System, Lane-Keep Assist, Mazda Radar Cruise Control, Smart Brake Support and Traffic Sign Recognition (all previously in separate Grand Touring i-ACTIVSENSE Safety Package)
•Bi-LED headlights with auto-leveling, LED combination tail lights and LED fog lights standard on Grand Touring modelsSource - Mazda