I will present to you a car with great value at every step. It comes with impressive standard features along with the shapely designed exterior. Furthermore, the name of this model is the new 2018 Mazda 3. Moreover, it will have many tech-based active safety systems, and the car is definitely fun-to-drive. So I cannot forget its sharp manual transmission. The new 2018 model is definitely charismatic, however, the competition is very strong, I will mention some rivals, such as the Subaru Impreza, Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus and the Honda Civic.
2018 Mazda 3 Redesign
Exterior and Interior
The outer appearance of the new 2018 Mazda 3 is modern and simple. Its muscular curves and sharp lines look very interesting, and for me, the large aggressive grille is the most dominant exterior detail. First of all, the new 2018 model is available in two versions. The first one is a four-door sedan, the second option is a five-door hatchback and we can also choose between three trim levels. The first two models are Sport and Touring, and the third option is a Grand Touring model. Second, the interior design is modern, we can find warm and refined cabin with high seat comfort. As for the standard equipment, the list includes the Mazda Connect infotainment system with 7-inch screen, Bluetooth and push-button start. Furthermore, it features cruise control and Smart City Brake Support, electronic parking brake and a rear-view camera. I cannot forget 6-speaker audio with USB input, audio streaming and remote key-less entry.
2018 Mazda 3 Engine
Under the hood of the new 2018 Mazda 3, we are able to choose between two engine options. The Sport model will be powered by a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine with the total output of 155 horses and 150 lb-ft of torque and it is paired with 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission. The remaining two models, Touring and Grand Touring will have a 2.5-liter inline-four engine that generates 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque. This engine option is also matched with 6-speed manual or automatic transmission.
2018 Mazda 3 Release Date and Price
The starting price of the Sport sedan version is $18,970, and the hatchback will cost $20,220. On the other side, the Grand Touring sedan will cost between $25,000 and $30,000. The new 2018 model will hit the market by the end of this month.