Pricing subject to change without notice. We've found that the power doesn't come on strong until about 4,000 rpm, which is relatively high in the rev range. Rear occupants sit almost 2 inches higher than in the old car, but the way the rising window line limits window space still makes it one of the more claustrophobic small-car experiences—especially in the hatchback. If you need a bigger backseat, try other compact sedans, like the , sedan or Volkswagen Jetta. You might also be interested in: 2017 Mazda3 Sport vs Touring vs Grand Touring Sport Touring Grand Touring Rearview camera In addition to Sport standard features.
The warm and engaging cabin also provides a versatile environment to suit the demands of any adventure. It's a relatively simplified lineup from previous years, when Mazda used additional letters to denote the engine underhood. For 2017, the automaker has added an additional power control that modulates torque based on steering wheel input; its biggest advantage is in its ability to improve straight-line stability. Standard features include power side mirrors, a dual-pipe exhaust system, and 16-inch wheels. A six-speed automatic transmission is optional.
Simply put, navigation is an option we'd probably skip on the 3. Then again, it would need to be; many of the Mazda 3's main competitors also boast good crash-test scores and available—or now even standard—advanced safety features. Compare them , or stack up the 2016 and 2017 Mazda 3. Some competitors — the Honda Civic and come to mind — are a step ahead. The 2017 Mazda 3 gets a 7 out of 10 for performance on our scale thanks to good handling and competent 6-speed automatic and manual transmission options. The windshield pillars are still pushed 4 inches further back from the hood, which helps the Mazda 3 achieve a more athletic profile than some other compact cars on the roads.
Its looks have only gotten better after a subtle interior and exterior refresh, and its drivability improves in several small areas, rather than a wholesale engine change or remapped sport button. The consolation cars, as some called them, were low-cost, low-feature, and high-fuel-economy A-to-B transportation and little else. Apple CarPlay, iPhone and Siri are trademarks of Apple Inc. It slots below the larger Mazda6 sedan and is offered in both sedan and hatchback body styles. The nose has been pushed up a little higher, with the Mazda emblem more deeply set into the grille than before. The 2017 Mazda 3 has a new face and interior layout this year, which improves its standing as one of the best-looking compact cars on the market.
All Mazda3 models come with G-Vectoring Control, which allows for smoother driving dynamics when braking, turning, and accelerating. Pricing subject to change without notice. Optional safety equipment includes active lane control and automatic headlights and high beams. If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. That said, our tester was commendably quiet over a 400-mile road trip. There are limitations to the range and detection of the system.
Your actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how, where and when you drive. We give it a 6 out of 10 on comfort. Also new for 2017 is a blind spot monitoring system and a lane keeping system, which can gently steer the car back into its lane. Overview In its fourth year on the market, the current-generation Mazda3 is receiving its first major update for the 2017 model year. The backseat has decent headroom, but long-legged adults might find their knees uncomfortably elevated or digging into the front seatbacks or both.
That's an impressive list of features, especially the touchscreen, which would garner a 7 out of 10 on our scale for base equipment. The smaller engine and automatic-equipped transmission max out as high as 32 mpg. A head-up display is available and it uses a clear panel that pops up from behind the instrument cluster when the car is turned on to show speed, turn-by-turn directions, and other critical information. The output is a responsive and confident drive, no matter the conditions. Additional standard features include a premium sound system and leather-trimmed seats. The 2017 Mazda 3 is a compelling value, even among competitors that offer compact sedans with an impressive number of features. We've noticed some suspect material in the headliner and door inserts that feel decidedly bargain-bin, but in other places the Mazda 3 shines with quality materials.
Other safety measures such as active lane control and automatic headlights are also available. It is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. Powering the Mazda3 is a standard 155-hp, 2. From the angle of the cushions to the pedal layout at your feet, every detail has been meticulously designed to provide a natural supportive position for your body and to give you an effortless driving experience. Styling and performance This year's Mazda 3 improves on one of the car's best attributes: its outward style. All versions come with a standard rearview camera. Offer includes freight and P.
Both drive the front wheels through either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. New for 2017, Mazda has added an engine management system dubbed G-Vectoring Control that modulates torque to the front wheels they're the only drive wheels, no all-wheel drive is available in the Mazda 3 based on steering input. From woofers mounted in the front side panels to the positioning of high-range speakers, engineers studied every detail of how sound interacts with its environment to achieve an auditory experience unlike anything ever felt in a Mazda. Both engines offer a very high compression ratio but don't require premium gasoline, which is common for high-strung engines and direct injection, variable valve timing, and weight-saving materials used throughout the car. Fuel economy varies slightly depending on powertrain, 4-door, and 5-door configurations.
The Mazda 3's impressive safety scorecard and advanced safety features make it one of the safer picks in the segment. ®Bose, is a registered trademark of Bose Corporation. The interiors are almost the same exact size with seating for five in both the sedan and the hatchback. These features help improve your visibility and awareness of the road and help monitor the traffic conditions around you. Handling remains a strong suit, with minimal body roll, quick-ratio steering and limited understeer. Visit or see your dealer for complete details. We'd implore the automaker to visit the Apple store and adopt the popular user interface system in its cars, but maybe that letter hasn't been delivered yet.