2017 Mazda Mazda3 4-Door

 
2017 Mazda Mazda3 4-Door
 
2017 Mazda Mazda3 4-Door
 

2017 Mazda Mazda3 4-Door

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Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 25 mpg City, 34 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 2.5 L Regular Unleaded I-4, 184 HP
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive Train: Front Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

Mazda's goal with the Mazda3 has always been to offer the most fun-to-drive compact car on the market. The Mazda3 directly competes with some of the best-selling cars on the road, including the Honda Civic, the Toyota Corolla and the Hyundai Elantra. With a starting base price below $18,000, the Mazda3 is competitively priced while still maintaining enough upscale features to feel like a much more expensive car. With a sportier and more direct driving feel than its competitors, the Mazda3 is able to do everything typically asked of a compact, while still putting a smile on the face of drivers.

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What's New For 2017

For 2017, the Mazda3 sedan and hatchback receive front and rear styling updates, including new LED headlights. Inside there's a new steering wheel design, with optional heat, as well as improved sound insulation. A new handling enhancement, G-Vectoring Control, debuts; the system is the first the Skyactiv-Vehicle Dynamics series and it uses engine torque to refine steering and handling according to driver input. Model nomenclature has been simplified, with "i" and "s" being dropped from model names. Finally, the Premium Package is now available on Grand Touring trims outfitted with a manual transmission, where previously it only came on models equipped with the automatic.

Warranty

  • Basic Warranty: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

NHTSA Crash Test Rating

  • Frontal Driver: 5 stars
  • Frontal Passenger: 4 stars
  • Side Driver: 4 stars
  • Side Passenger: 5 stars
  • Rollover Rating: 4 stars

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) provides consumers with vehicle safety information based on independent testing, primarily front and side crash rating results, and more recently rollover ratings, to aid consumers in their vehicle purchase decisions.

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Specifications for 2017 Mazda Mazda3 4-Door

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Blind Spot Monitoring Blind Spot Sensor
    • Smart City Brake Support Forward Collision and Rear Cross Traffic Alert Rear Collision
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Back-Up Camera
  • Entertainment Features
    • 1 LCD Monitor In The Front
    • Bose Surround Sound System -inc: 9 speakers, Centerpoint 2 and AudioPilot 2
    • Wireless Streaming
    • Window Grid Antenna
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation and Radio Data System
    • Radio: AM/FM/HD Audio System -inc: digital clock, auxiliary audio input jack, Bluetooth hands free phone and audio and 2 USB audio inputs, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, roof-mounted shark fin antenna and 4-month subscription, MAZDA CONNECT Infotainment System, voice-command, E911 automatic emergency notification, 7" full-color touch-screen display, multi-function Commander control, Pandora, Aha and Stitcher internet radio integration, Radio Broadcast Data System program information and SMS text message audio delivery and reply
  • Exterior Features
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
    • Light Tinted Glass
    • Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
    • Black Grille w/Chrome Accents
    • Lip Spoiler
    • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
    • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps
    • Front Fog Lamps
    • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
    • Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
    • Body-Colored Door Handles
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper
    • Express Open Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
    • Steel Spare Wheel
    • Tires: P215/45R18 AS SBR -inc: T125/70D16 spare tire
    • Wheels: 18" x 7.0J Alloy
  • Interior Features
    • Heated Reclining Front Bucket Seats -inc: adjustable front and rear headrests, whiplash-reducing active front headrests and 6-way power driver's seat w/manual lumbar adjustment
    • 4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Fore/Aft Movement
    • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
    • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows
    • Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Valet Function
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access and Mechanical Fuel
    • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
    • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
    • Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Piano Black Door Panel Insert, Piano Black Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
    • Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
    • Perforated Leather Seat Trim
    • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination, Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 1 12V DC Power Outlet
    • Front Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
    • Driver And Passenger Door Bins
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Digital/Analog Display
    • Head-Up Display
    • Redundant Digital Speedometer
    • Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • 1 Seatback Storage Pocket
    • Seats w/Leatherette Back Material
    • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • 1 12V DC Power Outlet
    • Air Filtration
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 2.5L SKYACTIV-G DOHC 16-Valve 4-Cylinder -inc: variable valve timing
    • Transmission: 6-Speed SKYACTIV-MT Manual
    • Front-Wheel Drive
    • 3.85 Axle Ratio
    • 60-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
    • 100 Amp Alternator
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • 13.2 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust
    • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.6
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 10.4
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Trunk Volume (ft³) - 12.4
  • Electrical Features
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 100
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Regular Unleaded I-4
    • Displacement - 2.5 L/152
    • Fuel System - Gasoline Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 184 @ 5700
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 185 @ 3250
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 106.3
    • Length, Overall (in) - 180.3
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 70.7
    • Height, Overall (in) - 57.3
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 61.2
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 61.4
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - 6.1
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 13.2
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 96.3
    • Front Head Room (in) - 37.6
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 42.2
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 57.2
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 55.5
    • Second Head Room (in) - 37.5
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 35.8
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 54.4
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 53.5
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 29
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 25
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 34
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 34.8
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Mazda Mazda3 4-Door
    • Body Style - Sedan
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P215/45WR18
    • Rear Tire Size - P215/45WR18
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
    • Trans Type - 6
    • Trans Description Cont. - Manual w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.70
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.95
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.30
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.03
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.84
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.68
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.72
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.85
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Compact Cars
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 6.1
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3013
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 7
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 7
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Front Wheel Material - Forged Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Forged Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

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  • Machine Gray Metallic Snowflake White Pearl Mica Soul Red Metallic
  • Machine Gray Metallic
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Soul Red Metallic

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Introduction

The Mazda3, sedan and hatchback, has become a bestseller for good reasons. Good looks and superb driving dynamics make it a compelling front-wheel-drive compact.

The 2017 Mazda3 gets a handful of improvements that should make it even more competitive against rivals like the Volkswagen Golf, Honda Civic and Ford Focus.

The styling is freshened for 2017 with a new nose and hatchback tail, and the interior gets a slight once-over, including more sound insulation. Mechanically, there’s a new engine management system called G-Vectoring Control that modulates torque to the front wheels based on steering input, to reduce body roll and improve directional stability.

Base engine is a 2.0-liter four cylinder making 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. Higher models get a 2.5-liter making 184 horsepower and 185 pound-feet. The engines are mated to either a 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission that makes the most of the power.

The Mazda3 was named Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS.

Fuel mileage for both engines is outstanding, rated by the EPA at 28/37 miles per gallon City/Highway, or 32 mpg Combined for the 2.0-liter engine with automatic, about the same for the 2.5-liter. Both engines have high compression ratios, but don’t require premium fuel like many other small cars with high-compression engines, Subaru to name one.

All-wheel drive is not available for Mazda3, however.

Lineup

The 2017 Mazda3 comes in a choice of sedan and hatchback body styles in Sport ($17,845), Touring ($20,045), and Grand Touring ($22,545) models. A 155-hp 2.0-liter engine is standard, a 184-hp 2.5-liter is optional, with a choice of 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic, all front-wheel drive.

Mazda3 Sport is equipped with air conditioning, cloth upholstery, rearview camera, Bluetooth, keyless ignition, steering-wheel audio controls, internet radio, 7.0-inch touchscreen, 16-inch wheels.

Optional safety equipment includes active lane control and automatic headlights.

Walkaround

The Mazda3 is distinctive on the road, for its cab-back design, its long hood making it look like an expensive car, along with the raked windshield, sweeping roofline and high tail, all maintaining the sleek, athletic shape of the hatchback. The shoulder line rises and meets pointy taillamps on a rounded hatch. The sedan looks more like a rear-wheel-drive car, than front-wheel drive.

The fascia is lower for 2017, and the pushed-up grille draws the eyes. The foglamps and signal lamps are smaller. At the rear, a new bumper gets rid of cladding around the tailpipe.

Interior

The material in the flimsy headliner and plastic door inserts looks like it came from the bargain bin, but the rest of the cabin materials shine.

The front seats are supportive and comfortable, among the best in the class, with lower cushions for longer legs. Cloth, upgraded cloth, leatherette (vinyl), and leather are available. The perforated leather in the Grand Touring is luxury level. Mazda recently redesigned the seatbacks for a more natural sitting position and more lateral support. We think it’s comparable in comfort to its competitors.

There’s 35.8 inches of rear legroom, not much. Rear-seat passengers might be cramped.

The cockpit is focused on the driver, as the controls on the instrument panel are arranged symmetrically around the driver. An available head-up display completes the efficiency for the driver. We like the electronic emergency brake.

There’s a lot of content for the price, especially the touchscreen, so maybe it’s asking too much for that content to be really good, in particular the infotainment. Mazda needs to run down to the Apple store and catch up on stuff.

The sedan offers 12.4 cubic feet of cargo space in its trunk, which gets laughed at by the hatchback’s 20.2 cubic feet behind the rear seat. It folds down to create 47.1 cubic feet of cargo space, about the same as the Chevy Cruze hatchback. It’s small SUV territory.

Driving Impressions

The standard 2.0-liter engine is reasonably perky, with a consistent and linear throttle pedal, but it has a high torque curve (max torque 150 lb-ft), so the power doesn’t come on strong until 4000 rpm.

The power in the 2.5-liter is more available at lower rpm, while the torque max is 185 lb-ft. The 2.5 liter never gets caught flat-footed. Literally, as throttle pedal is hinged at the bottom like the pedals of an organ (or a Mercedes-Benz).

A 6-speed manual gearbox comes standard with either engine. It snicks neatly and precisely between gears, and the clutch take-up is easy and clean. We also like the 2.5-liter engine with 6-speed automatic transmission because it shifts with paddles, and with the decisiveness of a dual-clutch transmission.

The ride is a bit busier than most compact cars, and a bit harsh. We’ve found it’s smoother with the standard 16-inch wheels and tires.

The electric power steering, like other steer-by-wire systems, does not enhance dynamic driving due to its lack of feedback to driver, and the electro-hydraulic system in the previous generation was better in that regard. The new system offers a strong sense of center at lower speeds and out of corners, but it doesn’t do well on oddly crowned roads, and it doesn’t track all that well at highway speeds, calling for frequent small adjustments to keep the car straight. (Some of that could be due to tires.)

Summary

We might argue that you can get more car for your money with a Mazda3 than just about anything. Functionality and reliability top the list that importantly includes style, comfort, economy and safety. Translated, that’s a quick 2.5-liter four-cylinder hatchback that brings home 30 mpg, attached to a 6-speed automatic transmission as sharp as a dual clutch, and wrapped in a super-stylish shape, especially in white.

Sam Moses contributed to this report.

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Customer incentives are also commonly known as customer cash or bonus incentives. These incentives are offered by manufacturers as a way of enticing buyers into purchasing a vehicle.

 

Note: Dealer Invoice amount might not be the amount that the dealer paid to the manufacturer

Dealer Invoice price may or may not bear close relation to a dealer’s actual cost for the vehicle. In some cases, a cost for a vehicle may be significantly less than the invoice price originally paid for the vehicle. Any difference between invoice price and the dealer’s final cost may be caused by many factors including factory refunds, rebates, allowances, or incentives which the manufacturer or distributor may provide to the dealer.

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