The 2016 Mazda3 is the best-selling vehicle in the Mazda line-up. Come see why today and Yarmouth Mazda.
Already the best-selling car in the Mazda lineup, the 2016 Mazda 3 welcomes a customer-friendly change for the new selling season that should make the purchase process even better. That’s because the brand has reconfigured the roster for its compact entry, establishing the “i Sport” as the new entry point, adding more standard features to that model, and lowering its MSRP by $600 as compared to the 2015 edition.
Getting down to specifics, the price of admission to the 2016 Mazda 3 is down to $17,845, while its new standard content includes:
• Air conditioning (with pollen filter)
• A backup camera system
• Power windows (with one-touch feature for the driver)
• Power locks
• Power-folding, power-adjustable outside mirrors
• Tilt/telescoping adjustments for the steering wheel
• A 60/40 split folding rear seat
• 16-inch steel wheels (with covers)
Remember, too, that that same 2016 Mazda3 i Sport edition also boasts returning standard features such as push-button start and a Mazda Connect infotainment system with 7-inch screen, Bluetooth and six-speaker audio. Further, although the new i Sport pricing above refers to the Mazda3 sedan, the same package is provided for the five-door hatchback, with an MSRP of $18,545 that’s likewise $600 better than for its 2015 counterpart.
Both body styles, however, do share excellent safety marks, highlighted by Top Safety Pick+ recognitions from the IIHS and 5-Star Overall Safety Scores from NHTSA. Moreover, both can bolster those grades with active occupant-protection technologies like adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, forward-collision warning with automatic brake support, lane-departure warning, rain-sensing windshield wipers and adaptive headlights.
Mazda then wraps up its benefits package by delivering two high-efficiency engine choices for the roster. The entry unit is a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that supplies 155 horsepower, 150 lb.-ft. of torque and, with a six-speed manual transmission, EPA marks of 29 mpg city/41 mpg highway/34 mpg combined. An available six-speed automatic also can be ordered for an additional 1 mpg in city and combined driving.*
But because it’s backed by Mazda’s Skyactiv powertrain technologies, the Mazda3 can hit 40 mpg even with its more powerful 2.5-liter engine. That four-cylinder mill makes 184 horsepower and 185 lb.-ft. of torque, yet paired with an available stop/start system and regenerative braking, the sedan can see fuel-efficiency ratings that reach 29 mpg city/40 mpg highway/29 mpg combined, and that’s with a six-speed manual transmission. (On the other hand, enthusiasts will be happy to find out that the DIY gearbox can be matched with the 2.5-liter engine as well.)
As a result, the 2016 Mazda3 is right in line to remain the brand’s best-selling model globally, too, thanks to production that’s topped 4.5 million units.
*All vehicle mileage based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.