LIMITED EDITION GT SPORT NAV+ MODEL ADDED TO THE MAZDA CX-3 RANGE•On sale from the 1st June, the GT Sport Nav+ features unique styling and equipment inside and out.•Free-of-charge Metallic or Mica paint is matched to silver trim treatment on the front and rear bumpers.•Limited to just 500 cars, the GT Sport Nav+ features standard Red Nappa leather seats.Fresh from an update across the range last August, the Mazda CX-3 line-up gets a new burst of colour this summer with the addition of the new GT Sport Nav+. On sale from the 1st June, and limited to just 500 cars, the GT Sport Nav+ features unique styling and extra value in one attractive package.Based on the range topping Sport Nav+, the GT Sport Nav+ is offered exclusively with the 2.0-litre 121ps Skyactiv-G engine matched to two-wheel drive with a choice of six-speed manual or automatic transmissions. With a choice of free-of-charge Jet Black Mica, Ceramic Metallic or Soul Red Crystal Metallic paint, the GT Sport … [Read more...] about 2019 Mazda CX-3 GT Sport Nav+
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It's always tough to improve on a highly regarded car with each redesign -- just like Hollywood, the auto industry is littered with sequels that have lost their way. So the task that befell Mazda engineers and designers in crafting a new Mazda 3 was not easy. The brand's redesigned compact sedan and hatch duo was first shown at the LA Auto Show last November, returning for a fourth generation after building a reputation for being one of the best-handling compact cars out there.How do you improve upon a sedan and hatch duo that have topped reviews year after year?By adding all-wheel drive. The standard Mazda 3 that we drove a month ago was a FWD car, but for the snowy states Mazda has added its own i-Activ AWD system. Coupled with the marque's G-Vectoring Control Plus, which handles torque distribution between the front and rear wheels, the AWD system is now offered in the Mazda 3 sedan and hatch.While the all-wheel-drive system is new in the Mazda 3, the rest of the drivetrain is … [Read more...] about 2019 Mazda 3 AWD first drive: All-wheel fun at last
What is it: Mazda’s 3 is well built, handles nicely and is good-looking. It’s been an Autoweek favorite for years. Our tester, the Grand Touring version, is the top of the line, above the Sport and Touring models. Touring and Grand Touring get you a half-liter more displacement and 29 hp more than Sport, but really you’d likely be happy with any 3.Key Competitors: Volkswagen Golf, Honda Civic, Toyota CorollaBase Price: $24,945 As-Tested Price: $28,035Highlights: The Mazda 3’s look was subtly upgraded last year inside and out. For 2018 the 3 gets more standard equipment including City Brake Support (autonomous low-speed braking) and LED headlights with auto leveling (on the Grand Touring). All models now have standard G-Vectoring Control -- the system uses software to put more load on the front wheels during turn in, aiding grip, responsiveness and handling. 2018 Mazda 3 interior Photo 32018 Mazda 3 interior Photo 42018 Mazda 3 interior Photo 52018 Mazda 3 … [Read more...] about 2018 Mazda 3 essentials: The best small car you can get?
2017 Mazda 3 Grand Touring Sedan in Eternal Blue Mica 2017 Mazda 3 Grand Touring Sedan Class: Compact Car Miles driven: 510 Fuel used: 15.0 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 34.0 mpg Driving mix: 45% city, 55% highway CG Report Card Big & Tall comfort ratings are for front seats only. "Big" rating based on male tester weighing approximately 350 pounds, "Tall" rating based on 6'6"-tall male tester. Room and ComfortA- Power and PerformanceB Fit and FinishA Fuel EconomyA ValueB+ Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus other vehicles in the same class. Value grade is for specific trim level evaluated, and may not reflect Consumer Guide's impressions of the entire model lineup. Big & Tall Comfort Big GuyC+ Tall GuyB EPA-estimated fuel economy: 25/34/29 (city, highway, combined) Base price: $23,145 (not including $835 destination charge) Options on test car: Premium Equipment Package … [Read more...] about Test Drive: 2017 Mazda 3 Grand Touring
The most important vehicle in the Mazda lineup is not the MX-5, even though we wish it was. Of course, it’s the CX-5, of which just over 150,000 went out the door at healthy transaction prices in 2018. Mazda’s middle-sized CUV accounted for more than half of the 300,325 vehicles the company sold here last year.The second most popular vehicle? Not another crossover but the Mazda 3, which saw a mild sales downturn to 64,638 vehicles in 2018. And while Mazda’s other two cars, the Mazda 6 and the MX-5 Miata, barely topped 40,000 in sales combined, we’ve recently had a considerable amount of seat time in both, and both deserve your consideration. Mazda just seems to have a tough time marketing its cars.And we’ve just spent a day with the much-refreshed 2019 Mazda 3, billed as “all-new,” which isn’t completely true even if most of the car is refreshed. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder is carryover. The transmissions will also be familiar, a … [Read more...] about 2019 Mazda 3 first drive: Not all new, but damn good anyway