Hands down, the new 2017 Mazda 3 is one of the best all-around compact cars in its class. It combines fuel-efficiency and sporty driving dynamics with a comfortable cabin in order to yield an excellent vehicle that trounces other vehicles in its class effortlessly. The Mazda 3 release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.
What Are The Reasons To Buy 2017 Mazda 3?
Additional strengths include lots of advanced safety features, a quick acceleration system, precise handling, an available hatchback body style, refined interior, top crash test scores, and admirable fuel efficiency.
For anyone shopping for a compact sedan or hatchback nowadays, most probably they’re looking for abundant technologies and features, reliability, fuel economy, and advanced safety features. The new Mazda 3, in particular, is one such vehicle that manages to seamlessly integrate all these features in one small package.
Beneath the hood, the new model is offered with a peppy engine that manages to make the Mazda 3 one of the quickest vehicles in its class. For instance, the 2017 Mazda 3 Hatchback 0-60 mph only requires 7.5 seconds – almost making it the best vehicle in its class.
Some of the features that stand out from the crowd include a well made steering controls, which work in synergy with a well-sorted suspension system to give unparalleled driving dynamics. The drive quality is impressive, as is the handling. The seats are well-bolstered and provide laudable comfort. Throw in the upscale interior design and an extensive list of standard features and you’ve got yourself an excellent vehicle.
What Are The Reasons Not To Buy 2017 Mazda 3?
Well frankly speaking, Mazda 3 is not very popular. So if you someday decide to sell it, it would be very difficult. Its brothers are more popular, like Civic or Corolla, which can find its buyers in no time.
Secondly, Mazda 3 is a sports vehicle, not very big and not pleasant for ears. The cabin is not exactly soundproof.
However, there are other great choices. They include the Kia Forte, Honda Civic, and the Ford Focus.
2017 Mazda 3 Trims & Body Styles
Two body styles are offered for the 2017 Mazda 3: Sedan and Hatchback. Both are further offered with either a 2.0L four-cylinder engine (3i) or a 2.5L four-cylinder (3s). Info about the 2017 Mazda 3 MPS should be expected on it release date, as Mazda has not offered any clues regarding what to expect.
2017 Mazda 3 Interior Changes & Exterior Review
The 2017 Mazda 3 redesign for the 3i Sport brings forth with it a myriad of changes and add-ons some of which include Bluetooth phone and audio control, a height-adjustable driver seat, sixteen-inch steel wheels, voice controls, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, power-folding mirrors, cruise control, and rear-folding 60/40-split seats.
Equipment offered include smartphone-enabled Internet radio, dual USB ports, HD and satellite radio, six-speaker sound system, and an auxiliary audio jack. Options offered for the model include a blind-spot monitor, automatic headlights and wipers, heated side mirrors, sixteen-inch alloy wheels, a rear-seat armrest, and rear cross traffic alert.
The Mazda 3i Touring refresh brings with it keyless ignition and entry, foglights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a sunroof, a rear lip spoiler, automatic dual-zone climate control, a nine-speaker Bose sound system, satellite and HD radio, and a rearview auto-dimming mirror.
The Mazda 3i Grand Touring adds a navigation system, a six-way power driver seat, heated front seats, leatherette upholstery, and a six-way power driver seat.
Opting for the Mazda 3s Touring gets you a steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifter, a heads-up display, a more agile engine, eighteen-inch wheels, a digital speedometer, and a gloss-black grille insert.
The Mazda 3s Grand Touring expands upon what the 3s Touring offers plus a forward collision warning and mitigation system, a full leather upholstery, LED daytime running lights, adaptive xenon headlights, a lane departure warning system, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, active grille shutters, a forward collision warning system, automatic high-beam headlight control, and i-Eloop regenerative braking system. Additional information you can find here.
2017 Mazda 3 Engine Specs & Fuel Economy
Producing 155 hp and 150 lbs. ft. of torque is a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that comes fitted under the hood of the 2017 Mazda 3i models. According to the automaker, the 2017 Mazda 3 0-60 mph takes 8.3 seconds.
Those looking for more oomph can opt for the four-cylinder 2.5L engine that produces 184 hp and 185 pounds-ft. of torque. This mill is provided with both an automatic and a manual transmission system. With the latter, expect fuel economy ratings of 28/39/32 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
2017 Mazda 3 Price & Release Date
The Mazda 3 gores for sale sometime in the first half of 2017, according to some sources. As for the price, expect it to start from an MSRP of $17,845 for the 3 sedan and $18,545 for the 3 Hatchback.
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