2018 Mazda3 Gains New Standard Features

2018 Mazda3 Gains New Standard Features

Mazda has released information and pricing for the 2018 model year Mazda3.

Both the 2018 Mazda3 sedan and five-door hatchback models now come standard with Smart City Brake Support on their entry-level Sport trims, which start from $18,970 including destination for the sedan and $20,220 for the five-door hatch. Opting for a six-speed automatic transmission will cost $1,050 additional. The 2018 Mazda3 Sport comes standard with cloth seating surfaces, a seven-inch Mazda Connect infotainment system with Commander control knob, Bluetooth phone and audio pairing, one-touch driver’s power window, power mirrors, keyless entry, push-button ignition, and a 2.0-liter SkyActiv-G engine with 155 horsepower.

Mazda3 Sport sedan models have an available package that adds 16-inch wheels, Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, satin chrome interior trim, and power heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals. The Sport Preferred Equipment Package is costs $1,000. Mazda3 five-door models come standard with 16-inch wheels.

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The more powerful Mazda3 Touring with a 2.5-liter SkyActiv-G engine with 184 hp is priced from $20,965 for the sedan and $21,715 for the five-door hatch. Again, opting for the six-speed automatic transmission will cost $1,050 additional. The Touring trim comes with leatherette seating surfaces, heated front seats, Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, rain-sensing wipers, automatic on/off headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry, a six-way power driver’s seat, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

The Touring trim offers a Bose/Satellite/Moonroof package for $1,500 that includes a nine-speaker premium audio system, SiriusXM satellite radio with a four-month subscription, and a one-touch-open moonroof.

At the top of the Mazda3 range is the Grand Touring trim, priced from $24,020 for the sedan and $24,770 for the five-door hatch. The model comes standard with perforated black or parchment-colored leather seating surfaces with heated front seats, full-color Active Driving Display head-up unit, LED fog lights, self-leveling bi-LED headlights, LED combination tail lights, and LED daytime running lights.

There is a Premium Equipment Package available for $1,600, which adds pivoting Adaptive Front-lighting System, a heated steering wheel, paddle shifters on automatic models, Mazda navigation system, auto-dimming interior mirror with Homelink, High Beam Control, Lane Departure Warning System, Lane Keep Assist, Mazda Radar Cruise Control, Smart Brake Support and Traffic Sign Recognition.

Premium paint colors for the 2018 Mazda3 include Machine Gray Metallic ($300), Soul Red Metallic ($300), and Snowflake White Pearl Mica ($200). The 2018 Mazda3 is currently available in select regions of the U.S. and will be available nationwide by the end of August.

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  • Steve Wolf

    When the !@#$!@#$ are you guys going to upgrade the info system?

    Seriously – my ’15 has the same system. It was great-ish in 2015. Now it’s… like an Edsel.

    I love the control knob, but:

    1. it’s stupid slow. SPEED the damn thing up.
    2. it’s low-rez. I should be able to mirror my Android phone on it as an alternate interface / OS.
    3. it’s stupid slow. Seriously. S * l * o * w *. 🙁
    4. it’s not customizable or upgradable in any way. WTF?! It should be as useful as a cell phone. Hey – I hear there’s a thing called Android you could use…
    5. it’s fixed-mounted. Seriously – what idiot thought that was a great idea?! Can’t fold down? Every single Human Being who looks at this thing says “cool – how does it fold down?!”
    6. it’s got the same interface flaws it launched with. There’s not goddamn OFF BUTTON. (holding down the audio button > 3 seconds should TURN THE DAMN THING ACTUALLY ALL OF THE WAY OFF).

  • Homer

    I just want to dock my phone