Ever since it arrived in 2004, the Mazda3 has stood out from the crowd and become the brand’s best seller.
As the Kodo design language matures… the 2019 Mazda3 sedan and hatchback’s lower stance deliver a more aggressive exterior.
Under its beautiful metal is a 186-horsepower SKYACTIV-G 2.5 LITER 4-cylinder engine. It works with G-Vectoring Control Plus to deliver the fun factor. A precise shifting 6-speed, front drive automatic is standard, with a 6-speed manual available for the 5-door. Now, all-wheel drive can be added to either model.
The suspension consists of MacPherson struts up front… but swaps out a multi-link rear for a more compact torsion beam. But, it doesn’t appear to be a serious negative.
“Now after a few hours in the car, both on road, and off-road, I can honestly say that it is both very comfortable and very capable. The all-wheel drive technology really helps you feel the road, and makes it a driver’s car.”
The quieter interior features soothing smooth lines… a larger 8-point-8-inch infotainment screen… and user friendly controls at your fingertips. The technology can now detect when the driver needs to take a break.
The 2019 Mazda3 is a compact package that delivers big results in all the ways that matter. Dealers have them starting at $21,000.
Engine: 2.5 liter
Price: Starting at $21,000