2018 Mazda 3 5-Door
Why Buy the Mazda 3 Hatchback?
The Mazda 3 is a little different from your average hatchback. It has the extra trunk space of a hatchback without having the flat back end and strangely angled hood and windshield that some other 5-door vehicles have. The Mazda 3 hatchback gives you the extra space with minimal alteration to the original exterior styling. On the inside, the perforated seats, ergonomic controls, and Active Driving Display show that the Mazda 3 is designed with the driver in mind.
The 2018 Mazda 3 gives you even more for your money. First, you’ll get more standard equipment, including a low-speed front collision system with emergency braking on the base Sport model and a larger 2.5L engine in the Touring model. That adds to the already impressive features, which include a 7-inch display with knob controllers (for those who don’t like fiddly touchscreens), Bluetooth connectivity, keyless entry, and push button start. The 2018 Mazda 3 doesn’t yet have Android Auto or Apple Carplay, but Mazda promises that the update is coming and has said that owners will have the option to retroactively update their existing vehicles.
Is the Mazda 3 a Good Car?
Fuel Efficient and Safe–would you consider that a good car? In addition to the sporty and sleek exterior design, the Mazda 3 hatchback’s engine is integrated with SKYACTIV technology. SKYACTIV technology takes the whole engine into account to give you great fuel efficiency without sacrificing power. The Mazda 3 5-door will give you up to an average highway mileage of 37 mpg. Safety features like Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring, provide the peace of mind that you would expect in such a stylish vehicle. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety agrees, giving both the 2017 Mazda 3 sedan and hatch the Top Safety Pick Plus badge when it’s equipped with the collision system. Now that that system is standard on every trim, you can feel even more secure.
Is the Mazda 3 Hatchback AWD (All-Wheel Drive)?
The Mazda 3 hatchback comes equipped with a front wheel drive train. This gives you extra responsiveness when compared to its rear wheel drive competitors. So, as long as you’re not planning on off-roading, all you’ll need to watch out for is ice.
Is the Mazda 3 Automatic or Manual?
The Mazda 3 is available with both transmissions. The 6-speed overdrive manual transmission gives you a more interactive ride. The automatic transmission, though, gives you a smooth acceleration with the option of either sport mode or manual mode without having to use a clutch. So whether you want an easier drive or something more dynamic experience, the Mazda 3 has your hatchback.