Autoinfomotive – 2016 Mazda 3 Specs. As the release of the 2016 Mazda 3 is underway we are excited to see the car which brings cutting-edge interior inclusions, overall standout styling, top-notch safety on the road and fantastic driving dynamics and mixes them to make a cohesive unit. The car also comes with a larger setup this year as there are some more than impressive features added this time, both coming as standard and optional. You get everything that you wanted in the Mazda 3, but for an aggressive price as well.
This is the Mazda 3 third generation vehicle, with the original being released in 2003 as a way to replace the Protégé car while its second generation unit came in five yeas later. With the latest updated to the car it continues to be one of the best compact cars on the market currently offered. And it comes as no surprise that this car has already started receiving a lot of acclaim and people cannot wait to see it on the road and try it.
Mazda 3 has already managed to top the sales expectations with a growth of 5.2 percent compared to a 3.1 percent average for all other segment models. So if you are that interested to see what makes the car so good and cannot notice it by yourself form the pictures of the car, just continue reading the review to find out more.
2016 Mazda 3 Changes
What the Mazda 3 comes is the same body setup and styling they went for last year. They do not also make big noise when the standard equipment is offered as well as the vehicle comes with a pretty standard setup seen in previous years, with power folding side-view mirrors and steel 16-inch wheels. But to make up for it the optional features are as long as a river. Some of the offerings are upgraded 18-inch alloy wheels and adaptive HID headlights. This does make the Mazda 3 a bit more interesting to look at, but only in its higher trims as the base one does not have anything spectacular to offer. The 2016 Mazda 3 also does not change that much in its looks. As a massive overhaul is supposed to happen with the next model, this one is still kept on the quiet side and does not come with many upgrades. The Kodo treatment that has graced the visual look of the first Mazda 3 is still present and will be with us at least of one more year.
Both the hatch and the sedan version have a trapezoidal grille lined with chrome in the front end. The car gets some rounded edges at the sides which do make the car seem a bit narrower than it actually is, but this is just visually as the dimension are the same as before. The X style fascia is made due to the narrow headlights which are placed above while the lover grille is styled in a slime way to combine for the best possible look. The hood is a bit long which also means that the windshield and the pillars are moved back a bit and toward the rear axles. At the side you can notice some sportiness to the car as it incorporates a lower crease which gives us a raked stance. The sportiness is also enhanced with the shoulder line designed differently and the fastback roofline. The back adds some oval and horizontal shapes that also provide a visual widening of the car.
Inside, the 2016 Mazda 3 does the same job with the standard features as on the outside. As a basic setup there are power operated door locks, one-touch up/down function for the driver-side window, climate control includes A/C with a pollen filter, and an adjustable steering wheel. Maybe the standard options inside are more impressive than on the outside but it still does not make anything impressive to make our heads scream off. But the rearview backup camera, which now comes as standard, is a good start to change this premise and the radar adaptive cruise control is also an impressive features, but the general feel that it can come with much more as a standard choice. The Infotainment system is supported by the Mazda’s Connect system that uses 7-inch color touchscreen mounted on the center dash.
The inside design is actual a good thing for the Mazda 3 as it does come with a more upscale look that is not expected from a compact vehicle. There are some plastic scattered around here and there but not in an untastefull why to spoil the picture. Red stitching is a good additions which is seen not only on the upholsteries but the steering wheel and door panels as well. There is a brushed-metal-look trim that is seen on the shifter, door handle, air vents and gauge cluster, and combines with a glossy black as a backing. The seats offer more than decent lateral support and combine with a cloth and leather upholsteries to give the highest amount of comfort. Heated seats are included as optional.
As for the powertrain of the 2016 Mazda 3 is concerned, it uses the 155-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder and the 184-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder versions. Both of the present options are offered with a six-speed manual as standard, or the optional six-speed automatic gearbox and you can use it for both the four-door and five-door body style. The former option puts out 150 pound-feet at 4,000 rpm, while the later gives us 185 pound-feet at 3,250 rpm, which is the greatest differences between the two. So if more torque is what you require it can make a great difference which choice you choose as an option. The first option does come with a 33 mpg EPA rating, with the 2.5 liter coming back with 29 mpg, but the 2.0 liter engine does do better on the highway with 41 mpg.
2016 Mazda 3 Price
The newest addition to the Mazda roster is being released in late July of 2016. The 2016 Mazda 3 is going to be one of the most anticipated vehicles of the lineup which Mazda is offering us next year. The price is also already set with $17,845 base MSRP for the sedan and a $600 for the Sport version.