|Engine Size:||2.0 L|
|Transmission:||Automatic and Manual|
The 2017 Mazda 3 is a top choice if you're looking for an affordable compact car with an upscale feel. There are 3 updates for the Mazda 3 this year. The front and rear fascia have been redone, and the interior has a new steering wheel, an updated dashboard design, added standard equipment, bigger door storage pockets and a new electronic parking brake allowing for extra center console space. For better handling, Mazda has added G-Vectoring Control to the 3.
On the 3's higher trim levels, Mazda has expanded your choice of advanced features: adaptive cruise control, updated full color head-up display and a special i-Eloop package to boost fuel economy.
Standard features include 16-inch steel wheels, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, a height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, remote locking and unlocking, keyless ignition, a 7-inch touchscreen display with knob-based controller, Bluetooth connectivity, voice controls and a six-speaker audio system with two USB ports, an auxiliary input, HD radio and smartphone-enabled internet radio. Options for the Sport are packaged together in the Preferred Equipment package that adds 16-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, premium cloth upholstery, a rear-seat armrest, automatic headlights, automatic windshield wipers and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. The Mazda 3’s cabin is full of high-quality panels, materials and switches which are intuitive and user-friendly.
The 2017 Mazda 3 is powered by a 155 horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder. It drives the front wheels through a six-speed manual transmission or an optional six-speed automatic. It is also available with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.
Standard safety equipment on the 2017 Mazda 3 includes antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, active front head restraints, a rearview camera, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. Low-speed forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert come standard on Touring and Grand Touring models. Other optional safety equipment includes a lane departure warning and intervention system and a more capable forward collision warning and mitigation/braking system.
The 3’s top-of-its-class front seats are great for long trips, and they’ll keep you in place during quicker, faster maneuvers. A key factor of the 3's appeal is how well it drives. With both the 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter engines, the 3 accelerates quickly and smoothly.