When a new model is revealed, it’s always exciting to learn about what improvements have been made as well as which features are being carried over. Recently, Mazda announced the new 2018 Mazda3, which has a number of notable enhancements. If you are curious to learn about the new elements of the 2018 Mazda3, then you’re in the right place.
2018 Mazda3 Performance Capabilities
The Mazda3 Touring now comes standard with the SKYACTIV-G 2.5 engine that is able to produce 184 horsepower. Previously, the larger engine option was available on the Mazda3 Touring 2.5 and Grand Touring trims. For 2018, Mazda decided to get rid of the Touring 2.5 altogether. The Mazda3 Sport is still equipped with the smaller 155-horsepower, 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G engine.
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Trim Updates for the 2018 Mazda3
The 2018 Mazda3 Sport now comes with standard Smart City Brake Support, which is designed to help improve safety when driving in the city. Other features include:
- 7-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment screen
- Bluetooth® phone and audio pairing
- Push-button ignition
In addition to the standard 2.5 engine, the Mazda3 Touring also has a rear spoiler and overhead console at standard equipment. Other features include:
- Leatherette seating
- Heated front seats
- Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring
- Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
- Dual-zone automatic climate control
The 2018 Mazda3 Grand Touring now comes standard with bi-LED headlights, LED combination tail lights, and LED daytime running lights, which were previously optional. Other features include:
- Leather seating
- Active Driving Display head-up unit
- LED fog lights
In addition to the features outlined here, the 2018 Mazda3 also offers a few package options, including the new BOSE®/Moonroof/Satellite package and Premium Equipment Package for the Mazda3 Touring model.
Would you like to experience the 2018 Mazda3 in person? If so, we invite you to check out our current Mazda3 inventory at Seacoast Mazda and schedule a time to get behind the wheel at your convenience.