You tell your friends you want a compact car, but you don’t want it to feel like an appliance, or cost an arm and a leg. If any of them are enthusiasts, you’ll easily find your way here. Mazda has made a name for itself by offering vehicle that aren’t your everyday, humdrum vehicles that are mass-produced to create one collective yawn after hitting the cruise control. Not that the 2018 Mazda3 doesn’t offer cruise control to Spartanburg SC drivers. Of course it does, and a whole lot more besides it. It’s just that you might not feel as eager to press the button and mentally check out when you drive the model.
You see, Mazda values the enthusiast spirit. A spirit that many claim has been dying for recent generations of new drivers. Is it today’s style that makes us long for the past? Not when it comes to the Mazda lineup. The Mazda3 is your compact entry, but it is bursting to prove itself with high-end features and advanced engineering.
Sporty appearances don’t deceive with the 2018 Mazda3
Now it doesn’t escape our notice that other brands are catching on to the design demands of contemporary drivers. The difference is that many of them are still offering tired engine options beneath a flashy façade. When you drive Mazda, this isn’t the case. The 2018 Mazda3 has the 2.0-liter SKYACTIV®-G under the hood, which offers up 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque to the Sport trim.
Upgrade to either the Touring or Grand Touring and you’ll see a boost to the 2.5-liter option, which offers up an astounding 184 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. Either way, you’ll experience fantastic fuel economy and a smooth ride thanks to the standard SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission with sport mode.
Standard features in the 2018 Mazda3 include Smart City Brake Support, power windows and locks, remote keyless entry, push-button start, MAZDA CONNECT™, HD Radio, Pandora, Aha and Stitcher integration, a rearview camera and more. Higher trim levels provide even more convenience and comfort features.
Think the 2018 Mazda3 might be the right choice for you? Stop by Vic Bailey Mazda for a test drive.