2018 Mazda3 & 2018 Mazda3 Sport
Ontario residents can already get behind the wheel of the latest version of the popular compact Mazda3, and its counterpart, the Mazda3 Sport. These models are incredibly similar, with the 2018 Mazda3 being the sedan and the Mazda3 Sport the hatchback version. These compact vehicles are highly affordable, with the Mazda3 starting at just $15,900, putting it within the reach of nearly everyone.
SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY Under the Hood
When you get behind the wheel of this Mazda sedan or hatchback, you will be treated to a seamless driving experience courtesy of SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY. Every Mazda3 review praises these models for their ability to deliver a top driving experience with fuel efficiency. The 2-liter and 2.5-liter SKYACTIV-G powertrains both have superb efficiency, along with better torque than conventional gas engines. They even reduce vibration and noise compared to their traditional counterparts. For even better efficiency, choose a 2018 Mazda3 Sport model with i-ELOOP regenerative braking to power the vehicle’s electrical systems.
The engines work with the SKYACTIV-Drive automatic transmission, known for its precision and high performance. With this transmission, the 2018 Mazda3 delivers the feeling you typically expect from a manual transmission with an automatic’s smoothness. Factor in the SKYACTIV-Chassis with its nimbleness when driving slow and stability at high speeds, plus the SKYACTIV-Body with ultra-high-tensile steel, and you have the perfect package for all your drives around Ontario and beyond.
The latest addition to the SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGIES is a focal point of nearly every Mazda3 review. The new SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control system makes your drive less fatiguing and smoother, improving the experience for you as the driver, as well as your passengers. It works by subtly adjusting the engine torque to optimize the vehicle weight transfer in all types of drives. The result is more confidence and being able to remain alert.
As soon as you get inside the 2018 Mazda3 Sport, you will be impressed by its interior refinement. The instrument cluster is gorgeous yet simple to read. Take advantage of the driver-centric cockpit with its available leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel.The available Active Driving Display in colour shows you the crucial driving information at a glance. Focus on your conversation or favorite song with the enhanced sound insulation of the latest Mazda3. Whether you choose the sedan or hatchback, you are treated to split and folding rear seats for true versatility.
Of course, a Mazda3 review of the interior isn’t complete without mentioning the technology. The available HMI Commander lets you control everything you need via the controls at your fingertips. The Mazda3 can also read out your SMS text messages, and it comes standard with inputs for both auxiliary audio and USB. Every model also has MAZDA CONNECT for seamless connectivity and hands-free phone with available navigation.
Safety to Protect Those You Care About
As you look at the 2018 Mazda3, you will notice that the GS and GT trims now have many i-ACTIVSENSE safety technologies as standard. With these systems backing up your instincts, you dramatically lower the risk of an accident, letting you drive with confidence.
For example, Mazda Radar Cruise Control lets you preset the distance and vehicle speed so you have one less thing to worry about. Smart Brake Support works at 16 km/h and higher, minimizing the impact of a collision or preventing it altogether. Just some of the other i-ACTIVSENSE features you will enjoy on the Mazda3 include Smart City Brake Support, Forward Obstruction Warning, the Lane-Keep Assist System, the Traffic Sign Recognition System, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and the Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring System. There is also an Adaptive Front-Lighting System.
KODO Soul of Motion Design
Like all other recent Mazda models, the 2018 Mazda3 is striking thanks to its KODO Soul of Motion design language. Engineers carefully examined every single line, angle, and curve of the Mazda3 to capture the power of a predator right before it pounces. The result is a sedan or hatchback with dignified and bold proportions along with the appearance of always being in motion. As a bonus, the KODO design language is highly aerodynamic, improving the overall performance and efficiency.
Other Eye-Catching Exterior Features
The KODO Soul of Motion design certainly turns heads, but any Mazda3 review will also mention all the exterior features that complement this design language. Opt for LED headlights featuring signature lighting, along with LED taillights and foglights, so your journey is always illuminated, keeping you and those around you safe. As you approach, others will admire the sleek front grille with its signature wing.
The team at Budds’ Mazda will gladly give you even more information about the 2018 Mazda3 and 2018 Mazda3 Sport. When you visit our dealership, you can even take this model on a test drive around Oakville to get a feel for its features and handling. Visit us today!
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