2018 Mazda 3 Hatchback Dundalk MD

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2018 Mazda 3 at Thompson Mazda

The 2018 Mazda3 is a playful yet sophisticated fuel-efficient compact that proves to be the most fun in its class to drive. The new Mazda3 is available as a stylish 4-door sedan or more practical 5-door hatchback and offers some impressive standard features, is loaded with tech-based active safety systems, and provides a refined styled interior. The Mazda3 stands out among the competitive affordable compact sedan and hatchback class by exceeding expectations and delivering the perfect blend of design, technology, and driving dynamics.

Engine Performance

  • Standard 155-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine
  • Available 184 horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine
  • G-Vectoring Control exclusive technology

Safety Features

  • 2017 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety "Top Safety Pick+"
  • New standard Smart City Brake Support for low speeds
  • Available Smart Brake Support for highway speeds

Vehicle Design

  • Sport, Touring or Grand Touring trims
  • Largest cargo room in segment
  • 7-inch screen on dash

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What styles does the Mazda3 come in?

The five-passenger 2018 Mazda3 is available as a four-door hatchback offered in either Sport, Touring or Grand Touring trims. The Mazda3 hatchback has one of the largest cargo volumes in the segment, 20.2 cubic feet of space behind the back seat and 47.1 cubic feet with the seats folded. All models feature a large 7-inch screen on the dash and infotainment functions, like audio, phone, apps, and navigation are controlled by an easy-to-operate rotary knob on the console between the front seats that allows you to keep the focus on driving. The GT trim's standard Bose audio sounds amazing with hard-hitting bass and clean sound regardless of how high you crank it up.

What are the engines available for the Mazda3?

Sport models are powered by a 155-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, while the Touring and Grand Touring get a 184 horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard, and the popular 6-speed automatic transmission is also available. The 2018 Mazda3 is both fun to drive and fuel-efficient, thanks to the exclusive innovative Skyactiv powertrain and chassis design. The manual 2.0-liter engine achieves a fuel economy up to 37 mpg, and the automatic 2.5-liter reaches 36 mpg. The 2018 Mazda3 also comes standard across all trim levels with G-Vectoring Control exclusive technology that uses engine timing to control chassis dynamics, which leads to smoother, more accurate steering inputs that result in greater confidence and control for the driver.

What makes the Mazda3 so safe?

In 2017, Mazda3 was awarded as an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety "Top Safety Pick+." Now for 2018, they continue to improve safety by adding Smart City Brake Support standard on all models, which automatically applies the brakes when an unpreventable collision at low speeds is detected to help lessen damage and injury. Touring and Grand Touring trims also come standard with Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. Also, Traffic Sign Recognition, Lane-Keep Assist, and Smart Brake Support (for highway speeds) are available for the Grand Touring trim level.

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Final Thoughts on the 2018 Mazda 3

The 2018 Mazda3 is designed to focus on its driver and passengers, putting them first by adding new safety features to its award-winning design and providing peace of mind. The Mazda3 is also their most popular model because of the impressive driving dynamics and stylish design. With the added practicality of the hatchback design and a fuel-efficient engine, the Mazda3 will prove to satisfy the needs and desires of every kind of driver. Want to learn more about the 2018 Mazda 3 Hatchback? Ready to get behind the wheel of one? Contact our staff for more information or to schedule a test drive today!

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