What Changes did the 2018 Mazda3 Introduce for its new Model Year?

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda, Mazda3, New Models, SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY, Technology on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 at 9:55 pm
2018 Mazda3 Rear End View in Red

2018 Mazda3 vs 2017 Mazda3 Comparison

The Mazda3 is an iconic midsize sedan. Always innovative and always fun to drive, the Mazda3 has a following in the automotive market, and it’s easy to see why. With the introduction of a new model year, we’re taking a closer look at what changes took place for 2018. Take a look at our 2018 Mazda3 vs 2017 Mazda3 comparison to see what updates and upgrades were introduced for 2018.

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Model Grade Feature Additions and Revisions

Across the trim level spectrum, the 2018 Mazda3 saw updates to standard features and technologies. This means that drivers will find increased value within the Mazda3 trim level spectrum and can enjoy even more amenities at an affordable price point. New for 2018, the Mazda3 added a 2.5L standard engine in the Touring trim level. Previously, drivers had to upgrade to the top trim level, the Grand Touring, to access this type of performance equipment. Further updates include a new dark silver alloy wheel color, standard illuminated vanity mirrors and an overhead sunglasses holder. In the Grand Touring trim, drivers will now have access to a pivoting Adaptive Front-lighting System, a heated steering wheel, paddle shifters on automatic models, Mazda navigation system, auto-dimming interior mirror with Homelink, High Beam Control, Lane Departure Warning System, Lane Keep Assist, Mazda Radar Cruise Control, Smart Brake Support, and Traffic Sign Recognition. These features are part of the Grand Touring’s revised Premium Equipment Package. Previously, many of these features were only available in at an additional cost.

2018 Mazda3 Steering Wheel View in Black Coloring

Rear End View of the 2018 Mazda3 in Red

G-Vectoring Control and Package Upgrades

All model grades of the 2018 Mazda3 now will come equipped with G-Vectoring Control. This is a Mazda-exclusive technology that works to refine driving dynamics by making handling more fine-tuned and increasing the stability of the vehicle. As well as this upgrade, the 2018 Mazda3 has added a variety of new package upgrades throughout the trim level lineup. In the Sport trim, drivers may elect to upgrade their Mazda3 with the addition of an available package that includes 16-inch alloy wheels, Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, satin chrome interior trim, and power heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signals. For the Touring model grade, drivers may now elect to add the BOSE®/Moonroof/Satellite package. This includes a nine-speaker premium audio system, SiriusXM satellite radio with a four-month subscription, and a one-touch-open moonroof.

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If you would like to know more about the various updates and upgrades the new 2018 Mazda3 offers drivers, you may contact us at Gorman McCracken Mazda. We’ll answer all of your questions regarding the 2018 Mazda3 vs 2017 Mazda3 comparison and let you test drive both models to see which one you like best. You can check out all of our current Mazda offerings in our online inventory and then stop by to test drive one of your favorite models next time you’re in the area of our dealership.

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