If there is anything the Japan-based multinational automaker wants you to know is that he pays attention to detail. This is especially true with the new members he is set to welcome under his umbrella this year.
Introduced in the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2019 Mazda 3 promises to bring you features you would never expect in a small compact car, shooting it to the top of the list of the best compact cars on the planet. From sportiness to handling and efficiency, the 2019 Mazda 3 is, arguably, one of the best compact cars to hit the market ever!
Without much ado, let’s take a ride through 5 astonishing features of this phenomenal ride. Buckle up!
- It Comes with a Completely Revamped Interior
No jokes, it is the same Mazda but not like you know it. The engineers definitely turned the beat all the way up. In addition to the improved ergonomics, the all-wheel ride is equipped with some astounding safety and driver assistance features such as driver attention alert, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, low-speed automatic emergency braking, and lane-departure warning. On top of that, the base model is brought too standard with a larger 8.8-inch multimedia screen, keyless start, 8 speaker sound system, 7-inch reconfigurable gauge cluster and many more. You will also enjoy the center armrest as the shifter and infotainment controllers are both shifted forward, creating more space for your arms.
- The Exterior Game was Taken Up A Notch
The updated shape has got to be the highlight of this new buddy. Besides being 25nm longer than its predecessor, the 2019 Mazda 3 got the exterior right for the first time. Typically, you find these small compact cars built with a bubbly roof dangled on top of a sturdy short-hood-shorter-trunk body, however, that is not the case here. This compact beast actually got it right this time. The exterior is perfectly built with a longer wheelbase and the body higher by 3.2 inches, taking away the traditional bubbly style. We also see a change from the traditional front wheel to an all-wheel drive.
Mazda came all in with the power. Say goodbye to the 2.0-liter engine as the 2019 Mazda 3 come equipped with a larger 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine, complemented with 186 horsepower. What this means is that your car isn’t just a stunning lightweight compact car, but its engine also delivers quick acceleration. Mazda also has several other engines in the pipeline. We expect to see a 1.8-liter diesel engine and the incredible Skyactiv-X engine. This fourth generation of Mazda 3 actually comes through this time. Unlike the 2018 version designed with standard manual, this new buddy is equipped with six-speed automatic transmission.
- Special Attention to NVH
The extra effort invested to reduce road noise, vibrations, and harshness cannot be overlooked. In fact, it is one of the many highlights of the new Mazda 3.
- The Price is Totally Worth It
Proposed to start at £23,500 for the SE-L model, the all-new Mazda 3 has gotten a fair share of criticism due to the increase. While the price increase may make some customers scratch their heads, it is crucial to note that the price is totally worth. Compared with its predecessor, you will agree that this is a totally revamped ride. Just a little extra for the class and comfort and it is surely worth it