2017 Mazda 3 Review

Mazda is preparing to output its high performance 2017 Mazda 3 model in the future period. The announcement came recently and the model is already seen as being available next year as preparations have been going on for some time already for this model. This is going to be a model which offers very acceptable fuel economy and yet high performance features. Expect some advanced handling ability, a refined interior and perfect scores when it comes to crash testing. We expect the release date to be placed somewhere early next year.

2017 Mazda 3 side view, alloy wheels

The 2017 year model is going to be updated with an abundance of features. They are going to include a new sunroof, automatic headlights and a rearview camera. There are a lot of features that are going to be offered as standard from this year which were not with the previous models. This makes the latest Mazda 3 a very exclusive and apt vehicle. If you are looking for a hatchback vehicle which has updated technology, high interior comforts with lots of space and which also does not shy away from performing, then the 2017 Mazda 3 can be the car for you.

2017 Mazda 3 rear view, red color, taillights and tailpipe

Going against this vehicle is a series of cars which are in the same price range as this model but cannot hold the bar to this one in many other areas. For the same price you will get a car which has better fuel efficiency, better handling and performance, and has a unique driving experience. This is all owed to the new engine that the model has been updated with for this year.

The model does come with certain faults though, as cabin noise needs to be reduced. But the adds 18-inch wheels make a whole lot of difference either way. The new 2017 Mazda 3 is going to face against the 2016 Honda Civic, Kia Forte and Ford Focus as their main rivals.

2017 Mazda 3 exterior and interior changes

First of all, there are going to be several trims available for the new 2017 Mazda 3 model. The car is available as a hatchback and as a sedan and thus we get  3i Sport, 3i Touring, 3i Grand Touring, 3s Touring, and the 3s Grand Touring.  The 3i Sport is the base trim and has a lot of amenities and features added to it even in the base version. A 7” infotainment screen is standard and it also allows for various advanced connectivity devices. Driving comfort is addressed by adding a height-adjustable driver seat and there is also the  telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel to help you adjust better while driving. The safety system has been updated immensely as it adds a rearview camera and other alerts systems that help enhance the safety in a large way.

2017 Mazda 3 front viev, headlights and grille

On the other hand the 3i Touring trim is going to come with a leather-wrapped steering wheel configuration and many other comfort enhancements and entertainment upgrades. Satellite and HD radio is available and you can combine it with the Bose surround system as well. Some special features are keyless entry and ignition, auto-dimming rearview mirror, automatic climate control , while the exterior of the car is characterized by adding a rear lip spoiler, new LED headlights and  foglights

The 3i Grand Touring has also all the necessary comfort enhancements that you can think of. The inside carries  heated front seats with a leather upholstered cabin and the seats also have six-way power lumbar and manual lumbar adjustment. The inside also ahs steering wheel mounted paddle shifters, a heads-up display and a digital speedometer, while the outside of the car includes a gloss black grille and 18-inch wheels.

2017 Mazda 3 steering wheel, gear shift knob, lcd screen, dashboard

And finally, the 2017 Mazda 3s Grand Touring tops the lineup with the most luxury setup of all trims. It has adaptive xenon headlights,  LED taillights,  automatic high-beam headlight control, auto-dimming rearview mirrors,  active grille shutters and on the inside adaptive cruise control,  full leather upholstery, a lane departure warning system and i-Eloop regenerative braking system.

2017 Mazda 3 engine setup

The 2017 Mazda 3i models are going to be powered with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine rated at 155 hp and 150 pounds of torque and is going to be combined with a  six-speed manual transmission system or the six-speed automatic transmission system. This option is also brought to you with an available all-wheel drive system. The stats state that this engine can go 0-60 mph in 8.3 seconds, which is not too shabby for this model. The EPA ratings on the other hand give us a fuel efficiency of  30/41/34 mpg in the city/highway/combined  for the automatic and 29/41/33 mpg  for the manual shifter.

2017 Mazda 3 engine

The Mazda 3s is going to be powered with a 2.5L four-cylinder engine rated at 184 horsepower and 185 pounds of torque that has a standard manual transmission system or an optional auto, while the 3s Touring uses a six-speed auto transmission system. Either way the acceleration for this engine option is a bit faster as it makes 0-60 mph in 7.5 seconds. Whether you are in the seen or the hatchback ,the 2.5L is going to have a 25/37/29 mpg and 26/35mpg fuel economy for each version.

Price and release date

The 2017 Mazda 3 vehicles are going to start to be released as off next year as the models are prepared for a 2017 release. The official date has not been set still but we are expecting to see a starting price of $17,845 for the i-Sport  while the 2017 Mazda 3s Touring  goes up to $24,795 as a base MSRP price.