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The 2018 Mazda 3 is available as either a four-door sedan or four-door hatchback. Both come in three trim levels.
Standard feature highlights for the base Sport include 16-inch steel wheels, cruise control, air-conditioning, cloth upholstery, Bluetooth phone and streaming audio, a 7-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, low-speed forward collision warning and mitigation, emergency telematics and a six-speaker stereo with HD radio, streaming internet radio apps, two USB ports and auxiliary input. The hatchback gets upgraded with alloy wheels and a rear spoiler.
The Mazda 3 Touring trim adds 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, heated mirrors, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, dual-zone automatic climate control, simulated leather upholstery, a power driver seat and heated front seats.
The top Grand Touring model gains LED headlights, a sunroof, leather upholstery, a Bose surround-sound system and satellite radio. The Premium Equipment package adds adaptive headlights, automatic high beams, a heated steering wheel, paddle shifters, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a navigation system, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and mitigation for higher speeds, and a traffic sign reader.
The Sport trim is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine good for 155 hp. The Touring and Grand Touring models get a 2.5-liter engine that produces 184 hp. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, and a six-speed automatic is optional.
In terms of price, the 2018 Mazda 3 is right in line with its primary competitors that include the Ford Focus, Honda Civic and Volkswagen Golf. The Mazda gets an edge, however, for its more generous features list, engaging driving dynamics, upscale interior and excellent infotainment system. These all contribute to the Mazda 3 remaining as one of our favorites in the class. Use all of Edmunds' tools and services to find the right one for you.
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