2018 Mazda3 Reviews

February 2nd, 2018 by

2018 Mazda3 Sedan Interior View

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The 2018 Mazda3 reviews are in! Edmunds calls the newest Mazda3 “entertaining and sporty to drive,” while Car and Driver considers the Mazda3 “one of our favorite cars,” particularly because of its design and upscale interior. Kelley Blue Book touts the Mazda3 for its “impressive standard features [and] many tech-based active safety systems”. Read more of what the automotive experts have to say about Mazda’s latest iteration of its compact car!


“On the road, [the Mazda3] is not just competent; it’s actually entertaining and sporty to drive” (Edmunds). The new Mazda3’s performance is a thrill to drive largely because of:

  • A standard 2.0L four-cylinder engine rated at 155 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque
  • An optional 2.5L four-cylinder engine that makes 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque
  • Your choice of a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission


“Available as a 4-door sedan or a versatile 5-door hatchback, the new Mazda3 offers impressive standard features, many tech-based active safety systems, and a refined interior” (Car and Driver). From the start, the Mazda3 comes generously equipped, with features like:

  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • The Mazda CONNECT infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen
  • Low-speed forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking
  • Emergency telematics
  • Optional Preferred Equipment package on the sedan, including heated mirrors and blind spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert

At the top of the lineup, the Grand Touring provides:

  • LED exterior lights
  • A nine-speaker Bose surround-sound system
  • Access to a Premium Equipment package that includes a heated steering wheel, paddle shifters for the automatic transmission, a navigation system, and Mazda’s i-Activsense suite of safety technologies like adaptive cruise control and a traffic sign reader


“Its winning formula is simple and continues to win us over: sharp looks, a near-premium interior, and sublime driving dynamics” (Kelley Blue Book). The new Mazda3 certainly makes a statement on the road and in the cabin thanks to:

  • Available leather upholstery
  • Optional power sunroof
  • Paint color options including Soul Red Metallic, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, and Eternal Blue Mica
  • Mazda’s exclusive KODO design language
  • An intuitive interior layout
  • High-end sport seats

Head to Beach Mazda for the 2018 Mazda3

Now that you’ve read the 2018 Mazda3 reviews, pick one out for yourself at Beach Mazda. Contact our team to schedule a test drive!