For their new compact sedan and hatchback model 2018 Mazda3, the brand has brought more safety measures giving an extra shot to the budget buyers.A new low-speed front collision system is now coming as standard with an automatic emergency braking even with the base Sport trim. While holding back the price for the base models, the price for the volume trims are increased in line with the features that are added to them.
Engine and Safety System Upgrade
As per the opinions of the Mazda dealer National City, for the 2018 models, Mazda has enhanced their standard equipment by each trim level. What is commonly found in them is a low-speed front collision system, an emergency braking standard especially on the base Sport model and a more powerful 2.5-liter engine on all the midrange models.
For 2018, the base Sport trim and the Grand Touring models have been improved with a few moresafety technologies, while the midrange Touring trim has been awarded a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine upgrade with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission that can create a 155-horsepower. A bigger engine came as an offer with a separate transmission that can be seen in a more expensive Touring 2.5 hatchback model.
With a brand-new set of alloy wheels ofdark silver color, Mazda 3 has gone through a significant change in the appearancewith a pair of vanity mirrors on its exteriors. The latest standard features include self-leveling LED headlights, daytime running lights and prominent taillights and LED fog lights, which were found as optional features of the yester-year models.
Interior and Infotainment Upgrade
2018 Mazda 3 sport Bas trim is now having a plush interior with softand cozy cloth seats, a 7-inch media display with a sophisticated knob controller.
The 2018 Mazda 3 is yet not integrated it with the user smartphones through Apple CarPlay or Android Auto though these have become almost a standard equipment for most of the in-class compact car rivals except a few including Toyota Corolla. But Mazda has announced to include them in the retroactive upgrade for most of their current models.
Connectivity took a step ahead in this model with Bluetooth phone pairing while a keyless entry and a push-button start took the vehicle ahead to the next level in technological advancement. Other features to be noted in this mid-size Sedan is the blind spot monitor, a rear cross-traffic alert, heated mirrors, a sunglass holder and a chrome interior trim.
As shared by the National City Mazda dealer experts, both the front collision systems in 2017 models have earned accolades from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, because of their base system while the collision system along with the new LED headlights has scored higher than before in the rating of the new lighting tests.
The Mazda 3 in the latest year looks a bit smaller than its rivals, which might have worked against it but, many buyers who are fond of compact cars prefer it for the same. that got as proved when the judges continued to rank it one of the best driver’s choice among the latest compact cars in the global market.