Like its predecessors, the fully redesigned 2019 Mazda3 remains one of the most fun-to-drive compact cars on the market. Mazda added a long list of updates to the 2019 model, including an all-new infotainment system. For the first time, Phoenix area Mazda dealers also offer the Mazda3 with all-wheel drive.
When test driving the new Mazda3 at the Mazda dealer near Phoenix, you can experience its improved performance. Mazda’s previously optional 2.5-liter, Skyactiv-G four-cylinder engine now comes standard on every trim. It’s rated to crank out an enjoyable 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. While all versions of the sedan body style come equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission, a six-speed manual transmission is optional on the hatchback. Aside from offering lively acceleration, the new Mazda 3 also delivers strong fuel economy. According to the EPA, drivers can look forward to getting an estimated 27 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.*
Sporty handling makes the 2019 Mazda3 even more entertaining to drive. Standard G-Vectoring Control Plus helps ensure great body control. When cornering, this system subtly adjusts engine torque and braking to enhance stability.
There’s no overlooking the Mazda3’s sharp styling. Mazda’s “Soul of Motion design language gives it an especially sleek appearance. LED exterior lighting is standard throughout the lineup. While the standard 16-inch alloy wheels are attractive, available 18-inch wheels give the Mazda 3 an especially powerful stance. Some of the special exterior paint colors include Snowflake White Pearl Mica, Soul Red Crystal Metallic and Polymetal Gray Mica.
On the inside, the 2019 Mazda3 impresses with its high-quality interior materials. It has the fit and finish of a far more expensive model. While the new Mazda3 is only offered in a single trim, you’ll have some great option packages to choose from. Some of the available upgrades include dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery and heated front seats.
There’s a lot of new technology available for the 2019 Mazda3. An updated MazdaConnect infotainment system comes standard. It features an 8.8-inch central display, which can be easily operated using a multifunction Commander control. Opting for the Select package adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone support. If you desire a more exciting music-listening experience, opt for the 12-speaker Bose premium sound system. You can also get the Mazda 3 with an Active Driving Display. By projecting the gauge cluster’s information onto the lower windshield, it helps your eyes remain on the road ahead.
Chosen as a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS, the 2019 Mazda 3 provides excellent impact protection. You’ll also benefit from its available accident-avoidance technologies. While forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking helps prevent rear-end crashes, blind-spot monitoring warns you of fast-approaching vehicles in the next lane. To enjoy more security at night, consider getting Mazda’s Adaptive Front-Lighting System. When traveling around bends in the road, the headlights will pivot to provide better visibility. Other helpful driving aids include rear cross-traffic alert, Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go, lane-keep assist and driver attention monitoring.*
* All vehicle mileage based on 2019 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.