Fontana Mazda Shoppers Year End Review of The 2019 Mazda3
There’s no doubt that Mazda is taking its vehicles in a bold new direction. The Mazda lineup is now positioned to slot in-between mainstream and luxury brands. And there’s no mistaking the fact that Mazda vehicles are among the finest when it comes to the driving experience. This is the reason for the growing popularity of the Mazda brand, as the folks at the Mazda dealer near Fontana will tell you.
When you look at the redesigned 2019 Mazda3 for the first time, you’ll experience its stunning exterior design. Available as a four-door sedan or a five-door hatchback, the Mazda3 gets available four-wheel drive for the first time. Fontana Mazda shoppers find the beautiful interior that rises to luxury-levels of quality to be another compelling reason to choose the 2019 Mazda3. Sealing the deal is the vehicle’s relatively economical price tag.
Automotive Press Praise for The Mazda3
The automotive media continues its high regard for the Mazda3, with J.D. Power writing: “There are many reasons to love the new 2019 Mazda3. ... this car represents an excellent argument against spending more for arguably less in a luxury-brand small car. And its stylish and well equipped enough to credibly command a premium over other mainstream compact cars – especially when decked out in Premium trim.”
The Mazda3 seats five passengers and is offered in four trim levels, listed as Standard (sedan only), Select, Preferred and Premium. Powering the 2019 Mazda3 is a Skyactiv-G 2.5-liter engine that generates 186 horsepower 186 lb-ft of torque, mated to a standard six-speed automatic transmission. Those looking for the thrill of driving a manual gearbox can get the optional six-speed manual that’s offered with the hatchback’s Premium trim with front-wheel drive.
Front-wheel drive is standard across the lineup and all-wheel drive is available on all models except the base sedan. Mazda’s all-wheel-drive system works with the standard G-Vectoring Control Plus setup to produce driving dynamics that can only be called incredible. The Mazda3 gets up to 27/36 mpg for front-wheel-drive models with the automatic transmission and cylinder de-activation technology.*
The base Standard model comes with push-button start, keyless entry, a stereo system with eight speakers, an infotainment system with an 8.8-inch screen, Bluetooth, dual-zone climate control, and two USB ports. Step up to the Select trim and you’ll get leatherette upholstery, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, rain-sensing wipers, radar cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, lane-departure warning and a driver-attention system designed to prevent drivers from falling asleep at the wheel.
The Preferred trim adds heated front seats, an eight-way power driver seat with memory and lumbar support, a Bose premium audio system with 12 speakers and SiriusXM satellite radio. The top-spec Premium comes with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, leather seating, a power moonroof and a head-up display. Options include a wireless charging pad, a navigation system and a black exterior accent package.
* 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.