Everything you should know about the 2017 Mazda3
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Everything you should know about the 2017 Mazda3

It’s not hard to spot a Mazda3 cruising down the road in Saint John, New Brunswick. After all, Mazda’s compact vehicle has been remarkably popular with Canadians ever since it launched on the market back in 2004, and Mazda has made sure the Mazda3 remained up-to-date by continually improving the vehicle inside and out with each new generation.

For 2017, Mazda updates once again the Mazda3, adding more refinement inside, more personality outside, and more comfort when driving down the road.

Here is everything you need to know about the 2017 Mazda3

Exterior

The Mazda3’s KODO-inspired design has been a huge hit ever since the current generation launched back in 2014. This year, Mazda’s design team has tweaked both the 2017 Mazda3 sedan and the 2017 Mazda3 Sport. The vehicles gets a new grill that is more prominent, different headlights with two unique LED signature daytime running lights depending on the version, and a revised rear bumper.

Interior

The 2017 Mazda3’s interior also gets a premium upgrade thanks to a new centre console, centre display and instrument cluster. The heads-up display has also been improved and now features more information and a color display. In terms of comfort, Mazda added more sound insulation to the cockpit, thus making the 2017 Mazda3 a lot more enjoyable when commuting or travelling on the highway. In terms of interior space, there are no changes as the sedan still offers 350 liters of cargo space while the Hatchback Sport model features 572 liters of cargo space.

Performance

The 2017 Mazda3’s engines remain the same as last year. That means that the base engine is a SKYACTIV-G 2.0L 4-cylinder with 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque while the GT is powered by a SKYACTIV-G 2.5L 4-cylinder that delivers 184 horsepower. Both engines prove to be fuel-efficient thanks to SKYACTIV technology as the base engine features a fuel economy rating of 8.5 liters per 100 kilometers in the city and 6.4 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway with the 6-speed manual transmission. A six-speed automatic is optional.

Of course, the major addition to the 2017 Mazda3 this year is G-Vectoring Control, which is part of SKYACTIV Vehicle Dynamics. The 2017 Mazda3 is the first Mazda vehicle to get G-Vectoring Control which is designed to improve low-speed and high-speed comfort by reducing body roll and stabilizing the wheels. That means that you will be making a lot less corrections to the steering wheel as you drive down the road, and you will also feel a lot less movements inside the cabin.

To learn more about the 2017 Mazda3 which starts at $15,900, contact us today at King Mazda in Saint John, New Brunswick.