2018 Mazda3 vs 2017 Mazda3

With a reputation for a thrilling drive and unrivaled athleticism, the Mazda3 compact is a fan favorite at Bill Gatton Mazda. As the updated 2018 Mazda3 begins to arrive at the dealership, countless car shoppers want to know – what's new for the Mazda3? Learn more about current and future Mazda3 model years with this in-depth 2018 Mazda3 vs 2017 Mazda3 comparison.

Tailor-made for the future, the 2018 Mazda3 adds a wealth of standard technology and features to an already impressive design. Available in sedan and hatchback variants to pair with three trim levels – Sport, Touring and Grand Touring – the upgraded Mazda3 can be tailored to fit your specifications. Drivers who choose the 2017 Mazda3 will still experience the unrivaled performance and athleticism that goes hand in hand with the Mazda brand name.

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2018 Mazda3 VS 2017 Mazda3
$18,095 Base MSRP $17,845
2.0-Liter SKYACTIV®-G Four-Cylinder Standard Engine 2.0-Liter SKYACTIV®-G Four-Cylinder
Standard MAZDA CONNECT Standard
Standard Smart City Brake Support Unavailable

What Are the Differences Between the 2018 Mazda3 and 2017 Mazda3?

Are you looking for a great compact car at an affordable price? Look no further than the Mazda3 at Bill Gatton Mazda. Within the scope of this 2018 Mazda3 vs 2017 Mazda3 comparison, the 2017 Mazda3 is the more affordable option with a price tag that starts at just $17,845. Armed with even more standard features and a base MSRP that stands at $18,095, the 2018 Mazda3 still provides incredible value.

Performance is a key asset of the Mazda3 that carries over from one generation to the next. A 155-horsepower 2.0-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder engine remains the standard power core and can be paired with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Married to the automatic transmission, the 2018 Mazda3 will make 28 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway.

When drivers opt for the 2018 Mazda3 Touring or Grand Touring trim levels, they will benefit from a standard 184-horsepower 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder engine – previously only standard for the Grand Touring. Mazda3 models equipped with the 2.5-liter engine can be paired with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. When outfitted with the six-speed automatic, the Mazda3 will make 27 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Standard G-VECTORING CONTROL promises to deliver unrivaled traction and an agile ride at every turn.

Mazda3 editions are inundated with innovative technology and features that promise to upgrade your day-to-day commute. A seven-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ touchscreen display sets the bar high for competitors to follow, providing one-touch access to entertainment and information. Highlight features include Bluetooth connectivity, access to Pandora® internet radio, a rearview camera and much more. With the addition of Smart City Brake Support Emergency Braking to the 2018 Mazda3 spec sheet, the Mazda compact gets a boost in safety.

Close Up of 2018 Mazda3 Headlight
Red 2018 Mazda3 Rear Exterior
White and Black 2018 Mazda3 Front Seat Interior
Close Up of 2018 Mazda3 MAZDA CONNECT(R) Touchscreen Display

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