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2017 Mazda 3 Sedan Review


The 2017 Mazda 3 Sedan is the redesigned version of the current model and it is expected to be the best all-round compact sedans in its category. This is because the new sedan combines athletic driving dynamics and fuel efficiency with a contented cabin to beat other vehicles easily in its class. Furthermore, it will also come with a rapid acceleration system, lots of highly developed safety features, accurate handling, a sophisticated interior, and top crash test scores. This 2017 model sedan from Mazda will be an ideal vehicle for those who are seeking abundant features and technologies, reliability, better fuel economy, and sophisticated safety features. The new sedan will be released with 3i Sport, 3i Touring, 3i Grand Touring, 3s Touring, and 3s Grand Touring trims.

2017 Mazda 3 Sedan Exterior

The new Mazda 3 Sedan 2017 comes equipped with individual external features. Accordingly,
The 3i Sport trim will be offered with standard outside features, such 16-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, power-folding mirrors, whereas automatic headlamps and windshield wiper will be offered as an option.
On the other hand, the 3i Touring trim comes with standard exterior features, such as an automatic-dimming back view mirror, a rear lip spoiler, LED headlights, foglights, and a sunroof.

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The 2017 Mazda 3 Sedan 3s Touring trim comes outfitted with a set of 18-inch alloy wheels and a polished black grille, whereas the 3s Grand Touring trim will be offered with an automatic-dimming back view mirror, LED tail lamps, automatic high-beam headlight control, adaptive xenon headlights, active grille shutters, and, i-Eloop regenerative braking system.

The 2017 sedan will be released in eight striking body colors that include:
 Deep Crystal Blue Mica.
 Blue Reflex Mica
 Jet Black Mica.
 Meteor Gray Mica.
 Liquid Silver Metallic.
 Snowflake White Pearl Mica.
 Titanium Flash Mica.
 Soul Red Metallic.

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Like hatchback all 2017 Mazda 3 Sedan models come equipped with MacPherson suspension system with stabilizer bar in the front and MultiLink suspension system with stabilizer bar at the back. Regarding brakes, all models come equipped with 11.02-inch size vented disc brakes in the front and 10.43-inch size solid disc brakes at the back.
All models come with the external dimensions of 180.3″ (L) x 70.7″ (W) x 57.3″ (H) with the length of the wheelbase of 106.3 inches. The ground clearance and the curb weight will be 6.1 inches and 2883 pounds (approx 1310 kg) respectively.

2017 Mazda 3 Sedan side

Mazda 3 Sedan 2017 Interior

Similar to the exterior, the interior also differs among the models of the 2017 Mazda 3 Sedan. As a result,
The 3i Sport trim will be offered with standard interior features, such as:
 Seven-inch infotainment screen.
 Bluetooth acoustic and Smartphone connectivity.
 Height-modifiable driver seat.
 High Definition radio
 Tilt and telescopic steering wheel.
 60: 40-split folding back seat.
 Voice controls.
 Power folding mirrors.
 A latest sound system with six speakers.
 Cruise control.

Some of the optional features are a blind-spot monitor, a rear seat armrest, and rear-cross traffic alerts.
On the other hand, the 3i Touring trim comes with standard interior features, such as:
 Bose surround sound system.
 Leather-covered steering wheel.
 Satellite and HD radio.
 Dual zone automatic climate control.
 CD player.
 Keyless start and entry.

2017 Mazda 3 Sedan interior

When comes to the standard interior features of the 3i Grand Touring trim, it is equipped with features like heated front seats in the front, leather upholstered cabin, a navigation system, manual lumbar adjustment and a six-way power lumbar.
The 3s Touring trim has features, such as steering wheel with paddle shifters, a heads-up display, a digital speedometer, whereas the 3s Grand Touring trim will be offered with full leather upholstery, lane departure alert system, and adaptive cruise control.
The new Mazda 3 sedan cabin comes with the passenger capacity of 96 cubic feet and a cargo volume of 12 cubic feet.

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Engine

All 3i trims of the 2017 Mazda 3 Sedan will be powered by a four-cylinder, SkyActive powertrain with the displacement of 2.0 liters. Through this power unit, these models would get the sufficient power and torque of 155 horsepower at 6000 RPM and 150 lbs per foot at 4000 RPM respectively. The sedan will be offered with a six-speed manual transmission system, whereas a six-speed automatic gearbox system will be offered as an option. Both transmission systems will be used to send power to all the wheels. This powertrain also offers better acceleration to the new model sedan, which makes it attain the speed of 60 mph from the stationary mode within 8.3 seconds with the top speed of 130 mph.

When comes to fuel economy, these models offer different mileage according to the transmission system. When these models are equipped with the manual transmission, each model offers the city, highway and combined mileage of 29 mpg, 41 mpg, and 33 mpg respectively, whereas with the automatic transmission system, the models offer the city, highway and combined mileage of 30 mpg, 41 mpg, and 34 mpg respectively.
On the other hand, all 3s trims of the 2017 model Mazda 3 Sedan will be powered by a four-cylinder, SkyActive-G powertrain with the displacement of 2.5 liters.

Through this power unit, these models would get the sufficient power and torque of 184 horsepower at 5700 RPM and 185 lbs per foot at 3250 RPM respectively. These models will also be offered with a six-velocity manual gearbox system as standard, whereas a six-velocity automatic gearbox system will be offered as an option. Both transmission systems will be used to send power to all the wheels. This powertrain offers the same acceleration to the new model sedan, which makes it attain the speed of 60 mph from the stationary mode within 8.3 seconds with the top speed of 130 mph.

When comes to fuel economy, the models offer different mileage according to the transmission system. When these models are equipped with the manual transmission, each model offers the city, highway and combined mileage of 25 mpg, 37 mpg, and 29 mpg respectively, whereas with the automatic transmission system, the new sedan offers the city, highway and combined mileage of 28 mpg, 39 mpg, and 32 mpg respectively.

Base cost and the date of release

All models of the 2017 Mazda 3 Sedan is expected to be available for sale during the first quarter of 2017. When comes to pricing, each model comes with a different price rage. As a result,
The base cost of the 3i Sport trim is expected to be $ 17,845.
The base price of the 3i Touring trim is expected to be $ 20,045.
The starting cost of the 3i Grand Touring trim is expected to be $ 22,545.
The starting price of the 3s Touring trim is expected to be $ 24,795.
The preliminary cost of the 3s Grand Touring trim is expected to be $ 24,745.

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