The 2018 Mazda3 5-Door is a compact hatchback with a small footprint. With a total length of 180 inches, the 3 will fit just about anywhere. Yet, thanks to its wheelbase of 106.3 inches and track of 61 inches, it has a stable ride at highway speeds and around corners. Best of all, the car is pretty light at only 3,098 pounds. That means its 184-horsepower four-cylinder has less to move. It also helps with fuel economy, too.
|Length (inches) w/License Plate Holder||180.3|
|Width (inches) w/o Body Side Protector||70.7|
|Height, unladen (inches)||57.3|
|Track front/rear (inches)||61.2/61.4|
|Curb Weight (lbs.)||3,098|
As compact as the Mazda3’s exterior is, its interior is impressively spacious. Front occupants have a good amount of room, with 42.2 inches of legroom and 38.6 inches of headroom. And despite the car’s track being only 61 inches wide, the front occupants enjoy 57.2 inches of shoulder room.
Rear passengers have a bit less room, though, measuring 35.8 inches in legroom, 37.6 inches of headroom, and 54.4 inches of shoulder room. Still, the back seat is just fine for kids and will easily accommodate two adults on anything shorter than a road trip.
The 5-Door’s advantage is cargo room. There are 20.2 cubic-feet of cargo room behind the second row and 47.1 cubic feet of room with the 60/40-split bench folded flat.
|Headroom, front/rear without Moonroof (inches)||38.6/37.6|
|Headroom, front/rear with Moonroof (inches)||37.6/37.5|
|Leg Room, front/rear (inches)||42.2/35.8|
|Shoulder Room, front/rear (inches)||57.2/54.4|
|Hip Room, front/rear (inches)||55.5/53.5|
|EPA Passenger Volume (cubic feet)||96.4|
|EPA Cargo Volume (cubic feet)||20.2|
|EPA Cargo Volume with rear seats down, (cubic feet)||47.1|
|EPA Total Volume (cubic feet)||116.6|
While the Mazda3 comes standard with a 2.0-liter SkyActiv four-cylinder, the Touring and Grand Touring trims come with the more powerful 2.5-liter SkyActive four. The engine makes 184 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 185 pound-feet of torque at only 3,250 rpm. A silky smooth six-speed manual comes standard, but the optional six-speed automatic transmission is available.
The sprint to 60 mph takes only 6.8 seconds, and its top speed is listed at 130 mph. Fuel economy is slightly more impressive, though not class-leading. The EPA estimates the Mazda3 5-Door with the automatic at 26 mpg city, 35 mpg highway, and 30 mpg combined. Staying with the manual transmission reduces each figure my one mpg.
|Engine||Type-SKYACTIV-G 2.5L DOHC|
|Horsepower||184 HP @ 5,700 RPM|
|Torque||185 @ 3,250 RPM|
|Transmission||SKYACTIV-MT 6-speed manual|
|Optional Trans||SKYACTIV-DRIVE 6-speed automatic|
|Fuel economy||25 / 34 / 29 (Manual trans)|
|Fuel economy||26 / 35 / 30 (Automatic trans)|
|Top Speed||130 mph|
The 2018 Mazda3 5-Door starts at $19,345. Comparatively speaking, that’s a reasonable price. The Volkswagen Golf starts at $20,715, the Honda Civic Hatchback starts at $19,730, the Hyundai Elantra GT starts at $20,235, and the Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback starts at $22,195.
My Grand Touring tester with the automatic transmission carries a base price of $24,945. Several á la carte options add cost, but also add convenience and style. These items include the $75 cargo mat, the $300 Soul Red Paint, the $100 rear bumper guard, the $125 scuff plates and door sill trim plates, and the big one – the $1,600 Premium Equipment Package.
The Premium Equipment Package adds navigation, paddle shifters, adaptive front lighting, smart brake support, radar cruise control, traffic sign recognition, auto-dim rearview mirror with HomeLink, a heated steering wheel, automatic high beams, lane departure warning, and lane keep assist. Needless to say, that $1,600 is well spent.
|Sport MT||SKYACTIV-G 2.0L Engine with SkyActiv-MT 6-Speed manual transmission||$19,345|
|Sport AT||Engine with SkyActiv-MT 6-Speed automatic transmission||$20,395|
|Touring MT||SKYACTIV-G 2.5L Engine with SkyActiv-MT 6-Speed manual transmission||$20,840|
|Touring AT||SKYACTIV-G 2.5L Engine with SkyActiv-MT 6-Speed automatic transmission||$21,890|
|Grand Touring MT||SKYACTIV-G 2.5L Engine with SkyActiv-MT 6-Speed manual transmission||$23,895|
|Grand Touring AT||SKYACTIV-G 2.5L Engine with SkyActiv-MT 6-Speed automatic transmission||$24,945|
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