2018 Mazda Mazda3 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Snowflake White Pearl Mica
MSRP
$22,576 - $25,269
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MPG (up to)
28 City / 37 HWY
Horsepower
155-184
Seats
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How 2018 Mazda Mazda3 Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.4 Overall Score
Performance 4.5Comfort 4.2Styling 4.5Value 4.3

What's New

For 2018 the Mazda3 receives minor but significant updates. The 2.0-liter engine is no longer available in the Touring trim level. Touring models are now powered by the 2.5-liter also used in the Grand Touring. Also, Mazda’s Smart City Brake Support system is now standard on the Sport model.

Mazda Mazda3 Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Sport $22,576 - $25,269
Horsepower: 155 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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chevronDown icon Touring $22,576 - $25,269
Horsepower: 184 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Grand Touring $22,576 - $25,269
Horsepower: 184 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.74
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2018 Mazda 3 grand touring.

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I have had no problems with my vehicle thus far, except for when I had to replace the windshield due to a crack. Due to the fact that the car's technology is rather new, the windshield was back-ordered for a few months. The city brake system as well as the smart brake function are a great touch. The car drives wonderfully and handles great in rain and snow. The interior is done nicely and the seats are comfortable. I enjoy the navigation system and like using the features the car has to offer. If you do not buy navigation with you car, you can buy the USB card on eBay for hundreds less and it works great! Also, there are many aftermarket car kits available that make it look quite stylish. The car is quite fast, faster than you might think. The turbo button definitely improves pick up speed and does not really drain gas. I fill up my tank once a week and it costs about $26. 00/tank. The gas mileage I get is outstanding! I love this car overall and am looking to buy my next one instead of lease.

Lauren J
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My Mazda3 is excellent on gas. I get about 35 miles to a gallon!

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My Mazda 3 is awesome! It's loaded! I chose an electric blue color. It has leather seats, power windows, power seats, heated seats, heated steering wheel, and front and rear defrost. It has navigation, and I love that it has a sunroof! It has a flip plate that comes up that you can customize. I set it to show the actual speed limit and how fast I'm driving. When it's started up you can barely hear it's even on. It's push button start, which is so convenient. I leased my 2018 Mazda3 for 36 months, and I have just over 2000 miles on it. I've had zero problems with it thus far.

Tina S
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Mazda- one of the best brands hands down.

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I really like the size and features of my car. It is compact and in an affordable price range, but comes with nice features for the price. Compared to other cars in a similar size (Civic, Corolla, etc. ) I like the overall look of my car and quality and features much better. My family has had Mazda's for several years now and we have absolutely no complaints about reliability, durability and overall satisfaction with the brand.

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$22,576 - $25,269
$22,576 - $25,269

Horsepower

Horsepower
155 (hp)
184 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L SKYACTIV
2.5L SKYACTIV
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Optional
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Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Optional
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Optional
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Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 (in.)
42.2 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 (in.)
37.6 - 38.6 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.8 (in.)
35.8 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.6 (in.)
37.5 - 37.6 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
12.4 (cu. ft.)
12.4 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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Standard
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Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
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Standard
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CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Standard
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum, Steel
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/60HR16
P215/45WR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 (in.)
106.3 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 (ft.)
34.8 (ft.)

Length

Length
175.6 - 180.3 (in.)
175.6 - 180.3 (in.)

Width

Width
70.7 (in.)
70.7 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2875 - 2967 (.lbs)
3013 - 3100 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
155 (hp)
184 (hp)

Torque

Torque
150 (ft. lbs.)
185 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 (gal.)
13.2 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
33 (mpg)
31 (mpg)

City

City
28 (mpg)
26 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
38 (mpg)
35 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard
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HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Optional
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Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Optional
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Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • MAZDA CONNECT Emergency Sos *
  • Smart City Brake Support
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Blind Spot Monitoring Blind Spot Sensor
  • Smart City Brake Support and Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • and Rear Cross Traffic Alert *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (1)

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Engine And Engine Cooling > Exhaust System Nov 20, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 20, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V745000
Summary:
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2018 Mazda3 vehicles, equipped with an incorrect exhaust valve spring. The incorrect exhaust valve spring may fail while driving, potentially causing an engine stall.
Consequence:
An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engines and replace any incorrect exhaust valve springs, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 20, 2018. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 1717K.

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