Kelley Blue Book Value®
$18,095 - $23,839
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
28 City / 37 HWY
Horsepower
155-184
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$18,095 - $23,839
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
28 City / 37 HWY
Horsepower
155-184
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.4 Overall Score
Performance 4.5 Comfort 4.2 Styling 4.5 Value 4.3

Editor's Overview

Intensely attractive, playful and sophisticated, the 2018 Mazda3 is a fuel-efficient compact that’s universally considered to be one of the most refined and fun-to-drive cars in its clas...

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2018 Mazda Mazda3 Owner Reviews

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106 Reviews
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spare tire on my 2018 mazda3 is a danger to drive on

I am sure every one thinks its safe to drive on a mazda 3 spare tire . well here"s what happened to me on a sunday drive 46 miles from my home. on a freeway. I hit a pot hole on the free way .it trashed the tire . had to change the tire on a busy highway with cars speeding by me at 70mph.not much fun at all .I put the temp spare on the car .on the tire it said not to go over 45mph. if any one has ever tried to go 45 mph with cars passing at 70mph on a freeway its not fun at all people gave my the finger as they passed me layed on there horn as they passed me by .I had to go over the 45 mph down hill .I had to pull over 3 times to let the tire cool down .because it got hot .also try to find a tire store on sunday .not" I got off the freeway and got it home .after a 1 1/2 hour drive home I go to a tire dealer on Monday I find out that the tire mazda put on the car was not made any more because it had a lot of problems also mazda put a 185mph high bucks tire on a every day street car .why why ? well they found a replacement tire out of state it took 5 days to get it to me .that's five days I could not leave town .because of the spare tire being junk and over heating .the new tire is on the car now .I am going to the junk yard and buy a rim to put a new tire on so I never have to deal with this again .I all so am upset with mazda over putting junk tire on my mazda 3 that are not made any more I have only had the car 3 weeks .its brand new .I am going to a pick up truck that has a spare tire I am done with mazdas over the years I have had over 24 brand new mazdas there are other tings I don't like about the mazda 3 I only get 330 miles to a tank of gas my other mazda 3 with a 2.0 motor would go 500 miles on a tank of gas the 2.5 motor does not there are other things I don't like but that's a other story

- jack spencer

2018 Mazda 3 grand touring.

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

The Mazda 3 is great. Affordable car for anyone.

I purchased the car last year and it has been reliable so far. There have been no major or even minor issues with it so far. The interior is nice for a lower cost sedan. It does not look or feel cheap. The seats in the car are comfortable and you do not get sore, even after riding in the car for long periods of time. The infotainment is in my opinion really well done. You use a knob in the center console to control the screen. I think this is easier than cars where you have to touch the screen to change setting because it keeps your attention on the road. The trunk has plenty of space for most things and the seats fold down to make more room. The engine is surprisingly powerful for being a v-4. It is pretty quick to accelerate and it handles everything well. The car has a good suspension and handles corners and turns well.

- Lucas K

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Key Specs

Overview

MSRP

Kelley Blue Book
$18,095 - $20,395 (MSRP)
$20,574 - $23,839

Horsepower

Horsepower
155 hp
184 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L SKYACTIV
2.5L SKYACTIV
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 in.
42.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 in.
37.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.8 in.
35.8 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.6 in.
37.5 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
12.4 cu. ft.
12.4 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

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.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2875 - 2967 lbs.
3013 - 3100 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
155 hp
184 hp

Torque

Torque
150 ft. lbs.
185 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

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
30 - 32 mpg

City

City
28 mpg
25 - 27 mpg

Highway

Highway
37 - 38 mpg
34 - 36 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety