2016 Mazda Mazda3 i Sport (M6) Hatchback

2016 Mazda Mazda3 i Sport (M6) 4dr Hatchback
  • MSRP$18,545 Invoice$17,748
    • 29 City
    • 40 Hwy
  • Seating5
  • Doors4
  • Horsepower

Estimated Monthly Payment

Term 24 mo 36 mo 48 mo 60 mo 72 mo 84 mo
Payment $814 $556 $427 $350 $299 $262

2016 Mazda Mazda3 Buyer's Guide

Among compacts there is a great deal of variety. There are also a pretty large number of models boasting exceptional over the road dynamics. After all, this is the category in which the “hot hatchbacks” live. Here’s a pretty well kept secret. The 2016 Mazda Mazda3 (offered in both sedan and hatchback) is capable of running rings around many hot hatchbacks—in its regular state of tune. If you examine the Mazda lineup, you might notice the Mazda3 lacks an overt “performance” variant. This is because each iteration of the Mazda3 is designed with driving pleasure in mind. Saying the “performance version” of the Mazda3 is to utter redundancies. What’s more, the 2016 Mazda Mazda3 hatchback is spacious, reliable, fuel efficient, patently affordable, and handsomely styled too.

What's the difference between trims?

2016 Mazda Mazda3 Grand Touring
  • Heated seats
  • Imitation leather upholstery
  • Power driver's seat
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
2016 Mazda Mazda3 Sport
  • Cruise control
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Touchscreen infotainment system
  • CD player
2016 Mazda Mazda3 Touring
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Rear spoiler
  • Blind spot warning system
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

What makes it move?

The 2016 Mazda3 gets power from a choice of two remarkably capable and fuel-efficient engines. The 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder makes 155 horsepower and 150 ft-lbs of torque. The engine is teamed with a six-speed manual transmission as standard equipment. A six-speed automatic transmission can be had as an option. The “big” engine is a 2.5-liter inline four with 184 horsepower and 185 ft-lbs of torque. Transmission choices are a six-speed automatic and a six-speed manual. All of the 2016 Mazda Mazda3 models use front-wheel drive.

Why buy the 2016 Mazda Mazda3?

If a more driver-centric cockpit exists in the affordable compact class, we have yet to see it. The Mazda3 driver faces one large central instrument—housing an analog tachometer and a digital speedometer in the lower right quadrant. It’s very sporty. The 2016 Mazda Mazda3 also offers a head up display, adaptive headlights, and adaptive cruise control. You’ll look long and hard and still come up empty if you try to find these features in another car at this price point. The Mazda3 also features a monitor and controller interface for secondary functions, very similar to the ones you’ll find in high-end European models. Oh, by the way, the monitor is a touchscreen too. This car punches above its weight and comes out on top.

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