2018 Mazda 3 Sport

The 2018 Mazda3 Sport vs. the Competition

Mazda is going hard for the 2018 year, releasing a ton of revised and redesigned models before its competitors can react. An, of course, it wouldn’t be a complete season without a new Mazda3. The Sport is particularly appealing for its speed, agility and low MSRP. It has some tough competition in the market, each with their own advantages, but the Mazda3 Sport certainly does have advantages of its own. Here’s the 2018 Mazda3 Sport vs. the Competition:


2018 Mazda3 Sport

2017 Honda Civic LX

2017 Volkswagen Jetta Trendline+

2018 Hyundai Elantra SE
 MSRP  $19,800  $19,390  $19,395  $21,349
Base Engine SKYACTIV-G 2.0 L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine 2.0 L DOHC 16-valve Port Injection i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine 1.4L turbo-charged TSI 2.0L MPI Atkinson DOHC normally aspirated in-line 4 cylinder
 Horsepower 155@6000rpm 158@6500 150@5000 147@6200
 Torque 150@4000 138@4200 184@1400 132@4500
Heads Up Driving Display Optional/Standard Optional/NA Optional/NA Optional/NA
Blind Spot Monitoring Optional/Standard Optional/NA Optional/NA Optional/NA
Forward Obstruction Warning Optional/Standard Optional/NA Optional/NA Optional/NA
Autonomous emergency Braking Optional/Standard Optional/NA Optional/NA Optional/NA
Rear Cross Traffic Alert Safety Features Optional/Standard Optional/NA Optional/NA Optional/NA
i-ELOOP Regenerative Braking Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
G-Vectoring Control (GVC) Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
 Rear-view Camera  Standard  Standard  Standard  Available
 Warranty (New Vehicle and Powertrain Warranty Mileage) 36 mo., Unlimited Distance 36 mo. 36 mo. 36 mo.
 IIHS Top Safety Pick +  Yes, in 2017; likely same for 2018  Only IIHS Top Safety Pick  Yes  Yes, in 2017

With a low base MSRP, the Mazda3, Honda Civic and VW Treadline all have immediate appeal. A superior warranty for your Mazda3 is reassuring. Horsepower is right up there along with the competition, and as for Torque, the Mazda3 Sport offers a good amount of kick for a fun drive.

Safety is a big plus with the Mazda3 Sport, having earned the highest regards from the IIHS in 2017, and likely earning the same for 2018. Having the plethora of the most modern safety features accessible to you is a big perk, and that rear-view camera should just be a given nowadays, anyways.

Adding to the Mazda3’s value even more so are:

  • SKYACTIV‑VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G‑Vectoring Control
  • i‑ACTIVSENSE Safety Technologies
  • 3-YEAR New Vehicle, 3-YEAR Roadside Assistance, 5-YEAR Powertrain and 7-YEAR Anti-Perforation warranties

Conclusion – The 2018 Mazda3 Sport vs. the Competition

This is the next generation of sport sedans from some of the biggest names in the industry. The new Mazda3 Sport is also a ton of fun to drive, with Mazda’s signature great torque and handling. Safe as can be–all at a great price–the Mazda3 Sport just offers too much to pass up. Here at Kieswetter for Mazda, we think you’ll be happy with your decision, especially because you can make it more confidently after reading about the 2018 Mazda3 Sport vs. the Competition. We recommend you take the new Mazda3 for a test drive to make sure you’re as sure as can be that it’s the right vehicle for your family. We invite you to contact us today to book that test drive with our Sales staff who are just as excited about the arrival of the new Mazda3 Sport as you are!

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