Features

For the Love of Driving Exhilaration.

Even before you start the engine, the 2018 MAZDA3 evokes a feeling of anticipation for what lies ahead. From the sculptural perfection of KODO design and elegant interior finishes to the latest breakthrough technology and reliability tailor-made for the Canadian climate, the MAZDA3 fuels your love of driving. You’ll enjoy a new level of connection between you, your MAZDA3, the road and the world.

SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY

Engineering for the Real World.

At Mazda, building strong and stable vehicles that deliver a better driving experience is our first priority. So we did the impossible: engineered a vehicle that never sacrifices performance for fuel efficiency. SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY is engineering innovation that takes the entire car into consideration – from body construction and engine technology to chassis and transmission – to improve the overall driving experience.

SKYACTIV‑G

SKYACTIV‑G

The highefficiency 2.0 L and 2.5 L SKYACTIVG** engines deliver superb fuel economy, better torque than a conventional gasoline engine, and reduced noise and vibration.

SKYACTIV‑Drive

SKYACTIV‑Drive

Our engineers created a precise, highperformance automatic transmission that combines the direct, responsive feel of a manual transmission with the silky smoothness of an automatic. 

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SKYACTIVChassis 

The SKYACTIVChassis is engineered to be nimble at low speeds, yet stable at high speeds. We also engineered it to be light, allowing for a more direct and agile feel.

SKYACTIV-Body
SKYACTIVBody 

Because we crafted an efficient structural design and used ultrahightensile steel in critical areas, the MAZDA3’s body is lighter than normal, yet it’s stiffer and stronger.

i‑ELOOP

i‑ELOOP

The i-ELOOP regenerative brake system generates electricity to power the car’s electrical systems. That means that 100% of the engine’s power can be used for propulsion and you enjoy significant fuel savings.

SKYACTIV‑VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G‑Vectoring Control 


A Smoother, More Fluid Ride.

Winner of the AJAC 2017 Best New Innovation Technology Award, SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control (GVC) works behind the scenes to achieve a smoother, less fatiguing drive for you and your passengers by subtly adjusting engine torque, intentionally optimizing vehicle weight transfer during everyday commutes and spirited drives alike. The result is steering that is more precise and a ride that is more comfortable for drivers and passengers.

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More Confidence

More Confidence

Due to irregularities and undulations in the road surface, your vehicle does not always travel along the expected line, forcing you to make steering corrections. With GVC, your MAZDA3 responds to driver inputs with fewer steering adjustments, so your vehicle behaves as you intend and you enjoy a more confident drive.

More Comfort

More Comfort

Fatigue steadily builds as you continue to make minor steering corrections. GVC helps alleviate these corrections, especially over long distances. Plus, smooth transitions between G-forces suppresses head and body sway, allowing for a more comfortable ride for you and your passengers. 

Enhanced Peace of Mind

Enhanced Peace of Mind

GVC enhances handling, stability and the feeling of the tires gripping the road. You’ll gain an even greater feeling of control and security during evasive manoeuvres as well as in rain, snow and on poor road surfaces.

Interior Refinements

The Evolution of Passionate Design

For Mazda engineers, creating a car that’s sporty, practical and exhilarating to drive simply isn’t enough. They want to enliven your driving experience. The 2018 MAZDA3 offers elegant interior touches, such as a beautiful yet easy-to-read instrument cluster, available leather seating and soft-touch materials throughout – just a few of the details that transform the status quo. All designed to allow you to relax and revel in pure driving enjoyment. 

Driver‑Centric Cockpit

Driver‑Centric Cockpit

The cockpit ensures intuitive driver-oriented engagement. High-end touches include an available heated, leather steering wheel,‡‡ stylish instrument cluster design and elegant dashboard decoration panel.

Colour Active Driving Display (ADD)

Colour Active Driving Display (ADD)

The available colour Active Driving Display (ADD) projects critical driving information directly in your field of view allowing you to keep your eyes focused on the road.

Sound Insulation

Sound Insulation

Mazda designers enhanced exterior noise control using a matrix of sound-deadening materials, tighter body gaps and improved sound insulation. The result is a quieter ride that lets you hear your music better – or just enjoy the peace and quiet a little more.

KODO Design

Can a Car’s Looks Impact how it Feels to Drive?

In crafting the MAZDA3, Mazda engineers examined every curve, every line and every angle to achieve bolder, more dignified proportions. With a uniquely low, wide and stable stance, the MAZDA3 is more than just beautiful. It’s also aerodynamic, delivering a very low coefficient of drag with improved performance and handling.

Illuminate the Night

Illuminate the Night

The KODO Design headlights are not only striking, but provide a sharper vision of the road. The available LED headlights with signature lighting††, LED fog*** and tail lights†† are a beautiful way to illuminate your journey.

Styled Front Grille

Styled Front Grille

The sleek front grille and signature wing give a stronger, three-dimensional appearance and depth, evoking the desire to get in and enjoy the drive.

The Craft Behind Engineering Excellence

The Craft Behind Engineering Excellence

To achieve a greater level of precision and artistry, Mazda engineers sculpt every design in hard clay rather than solely relying on computer-aided design. It’s a level of craftsmanship that might seem extreme, but we wouldn’t build anything less.

Safety

Can the perfect drive be defined by what doesn’t happen? Yes. Avoiding an accident in the first place is always the safest route. With many features now standard on the GS and GT models, i-ACTIVSENSE helps you focus on what really matters – the road ahead. These high-end safety innovations alert you to hazards so you can better avoid collisions, or lessen their impact. It’s how we engineer confidence.

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Lane-keep Assist System (LAS)

When it senses a potential unintentional lane departure, LAS will perform minor steering corrections to help guide your vehicle back to the centre of the lane.

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Traffic Sign Recognition System (TSR)

The Traffic Sign Recognition System uses cameras to read road signs such as speed limit, do not enter and stop signs♦♦. The colour Active Driving Display shows this information so you can stay informed without taking your eyes off the road.

Infotainment

Get Away Without Missing a Thing

The 2018 MAZDA3 comes with options to keep you entertained, informed and connected, no matter where you’re headed. Enjoy connectivity features such as the available HMI Commander††† that allows you to easily control everything from navigation to audio with controls placed at your fingertips. There’s also an available SMS text readout feature†††, and USB and auxiliary audio ports come standard.

In Tune with Every Sense
In Tune with Every Sense

Custom-built for the MAZDA3, the available, premium 9-speaker Bose® sound system▴ enables listeners to enjoy a surround sound experience from nearly any stereo source, including CDs▴, MP3 devices, radio broadcasts and the available SiriusXMTM Satellite Radio.

Navigate with Confidence

Navigate with Confidence

The available integrated navigation system‡‡‡ offers the advanced features of today’s navigation devices, including voice commands and advanced lane guidance. Plus, getting around town – or out of town – has never been easier thanks to the system’s 3D interactive map with step-by-step audio directions.

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    • Estimated fuel economy on the Mazda3 GX and GS with manual transmission. Estimated fuel economy based on Government of Canada’s approved, revised 5-cycle testing method. Your actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how, where and when you drive. For comparison purposes only. For more information on revised 5-cycle testing, visit mazda.ca/5cycle.

      **The 2.0 L SKYACTIV-G engine is standard on GX and GS models, and the 2.5 L SKYACTIV-G engine is standard on the GT model.

      Available on the GT model with Technology Package.

      Available on the GS model with i-ACTIVSENSE Package and the GT model with Premium Package.

      ††Available on the GS model with i-ACTIVSENSE Package and standard on the GT model.

      ***Standard on the GT model.

      Available on the GT model with Premium Package.

      ‡‡Standard on the GS and GT models.

      †††Available on the GX model with Convenience Package and standard on the GS and GT models.

      ‡‡‡Available on the GT model with Premium Package and available as an accessory on the GX model with Convenience Package and GS models.

      ◆◆TSR functionality may not be compatible with all regional road signs in Canada.

      *MAZDA UNLIMITED refers only to an unlimited mileage warranty program under the terms of which there are no mileage limitations on the following specific Mazda warranties: (i) 3-year new vehicle; (ii) 3-year roadside assistance; (iii) 5-year powertrain; and (iv) 7-year anti-perforation. MAZDA UNLIMITED is standard on all new models. All Mazda warranties remain subject to the terms, limitations and restrictions available at mazdaunlimited.ca.