2016 Mazda 3 – Release Date, Specs & Info

2016 Mazda Release Date, Review, Interior, Price – If at all you view yourself as a car enthusiast, you should ready yourself to take a 2016 Mazda 3 test drive once it is released. The vehicle is known for its reliability, fuel economy and overall value. This compact sedan is built purposely for those who love to drive hard and fast. Although, most modern compact cars meet those standards. However, if you hope for some extra personality, you’ll certainly want to consider checking out the new 2016 Mazda 3.

2016 Mazda 3 front view, exterior, headlights and grille

First, the fresh Mazda 3 has consistently been a great choice for any compact-car shopper who loves the art of driving dynamics. Sharp steering, well-tuned suspension, strong acceleration and well-appointed interior make the 3 a truly come-alive whenever you desire it to, even if it’s simply zipping around the city for errands.

2016 Mazda 3 view
2016 Mazda 3 view

The Mazda 3 can also seem special in other ways as well. The exterior design has a distinctive yet stylish look to it, and Mazda offers plenty of advanced features that lack on other small cars, including but not limited to collision-mitigation technology, cruise control and heads-up display.

2016 Mazda 3 side view, exterior, taillights and tailpipe

What I personally like about the Mazda 3, though, is that it is able to do all this while having favorable fuel efficient ratings and being inexpensive at the same time. Despite the company concealing crucial info, we look forward to a great car that lacks most of the 2015 Mazda 3 flaws, which included bumpy and noisy highway speeds, and inadequate interior space.

In overall, the 2016 Mazda 3 should be a great vehicle going by what is being speculated within the industry. Close competitors include Ford Focus, which comes with plenty of high-tech options. Others include Kia Forte, Honda Civic and Volkswagen Golf.

Exterior Colors & Interior Photos – 2016 Mazda 3

The new 2016 Mazda 3 will certainly be available in either a 4-door sedan or hatchback body configuration. Both models should be available in 3i and 3s trims that are broken into sub-trims.

2016 Mazda 3 front
2016 Mazda 3 front

The standard SV, should among other things come fitted with a height-adjustable driver seat, full power accessories, Bluetooth audio connectivity, voice controls, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a folding rear seat, and a four-speaker sound system with iPod and USB intergrations.

2016 Mazda 3 back
2016 Mazda 3 back

All other Mazda 3 variants should be available on both the sedan and hatchback body styles. The 3i Sport should come fiited with a 7-inch touchscreen display with a knob-based controller interface, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and smartphone-enabled Internet radio.

2016 Mazda 3 side angle, red color, exterior, alloy wheels

The 3i Touring models minuses the CD player but should add foglights, a rear spoiler, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 16″ wheela, a blind-spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alerts, a rear-seat center armrest, and a rearview camera. The optional Touring Technology package adds dual-zone automatic climate control, a sunroof, and a navigation system.

2016 Mazda 3 interior
2016 Mazda 3 interior

Those features should come standard on the 3i Grand Touring, along with heated front seats, leather upholstery, a six-way power driver seat, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

The 3s Touring should come fitted like the 3i Grand Touring but adds 18-inch alloy wheels, more powerful engine, and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

2016 Mazda 3 interior cabin, front and rear seats

The 3s Grand Touring should add automatic wipers, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, leather upholstery and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The Technology package for the 3s Grand Touring includes active grille shutters, a forward collision/mitigation warning, automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, the i-ELOOP regenerative braking system, and a lane-departure warning system.

2016 Mazda 3 trunk

Engine Specs – 2016 Mazda 3

The 2016 Mazda 3, just like the previous model, will be powered by a 2L 4-cylinder engine capable of generating 155 hp and 150 pounds of torque. The power will be responsible for driving the front wheels via the 6-speed manual transmission system or an optional 6-speed auto.

2016 Mazda 3 engine

The other engine speculated to be provided, will be a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine capable of cranking out 184 horsepower and 185 pounds of torque. Similarly, it will be provided with a choice of either a 6-speed auto or manual transmission system. In both the sedan and hatchback, a 2.5L engine paired to a manual transmission will be availed. The 2015 Mazda 3 model was capable of generating 25/37/29 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2016 Mazda 3 engine view


Wheelbase: 106.3 in
Length: 180.3 in
Width: 70.7 in
Passenger volume: 96 cu ft
Cargo volume: 12 cu ft
Curb weight: 2883 lb
Top Speed: 130 mph
0-60: 7.5 sec
MPG: 25/37 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Blue Reflex Mica, Deep Crystal Blue Mica, Jet Black Mica, Liquid Silver Metallic, Meteor Gray Mica, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, Soul Red Metallic, Titanium Flash Mica
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Price & Release Date – 2016 Mazda 3

The forthcoming new 2016 Mazda 3 should be expected to hit showrooms sometime mid-next year. The base price for the vehicle should be around $18,000, which isn’t a significant increase from the previous model.

2016 Mazda 3 release date
2016 Mazda 3 release date

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