It’s been awarded AJAC’s Best Small Car in Canada for 2018. The 2018 Mazda 3 is a feisty, fun to drive compact sedan that offers outstanding value. With a stylish refresh, a few tech upgrades, and some of the best value for your money in four different trims, the 2018 Mazda 3 should be high on your list. In Barrie, Ontario, you can find the 2018 Mazda 3 right now at Moffatt’s Mazda.

What’s New for 2018

Since receiving a minor facelift in the 2017 model year, the Mazda 3 is largely unchanged. A few slight updates include Smart City Brake Support, now available on the 2018 Mazda 3 GX with Convenience Package, an i-ACTIVSENSE Package available for GS trims, and a gunmetal finish on Premium Package 18″ alloy wheels.

Great Looks Come Standard

The 2018 Mazda 3 sedan is a sporty, athletic car in all configurations. Body-colour handles and mirrors, bright halogen lighting, and silky body lines give it visual appeal from all angles.

If you want to enhance your Mazda 3, you can. The GS trim includes great content like auto headlights, bright finish beltline mouldings, and available LED headlights, taillights, and high-beam control. Even further, the GT trim includes LED lighting as standard and includes LED fog lights. It also adds a body-coloured rear spoiler and a power glass moonroof.

Comfort and Convenience

You can depend on Mazda to think about the occupants when designing their interiors. The 2018 Mazda 3 offers an exceptional blend of tech and comfort options at every level. Push-button start is standard on all trims, as are keyless entry and power windows. On the GS trim, air conditioning, cruise control, vanity mirrors, and room lamps are also included.

The GT trim offers awesome value with dual-zone climate controls, available Mazda Radar Cruise Control, Advanced Keyless entry, Homelink, and more.

A 7-inch colour touchscreen display with Mazda Connect is standard on GS and GT models, and available on the GX trim. It includes the easy-to-operate HMI Commander switch, steering wheel Bluetooth and audio controls, and HD radio. Bose premium audio with Centerpoint 2, AudioPilot 2, and SurroundStage is available on the GT trim.

A Premium Feel

Inside the 2018 Mazda 3, you’ll appreciate the supportive yet supple seating. Cloth upholstery is standard on the GX, and premium cloth on GT and GS trims. Leather seating surfaces available on the 2018 Mazda 3 GT. Both the GS and GT trims include heated front seats and a heated steering wheel.

Want a better focus on the road? The 2018 Mazda 3 offers it with an available full-colour Active Driving Display. Mazda’s head-up display is available on GS trims with i-ACTIVESENSE Package and GT trims with Premium Package.

Under the Hood

It’s about the driving experience, and that means the powertrain is important. On the Mazda 3 GX and GS trims, a SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is used. A 6-speed manual gearbox breaks tradition for a sedan as standard equipment, and a 6-speed automatic transmission is optional.

On the GT trim, a SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter four-cylinder is found under the hood. It’s also paired with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard equipment with an optional SKYACTIV-Drive 6-speed automatic available.

The 2018 Mazda 3 is one of the best small cars on the market today, according to AJAC. Discover why the Mazda 3 is right for you. Test drive the 2018 Mazda 3 for yourself at Moffatt’s Mazda in Barrie, ON.