2016 Mazda3 goes on sale in late July, has lower starting price

Article by Christian A., on July 10, 2015

There is a new standard model and base price for the 2016 Mazda3 sedan and hatchback. The old base model has been phased out. The Mazda3 i Sport, which is now the new standard model, is priced from $18,665 (which includes a destination charge of $820). From this start of the year through June, Mazda3 sales in the U.S. have grown by 5.2% to 54,878 units.

It does better than the 3.1% increase recorded for all compact cars. Meanwhile, the car market has fallen by 1.7% year to date. The 2016 model year will have the same powertrain range, consisting of the brand’s SkyActiv-G engines with the i models getting the 155 hp, 2.0-liter I-4 and the s models getting the 184 hp, 2.5-liter I-4.

These two engines are available for either an automatic transmission or six-speed manual. There are more standard features offered on the i Sport, including radar cruise control, HID headlights, and a backup camera. Priced at $1,000, the Preferred Equipment package is also offered on the i Sport.

It consists of a set of 16-inch alloy wheels, heated body-color dual-power door mirrors with integrated turn signal lamps, bright beltline trim, premium cloth-trimmed sport seats, auto on/off headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a rear-seat armrest with cupholders, and blind spot monitoring as well as rear cross traffic alert.

The Touring trim can also now come together with the Popular Equipment package, which has the added features of an auto-dimming interior mirror, premium sound, dual-zone climate control system, and a shark fin antenna.

At the top of the range is the Mazda 3 Grand Touring with a six-speed automatic transmission. It has a starting price of $27,315 (which includes a destination charge of $820). By late July, the 2016 model will go on sale.

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