2016 Mazda 3 changes, price, specs – The Mazda 3 is one of the most appreciated compact car in the US as well as in the rest of the World because it is one of the few economical and fuel efficient cars which manages to look great and to drive even better than it looks which is a really great trait these days. The current model of the car has been released back in 2013 and since then it became the favorite for the US buyers. It is also the first model to receive the SkyActiv technologies of building the engine and its chassis, so it is also very light as well as quite powerful despite its small size. Mazda has been announced officially prices for the new Mazda 3 2016, for four- and five-door models.
2016 Mazda 3 reviews
However, it is now time for a mid cycle update which is going to bring the car a bit closer to its competitors. The 2016 Mazda 3 is scheduled to launch some time in the mid of 2016 while the production model should be ready to go on the market by the end of that year. Unlike the current model though, the car should receive an all new trim level for the top end models as well as new engines which are going to be more economical than those of the current generation.
New Mazda 3 2016 specs
Under the hood of the new Mazda 3 2016 there should be an all-new engine which has been in development for quite some time. However, this engine will only come on the high performance MPS car and it should be massively powerful. At its core it will be nothing more than just a 2.5 liter SkyActiv inline 4 but this time it will be turbocharged so the power will likely raise to more than 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. At this output, the 3 will be able to compete with cars such as the Golf R or even the Mercedes A 45 AMG. In any case, it will be a very fun to watch battle especially considering the great driving characteristics of the base model.
All the 2016 Mazda 3 models will get the same 2.0 and 2.5 liter engines from before with 155 and 186 horsepower respectively. Both of them will use less fuel thanks to the weight drop and both of them should be perfect for those people wanting a great driving car which also happens to use less fuel than most others out there. All models will come with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard while 6-speed automatic gearbox is available only as an option.
2016 Mazda 3 changes
The design of the 2016 Mazda 3 has been rumored to change with the new car. However, considering it is the car which set the trend for the SkyActiv design, we only expect it to get minor updates such as a new grille and headlights which are going to make it look a bit more like the CX-3 as well as a new rear end with slightly different tail lights and a new exhaust system for the base model with two pipes. The MPS on the other hand will get its own body kit and wheels and it is likely only going to be available for the hatchback version. Inside the cabin Mazda is going to work on the quality of the materials which were okay but this time they should be great. On top of that, a new infotainment system that could probably run the Android operating system has been rumored but not yet confirmed.
Platform of the new Mazda 3 2016 remains unchanged so expect the same great handling characteristics of the current model. There are rumors that Mazda is going to add a few more composites to its chassis which are going to drop its weight a bit more. Despite all of these changes, its price starts just under $18,000 for a base model, which is what we call great value for money.
|Mazda3 i Sport||2.0l 6-speed manual||$17,845|
|Mazda3 i Sport||2.0l 6-speed automatic||$18,895|
|Mazda3 i Touring||2.0l 6-speed manual||$20,045|
|Mazda3 i Touring||2.0l 6-speed automatic||$21,095|
|Mazda3 i Grand Touring||2.0l 6-speed manual||$22,545|
|Mazda3 i Grand Touring||2.0l 6-speed automatic||$23,595|
|Mazda3 s Touring||2.0l 6-speed automatic||$24,795|
|Mazda3 s Grand Touring||2.0l 6-speed manual||$24,745|
|Mazda3 s Grand Touring||2.0l 6-speed automatic||$25,795|
|Mazda3 i Sport||2.0l 6-speed manual||$18,545|
|Mazda3 i Sport||2.0l 6-speed automatic||$19,595|
|Mazda3 i Touring||2.0l 6-speed manual||$20,745|
|Mazda3 i Touring||2.0l 6-speed automatic||$21,795|
|Mazda3 i Grand Touring||2.0l 6-speed manual||$23,245|
|Mazda3 i Grand Touring||2.0l 6-speed automatic||$24,295|
|Mazda3 s Touring||2.0l 6-speed automatic||$25,495|
|Mazda3 s Grand Touring||2.0l 6-speed manual||$25,445|
|Mazda3 s Grand Touring||2.0l 6-speed automatic||$26,495|