The New 2018 Mazda3

Compact cars have grown since the days of the Escort and the Cavalier roaming the Portage countryside. The modern compact car is attractive, efficient, and versatile - and no car represents the modern compact better than the 2018 Mazda 3.

From the exterior linear contours of Mazda3 that fit with the KODO design philosophy to create the sense of motion, even at a standstill, to the refined details surrounding passengers, it is clear the 2018 Mazda3 is not your average economy compact car. The stance is crouched and low, and hints at the performance abilities of the car, while the grille is unmistakable. No Mazda will ever just blend in with the crowd.
Laid out for efficiency with looks in mind, the interior is attractive and upscale. Black or sand cloth upholstery is offered, but the Mazda3 best-looking interior is by far the available leather. Setting itself apart from the rest of the class, the leather in the Mazda3 is offered in a lighter shade - Parchment - and has an upgraded feel. With solid build quality and materials that have a substantial feel to them, it is a step above competitors.
Both a four-door sedan and a five-door hatchback model style are offered for the 2018 compact car, and they offer differing cargo capacities. The 12.7 cubic feet in the trunk of the sedan is more than enough for hauling groceries home to DuBois. However, if you need greater capacity - maybe you move back and forth between Greensburg and Indiana for school, or love to stop and pick up finds at the antiques stores in Johnstown - the hatchback offers 20.2 cubic feet of storage with the rear seats in place, or up to 47.1 cubic feet with the rear seats stowed.

Mazda's driver-centric build philosophy means that the 2018 Mazda3 is one of the most agile and responsive compact cars. So not only is it perfect for fitting into tight parking spots in Johnstown, but it can tackle the back roads to Portage with sporting prowess.
In an era of CVTs, Mazda offers two traditional transmissions - a six speed automatic transmission with manual-shift and sport mode or a six-speed manual transmission. Either of these can be tied to the base 2.0-liter engine that churns out 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. The more premium trim levels have an upgraded 2.5-liter engine, with an output of 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque. Both are solid for a small vehicle, yet the Mazda 3 also retains excellent fuel economy, up to 28 MPG city and 37 MPG highway.
What is most impressive in the 2018 Mazda3 is the handling and feel. It is lively, athletic, nimble. It is Mazda's idea of Jinba Ittai - horse and rider as one - in action. This sense of oneness makes the Mazda3 the most engaging compact car available, and the perfect car for getting the blood racing through the country roads from Greensburg to DuBois. 


The streets of Indiana require an attentive eye, and the 2018 Mazda3 provides plenty of safety equipment to make daily life easier. Every trim level includes a rearview camera, dynamic stability control, traction control, and anti-lock brakes with Smart City Brake Support. Every trim level can also be equipped with Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring featuring Rear Cross Traffic Alert. The most premium trim level allows you to add the class-leading safety package featuring High Beam Control, Lane Departure Warning, Lane-keep Assist, Mazda Radar Cruise Control, and Traffic Sign Recognition.

Unlike many other car manufacturers, Mazda likes to keep things simple, so instead of eight different trim levels, each with nine different packages or add-on options that all end up costing you way more money than you thought you would be spending, the Mazda3 has three simple trim levels, and one optional package per trim level, keeping the buying experience simple and more cost effective for you. It also makes it easy to check out all the available styles in one convenient stop here at Colonial Mazda in Indiana.
The Sport trim level is the most basic of the trims and has a starting MSRP of $18,095. The Sport trim provides everything needed for a daily driver around Greensburg and beyond, including power accessories, Push Button Start, air conditioning, and remote keyless entry. A 7-inch full-color touch-screen is the centerpiece of the infotainment system, controlling a six-speaker audio system with HD Radio and Pandora internet radio integration. Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming is standard, while an auxiliary input jack and dual USB audio input ports provide options. Add the Sport Preferred Equipment Package for premium cloth-trimmed seats, upgraded trim inside and out, and 16-inch alloy wheels.
The Touring trim level has a starting MSRP of $21,140 and includes everything in the available package for the Sport trim, plus much more. The 18-inch alloy wheels are standard, along with rain-sensing windshield wipers. Dual-zone automatic climate control creates a comfortable interior almost effortlessly, with passengers surrounded by leatherette upholstery and door panel inserts. Both the steering wheel and shift knob are wrapped in leather. The upgrade package adds a nine-speaker Bose audio system and a moonroof.
The Grand Touring trim is the most premium option for the Mazda3, with a starting MSRP of $24,195. Along with having all Touring options as standard, the Grand Touring gets full leather upholstery and a full-color Active Driving Display. Headlights are upgraded to Bi-LED versions with auto-leveling, and adaptive front lighting can be added in the optional package. This package also provides a heated steering wheel, the Mazda Navigation System, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

The 2018 Mazda3 is an exciting compact car, with Kelley Blue Book saying "The Mazda3 compact sedan is the kind of car that satisfies many needs. It can be a frugal economy car, yet still satisfy the most demanding enthusiast." Why would you go anywhere else but the number one Mazda dealer in Indiana? From Greensburg to Portage, Johnstown to DuBois, no one has the selection of Mazdas quite like we do at Colonial Mazda.


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