Enjoy a fun drive with a powerful 2.5-liter I-4 on all Touring trims. In its compact sedan class, the Mazda3 comes on top when it comes to being fuel efficient. It gets up to 37 MPG on the highway with manual and automatic transmissions. You get the feel of a sports car and functionality in a compact sedan with G-Vectoring, giving you absolute control getting to your destination.
This year Mazda upgraded some of their packages with features that include forward collision warning and an automatic braking system. You will not have to worry about luxury with the 2018 Mazda3. The interior offers quality material in all black or a two-toned color option.
Trunk space is great on the sedan model but when it comes to the hatchback, you really start gaining some serious space. The ability to fold seats down in a 60/40 split giving you 47.1 cubic feet.
- Improved Exterior Design
- Functional Driving
- Informational System
- Updated Engine on All Trims
2018 Honda Civic
The Honda Civic is an impressive vehicle known by many offered in three body styles, sedan, hatchback, or coupe, with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine.
The 2018 Honda Civic is well equipped with upgraded technology such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. However, Honda has you choose between the two whereas the Mazda has its top -of-the-line technology features included.
The Honda Civic is a slightly bigger car making it harder to maneuver through tight areas for a moderate increase in cargo space from the Mazda3.
2018 Toyota Corolla
With a complete redesign in 2017, this year the Corolla remains as functional and practical as before. The 2018 Toyota Corolla is also fuel efficient and offers 132-horsepower with a four-cylinder engine. The Mazda3 offers up to 184-horsepower on a six-speed automatic transmission.
The Corolla has standard features such as a 6.1-inch touch-screen infotainment system. There is an option to upgrade to a 7-inch. The Corolla also includes Toyota Safety Sense suite, a conventional safety support system with forward advanced safety features. The bundle adds up making the Mazda3 less expensive with top-of-the-line features.
2018 Hyundai Elantra
The Hyundai Elantra has been a reliable car in the compact sedan class. Its unique driving capacity remains the same for 2018, as well as the interior and exterior design. Hyundai introduced a new trim was to the lineup and is known as the SEL. Four-cylinder engines are available in either manual or automatic transmissions.
Elantra falls behind when compared to the Mazda3’s horsepower producing no more than 147 horsepower. On the upside, Hyundai offers two turbocharged engines depending on the trim level chosen.
The 2018 Hyundai Elantra can be enjoyed with a well-equipped entertainment system. The interior is not as high-quality compared to the Mazda3 but offers the same seating capacity.