2016 Mazda Mazda3 Spotlight

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 The 2016 Mazda Mazda3 is a sporty compact car that is fun to drive yet practical, offering a sleek exterior, impressive handling, and more. You can choose between a sedan and hatchback design, as well as a number of trim options. The Mazda3 also has seating for up to five people, a standard front-wheel drive powertrain, and signature styling.

Highlights for 2016. There are a few changes that were made to the 2016 model year. In particular, the Mazda3 i SV trim was replaced by the i Sport trim, emphasizing a more athletic exterior and more capable powertrain. Standard features were also extended in 2016 to include cruise control, a rearview camera, and touchscreen infotainment.

Performance. The Mazda3 comes with two basic engine options: a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The 2.0-liter comes with the Mazda3 i trims, and it generates up to 155 horsepower. Meanwhile, the 2.5-liter engine is offered on the s trims, creating up to 184 horsepower. You can also opt for features like the Technology Package which includes active grille shutters to improve aerodynamics and the i-ELOOP system to use regenerative braking for power (a feature normally found on hybrid models).

Interior. The Mazda3 still seats up to five people, and it has a comfortable, user-friendly design. There's standard cloth upholstery, a USB port for charging, smartphone integration, and the Mazda CONNECT system for improved infotainment. You also get over 47 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats folded in the hatchback.


Test drive the Mazda3 at Sierra Mazda to experience this compact car in person. You can see just how well the Mazda3 performs on the street and the highway, while the spacious interior wraps you in comfort. Few vehicles truly compare to the 2016 Mazda3.

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