The Mazda 3 Sedan is an excellent effort from the Japanese marque, providing a polished driving experience and the feel of a junior executive sedan with its classy cabin. All models in the range are powered by the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine which does without turbocharging but generates a respectable 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic is the sole transmission option.
The base model comes with 16-inch alloys, air conditioning, an eight-speaker audio system with HD Radio, an 8.8-inch screen for the Mazda Connect infotainment system, and cloth-upholstered seats. It is the only trim that isn’t available with AWD. An enhanced safety specification for this year includes radar cruise control and lane departure warning. The Select Package is next and this is the first trim to have AWD as an option. It also adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to the infotainment system, while the base model’s cloth seats are replaced here with leatherette. Dual-zone automatic climate control and a leather-wrapped steering wheel are further upgrades. Safety enhancements include blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. The Preferred Package gets an extra dose of luxury with an eight-way power driver’s seat and heated front seats. Technology-wise, it gets a 12-speaker Bose audio system and SiriusXM satellite radio. Topping the Mazda 3 range is the Premium Package. The seats here are upholstered in perforated leather, while it also gets a power moonroof, an adaptive front-lighting system, and a full-color head-up display.
Mazda 3 Sedan Sedan vs Select
Mazda 3 Sedan Sedan vs Preferred
Mazda 3 Sedan Sedan vs Premium
Mazda 3 Sedan Select vs Sedan
Mazda 3 Sedan Select vs Preferred
Mazda 3 Sedan Select vs Premium
Mazda 3 Sedan Preferred vs Sedan
Mazda 3 Sedan Preferred vs Select
Mazda 3 Sedan Preferred vs Premium
Mazda 3 Sedan Premium vs Sedan
Mazda 3 Sedan Premium vs Select
Mazda 3 Sedan Premium vs Preferred