2018 Mazda3 vs 2017 Mazda3

2018 Mazda3 vs 2017 Mazda3

A new model year is always an exciting time for dealerships, but it’s also an exciting time to be a shopper. Some of the best deals are struck when there are multiple options available at the same time, with all still found within new inventory. How do you decide between the outgoing models and the incoming ones? When looking at the differences between one of the most popular options, comparing the 2018 Mazda3 vs 2017 Mazda3 isn’t an easy thing to do. The model has undergone slight changes, and this may not seem like enough to get the newest model. Here’s what you need to know.

The 2018 Mazda3 does see a small price increase, but this is because Smart City Brake Support is now standard on the entry Sport trim. This feature, previously not available on this model, is the collision mitigation system you can depend on to help prevent collisions. Essentially, it monitors the road ahead for potential risks and applies brakes automatically to prevent a collision or reduce damage when a collision is unavoidable.

2018 Mazda3


2017 Mazda3

Standard Smart City Brake Support Not Available
Touring or Grand Touring trim 184hp SKYACTIV®-G engine Grand Touring trim
$18,095 Starting MSRP $17,845
Grand Touring trim LED Headlights Not Available

Why choose the 2018 Mazda3?

Standard driver assistance features are almost a necessity in today’s world. With new technology and a constant feeling of being connected, it’s harder than ever for more to stay focused. There are other reasons you might choose the 2018 Mazda3, and a key one is within the engine options. The 2018 Mazda3 starts out with the SKYACTIV®-G engine that delivers 155 horsepower. This is plenty of power for the compact segment, but the upgraded engine offers up an impressive 184 horsepower variation. In 2017, this came in the form of an upgrade to the mid-range Touring.

Though there aren’t many changes to the 2018 Mazda3, the additions that have been made are important ones. The model continues to offer fantastic standard features like a 7-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system, Bluetooth with audio streaming, keyless entry with push-button start and a rearview camera. An available driver assistance package also adds on Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic alert and more to the Sport trim.

Not sure if you want to go with the 2018 model year or strike up a deal for the 2017? Stop by Royal South Mazda to learn more.

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