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H&S Magazine Car Of The Week Issue 52: 2019 Mazda3 Sedan

2019 Mazda3 Sedan

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H&S Magazine Car Of The Week Issue 52: 2019 Mazda3 Sedan

 

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    INTERIOR DESIGN

    CRAFTSMANSHIP MEETS EMOTION

    Wherever you’re headed, discover life’s experiences while settled in the cabin of the Mazda3. Meticulously crafted by the Mazda Takumi––artisans and craftsmen who hone their skills for years, even decades, to achieve mastery. Materials and finishes selectively chosen by them––tailored just for you. From designer to driver, this connection creates a formidable bond between you and your Mazda.

     

    A PERFECT FIT

    The interior of the Mazda3 is in perfect symmetry with you. For decades, we’ve studied the human body: how it moves, sensations of touch, sound and sight, muscle and skeletal structure. Every consideration has been made so the Mazda3 feels as if it were built just for you. Effortlessly responding to your direction.

     

    A QUIET RIDE

    The Mazda3 is engineered to help insulate you from distracting outside noise, while still allowing for pertinent sounds from the road and engine. It’s all about shielding you from all that is unnecessary, so you can focus on what will bring you joy: exceptional driving.

     

    EXTERIOR DESIGN

    BEAUTY THROUGH SUBTRACTION

    Contours that capture movement, even at a standstill. Simplified essential characteristics that embrace the Japanese philosophy of “less is more.” This is the compelling evolution in our design aesthetic. Reflections of light across its surface create more complex and intriguing shapes. Poised and dignified, it beckons to be driven.

     

    KODO: “SOUL OF MOTION”

    Our obsession to create beautiful vehicles is expressed through the next evolution of our design language called Kodo: “Soul of Motion.” The Speed Form featured is a sculptural exploration done by the designers at Mazda to realize this vision. Created by the hands of master artisans, the piece conveys energy by eliminating all that is unnecessary, leaving only what is essential––becoming the inspiration for its final design
    stage: the all-new Mazda3.

     

    LIGHTING DESIGN

    The signature exterior lighting design expresses the next-generation style philosophy. Available LED headlights, Daytime Running Lights and LED combination taillights all perfectly accent the redesigned Mazda3. The new look adds an aesthetic appeal while providing an enhanced driving experience.

     

    PERFORMANCE

    G-VECTORING CONTROL PLUS AND AVAILABLE i-ACTIV AWD®

    2019 Mazda 3 Sedan – predictive i-Active AWD

    The available predictive all-wheel-drive system combined with standard Skyactiv-Vehicle Dynamics with G-Vectoring Control Plus helps forecast and react to the possible loss of traction by actively monitoring everything from outside temperature and windshield wiper usage to the driver’s steering and braking patterns.

     

    SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY

    Every aspect of the Mazda3 is engineered to work in harmony with your sensibilities. A suspension that considers the way the human body moves naturally––and balances to the car’s movements––for improved handling and comfort. And engine technology that offers impressive fuel efficiency without compromising performance. Countless efforts have been made to enhance the joy from driving through a completely holistic, smarter approach.

     

    A SMOOTHER DRIVE

    Skyactiv-Vehicle Dynamics with G-Vectoring Control Plus is a highly efficient vehicle movement control system that works subtly behind the scenes by adjusting power delivery and shifting vehicle weight upon turn entry and exit to achieve a smoother, less fatiguing drive.

     

    TECHNOLOGY

    THE SOUND OF BOSE®

    The available Bose® 12-speaker Premium Audio System carefully considers both human and cabin design characteristics. From woofers mounted in the front side panels to the positioning of high-range speakers, engineers studied every detail of how sound interacts with its environment. Achieving an auditory experience unlike anything ever felt in a Mazda.

     

    YOUR WORLD. AT YOUR FINGERTIPS.

    Experience the ultimate in mobile connectivity. Available Apple CarPlay™ integration (shown) allows you to access your iPhone’s maps, playlists, contacts and compatible apps with your voice through Siri. For Android users, Android Auto™ integration is also available.

     

    MAZDA CONNECTTM

    The intuitive Mazda Connect™ Infotainment System helps you stay connected to your music, entertainment, friends and family, all while staying focused on the road. The optimally positioned multifunction Commander control lets you navigate the system’s features without distraction.

     

    WIDESCREEN DISPLAY

    The Mazda Connect™ Infotainment System illuminates against the colorful display of an all-new 8.8-inch wide center screen, which is operated using the multifunction Commander control.

     

    SAFETY

    i-ACTIVSENSE® SAFETY TECHNOLOGY

    With the available suite of i-Activsense® safety features, sophisticated safety innovations alert you to hazards to help you avoid collisions—or lessen their impact. These features help improve your visibility and awareness of the road, and help monitor the traffic conditions around you.

     

    SPECIFICATIONS

    EXTERIOR-

    BODY

    LED headlights
    LED Daytime Running Lights
    LED combination taillights
    Variable-intermittent windshield wipers
    Body-colored, folding power side mirrors
    Front grille in matte finish

    WHEELS & TIRES

    16-inch aluminum alloy wheels
    P205/60R16 all-season tires
    Temporary spare tire – T125/70D 16

     

    EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS

    Wheelbase (in) 107.3
    Track, front (in) 61.7
    Track, rear (in) 62.2
    Length, with license plate holder (in) 183.5
    Width (in) 70.7
    Height (in) 56.9
    Minimum Ground Clearance, unladen (in) 5.5

    INTERIOR-

    COMFORT & CONVENIENCE

    Air conditioning
    Power windows with one-touch up/down feature
    Power door locks – speed sensitive auto door locks
    Cruise control with steering-wheel-mounted controls
    Remote keyless entry system with “answer back” feature
    Electronic parking brake
    Push button start
    Vinyl-covered sun visors with extensions
    12-volt power outlet
    Front map lights and cargo area light

    STORAGE

    Glove compartment
    Front center console armrest with covered storage compartment
    Front door storage pockets with bottle holders
    Front passenger-side seatback pocket

    SEATING & TRIM

    5-passenger seating
    60/40 split fold-down rear seatback
    Cloth-trimmed sport seats and door inserts
    Headrests, adjustable – front & rear – all seating positions

    AUDIO

    AM/FM audio system with 8 speakers
    Bluetooth®4 hands-free phone and audio streaming capability
    MAZDA CONNECT™Infotainment System3
    – 8.8-inch large center display
    – Mobile 911 automatic emergency notification
    – HD Radio™
    – Infotainment system voice command
    – Multifunction Commander control
    – Pandora® internet radio integration
    – Radio Broadcast Data System program information
    – SMS text message audio delivery and reply
    2 USB audio inputs

    INSTRUMENTATION

    7-inch LCD Multi-Information Display
    Trip odometers, resettable
    Trip computer, current and average fuel economy, distance-to-empty

    INTERIOR DIMENSIONS & CAPACITIES

    Headroom, front/rear (in) 38.0 / 37.3
    Shoulder room, front/rear (in) 55.7 / 53.5
    Hip room, front/rear (in) 54.6 / 50.9
    Legroom, front/rear (in) 42.3 / 35.1
    EPA passenger volume without moonroof (cu ft) 92.8
    EPA cargo volume (cu ft) 13.2

    ENGINE & MECHANICS-

    ENGINE

    Engine type SKYACTIV®-G1 2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder with VVT
    Horsepower 186 hp @ 6000 rpm
    Torque 186 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
    Redline 6500 rpm
    Displacement (cc) 2488
    Bore x stroke (mm) 89.0 x 100.0
    Compression ratio 13.0 : 1
    Oil Type OW-20
    Fuel system Advanced Direct Injection
    Recommended fuel Regular unleaded
    Valvetrain 4 valves per cylinder with variable valve timing (VVT)
    Engine block Aluminum alloy
    Cylinder head Aluminum alloy
    Emission Control (50 state emissions) SULEV30
    SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control Plus

    EPA-ESTIMATED FUEL ECONOMY

    FWD Automatic Transmission (city /hwy/combined)2: 26 / 35 / 30

    DRIVETRAIN

    Type Front-wheel drive (FWD)
    Automatic transmission SKYACTIV®-DRIVE1 6-speed electronically controlled sport automatic transmission

    GEAR RATIOS (:1) Automatic transmission

    1st 3.552
    2nd 2.022
    3rd 1.347
    4th 1.000
    5th 0.745
    6th 0.599
    Reverse 3.052
    Final Drive 3.626

    CHASSIS

    Brakes 4-wheel disc
    – Front 11.02-inch vented disc
    – Rear 10.43-inch solid disc
    – ABS 4-wheel, 4-channel with Electronic Brake Force Distribution and Brake Assist
    Steering Rack-and-Pinion Electric Power Assist Steering (EPAS)
    Turning circle diameter, wall to wall (ft) 37.33
    – Front suspension Independent MacPherson strut
    – Rear suspension Torsion beam axle

    WEIGHTS & CAPACITIES

    Curb weight 3,071
    Fuel capacity (gallons) 13.2

    SAFETY & SECURITY-

    SAFETY

    Advanced dual front air bags6
    Front seat-mounted side-impact air bags and side-impact air curtains6
    Driver’s and front passenger’s knee air bag5
    3-point safety belts for all seating positions
    Front safety-belt pretensioners with force limiters
    Whiplash-reducing front seat headrests
    Anti-lock Brake System with Electronic Brake Force Distribution & Brake Assist
    Dynamic Stability Control7 with Traction Control System
    Rearview camera8
    Engine-immobilizer antitheft system
    Keyless remote panic button (on key fob)
    Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
    LATCH child safety seat anchors & upper tethers
    Child safety rear door locks

     

    OPTIONS-

    Snowflake White Pearl Mica Paint (Extra cost option)

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