And what makes it an upscale compact
Mazda is a brand that gives you more than what you’d expect from a mass market automaker. When the 2019 Mazda3 debuted at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show, it cemented Mazda’s commitment to doing things differently. From its engaging driving dynamics to its sultry exterior design, the 2019 Mazda3 looks more expensive than it actually is. Move inside and you’ll immediately notice Mazda’s upscale intentions with an interior that sweats every detail to ensure the car feels special. Despite its humble underpinnings, the 2019 Mazda3 proves that great engineering creates solid vehicles that are sporty yet comfortable.
The 2019 Mazda3 moves the Japanese automaker closer to premium territory with its sensuous new look, and a new platform that yields a smoother ride without sacrificing the brand’s renowned athleticism. Supportive seats that offer high levels of comfort, a long list of available driver assist tech, and an updated infotainment system featuring a large 8.8-inch screen controlled by a rotary knob evoke vehicles with higher price tags and more desirable badges. A standard 186-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine gives you more power than your average compact car and available all-wheel drive improves stability and all-season usability.
The 2019 Mazda3 is available with a 12-speaker Bose audio system with front woofers and real metal speaker grills, which help give it a level of refinement above many of its competitors. Outstanding build quality and a quiet cabin round out the 2019 Mazda3’s repertoire, further making it feel a class above its own. Check out the video above to learn how the 2019 Mazda3 competes against entry-level cars wearing luxury badges.