2018MazdaMazda3

Almost by definition, affordable compact cars aren't supposed to be fun. Sure, hot hatches get our blood pumping, but not long ago, the terms "compact car" and "economy car" could safely be used interchangeably. A key exception for the last decade has been the Mazda3, a car that has consistently…


2018 Mazda Mazda3 - 4dr Sedan (Sport)
4dr Sedan (Sport)
MSRP:
$18,095
Engine:
2.0L I-4
MPG:
28 City / 38 HWY
2018 Mazda Mazda3 - 4dr Sedan (Touring)
4dr Sedan (Touring)
MSRP:
$20,090
Engine:
2.5L I-4
MPG:
25 City / 34 HWY
2018 Mazda Mazda3 - 4dr Sedan (Grand Touring)
4dr Sedan (Grand Touring)
MSRP:
$23,145
Engine:
2.5L I-4
MPG:
25 City / 34 HWY
2018 Mazda Mazda3 - 4dr Hatchback (Sport)
4dr Hatchback (Sport)
MSRP:
$19,345
Engine:
2.0L I-4
MPG:
27 City / 37 HWY
2018 Mazda Mazda3 - 4dr Hatchback (Touring)
4dr Hatchback (Touring)
MSRP:
$20,840
Engine:
2.5L I-4
MPG:
25 City / 33 HWY
2018 Mazda Mazda3 - 4dr Hatchback (Grand Touring)
4dr Hatchback (Grand Touring)
MSRP:
$23,895
Engine:
2.5L I-4
MPG:
25 City / 33 HWY
Mazda3 with Skyactiv-X engine technology caught testing in the wild

Mazda is not trying to hide what it's testing.
2018 Mazda3 gets low-speed automatic braking across the board

Touring and Grand Touring models get more goodies, too.
Mazda3 five-door vs. Mazda CX-3

As a talking point, it won't rival North Korea, world hunger or Mideast peace, but the ongoing tug between car and crossover continues to resonate in the hallways and parking lots around Autoblog HQ.
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Mazda recalling 88k vehicles for ECU glitch [UPDATE]

UPDATE: Mazda USA spokesperson Beverly Braga confirmed that this is a voluntary recall, and that the issue entails, "the control program that is designed to protect the capacitor [is] reacting hyper sensitively when the alternator belt gets wet and slippage occurs." There are no physlical issues with the components of the i-ELOOP, like the capacitor or DC/DC converter.