Mazda 3 gets top marks among this group.
The Skyactiv-X is a high-compression gasoline engine, its 16:1 compression ratio comparable to that of a diesel engine.
Cost is the main factor, but that might be a good thing for enthusiasts.
The parts look prime for production.
Mazda's new global boss also said there won't be a rotary sports car or an EV equivalent.
The turbo 2.5 engine fits, though.
2014 and newer cars equipped with Mazda Connect are eligible.
It has a slick interior, too.
Expect news from the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show.
So you've read what we thought about the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback.Well, now you must be wondering how that new 2019 Corolla stacks up with all the other hatchbacks. And, despite long thinking that hatchbacks were doomed, there are actually quite a lot of them these days. So many, in fact, that we couldn't fit them all in our space-limited comparison chart.
Most everything divulged about the 2019 Mazda3 so far has focused on the trick Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI) Skyactiv-X engine. If a series of photos posted on a Chinese website are accurate, it looks like Mazda has novel plans for the cockpit as well. The three images show a three-color, all-digital gauge cluster in two different configurations. The first configuration places a three-digit speedo in the center of a blue-ringed tachometer, with gear indicator and water temp displ
Mazda plans to put this into production with a Skyactiv-X engine.
Mazda will also show the Japanese-market CX-8 and a special-edition MX-5.
Mazda is not trying to hide what it's testing.
Touring and Grand Touring models get more goodies, too.