Mazda3 Specials in Fredericksburg, Virginia

The Compact Mazda3 Is Efficient and Fun

Remember the thrill of owning your first car? That feeling can never be replicated, however, you can come close when you choose a Mazda3. The compact design comes in either a sedan or a hatchback and is packed with comfort and convenience for your driving pleasure. From bumper to bumper, the Mazda3 is crafted with pride of workmanship from the gas-saving SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter, DOHC 4-cylinder with VVT to the integrated rear window antenna. You'll ride in complete comfort on the contoured seats that are upholstered in cloth, leatherette, or leather. Enjoy your favorite music coming with crystal clarity through the six speakers. Stay in the know with the MAZDA CONNECT Infotainment System. You'll feel safe inside your Mazda3 thanks to the front and side airbags, anti-lock brakes, side-impact door beams, collapsible steering column, and the SKYACTIV Body Ring Structure. The Mazda3 is sure to be a head turner with its graceful KODO Soul of Motion body design that gives the illusion of motion even when the car is parked. With three trim levels from which to choose, including a four-door sedan and a five-door hatchback, your only problem will be selecting just the right configuration to meet your every desire.

What's New on the 2017 Mazda3 Models?

In case you still need a reason for choosing a 2017 Mazda3 over last year's model, take a look at the upgrades and renewal that Mazda gave this sporty little car. The exterior design has been tweaked somewhat with a reshaped grille and headlamps. The new LED headlights not only sharpen the style, but they also enhance visibility. The 18-inch wheels are a little different this year. Two new colors are available: Eternal Blue Mica and Machine Gray Metallic.

Inside, you'll appreciate the SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY with its G-vectoring Control system. The steering wheel closely copies the design of the CX-9 model, and is available in a heated version. The head-up display that keeps your eyes on the road now comes in full color. The door panel trim has been upgraded, as has the cloth upholstery. Even the door panels have been enlarged to make more room for your travel necessities, and the parking brake is now electronic, allowing for more room in the center console.
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How the Mazda3 Has Changed Over Time

The Mazda3 was rolled out in 2004 to replace the aging Protégé, and used as its base the Ford C1 platform-the same as the European Ford Escort. Styled as both a five-door hatchback and a four-door sedan, the 2004 Mazda3 was larger than previous Mazda subcompacts. Offering either a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder that produced 148 horsepower, or a 2.3-liter, four-cylinder that outputs 160 horsepower, they came with either a four-speed automatic transmission or a five-speed manual. The 2007 bumped up the power to a turbocharged 2.3-liter MZR that delivered 263 horsepower and paired it with a six-speed manual transmission. This model clocked in at a record 0-60 in 5.9 seconds, doing a quarter mile in 14.2 seconds while topping out at 100 mph.

The year 2010 saw the advent of the second generation Mazda3, in a somewhat wider and longer version, but still based on the Ford C1 platform. A 2.5L four-cylinder engine produced 167 hp.

The next major change came with the third generation that came off the assembly line in 2014. The KODO body design and the direct-injection SKYACTIV four-cylinder gas engine were just two of the upgrades of that year. The front grille was reshaped, the body was widened by 1.6 inches, and the wheelbase was lengthened by 2 inches. However, the car length overall was shortened 1.8 inches. Technology was showcased in its infotainment center that could read short e-mails, as well as Facebook and Twitter updates. New safety technology was introduced also.

For Amazing Service and Selection, Visit Mazda of Fredericksburg, VA

Come in and meet the friendly team at Mazda of Fredericksburg and see how they can help you choose just the right Mazda3 to suit your needs and budget. Our staff of highly trained professionals can answer any of your questions and help you get the perfect configuration on your Mazda3. We offer financing right here at the dealership and have certified mechanics to assist you with your needs. Stop in and we'll help you get started with a test drive today!