The pricing for the new 2016 Mazda3 has been announced. The new model will come with a few interesting changes and a lot of new equipment. To start with, the 2016 Mazda3 will no longer offer the base SV trim. This means that the 2016 Mazda3 i Sport now represents the entry level model. The i Sport trim comes with numerous perks, so most buyers will agree with us that this car has an excellent level of equipment. However, when you take into consideration this is the lowest model offered, you can only imagine what the rest of the lineup holds. In addition, the manufacturer decided to offer even more equipment than before with the new 2016 Mazda3, especially expanding the standard feature list. This changes will result in a slight price increase, but the change isn’t drastic. Like before, the 2016 Mazda3 will be offered as both the four-door sedan and a five-door hatchback.
2016 Mazda3 Powertrain Setups
The 2016 Mazda3 will offer two engine. The first one is a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G mill that generates 155 horsepower, while the more powerful version is a 2.5-liter SKYACTIV-G engine which produces 184 horsepower. Both engines are offered with either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic gearbox.
Updates to Standard Equipment
The 2016 Mazda3 will come with an extended list of standard features. The new model will now offer a backup camera, tilt-telescopic steering wheel, 60/40 folding seats, push button start, keyless entry, Bluetooth and Mazda Connect infotainment system as standard equipment.
However, if this isn’t good enough of an offer for you, Mazda prepared even more. Each of the trims offered can be upgraded with special packages, offering a wide array of setups for you to choose from.
2016 Mazda3 i Sport Equipment & Available Upgrade
Aside from the aforementioned standard equipment which comes with the 2016 Mazda3 i Sport, this trim also offers an additional Preferred Equipment Package. This package consists of automatic headlights, premium sport seats wrapped in cloth, 16-inch alloy wheels, rear-seat armrest with cupholders, rain-sensing windshield wipers, heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals in body color and blind-spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert.
2016 Mazda3 Touring Trim
The 2016 Mazda3 Touring trim adds up to the standard equipment offered with the i Sport trim. It features a shift knob and three-spoke steering wheel with contrast stitching, a moonroof, a leather-wrapped hand brake and a rear spoiler on the sedan version. The Touring trim can be further upgraded with the Popular Equipment Package.
The Popular Equipment Package offers a Bose nine-speed Surround system, SiriusXM satellite radio (four month subscription included), automatic dual-zone climate control, a CD player, shark fin antenna and auto-dimming interior mirror.
Also, the 2016 Mazda3 Touring will be offered with both the base and the 2.5-liter engine, whereas the i Sport trim will come with only the first one.
2016 Mazda3 Grand Touring
The 2016 Mazda3 Grand Touring is offered in two versions: i Grand Touring and s Grand Touring. The first one comes with leatherette seats, heated seats and navigation. The second version offers the same, expect for the leather seats instead of the leatherette ones, and additional 18-inch alloy wheels and adaptive xenon HID headlights. Both iterations can be further upgraded with the Technology Package.
The Technology Package offers the best equipment setup there is for the 2016 Mazda3. It includes i-ELKOOP, which is an energy-regeneration system which improves fuel efficiency. It also features a wide array of i-ACTIVSENSE systems, such as Lane Departure Warning, Smart City Brake Support, High Beam Control, Forward Obstruction Warning and Mazda Radar Cruise.
2016 Mazda3 Price List
The prices shown below don’t include the handling and destination fee. The latter is $820 for all regions except Alaska, where the fee is $865.
2016 Mazda3 four-door (2.0-liter):
i Sport six-speed manual — $17,845
i Sport six-speed automatic — $18,895
i Touring six-speed manual — $20,045
i Touring six-speed automatic — $21,095
i Grand Touring six-speed manual — $22,545
i Grand Touring six-speed automatic — $23,595
2016 Mazda3 four-door (2.5-liter):
s Touring six-speed automatic — $24,795
s Grand Touring six-speed manual — $24,745
s Grand Touring six-speed automatic — $25,795
2016 Mazda3 five-door (2.0-liter):
i Sport six-speed manual — $18,545
i Sport six-speed automatic — $19,595
i Touring six-speed manual — $20,745
i Touring six-speed automatic — $21,795
i Grand Touring six-speed manual — $23,245
i Grand Touring six-speed automatic — $24,295
2016 Mazda3 five-door (2.5-liter):
s Touring six-speed automatic — $25,495
s Grand Touring six-speed manual — $ 25,445
s Grand Touring six-speed automatic — $26,495
Preferred Equipment Package — $1,000
Popular Equipment Package — $1,100
Technology Package — $2,600
Photos: Mazda North American Operations