Love giving info to you Mazda3 fans, and here is the deal. A base 2016 Mazda 3 i Sport model with155-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, will now be $600 less than the 2015 model, at $18,665 for a six-speed manual-equipped sedan and $19,715 for the six-speed automatic version. Want a hatchback? Add $700. You also get a standard backup camera.
$1000 Preferred Equipment package for i Sport models brings 16-inch wheels, heated outside mirrors with turn signals, chrome exterior trim, upgraded upholstery, a rear-seat armrest, automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, and blind-spot and rear cross-traffic monitors. CRAZY!!
Another $1200 will buy you a Mazda 3 i Touring model, which includes the above features plus a sunroof; keyless starting; a leather-wrapped steering wheel, shifter, and brake handle; fog lamps; and a rear spoiler on sedan models. AWESOME!!
The Touring trim is also the cheapest way into the Mazda 3 s, with its 184-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder, which costs $25,615 for the sedan and $26,315 for the hatchback, both of which also get the automatic transmission.
2015 Mazda 3 2.5L hatchback
Mazda has also introduced a new Popular Equipment package for 2016 Touring models that adds an auto-dimming mirror, dual-zone climate control, Bose surround sound with nine speakers, and four months of satellite radio, all for $1100.
The 3 i Grand Touring level brings navigation, leatherette upholstery, and heated front seats, for $23,365 for manual-equipped models, while the more powerful S Grand Touring adds real leather, adaptive xenon headlamps, and 18-inch wheels for $25,565, again with the manual transmission. Add another $700 to those amounts if you want the hatchback, and/or $1050 if you desire the autobox. To go all the way, you may then add the $2600 Technology package, which brings a capacitor-based brake-energy recapture system, radar cruise control, low-speed collision mitigation, automatic high beams, lane-departure warning, and forward-obstruction warning.
Visually, nothing changes 2016.
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