2018 Mazda3 Grand Touring Review

There is growing interest in the Mazda model on the market around the world. Considering the cancer, Mazda decided to process potential customers with another 2018 Mazda3 Grand Touring model. Mazda is a well-coordinated combination of sporty design and elegance. In this way, with its presence in certain offers, it was possible for the wider market to have better accessibility as far as the price list is concerned, on the other hand there is also the category for those with a deeper pocket.

At the moment, one of the more demanding models is definitely the MX-5 Miata and it will surely be among the first to come to mind. In addition to the Miata model, the Mazda3 found itself here as a model that proved to be extremely good, and it was therefore decided to do a certain redesign and improvement, so that customers processed a certain kind of refreshment.

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Model Specs
Year: 2018
Model: 3
Displacement: 2.5 L
Transmission:  six-speed manual
Engine: inline-4
Torque @ RPM: 185 @ 3250
Top Speed: 130 mph (Est.)
Price: Affordable
Bodystyle: Hatchback
Horsepower: 184 hp
Purpose: Family cars
Make: Mazda
Size: Compact
Car Segment: Compact cars


2018 Mazda3 Grand Touring Exterior

So let’s start with an external design. It’s about the already recognizable The 2018 Mazda3 Grand Touring five-door model. Already at first glance, you will think of an elegant car, all thanks to the line that extends from the hood through the roof to the rear or the luggage compartment. The front is slightly tilted forward and the roof with a full length drop just leaves this impression. But this is not the end, because there is a well-known grid on the front part on the front. Also, the front part has specially designed LED lights with chrome accents. If you look at a vehicle from a profile, you will see specially created wheels. Their size is 18 inches, but there may be changes and additions in terms of increase or decrease. In other words, there may be more various offers regarding the wheels.

What is characteristic of the Grand Touring trim is that the new LED lights make it adaptable. LED lights are designed to have moving lights and it is possible to make navigation with them from the inside. Combined, there are LED daytime running lights with sophisticated features.

What’s new and specific to the outside is entering the vehicle itself. These are specially designed doors that open without the key entry. Special buttons for opening were created at the door handle. Of course, it’s not all that simple, because it’s so easy to get into the vehicle, then it would be easy for everyone else, and that would not be so safe. The whole story includes electronics, but later on with details.

2018 Mazda3 Grand Touring side exterior design

Interior Changes

The natural trail of the event is that the attractive outward appearance and the attractive cabin that the new 2018 Mazda3 Grand Touring 5-Door has. The combination of a white leather upholstery and a black instrument table gives incredible attribution to this model. This is what will leave you breathless at first glance, and this is just the beginning. Later, the rest is related to technology. Aluminum accents are present wherever there is no leather material or plastic. These are parts around the handles, buttons, steering wheel, around the window.

In addition to its good looks, the cabin can boast with comfort. The front of the cabin for the driver and passenger is equipped with heating seats, which facilitates driving in the winter days. The same can be said for the steering wheel that got heating. The climate is dual, giving priority in the winter and summer months. The seat position is maximally flexible, so that everyone inside the cabin can make adjustments that will help you become more comfortable while driving.

The same can be said for the rear seats, which have enough space but also an important drawback that is reflected in the HVAC valves. In other words, in the possibility of obtaining sufficient amount of air.

As for the luggage compartment, the 2018 Mazda3 Grand Touring 5-Door as a hatchback vehicle can boast at the rear with 20.2 cubic feet of space. The space can be increased thanks to a flat bench 60/40, which is then a total of 47.1 pounds.

We said that besides the attractive look, the cabin should also have advanced technology. The 2018 Mazda3 5-Door Grand Touring does not lag behind at all, however there have been some improvements made. First of all, you need to mention standard items like the 7.0-inch infotainment screen. One such device will be even on the basic version of the vehicle. The device is easy to use and everything is on the home of the hand, which is necessary for quality vehicle management. From the sound, we have a Bose audio with nine speakers that is extremely high-quality and proven to be good.

Add-ons, or speed indicators, are similarly shown as easy to use. The LCD is a green screen that resembles an alarm clock. It’s interesting to say that the new Grand Touring trim features character recognition while driving.

2018 Mazda3 Grand Touring interior

Engine and Performance

Depending on which trim the 2018 Mazda3 Grand Touring vehicle works, there will be a difference in the driving force. So for the basic variant Sport trim you have the chance to drive in a vehicle with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that can produce 155 horsepower. Some of the more powerful 2.5-liter four-cylinder engines will be present at Touring and Grand Touring. There will be 184 horsepower with a torque of 185. As far as consumption is concerned, it has a combined 30 mpg drive, the city is 26 mpg city and 35 mpg highway.

The advantage of these engines is that they have direct injection and a well-known Atkinson combustion cycle. This allows for less fuel and savings on fuel. The transmission is transmitted thanks to a manual gearbox with six speeds. Performance is more than excellent. In just 7 seconds, you have a sprint at 60 mph. The maximum speed goes up to 132 mph.

2018 Mazda3 Grand Touring engine

Price list of 2018 Mazda3 Grand Touring

The price list is set and depending on the trim trim, you will have an appropriate price. The 2018 Mazda3 Grand Touring 5-Door with the basic model starts $ 19,345. The Sport, Touring, and the Grand Touring are the three trim options given in their offer. All three trim options have two choices in their offer. So you can choose between Sport MT for $ 19,345 and its features are reduced to SKYACTIV-G 2.0L Engine with SkyActiv-MT 6-Speed manual transmission. Its second option is the Sport AT with Engine with SkyActiv-MT 6-speed automatic transmission with a price of $ 20,395.

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2018 Mazda3 Grand Touring back side

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