The Mazda3 first appeared on the market well over a decade ago and since then it has grown exponentially both in popularity and as a vehicle. Affordable and fun to drive, the Mazda3 is particularly popular with Quebecers. But just when you thought the Mazda3 probably couldn’t add something better to the mix, they did. Because for the 2019 model year, you can order your Mazda3 with all-wheel drive. One of the great advantages of the Mazda3 is the choice between two body styles. If you like compact sedans, the Mazda3 is for you. However, if you prefer more versatility and interior space, go for the Mazda3 Sport.
Looking at the 2019 Mazda3 Sport, you will quickly realize how much Mazda has evolved with its exterior designs. You can instantly appreciate the evolution and growth of Mazda’s KODO design over the years by seeing the more mature but still sporty styling of the new 3. From nose to tail, the compact sedan version and the hatchback versionof the Mazda3 are modern and sporty in every sense of the word.
The 2019 Mazda3 is equipped with an all-new SKYACTIV-G engine. The old 2.0L 4-cylinder engine produced 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque and is still available, but there is also a new 2.5-liter inline-four producing 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft. couple. Although all Mazda3 Sport models can be equipped with a manual transmission, only the GX and GS compact sedans offer the manual mode as an option. Without a doubt, the most interesting update to the 2019 Mazda3 is the announcement and integration of Mazda’s i-Activ AWD system. This all-wheel drive system is programmed to drive the front wheels under normal conditions. However, it can send up to 50% of the power to the rear if it wishes. This new i-Activ AWD system works well with Mazda’s G-Vectoring system, which reduces engine torque as you steer through a corner at high speed to load the front tires and provide a more responsive cornering.
To learn more about the 2019 Mazda3 Sport and Sedan, come to L’Ami Junior Mazda today to speak to one of our experts, and don’t forget to book a test drive.