The 2013 Mazda3 is compact vehicle that feels good driving and handling to match thanks to excellent fuel economy SKYACTIV drivetrain effective. Like the Ford Focus, the Mazda3 is offered in two versions, a four-door hatchback sedan or five-door. Among the changes for 2013 is the addition of SKYACTIV engine/transmission to the Sports sedan and information system port/USB driver i Sport, i Touring and i Grand Touring trims. Air condition is now standard across all trim levels.
2013 Mazda3, exterior styling is unchanged, familiar “smiley-face” grille still splashed across the front of the Mazda3. If equipped with SKYACTIV engine, the 2013 Mazda3 blue accents around the headlights and extra badging in the rear engine cover as well as blue. Fog lights, HID headlights, rear spoiler, and available power moonroof.
2013 Mazda3 Engine
Under the hood, the 2013 Mazda3offers three different engine. The base engine is available only in the base i SV trim a 148-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder that is mated to a manual five-speed or five-speed automatic transmission. Up near the efficient SKYACTIV engine, a 155-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder used for higher compression and a pair of six-speed transmissions (manual or automatic) to offer the best fuel economy of the bunch. Finally, a more powerful 167-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder models can be found in the Grand Touring.
2013 Mazda3, fuel economy ratings topped the SKYACTIV engine and automatic check in at 28 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway for the sedan and the hatchback gets five-door 28/39 mpg city/highway. Opting for the manual lowers all of the figures one.
2013 Mazda3 Interior
Inside, the 2013 Mazda3 upgraded materials found in last year’s renewal and upgrade those comfort forward to this year. The standard features include the air conditioning, auxiliary audio input jack and satellite radio. The Mazda3 can also be outfitted with plenty of technology, Bluetooth connectivity, USB input, HD radio, and a navigation system with 5.8-inch screen that takes voice commands. Also available are leather upholstery, the dual-zone automatic climate control, and the heated front seats.
2013 Mazda3 Safety
The 2013 Mazda3 is a IIHS Top Safety Pick and offers the anti-lock brakes, electronic stability system and traction control, and six airbags standard, the blind spot warning system and adaptive headlights are also available with 2013 Mazda3.