The 2017 Mazda3 4-Door Offers Surprisingly Engaging Performance
Mazda has always been committed to enriching everyday vehicles with first-class performance, and the 2017 Mazda3 4-Door is a testament to their enduring efforts. Fun-to-drive and impressively powered, the Mazda3 is available for test driving now at Tracy Mazda.
Mazda don’t do engines like other manufacturers. In an effort to cut costs, the common practice dictates that powertrains are adjusted occasionally to improve efficiency and performance. Mazda proclaims “Driving Matters” as their overriding credo, so that just isn’t good enough.
Instead, they take a holistic approach to powertrain management. The entire car is considered, with innovations made across the body and an engine reworked from the ground up. As a result, models like the 2017 Mazda3 4-Door are considered a generation ahead of what you’d experience from competing models.
You can tell that before you even fire up your engine thanks to the driver-centric cockpit, and several performance features underline the Mazda3’s vibrant and expressive driver, including:
- G-Vectoring Control: Provided across all trim levels for enhanced handling and responsiveness.
- Electric Power Assist Steering: Precision engineered, the Mazda3’s electric power assist steering allows you to feel your drive and maintain a flawless grip on the road surface below.
The 2017 Mazda3 draws its power from one of two engines, each of which can be fitted with either six-speed manual or six-speed automatic.
Entry-level models hold at their core a 2.0L SKYACTIV-G1 DOHC 4-Cylinder, which can put you in command of up to 155-hp alongside 150 lb.-ft. of torque. That output soars potently through to the front wheels to provide a blend of agile low-speed performance and quietly composed highway driving. Efficiency comes in at a healthy 27 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway or an even more impressive for 28 mpg city and 37 mpg highway with six-speed automatic.
For those who don’t like to settle for only a single step above the average, there’s the available 2.5L SKYACTIV-G1 4-cylinder. With an output of up to 184-hp and 185 lb.-ft. of torque, it’s more forceful than even standard mid-size rivals like the 2017 Ford Fusion (175-hp) and the 2017 Toyota Camry (178-hp).
That said, mileage remains impressive, with figures coming in at:
- Up to 25 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway with 6-speed manual
- Up to 27 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway with 6-speed automatic
- Up to 28 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway with 6-speed automatic plus i-ELOOP technology.
Experience the 2017 Mazda3 4-Door for Yourself at Tracy Mazda
It’s hard to really express the keen blend of power and fuel economy of the 2017 Mazda3 4-Door using words alone, so don’t hesitate to come down to the Tracy Mazda showroom if you’d prefer to experience it yourself. You’ll find us only a short drive from Manteca and Stockton.