Mazda3 vs. Competitors | St. Catharines

Mazda3 Trunk - banner: How Does it Compare? 

Nothing quite matches the new Mazda3. With unparalleled style, excellent performance, and the latest technologies on the market, this new model is driving owners wild. In fact, this model is frequently rated among the best in its class. Read on to see how the Mazda3 compares to other models in its segment, including the Cruze, Civic, Elantra, and Sentra.

Performance

Under the hood of the Mazda3 is equipped with a SKYACTIV 2.0-litre engine that produces up to 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. With features like variable valve timing and a SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed transmission, the Mazda3 has the perfect balance of performance and efficiency.

How does it compare? The Cruze comes with a 1.4-litre engine that cranks out 153 horsepower at its best, while the Elantra only manages around 147 horsepower with a 2.0-litre engine. The Honda Civic comes with 3 more horsepower than the Mazda3, but it also has worse fuel economy than the Mazda. Finally, the Nissan Sentra comes in last with 130 horsepower. It's also worth noting that the Mazda3 has the fastest 0 to 60, coming in at just 7.6 seconds.

Design

Nothing compares to the Mazda3 design, hands down. A bold front fascia and sweeping contours will catch your eye immediately, while aggressive headlights and sharp lines give this model an air of athleticism. Plus, you can choose between four-door and five-door designs.

The Elanta, Cruze, Sentra, and Civic each come with respective styling. However, the Mazda3 won the Red Dot "Product Design Award," setting this model apart from competitors. Style can be subjective, but virtually all agree that there's something truly distinct about the Mazda3.

Drivability

According to Car and Driver, the Mazda3 is simply the most fun to drive as well. This vehicle consistently ranks the highest in categories like acceleration, steering, braking, and handling. It also has a smooth ride and quick-responding powertrain, providing you with the best experience behind the wheel. If you truly want to be blown away, get the new Mazda3. 

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