New driver-centric experience promised in 2019 Mazda3

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda3 on Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 at 7:52 pm
A close up photo of the Mazda3 badge on the redesigned platform.

What’s different for the 2019 Mazda3?

Mazda made very efficient use of its time on stage at the kick-off for the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show last week when they introduced the 2019 Mazda3. For as much information about the newest compact sedan and hatchback that was made available, the manufacturer still left out a few important details. It took our product experts a bit of time to read through all of the available information to find out what is different for the 2019 Mazda3. Suffice it to say that when the 2019 Mazda3 is finally available at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown next year, future owners will be in store for a more connected, refined and, overall, enjoyable ownership experience versus last year.

READ MORE: Watch the debut presentation for the 2019 Mazda3

Regardless of the technology and performance improvements made to the 2019 Mazda3, and there are many, the most important system will always be the connection made between the driver and the vehicle itself. A proper seating position is critical for a driver to maintain positive control and awareness as well as to avoid undue fatigue on long trips. Mazda engineers have built more adaptability into the driver’s cockpit of the 2019 Mazda3.

Not only is there more available travel in the steering column, but the front seat cushion now offers a tilt adjustment feature for the new model year.

An interior photo of the 2019 Mazda3 showing parts of the driver's cockpit.
A photo showing the new position of the gear-shifter and command controller in the 2019 Mazda3.
A photo of the seating arrangement in the sedan version of the 2019 Mazda3.

Future owners and drivers of the 2019 Mazda3 will also have easier access to the gear shift lever. The stick in both automatic and manual versions of the transmission has been moved up and forward. This change reduces the distance a driver’s hand needs to travel from it to the steering wheel, and back.

Improved information displays

Drivers need to be aware of so much when they’re behind the wheel of a Mazda vehicle. The 2019 Mazda3 will feature the automaker’s Active Driving Display which will clarify how important information is presented to the driver, without losing context. The heavy lifting will be done by an 8.8-inch center display that can be changed and customized at the discretion of the driver using the commander control, located near the gear shifter.

New engine lineup

The 2019 Mazda3 will be available with four engine options for buyers to choose from. Three of them will fall under the SKYACTIV-G® banner and will use gasoline. However, the 2019 Mazda3 will be the manufacturer’s first vehicle available in the United States that will feature the SKYACTIV-X® diesel-based platform. More information about how much performance the new Mazda3 will produce will be available closer to its on-sale date.

If you want to make sure you don’t miss your opportunity to get the new 2019 Mazda3 in your garage, make an appointment with a Gwatney Mazda of Germantown product expert today to begin the pre-ordering process.

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