2019 Mazda3 vs 2018 Mazda3

Red 2019 Mazda3 Sedan on a Country Road vs Red 2018 Mazda3 Sedan Rear Exterior on a Country Road

With the debut of the next-generation 2019 Mazda3 and all the excitement surrounding the iconic Mazda compact car, many car shoppers want to know – what are the differences between the 2019 Mazda3 and 2018 Mazda3? Learn more about the updates and changes to the all-new Mazda3 with this in-depth 2019 Mazda3 vs 2018 Mazda3 comparison created by Gwatney Mazda of Germantown.

When it arrives in March of 2019, the 2019 Mazda3 will be available in four grades – Standard, Select, Preferred and Premium – that will start at $21,000 when you select the Mazda3 Sedan and $23,600 when you opt for the Mazda3 Hatchback. The current 2018 Mazda3 is available in three trim levels – Sport, Touring and Grand Touring – that span Sedan and Hatchback variants and start at just $18,095.

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2019 Mazda3 VS 2018 Mazda3
$21,000 Starting Price $18,095
186-Horsepower 2.5-Liter SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder Base Engine 155-Horsepower 2.0-Liter SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder
8.8-Inch MAZDA CONNECT™ Standard Infotainment System 7-Inch MAZDA CONNECT™
Available All-Wheel Drive Unavailable

What Are the Differences Between the 2019 Mazda3 and 2018 Mazda3?

No matter which entry you choose in this 2019 Mazda3 vs 2018 Mazda3 comparison, you will enjoy a world-class design that is dedicated to an athletic drive and class-above luxury inside and out. Updated KODO design language will make the 2019 Mazda3 stand out from its predecessor with an emotional hatchback design and an elegant sedan platform. A modern, next-generation exterior style is complemented by a fully-loaded and luxury-infused interior.

Inside the 2019 Mazda3, an 8.8-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ touchscreen infotainment system with access to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Bluetooth will replace the current Mazda3’s 7-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ interface. An all-new eight-speaker sound system, a redesigned steering wheel, a 7-inch TFT customizable instrument cluster, LED headlights, LED taillights, push-button start, a rearview camera and an electronic parking brake come standard in the 2019 Mazda3. To add to the style and class of the 2019 Mazda3, designers have added Greige synthetic leather and Red premium leather interior options to pair with the all-new Polymetal Gray exterior color. Mazda i-ACTIVSENSE® safety systems are an impressive upgrade that comes standard in select Mazda3 grades.

Under the hood, the 2019 Mazda3 employs a 186-horsepower 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder engine that is standard for all trim levels and will replace the 155-horsepower 2.0-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder engine that powered the 2018 Mazda3. With the addition of available i-ACTIV AWD®, the 2019 Mazda3 provides an upgrade in power and performance. Current 2018 Mazda3 Touring and Grand Touring trim levels feature a 184-horsepower 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder powertrain. Next-generation 2019 Mazda3 entries are expected to add a 1.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder, a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder, a 1.8-liter SKYACTIV®-D diesel four-cylinder and an all-new SKYACTIV®-X engine to the power lineup later in the model cycle.

Visit Gwatney Mazda of Germantown later this year to get behind the wheel of the next-generation 2019 Mazda3!


Gray 2019 Mazda3 Sedan Side Exterior on a City Street
Gray 2019 Mazda3 Rear Exterior on a City Street
2019 Mazda3 Steering Wheel, Dashboard and MAZDA CONNECT Display
2019 Mazda3 Front Seat Interior



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