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2016 Mazda CX-3 Now Available at Our Chicagoland Mazda Dealership

2016 Mazda CX-3With its best-in-class fuel economy and early acclaim from critics, the 2016 Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover was a highly anticipated new vehicle, but the wait is now over for anxious buyers. The Mazda CX-3 has arrived at our Chicagoland Mazda dealership, bringing its aggressive KODO styling and 35-mpg highway rating along with it.

The new 2016 Mazda CX-3 achieves its excellent fuel efficiency without sacrificing responsiveness, incorporating lightweight SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY that encompasses the engine, transmission, body and chassis. A standard 2.0-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder engine produces 146 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque, and that output is transferred to the front wheels through a smooth-shifting SKYACTIV®-DRIVE six-speed automatic transmission. Even when it is equipped with predictive i-ACTIV all-wheel drive, the Mazda CX-3 still sips fuel, returning up to 32 mpg on the highway.

Inside, the Mazda CX-3 boasts a cabin that could compete with crossovers costing twice as much, featuring standard technology like the MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system, push-button start and a backup camera. Accessible through a 7-inch color touchscreen, a commander control knob or voice commands, MAZDA CONNECT™ allows drivers to make hands-free Bluetooth phone calls, stream Internet radio with Pandora or Aha by Harmon, and follow directions through the available navigation feature.

When it comes to the intangibles, auto journalists have already found a lot to love about the Mazda CX-3. In fact, Car and Driver has ranked Mazda’s new offering as its No. 1 subcompact crossover, citing the vehicle’s precise steering, tight handling and overall fun-to-drive qualities. Not only that, but the magazine’s editors were impressed by the Mazda CX-3’s real-world fuel economy and its upscale look and feel.

By all indications, the 2016 Mazda CX-3 is the most complete subcompact crossover yet, and it’s now available for purchase. Check out our Mazda CX-3 inventory and schedule a test-drive at Rosen Mazda Waukegan today!

2016 Mazda3 Arrives Later This Month with More Standard Features

2016 Mazda3

With its stunning design and the ability to return 40-plus mpg on the highway, the Mazda3 compact car already punches well above its price class, but upcoming changes for the 2016 model year will bring even more value to buyers. When the 2016 Mazda3 goes on sale later this month, every model will come with a newly standard backup camera, while two new options packages will increase the availability of popular features across trims.

The entry-level Mazda3 i SV sedan trim will be removed for the 2016 model year, while the better-equipped Mazda3 i Sport will now cost $600 less as the new base sedan trim. As for the hatchback models, the Mazda i Sport will remain the base trim, but its starting price will be dropped by $400 compared to the 2015 model year. In addition to the backup camera, all Mazda3 i Sport models will come with a range of useful technology, including the MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system featuring a 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth hands-free phone calls and audio streaming, push-button start and remote keyless entry.

For an extra dose of style and technology, a new Preferred Equipment Package in the 2016 Mazda i Sport will include auto on/off headlights, Blind Spot Monitoring, bright beltline trim, cloth-trimmed sport seats, heated body-color dual power door mirrors with integrated turn-signal lamps, rain-sensing windshield wipers, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, a rear-seat armrest with cupholders and 16-inch alloy wheels.

Moving up to the mid-level 2016 Mazda3 Touring trim, a new Popular Equipment Package will add premium amenities like an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a dual-zone automatic climate-control system, a Bose nine-speaker surround-sound system, SiriusXM satellite radio with a four-month subscription and a shark-fin antenna.

Looking to take advantage of the Mazda3’s revamped pricing and packages for the 2016 model year? Call the Rosen Mazda Waukegan sales team at 847-497-8696 to find out when your ideal model will be available!

 

Mazda3 Repeats as KBB.com’s Coolest Car Under $18,000

 

2015 Mazda3

Last year, we featured the Mazda3 as one of our best cars for students because of its aggressive styling that comes at an affordable price. Well, our sentiments continue to be echoed by industry experts, as Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com has placed the Mazda3 at the top of its 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000 list for the second consecutive year.

KBB.com editors praised the 2015 Mazda3 for being fun to drive, easy on the eyes and technologically advanced on the inside. The compact car’s redesign for 2014 brought bold KODO styling and fuel-efficient SKYACTIV technologies, but the Mazda3 has never been a stranger to the Coolest Cars list: It has made the cut in all 12 model years that it’s been on the market.

By using lightweight-yet-strong materials in its engine, transmission, body and chassis, the 2015 Mazda3 manages to offer excellent fuel economy without diluting the highly responsive ride that has become the signature of the Mazda brand. For starters, you can go with the standard 155-horsepower 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G engine, which returns up to 41 mpg on the highway in sedan models. If you’re looking for even quicker acceleration, you can upgrade to the 184-horsepower 2.5-liter SKYACTIV-G engine, which still nets up to 40 mpg on the highway in sedan models equipped with the available i-ELOOP system.

The Mazda3’s features are just as advanced inside its cabin, where you’ll receive a standard MAZDA CONNECT infotainment system in every 2015 model except for the base i SV sedan. Controlled through a 7-inch touchscreen that is positioned high atop the dashboard to keep eyes toward the road, MAZDA CONNECT lets drivers access apps like Aha internet radio, Pandora and Stitcher, as well as hear text messages and social media updates without dangerously fumbling for their smartphones.

As KBB.com put it, the Mazda3 is the “king of affordable cool cars,” so call the Rosen Mazda of Waukegan sales team at 847-497-8696 and schedule a time to try out the car’s awesome features for yourself!