New 2019 Mazda 3 is More Skyactiv-ated than Ever
Mazda’s latest generation 3 comes with innovative Skyactiv-X engine, AWD as options
By: Michael Floyd November 27, 2018
===================LOS ANGELES, California — Mazda apparently didn’t get the memo that no one wants to buy compact cars in America anymore. To be fair, the new 2019 Mazda 3 has been designed as a global vehicle, so the U.S. market’s fickle nature when it comes to vehicles not called crossovers probably isn’t as big of a deal to the folks in Hiroshima. And Mazda already has a lineup of capable SUVs, including the CX-5, which we recently had in for a successful Four Seasons stint, so they’re in good shape there as well.
From our perspective, we’re happy that Mazda has remained committed to offering the Mazda 3 here, the latest model of which is making its global debut at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show and is slated to hit U.S. streets in early 2019. It’s been a favorite of Automobile over the years thanks to its lively, fun-to-drive nature, and Mazda will continue to offer sedan and hatchback variants as well as traditional six-speed automatic and manual transmission options for the Mazda 3—big plusses in our book.
The New 2019 Mazda 3 Is Beautiful Inside and Out and Available with AWD
Both the sedan and the hatchback have a 2.5-liter four-cylinder until the advanced Skyactiv-X engine arrives later next year.
Car and Driver
November 27, 2018 AT 10:45 PM By Joseph Capparella
It seems that Mazda is pulling out all the stops with the 2019 Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback. The latest-generation compact rides on a completely new platform, sports an attractive design inside and out, is newly available with all-wheel drive, and eventually will be offered with an advanced new engine technology called Skyactiv-X.