Mazda is a very successful car company that was first founded nearly 100 years ago. Over that time, the company has continued to expand internationally and today has a great reputation for producing quality and stylish vehicles that come with an affordable MSRP.
With the 2019 model year, there are a variety of sedans that are bound to be popular with both consumers and auto critics. These vehicles provide a good mix of engine performance, interior finishes, and safety features that make them ideal for any driver.
2019 Mazda3 Four-Door
The Mazda3 is a compact car that has been produced and sold by Mazda ever since the 2004 model year. Each year, the car continues to be upgraded with additional improvements to the interior, safety, and performance of the vehicle. In particular, the 2019 Mazda3 has a variety of features in the that will make it a popular option with consumers.
For a compact car, the Mazda3 sedan has good overall performance. It comes with two different engine options. The base engine option, which is available in the lower trim level, is a four-cylinder engine that produces around 155 horsepower. The two higher trim levels come with the more powerful four-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces around 185 horsepower. Each of these allows the Mazda3 to go from zero to 60 in under eight seconds. With the first engine, the car will get around 35 mpg on a blended basis, which is good compared to the rest of the class.
There are a plethora of features that come with the Mazda3 which are popular with consumers and critics. There are upgradeable luxury finishes including leather and heated seats, a standard seven-inch display with the Mazda Connect infotainment system, and a suite of safety features that include a rearview camera. There are plenty of upgradeable safety features including blind spot monitoring and rear traffic and pedestrian detection.
The four-door Mazda3 has a starting MSRP at just under $19,000. The main selling points of the Mazda3 are the good fuel efficiency, affordable price, acceptable number of standard features, and good safety ratings. The only negative is a lack of cargo space with the sedan.
2019 Mazda3 Five-Door
Once again, the Mazda3 can also come equipped as a five-door hatchback. While the Mazda3 has four different trims overall, the five-door hatchback option is only available with the Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring options. The main difference between these trims is the amount of interior and safety features that come standard. Because of this, the MSRP of the Mazda3 five-door hatchback starts at around $19,500 when coupled with the manual transmission and about $21,000 when coupled with the automatic transmission. When choosing one of the more fully loaded trims, such as the Grand Touring, the MSRP will start at closer to $30,000.
The five-door hatchback will come with the standard four-cylinder engine option. With this engine option, you can continue to receive great fuel efficiency of more than 37 mpg when you are driving on the highway and 27 mpg when you are driving in the city. With this engine option, you can expect to get about 150 horsepower and 155 pound-feet of torque. Those that are looking for more performance can upgrade to the slightly more powerful engine that will produce over 185 horsepower.
While it is a more affordable vehicle option, the five-door hatchback has an impressive amount of interior and safety features that come standard. This includes the Smart City Brake Support system that gives you a lot of additional control and safety assurances when you are on the road. Some other additional features that come standard with the base trim include a seven-inch display, a rearview camera, two USB ports, and push-button start. Some additional features that come with the higher trims include leather upholstery, blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, and an enhanced audio system.
Overall, the Mazda3 hatchback has some great advantages. The main advantages of the five-door compared to the four-door option is the expanded cargo space. The five-door will provide you with 20 cubic feet of storage in the trunk, compared to 12 cubic feet in the four-door sedan. Furthermore, you can fold down the seats, which will expand storage to more than 40 cubic feet. Additionally, the five-door Mazda3 has an affordable starting MSRP and gets great fuel efficiency.
One disadvantage of the Mazda3 hatchback is engine performance. While it is acceptable for most people given the size of the vehicle, those that are looking for something with more performance may need to upgrade to the more powerful engine option.
The Mazda6 is a midsize sedan that continues to be one of the best-selling Mazda vehicles each year.
For the 2019 model year, the Mazda6 once again comes with two engine options, each of which is four-cylinder engines while one is turbocharged. The base engine option will produce around 187 horsepower. When it is upgraded to the turbocharged engine, the performance can increase to more than 225 horsepower. Despite the stronger engine performance, the Mazda6 continues to get a fuel efficiency of up to 35 mpg with the base engine option and 32 mpg when it is upgraded to the turbocharged engine.
The 2019 Mazda6 has several upgradeable features that rival more expensive luxury vehicles. There is an impressive eight-inch display screen, a six-speaker audio system, and the Mazda Connect infotainment system that provides a driver with a good number of features including navigation and entertainment controls. There are also a wide variety of safety features available including blind spot monitoring, rearview camera, rear cross traffic alert, and the Mazda Smart City brake support to give further brake assistance.
The Mazda6 has a base MSRP of just over $22,500, which is a good deal compared to other midsize sedans that are in the same class. Furthermore, there is always a wide range of lease and financing options available.
Overall, the main advantages of the Mazda6 are the attractive price, good fuel efficiency, and positive safety ratings. However, some people may find that the base trim levels do not come very well equipped, although there are many additional options for tech and safety upgrades available with the higher trim levels.