When the current-generation Mazda3 was introduced on the market back in 2014, Canadian consumers and buyers in Toronto immediately fell in love with the vehicle’s unique design, its dynamic performance, and its overall balance. For 2017, the Mazda3 gets even more improvements in every aspect, making it an even more enticing compact vehicle.

Here’s what you need to know about the 2017 Mazda3

More comfort

The 2017 Mazda3 will be even more comfortable thanks to even better soundproofing and a refined interior that features a new centre console, centre display and instrument cluster that add more flair to the cockpit. There is a more stylish instrument cluster design and elegant dashboard decoration panel along with an all-new heated steering wheel available starting in the GS model.

The 2017 Mazda3 starts at $15,900, but Mazda believes the GS model will be the bestseller. The middle trim starts at $20,300 and along with the heated and leather steering wheel buyers get 16” wheels, heated front seats and a host of active safety features such as Blind Sport Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Smart City Brake Support.

There is also a GT trim that starts at $24,000 and comes standard with 18” wheels, LED signature lighting with LED headlights and dual-zone climate control. The 2017 Mazda3 GT also gets a more powerful 2.5L four-cylinder engine that delivers 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque which can be paired to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.

The other two trims get a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that delivers 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy is at the heart of the SKYACTIV engines from Mazda, and in the base engine fuel economy is set at 8.4 liters per 100 kilometers in the city and 6.4 liters per 100 kilometers.

Aside from the LED signature lighting on the GT model, all 2017 Mazda3s get new headlights, a redesigned grill, and a new rear bumper.

G-Vectoring Control

The 2017 Mazda3 is the first vehicle in the Mazda lineup to feature G-Vectoring Control which is part of Mazda’s new Skyactiv Vehicle Dynamics. G-Vectoring Control is a new technology that uses the engine’s torque in low-speed cornering as well as in other situations in order to reduce body roll and stabilize the vehicle. The end result for the driver and passengers is less steering corrections and less side-to-side movements on the seat.

Come discover the new 2017 Mazda3 at Gyro Mazda in Toronto today!