Archive for the ‘Mazda 3’ Category

How well does the 2020 Mazda3 drive in the snow?

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020
2020 Mazda3 hatchback parked on city street

Watch the 2020 Mazda3 Snow Driving Test

For many of us here in the Midwest, whether a vehicle can handle the snow isn’t just a consideration, it’s a primary reason for buying (or not buying) a vehicle. And while someone on the internet telling you that a vehicle handles alright in the snow is all well and good, actually seeing it handle inclement weather is much more convincing.

How well does the 2020 Mazda3 drive in the snow? Take a look.


What’s the Skyactiv-X mpg?

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

The New SKYACTIV-X Engine is Crazy Efficient

Unfortunately for the US, we still don’t know when we’ll be getting the SKYACTIV-X engine, except that it’ll be available on select 2020 models (so within the next calendar year). However, the 2020 Mazda3 with SKYACTIV-X motor is already available in Europe. That means two things: 1. A US release probably isn’t all that far behind. 2. We have definitive performance specs in real world conditions. Spoiler alert: the SKYACTIV-X engine is ridiculously efficient.

So, what’s the SKTACTIV-X mpg? (more…)

What comes standard on the 2020 Mazda3?

Thursday, September 19th, 2019
Mazda3 exterior profile in a dark city night.

The 2020 Mazda3 is sure to amaze with the advancements it brings to the always-incredible Mazda3 line. We can’t wait to experience a whole new level of premium performance and style. But what’s new in the way of base-model features? In particular, what comes standard on the 2020 Mazda3? (more…)

Does the 2018 Mazda3 have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

Thursday, August 1st, 2019
Red 2018 Mazda3 zooms around a corner on a highway. Does it have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto inside?

Smartphone Connectivity on the 2018 Mazda3

The 2018 Mazda3 was a great ending note to the previous Mazda3 generation, preceding the full redesign kicked off by the 2019 model. If you’re shopping for a pre-owned Mazda3, the 2018 model offers a ton of eye-catching value and capability. But one lingering question remains: does the 2018 Mazda3 have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto? (more…)

How economical is the 2019 Mazda3?

Saturday, July 27th, 2019
Front passenger side exterior view of a gray 2019 Mazda3 Sedan

2019 Mazda3 EPA

The 2019 Mazda3 boasts many benefits, two of the greatest being its standout interior and driving pleasure. With such ample, robust performance, what does the fuel-economy come out to? Read on to learn the precise fuel-economy ratings for each iteration of the 2019 Mazda Mazda3. (more…)

Which is better – the 2019 Mazda3 or the 2019 Honda Accord?

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019
2019 Mazda3 abd 2019 Honda Accord, separated by a diagonal line and a "VS" logo.

2019 Mazda3 Vs. Honda Accord

We know what you’re thinking – pitting a compact against a mid-size car? Have you folks over at Hall Mazda lost your collective minds? Well, though this comparison may seem unconventional, it’s a question that’s been asked on many occasions.

It’s not too hard to see why- both the 2019 Mazda3 and 2019 Honda Accord sit at or near the top of their respective classes. They’re two of the most highly acclaimed vehicles out on today’s market. They’re both a blast to drive, bring a hearty list of features and technology, and overall represent some of the best qualities of the modern automotive world.

So how do these two recently-redesigned machines actually stack up against each other? Let’s get out of arbitrarily-assigned segment labels and paradigms and compare the 2019 Mazda3 to the 2019 Honda Accord. (more…)

Are sedan cars fast?

Saturday, June 15th, 2019
Blue 2019 Mazda3 drives down a dark street.

Sedan Speed and Performance

Though other body types have enjoyed more recent burgeoning popularity, the sedan is still the most successful type of car in automotive history. Dating back to the invention of the automobile, the sedan body type has simply made sense. And having now had over a hundred years to be refined and optimized, modern sedans are better, and more reliable, than ever.

But the average American still holds a mix of conflicting perceptions about the sedan. What can it do, and what can it not? What is it good for, and what’s better left unspoken? One of the most pertinent of these questions is: are sedan cars fast? (more…)

What’s new in the 2019 Mazda3?

Thursday, June 6th, 2019
Red 2019 Mazda3 and red 2018 Mazda3, separated by a diagonal line and a "VS" logo.

2019 Mazda3 Vs. 2018 Mazda3

The 2019 Mazda3 has received a thorough overall inside and out. That’s right, this long-running Mazda favorite is fully redesigned for the 2019 model year. There are design changes, feature adjustments, improved performance, and more. The 2019 Mazda3 isn’t holding anything back. There’s a reason US News has ranked this excellent machine #1 amongst Compact Cars.

The good news is the 2019 Mazda3 retains what we loved about last year’s model- that means we still get, among other things, the adept handling, high fuel-economy, elegant interior, and intuitive infotainment that so tickled our fancy. The great news is, the 2019 Mazda3 gets improved in a myriad of exciting ways. Read on to find out just what those are.  (more…)

How Many Trim Levels Does the 2019 Mazda3 Sedan Have?

Thursday, May 30th, 2019
Front passenger side exterior view of a gray 2019 Mazda3 Sedan

What are the Differences Between the Trim Level Options of the 2019 Mazda3 Sedan?

The 2019 Mazda3 Sedan is available in a base trim level along with three trim level package upgrades.  The three package upgrades for the 2019 Mazda3 Sedan include the Select Package, the Preferred Package, and the Premium Package.  The base 2019 Mazda3 Sedan as well as the three package upgrade options all get equipped with a 2.5L SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder engine that supplies it with 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque.  You can see the differences between the four trim levels of the 2019 Mazda3 Sedan right here below and you can get into the driver’s seat of the 2019 Mazda3 Sedan at Hall Mazda in Brookfield, WI today. (more…)

CarGurus Named the Mazda3 the Winner of Their Best Used Car Award

Thursday, May 16th, 2019
Front exterior view of a gray 2017 Mazda3 Hatchback parked next to a passenger side exterior view of a red 2017 Mazda3 Sedan

What is the Best Used Car to Buy?

CarGurus recently named the Mazda3 Sedan and Hatchback as the winner of its Best Used Car award.  Vehicles were rated on the following criteria: CarGurus user reviews, personal test drive reviews, popularity, availability, and projected 12-year retention value.  The 2014-2018 Mazda3 was the overall winner in a crowded sedan/ hatchback field.  A used Mazda3 Sedan or Hatchback has the eye-catching KODO: Soul of Motion exterior design that gives it an athletic and aerodynamic appeal.  Under the hood there is a SKYACTIV® powertrain that delivers efficient and fun-to-drive performance.  Keep reading to learn more about the specs and features of the Mazda3 along with why it is the best used car to buy. (more…)