Archive for the ‘Mazda 3’ Category
Can Manual Transmissions Use Adaptive Cruise Control?
Adaptive cruise control and a manual transmission may initially seem like they’re completely incompatible. If a vehicle manually requires you to shift gears, then how could adaptive cruise control regulate speed? Despite this seemingly inherent contradiction, some manual vehicles do have it, like the 2020 Mazda3 Hatchback Premium six-speed manual variant.
So then, how can a manual vehicle have adaptive cruise control?(more…)
2020 Mazda3 Driver Assistive Features and Other Tech
You may have heard that the Mazda3 has many features. However, a lot reviews and critics may just mention one or two of them, assuming you keep up to date with every feature that is considered industry standard for that model year. We thought we’d give you a more complete picture.
For instance, does the 2020 Mazda3 have adaptive cruise control?(more…)
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.(more…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)