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Meet The Exhilarating New 2016 Mazda3 i Sport

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Put some pep into your daily drive and “zoom zoom” ahead of the crowd in the exhilarating new 2016 Mazda3 i-Sport for sale in Houston from your hometown Houston Mazda dealer, Jeff Haas Mazda.

If you like setting trends, not fading into the background, and showing your fun side, then the new 2016 Mazda3 I Sport is definitely for you.

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2016 Mazda3 i Sport 4-Door Sedan

Shattering Convention

Remember back in the day when the notion of driving a “compact” or “economy” car fueled visions of stodgy, unattractive, and underpowered conveyances that you’d be embarrassed to drive? The new 2016 Mazda3 i Sport not only shatters those antiquated stereotypes, but it also obliterates them. Sporty, stylish, and oh-so-fun to drive, the Mazda3 i Sport puts a smile on your face every time you get behind the wheel. Suddenly, those daily commutes or trips to the local mall become something you actually look forward to.

As AutoBlog.com’s Jeffrey N. Ross puts it, “Almost by definition, affordable compact cars aren’t supposed to be fun. Sure, hot hatches get our blood pumping, but not long ago, the terms “compact car” and “economy car” could safely be used interchangeably. A key exception for the last decade has been the Mazda3, a car that has consistently delivered more dynamic thrills and tactile feedback than its contemporaries.” Ross even compares the Mazda3’s looks to “…a rear-drive vehicle from BMW or Infiniti.”

Trend-Setting New Look

You’ll feel good about showing up to the hottest nightspots in town because any way you look at it, the Mazda3 i Sport is all in when it comes to being fashion forward with a hip, urban attitude that goes with the aerodynamic flow. Mazda engineers call the Mazda3’s fluid, sculpted design “KODO: Soul of Motion.” You’ll call it one sweet-looking ride. Go ahead and take a selfie with your new Mazda3 i Sport. Whether you choose the versatile 5-door hatchback or the sophisticated 4-door sedan, she’s always ready for her close-up.

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2016 Mazda3 i Sport 5-Door Hatchback

First-Class Interior

No less appealing is the 2016 Mazda3 i Sport’s roomy interior. It’s high class and high quality. Mazda didn’t hold back when they designed the Mazda3’s accommodating cabin. You can feel the premium materials and marvel at the exceptional attention to detail. No shortcuts. No exceptions. Slip behind the wheel and settle into the i Sport’s firmly bolstered seats. The first thing you’ll notice is how convenient and intuitive everything is. There’s no need for some thick instruction manual to tell you how to drive the Mazda3. It’s all laid out in front of you.

Mazda believes that the most important thing you need to focus on is driving. So the Mazda3’s intelligently crafted interior is designed to help you do just that. Take the available Active Driving Display, for example. Similar to the “Heads Up Display” (HUD) used in modern fighter aircraft, the i Sport’s unique display projects key vehicle information, such as navigational prompts and speed, right in front of you so you can keep your eyes where they belong: on the road. You’ll also appreciate the handy controls mounted on the comfortable, three-spoke steering wheel. Use them to control a variety of functions, such as making or receiving calls with just your voice, or adjusting audio settings, or engaging cruise control. You’ll also appreciate how easy it is to hook up to the convenience of Bluetooth® wireless technology. You can pair up to seven compatible smartphones so you and your friends and family can stream playlists and effortlessly send and receive calls and text messages. Best of all, you can communicate without being distracted.

A Higher Level Of Technology

But that’s just the beginning of the 2016 Mazda3 i Sport’s tech-savvy attitude. Mazda responded to the needs of today’s modern drivers by crafting a comprehensive suite of high-tech “infotainment” features called Mazda Connect™. A large tablet-sized color display on the dash works with Mazda’s intuitive “Commander Control Knob” on the center console. It’s located just below the sports shifter. Twist your wrist to dial in your music preferences using Pandora®, HD Radio®, Aha® Radio, and available subscription-based SiriusXM® Radio. Listen to your favorite music through the available Bose® Surround Sound audio system. And connect with your social world with voice-enabled SMS text response and email. You can even have your Mazda3 update you on your latest Twitter feeds and Facebook postings.

More Fun Per Mile

We mentioned earlier that the new 2016 Mazda 3 i Sport for sale at Jeff Haas Mazda is a blast to drive. But how does Mazda amp up the excitement? The answer is SKYACTIV® Technology. Mazda engineers put their expertise into overdrive to develop SKYACTIV’s responsive and dynamic handling and performance characteristics. The result is a confidence-inspiring sports-tuned chassis and suspension is responsive and compliant.

Getting the Mazda3 out in front of the pack is your choice of 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder making 155 horsepower and the more powerful, 184-hp 2.5-liter engine that generates 185 lb.-ft. of torque for brisk acceleration. You can choose between a sporty 6-speed manual transmission or a smooth shifting 6-speed automatic which TheCarConnection.com’s Bengt Halvorson says “…bring satisfying performance and better responsiveness than most compact cars.”

Thrifty At The Pump

The new 2016 Mazda3 i Sport achieves excellent fuel economy numbers thanks to innovative technology such as Mazda’s exclusive i-ELOOP regenerative braking and active grille shutters. The 2.0-liter engine with automatic transmission gets up to an EPA-estimated 40 mpg highway/30 mpg city while the 2.5-liter engine achieves up to an EPA-estimated 39 mpg highway.

State-Of-The-Art Safety

Style, technology, comfort, versatility, and performance are some of the new 2016 Mazda3’s strong suits. But most importantly, the Mazda3 i Sport knows how to keep you safe thanks to an advanced suite of standard and available safety features called “i-ActiveSense®.” This state-of-the-art safety technology consists of:

  • Radar Cruise Control with proximity warning that maintains a pre-set speed distance
  • Advanced Blind-Spot Monitoring that helps you make safe lane changes
  • Smart Brake Support with Collison Warning that helps prevent frontal collisions by automatically applying the brakes
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert that senses obstacles or vehicles behind you
  • Lane Departure Warning that alerts you if you are drifting out of your lane, Adaptive Front Lighting that turns the headlights when you go around corners
  • High-Beam Control that dims high beams when it detects oncoming traffic
  • Forward Obstruction Warning that alerts drivers to take evasive action
  • Rear Backup Camera to improve rearward visibility when backing up.

These are just some of the reasons why the Mazda3 i Sport consistently achieves top automotive industry safety awards, such as being named a 2015 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ when equipped with the available Smart Brake Support feature.

Smart, sophisticated, sexy, and a ton of fun to drive, the new 2016 Mazda3 i Sport at Jeff Haas Mazda checks off all the boxes. It’s no wonder that the Mazda3 is a winner of Car and Driver’s prestigious “10Best Cars” Award in 2015. But don’t take our word for it. Stop by Jeff Haas Mazda today and take the new 2016 Mazda3 i Sport for a test drive. We’re sure that the smile on your face will be all that you’ll need to convince you that this is the car for you.

Satisfy Your Cravings For Savings At Jeff Haas Mazda

If you crave a great deal on a new Mazda, such as the spirited new 2016 Mazda3 i Sport, let Jeff Haas Mazda satisfy your desires with outstanding savings on our entire inventory of new 2015 and 2016 Mazdas for sale near Houston. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at just how much you can save, thanks to our Mazda new car specials and Mazda factory incentives.

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Be sure to ask us about our exclusive “Jeff Haas Advantage Rewards.” You deserve getting some perks, and Jeff Haas Mazda delivers with a money-saving bundle of benefits including a lifetime engine guarantee, lifetime free local towing. Lifetime car washes and pit stops, special discounts, and rewards points toward a variety of benefits. It all adds up to more than $6,720 in value at no charge to you.

Jeff Haas Mazda is minutes from anywhere in the greater Houston metro area at 11222 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77043. Give us a call today at 713-932-6004.

Sources:

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/01/28/2014-mazda3-review/

http://www.thecarconnection.com/opinions/mazda_mazda3_2016

http://www.mazdausa.com/MusaWeb/displayPage.action?pageParameter=modelsMain&vehicleCode=M3H#overview

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