Lou Fusz Mazda Blog

We Are St. Louis

Award-Winning 2016 Mazda3 Maximizes Fun & Fuel Economy

| 0 comments

The new 2016 Mazda3 for sale in St. Louis at your local St. Louis Mazda new and used car dealer, Lou Fusz Mazda, is a playful, fun-to-drive compact 5-door hatchback with tons of personality and a thrifty attitude. The 2016 Mazda3’s new low-slung aero look not only puts some youthful pizzazz in your driveway but will get admiring glances as you navigate the shopping mall or zoom down the interstate.

2016-Mazda-3-sedan_2_lg

Fresh, Youthful Styling

Named a 2015 Car And Driver Magazine “10Best,” the Mazda3’s hip, urbane style epitomizes Mazda’s “KODO Soul of Motion” design philosophy. Mazda strives to create vehicles that organically unite driver and machine, creating a fluid bond that embraces nature with curvaceous lines, bold character creases, a low, sloping hood, muscular front grille, and swept roofline.

Bengt Halvorson, Deputy Editor of TheCarConnection.com, praises the Mazda3’s appearance. “The Mazda 3 is a standout in terms of styling and design, and its long hood and ‘cab-back’ design really cast it in a different light compared to most other compact cars,” he says. “A sweeping shoulder line flows gracefully along the body side, and a more slanted, fastback roofline on the hatchback ends in what we see as a somewhat softer, less distinctive rear-end treatment. At its best, this combination of the aggressive front grille, crisp edges, gentle curves, and hunkered-back cabin altogether makes the car look taut and sports-car influenced.”

Impressive Interior

Step inside the new 2016 Mazda3 from Lou Fusz Mazda and say hello to this peppy hatchback’s sporty side. The driver-centric cockpit features a three-spoke sports steering wheel with handy buttons to control Bluetooth®-enabled hands-free communication, audio functions, cruise control, and more. Everywhere you look you’ll be impressed by the fit and finish of the Mazda3’s surprisingly spacious cabin. You’ll appreciate the detail and the craftsmanship that put the Mazda3’s interior well ahead of the pack. Ergonomics receive particular attention, making the Mazda3 comfortably intuitive from the moment you get behind the wheel. The new Mazda3 also excels at versatility. This is one compact hatchback that delivers plenty of room to convey you and your passengers in comfort while offering ample, configurable cargo space.

2016-Mazda-3-sedan_14_lg

“Inside, the Mazda3…has a tech-savvy look that makes it a standout in its class,” notes TheCarConnection’s Halvorson. “Mazda has designed a new driver-focused cockpit for the latest 3, with pedals and manual controls arranged symmetrically around the driver’s centerline. The available Active Driving Display is a sort of head-up display. It uses a clear panel that pops up from behind the instrument cluster when the car is turned on to show speed, turn-by-turn directions, and other critical information.”

Technology That Leads The Way

Mazda has always led the way when it comes to technology that keeps you connected, informed, and entertained. The 2016 Mazda3’s high-tech résumé includes its featured-packed Mazda Connect™ infotainment system. A large tablet-sized color display on the dash works with Mazda’s intuitive “Commander Control Knob” on the center console. Just twist your wrist and easily command a variety of infotainment functions. Or take advantage of available voice-activated navigation and audio features.

Mazda Connect lets you dial in your music preferences using Pandora®, HD Radio®, Aha® Radio, and available subscription-based SiriusXM® Radio. You can also use Bluetooth® to wirelessly sync and stream your personal playlists from your compatible smartphone. Crank up your favorite tracks 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.

Lively Performance & Sporty Handling

From the information highway to the freeway, the Mazda3 really comes into its own behind the wheel. Whether taking twists, turns, or straightaways, Mazda’s exclusive SkyActive® Technology offers taut, precise handling and plenty of power to spare. SkyActive provides unmatched driving dynamics, excellent fuel efficiency, and spirited performance to make your daily commute an unexpected pleasure. The confidence-inspiring sports-tuned chassis and suspension is responsive and compliant.

Motivating the Mazda3 is your choice of Skyactiv 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder making 155 horsepower and the more powerful, Skyactiv 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 Bengt Halvorson says “…bring satisfying performance and better responsiveness than most compact cars.”

2016-Mazda-3-sedan_8_lg

Superior Fuel Economy

Best of all, the Mazda3 achieves excellent fuel economy numbers thanks to innovative technology such as 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. As Bengt Halvorson notes, ” Without turbocharging or hybrid systems, the 2016 Mazda 3 manages to beat many models in this class, many of which have smaller engines and less power.”

Cutting-Edge Safety Features

When it comes to keeping you safe regardless of where the road takes you, the Mazda3 gets the job done with an advanced suite of standard and available safety features. Mazda’s available i-ActiveSense® safety technology consists of:

  • Radar Cruise Control with close-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.

All these features combine to earn the Mazda3 an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ designation.

Have Your Mazda Your Way

You can order your new 2016 Mazda3 at Lou Fusz Mazda just about any way you want it. Five models range from the performance-minded iSport to the luxurious, top-of-the-line i Grand Touring and s Touring models. Regardless of how you equip your Mazda3, you’ll love the exhilaration, the fuel economy, the performance, the technology, and the safety features that puts it miles ahead of the competition.

TheCarConnection.com sums it all up by saying “In its top Grand Touring trim, the Mazda3 breaks far beyond ‘no frills,’ and offers some things you don’t typically see outside of German luxury cars. The Mazda3 appeals to a crowd that otherwise eschews affordable, mainstream-brand small cars. That’s no mistake, and it’s one of our editors top picks among small cars, subjectively or objectively.”

Test drive the fun-loving new 2016 Mazda3 hatchback today at your hometown St. Louis Mazda dealer, Lou Fusz Mazda.

Accelerate Your Savings At Lou Fusz Mazda

Put your savings in the fast lane with a great deal on a new Mazda like the exciting 2016 Mazda3 at Lou Fusz Mazda. We’re dealing on entire inventory of new 2015 and 2016 Mazdas. Take advantage of special deals and Mazda factory rebates and incentives that will put you in the Mazda of your dreams for less. Save even more when you shop our wide selection of “like new” Mazda Certified Pre-Owned vehicles in St. Louis. We’re also your headquarters for top-quality pre-owned vehicles in St. Louis for less than $10,000.

Lou Fusz Mazda is the only Mazda dealer to offer our exclusive “Engines Forever™” program that gives you unparalleled peace of mind when you purchase a new or pre-owned vehicle from our dealership.

Stop by our Mazda dealership near Creve Coeur, St. Charles, Maryland, Heights, and Hazelwood today for some of the best deals in town. We’re conveniently located at 1025 N. Lindbergh, St. Louis MO 63132. To schedule a test drive or for more information, please call us at 314-983-4435. For Service, call 314-983-4529.

Sources:

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

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

Leave a Reply

Required fields are marked *.