2019 Mazda 3 Sedan First Test: A claim of its rightful position among Mazda’s models


Mazda 3 was done being second to the CX-5 in sales. It emerged as a force to reckon with in the 2019 Mazda 3 Sedan. Check out its amazing features in this review!

2019 Mazda 3 Sedan: Introduction

Recent developments saw the CX-5 giving Mazda 3 a run for its money in terms of sales. Mazda 3 had to make do with second place even though it was more inclined to Mazda’s tenets such as being nimble, low and undoubtedly sexy.

Going by the looks of the 2019 Mazda 3, it is evident that the model is keen on taking back its first place position as it offers improved features that are too high for the CX-5 to compete with.


The Mazda 3 Sedan is picture perfect 

2019 Mazda 3 Sedan trim levels

The automaker prefers to call its trims packages. The 2019 brand offers four packages namely Base, Select, Preferred and Premium.

The Base model has very little features, hence, does not make a good representation of the brand. The Select package offers more features at a pocket-friendly cost. The Base Hatchback is included in the Select package.

For the Preferred package, users get to enjoy an additional sound system and heated seats. The Premium package is the biggest of them all; it offers leather upholstery and sunroof as well as other features that are not offered in other packages. Save for the base sedan, users get to enjoy front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive on all packages.

2019 Mazda 3 Sedan pricing

The different packages of the 2019 Mazda 3 Sedan are offered at the following prices:

  • 2019 Mazda 3 Base price: $21,000 (N7.5million)
  • 2019 Mazda 3 Preferred price: $24, 200 (N8.7million)
  • 2019 Mazda 3 Premium price: $27, 900 (N10.million)

2019 Mazda 3 Sedan Interior highlights

Mazda makes a good effort with the interior of the 2019 Mazda 3, but it is far from perfection. The cabin is not your average-looking cabin. It showcases fine materials that are not easy to come by. Save for the base trim, users get to enjoy faux leather door accents, solid switch gear and aluminum trim on the various trims’ interior. If you want to have a taste of the classic Audi badge, you should not hesitate to opt for the premium package.

The front seats have decent amount of space, but same cannot be said about the rear seats. You might have to manage the limited space as it is only suitable for people with legs that are not so long.


Its premium materials make for a sophisticated look

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2019 Mazda 3 Sedan Performance & Safety features

All trims of the 2019 Mazda 3 come with an engine of 2.5-liter four-cylinder, producing 186 pound-feet of torque and 186 horsepower which complement its automatic transmission of six-speed. These components account for the high speed produced by the Mazda 3 Sedan. In 7.0 seconds, it can move from 0 to 60 mph.

As you engage the accelerator, the engine makes a sound in line with your leg movement. At first, this might be fun, but over time, you might get tired of that noise as it will begin to constitute a nuisance. This should not be the case for a premium car. All that noise could discourage you from driving at your desired speed levels. Apart from that, the road performance of the car is far above average.

Features offered in the various trims (packages) include:

Base package of 2019 Mazda 3

  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • LED exterior lighting (taillights, headlights and daytime running lights),
  • Rear view camera
  • Push-button start
  • Private information screen
  • 60/40-split folding rear seat
  • 8.8-inch central display
  • Bluetooth
  • Voice commands

Select package of 2019 Mazda 3

The select package offers the following additional features:

  • 18-inch wheels
  • Automatic headlights
  • Automatic wipers
  • Keyless entry
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Vinyl door trim,
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Simulated leather upholstery
  • Rear armrest
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto functionality
  • Eight-speaker audio system (two USB ports HD radio and).


Seating arrangement of the 2019 Mazda 3 Sedan

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Base Hatchback (in the Select package) of 2019 Mazda 3

The Base Hatchback offers the following additional features:

  • Rear roof spoiler
  • Cargo cover

Preferred package of 2019 Mazda 3

The Preferred Package offers the following additional features:

  • Power-adjustable driver's seat
  • Driver-seat memory functions
  • Heated front seats
  • 12-speaker Bose audio system
  • Satellite radio

Premium package of 2019 Mazda 3

The Premium package offers the following additional features:

  • Adaptive headlights
  • Sunroof
  • Head-up display
  • Leather upholstery
  • Paddle shifters exclusive to models automatic transmission
  • Black-painted wheels for hatchbacks

2019 Mazda 3 Safety features standard on all trim levels

Safety is non-negotiable in modern cars. The 2019 Mazda 3 Sedan offers sufficient safety to protect users while behind the wheels. Some of these safety features include:

  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Driver attention monitor
  • Automatic high beam control
  • Lane keeping assist

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Super-charged for a speedy ride

2019 Mazda 3 Sedan Summary

Advantages of 2019 Mazda 3

The 2019 Mazda 3 gets a thumb up for the following:

  • Very comfortable seats
  • Spirited handling
  • Great audio sound quality
  • High-end interior materials

Disadvantages of 2019 Mazda 3

The 2019 Mazda 3 gets a thumb down for the following:

  • Inadequate legroom
  • Makes noise when driving on high speed

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Chris Odogwu


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