3 Things to Know: Mazda3 Sport
When you’re the 2018 AJAC Best Small Car of the Year award winner, there’s bound to be a few reasons for that win, right? Well, the Mazda3 Sport has lots of reasons to win awards, but we’re just going to bring up the top three (for now).
SKYACTIV DYNAMIC G-Vectoring Control
Because one award wasn’t enough, the Mazda3 Sport had to bring home another one from AJAC (Automobile Journalist’s Association of Canada), this one for Best New Innovation Technology. What exactly does that mean? Well, it means that Mazda’s integrated control of the engine, transmission and chassis to better put the driver in control caught some serious attention. The SKYACTIV DYNAMICS G-Vectoring Control eliminates driver fatigue and “learns” driver habits and commute routes to better control vehicle sway, engine torque, and even weight transfer to make your ride in the Mazda3 Sport as smooth and comfortable as possible.
The idea that you can have both performance and efficiency from a smaller engine is something Mazda has worked really hard to achieve. In the latest 2018 Mazda3 Sport, you’ll see all that hard work firsthand with either the 2.0L or 2.5L engines (both available on certain Mazda3 Sport models). With a low-end torque, the SKYACTIV-G engines feel peppy and responsive, while simultaneously saving you fuel – with a 15% increase in fuel efficiency over non-SKYACTIV engines. There’s even an available cylinder deactivation with the 2.5L, and the Mazda3 Sport can achieve an estimated 6.4L/100km on the highway.
For a vehicle in its price range, you wouldn’t think that cabin noise level would be high on the engineer’s list of priorities. But it was at Mazda. To keep you better insulated from the outside world’s noise pollution, Mazda engineer’s ensured the Mazda3 Sport was designed with tighter body gaps, a myriad of sound-deadening materials, and improved sound insulation. The result is a cabin that feels and “sounds” much more upscale than it costs.
To find out more about everything the 2018 Mazda3 Sport has to offer, make sure you head down to your local Atlantic Mazda to speak to one of our experts, and don’t forget to book a test drive, too.