Get full information about price, interior, exterior, and specs of one of the hottest sedan in the market today through our Mazda 3 2018 Philippines review.
1. Mazda 3 2018 Philippines: Introduction
To make things straight, the Mazda 3 has seemingly been overshadowed by the fancy new Civic which possesses a turbocharged engine. However, do you really need a turbo for your daily rides? To be honest, we cannot deny the fact that that the Mazda 3 is one of the most nicely-designed sedans in the market today, not to mention its classy cabin. So what about its ride and others, keep reading this Mazda 3 Philippinesreview by Philkotse.com to find out.
We cannot deny the fact that that the Mazda 3 is one of the most nicely-designed sedans in the market today
Mazda 3 2018
2. Mazda 3 2018 Exterior
Mazda’s KODO: Soul of Motion design language needs no introduction. Yes, the Mazda 3 exterior is sleek and charming at any angle. The long hood, short trunk design, 18-inch wheels are all mesmerizing. Particularly, the front and rear light configurations are very impressive, like eyes of a beast. LED headlights with LED DRLs complement its sporty look at night.
The 2018 Mazda 3 exterior is sleek and charming at any angle
The long hood, short trunk design, 18-inch wheels are all mesmerizing
The front and rear light configurations are very impressive, like eyes of a beast
3. Mazda 3 2018 interior
Domintaing the inside is a black theme with dark brown leather highlights on door panels and center console that remind us of the classy cockpit of the Mazda 6 Wagon 2018. For the most part, the Mazda 3 interior, with genuine perforated leather seats, sunroof and many other amenities are plush and upmarket.
Domintaing the inside is a black theme with dark brown leather highlights on door panels and center console
All knobs, buttons and even plastics are soft to touch. Also worth noting in the 3 sedan is a standard intuitive tablet-like touchscreen head unit with a beautifully-designed interface. It can easily be connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth or USB. Better still, the system can house car settings for convenient features including auto-door locks, speed limit warning and rain-sensing wipers.
Also worth noting in the 2018 Mazda 3 interior is a standard intuitive tablet-like touchscreen head unit
All knobs, buttons and even plastics are soft to touch
For the most part, the Mazda 3 interior is plush and upmarket
When it comes to space, the Mazda 3 boosts more than you expect in a city sedan. The wiggle room is abundant for 5 passengers; meanwhile, the trunk allows you to haul 5 huge duffle bags and even more with rear back rests folded down.
When it comes to space, the Mazda 3 boosts more than you expect in a city sedan
Under the range-topping 3’s hood is a 2.0-liter SkyActiv-G gasoline engine capable of mustering 153 hp and 200 Nm of torque. As mentioned, even though this is not a turbo like the Civic, it provides enough torque and power at low and mid speeds (meaning great acceleration), let alone its fuel efficiency. At higher speeds, the power delivery remained consistent, giving you confidence in overtaking. Working in tandem with the engine is a 6-speed automatic gearbox with paddles shifters that allows smooth and on-point gear-shifting.
Under the range-topping 3’s hood is a 2.0-liter SkyActiv-G gasoline engine capable of mustering 153 hp and 200 Nm
Driving around city in the Mazda 3 is a bed of roses thanks to light steering. At higher speed, it comes a bit heavier and stable when on the highway. Plus, the brakes system also feels protective. The suspension is also good at taking in road imperfections albeit a bit jittery with bigger potholes.
One trait we cannot miss when discussing a Mazda’s performance is the G-Vectoring Control (GVC) which helps reduce body roll when taking corners, making your ride more enjoyable.
Driving around city in the Mazda 3 is a bed of roses thanks to light steering
A Sport mode is likewise on tap. Once you shift to this mode, the 3 tells you a totally different story. That time, the mill tends to stay at higher rpms. This maximizes the pulling power at every gear. That said, it’ll guzzle more gas. By the way, in terms of fuel consumption, it sips fuel at around 17.5 km/l at a highway speed of 90 kmph (13.1 km/l at Sport mode). In the meantime, expect an average consumption of 10.9 km/l in light traffic in the city at 60 kmph. As for heavy traffic, it does a fuel consumption reading of 6.5 km/l.
Once you shift to Sport mode, the 3 tells you a totally different story
Last but not least, the Mazda 3 engine is pretty noisy when in high rpms, even when your playlist is being played. This can affect your passengers’ comfort, yet if you are the type of driver who loves the roaring sound of a naturally-aspirated power plant, we dare say you’ll prefer it to your music.
LED w/ Auto Levelling, Adaptive Front-Lighting System & Day Time Running Lamp
Time Adjustable Intermittent w/ Rain Sensor
Front Fog Lamps
Electric Glass Sunroof
Body Colour w/ Side Turn Lamp Integrated
Exhaust Tail Pipe
Lip Type w/ Body Color
Seat & Trim Upholstery
Leather with 4-way Manual Adjust
Fabric with 4-way Manual Adjust
Material: Leather insert
Door armrest: w/ one touch up and down control and w/ lock/un-lock button (Driver)
Tilt & Telescopic
w/ Control Switch
w/ Paddle Shifter
Electronic Parking Brake
Parking Lever with Leather Wrapped
Analog Display Tachometer w/ Trip Computer and HUD (Heads up Display)
Digital Display Tachometer w/ Trip Computer
7" Touchscreen LCD monitor, MP3, Aux-in, Two-USB, 12V powersupply and Bluetooth Function
Bluetooth® Hands-free System
Automatic Dual-Zone Temperature Control
Automatic Single-Zone Temperature Control
Push Start / Stop Button
Rear View Mirror
Standard w/ Auto Dimming
Standard w/ Sunglass holder
Passenger & Driver Airbag
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
Front Parking Sensors
Rear Parking Sensors
Rear View Camera
Standard w/ Guidelines
Seatbelt Warning Lamp
High-mount Stop Lamp
Smart Keyless Entry System
Standard w/ Push Start / Stop Button
Blind Spot Detection
Child Lock Protection
Standard w/ ISO Fix
GVC (G Vectoring Control)
i-STOP idling stop system
i-ELOOP regenerative braking system
6. Mazda 3 2018 Philippines Review: Pros & Cons
Mazda 3 2018 Pros & Cons
A bit cramped rear row
7. Mazda 3 2018 Philippines Price
Mazda 3 price in the Philippines 2018
Mazda 3 1.5 V 4DR
Mazda 3 1.5 V 5DR
Mazda 3 2.0 R 4DR
Mazda 3 2.0 R 5DR
Mazda 3 2.0 R Speed 5DR
We believe that after scanning our Mazda 3 Review Philippines, you’ll realize that you actually do not need to turbo for your city driving. The Mazda 3 2018, with its SkyActiv-G may be better with its good looks, high-tech cabin, great driving dynamics, and more. The Mazda 3 cost starts from P1,058,000, making it the least expensive among players in the same segment like the Toyota Altis 2018 and Honda Civic RS Turbo. It’s truly a pretty good deal for you. Don’t miss it.
The 3 price starts from P1,058,000, making it the least expensive among players in the same segment