Luxury brand cars offer great styling, functionality and performance all in one place. The 2018 Mazda is one of those luxury sedans which offers great styling, utility and all latest features to make your rides safe and entertaining. The innovation, advanced technologies and performance features making it the best among luxury brand cars. The 2018 Mazda3 has a catchy design with improved fuel efficiency that delivers a smooth ride and works seamlessly. The Mazda’s KODO design concept reflects from this sedan as well and the two engine options combine the good looks and performance at one place.
The luxuries and engineering of new Mazda3 make it a comfortable ride for passengers and the ergonomic features are an added benefit for the passengers. Luxury cars like Mazda3 are loaded with essential and latest safety features, three different models to choose between and a price tag which falls in affordable segment.
A detailed review of this Mazda3 with latest technologies, good performance and safety features is given below.
Design of the 2018 Mazda3
The affordable luxury brand cars, like the Mazda3, are designed exclusively to deliver the exquisite feel and luxuries at a budget-friendly price tag. Being a compact and attractive sedan, the Mazda3 also does not compromise on its aesthetics and luxuries. The driver and passengers’ comfort is a superior priority and thus the interior ensures that the passengers can have optimal comfort in this sedan. The Mazda3 has an aggressive exterior which looks attractive and delivers the amazing driving dynamic experience.
The new Mazda3 has an exterior which reflects the attractive styling meets the luxuries, the KODO design gives a very appealing look from all angles. The sleek sporty contours are a reason that the car enthusiasts would like to give it another look. While the aerodynamic body offers better fuel efficiency and improved driving dynamics. The decklid spoiler maintains the flow of air for enhanced aerodynamics and the single-frame grille adds more to the luxury of this affordable luxury sedan.
The aggressive profile of Mazda can be seen on this sedan as well, where the lower side of front bumper has air vents. These air vents are very dominantly seen on the bumper and have an effective reduction in air drag coefficient. The style features provide more stability and enhanced driving dynamics to the new Mazda3 luxury sedan in an affordable price tag. Further, it has power and heated side mirrors adding more visibility to the driver during bad weather conditions.
From roof to the hood, the Mazda3 is beautifully designed, the shark fin antenna, halogen headlights, Bi-LED headlights, LED rear light, LED daytime running lights and rear fog lamps offer functionality by adjusting their positions and providing a better view to the driver for enhanced driving experiences. Whether there’s a sandstorm or fog, the Mazda3 has all those features which could ensure and enhance the visibility of the driver and other commuters on the road as well.
The interior of 2018 Mazda3 is made to make your drive better and is ergonomic. Every element is perfectly placed and accessible to driver and passengers reflecting the true craftsmanship. The spacious cabin has ample headroom and legroom which does not let rear passengers bump into the front headliners. It has an instrument panel, gear selector and three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel that gives driver total control over the features.
The driver can set steering positions owing to steering wheel’s tilt and telescopic columns, enhancing the driving experience. Also, a full-colour Active Driving Display fitted on the steering wheel, the driver’s assistance control and other features to make your drive comfortable.
The Dual-zone Automatic Climate Control with pollen filter maintain the cabin’s temperature and leather-trimmed sport front seats provide better comfort as compared to other luxury brand cars in this category. The seating capacity is up to 5 passengers and it has a 6-way power adjustable driver’s seat with manual lumbar support.
The features like front door storage pockets, front passenger-side seatback pocket, and storage area in the centre console provide more storage space to the passengers. If you have extra luggage and needs more space the 60/40 split folding rear seats give you the liberty to have more space. Furthermore, it has a panoramic sunroof that lets passenger enjoy the clear sky or amazing weather.
Technological and Performance Features
Luxury brand cars come with performance and technology which provides the best of a car in that required price tag. Such is the case the 2018 Mazda3, which is built on the MacPherson strut with stabilizer bar front suspension, providing improved stability on different and challenging road conditions as well. The Multilink with stabilizer bar rear suspension makes the ride comfortable. Furthermore, it has Electric Power Steering that works in harmony with Dynamic Stability Control for better wheel grip.
This best sedan in luxury brand cars also has SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMIC with G-Vectoring Control technology, 3 different engine out of which two are available in the UAE car market. It has 1.6-litre Inline V4 16 Valve DOHC engine can generate 105 horsepower and a torque of 145Nm. The 1.6L engine is paired with 4-speed Activematic transmission and supports a Forward Wheel Drive. 2018 Mazda3’s engine is highly fuel efficient that is 4.9-litre per 100 Km. It can go from 0 to 100 Km/h in 12.5 seconds at a top speed of 180 Km/h.
While the second engine available in the UAE market is SKYACTIV-G 2.0-litre DOHC V4 with VVT engine, paired with a 6-speed Activematic with Sports mode transmission. This engine also supports a forward-wheel drive; can produce 155 horsepower and a torque of 200Nm. The fuel efficiency of 2.0L DOHC V4 engine is 28mpg in the city, 37mpg on the highway, and 31mpg combined. Moreover, it can go from 0-100 Km/h in 9.5 seconds at a top speed of 210 Km/h.
Technological features of luxury brand cars 2018 Mazda3 include:
- 7-inch full touch-screen
- Multifunctional Commander Control
- Mazda Connect
- SiriusXM Satellite Radio
- BOSE Speaker Surround Sound System
- Day/Night Rearview Mirror
- HD Radio
- 12-volt Power Outlet
- Navigation System
- USB Audio Input
- Voice Recognition
- SMS Text Messaging
Luxury Brand Cars Safety Features
The new luxury sedan Mazda3 is fitted all advanced and latest safety features which makes your drive safe and comfortable.
The main safety features include:
- Smart City Brake Support
- Front and Rear Parking Sensors
- Electronic Brake Force Distribution
- Anti-lock Brakes
- Dynamic Stability Control
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Pedestrian Brake
- Blind Spot Monitoring
- ISO-FIX Child Seat Anchors
- Multiple Airbags
- Burglar Alarm
- Side-impact Beams
- Hill Launch Assist
- Child Safety Rear Door Locks
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Price and Availability of the 2018 Mazda3 Sedan in the UAE
The 2018 Mazda3 affordable in luxury brand cars category is already available in the UAE market with two engine options. The starting price of the new Mazda3 sedan is AED 62,000 and can go as high as AED 98,000 due to its different models.