2017 MAZDA3 Car Review

2017 MAZDA3 Car Review

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In this context, in mid-May, Mazda Vietnam Continue to introduce to customers the upgraded version 2017 Mazda 3 Facelift. With a more modern new look and a strong breakthrough in technology, the C-class Sedan promises to be a "unique and beaten" in the segment.


Compared to the previous generation, the price of Mazda 3 has increased from 20-30 million on each version. Especially, from August 1, 2017, Thaco Truong Hai will officially apply a common price for Thaco's distribution system nationwide. In this review, representing the 2017 Mazda 3 will be the 1.5 L sedan version.

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In addition, I will also integrate information about the remaining two versions to give readers a better picture of Mazda's best-selling model in particular and of the C segment in general over the past two years.

In terms of overall design, the 2017 Mazda 3 retains extremely healthy and sporty lines with the Kodo design language. However, the manufacturer has cleverly tweaked some details to give a "sharper" appearance.

This language makes the Mazda 3 energetic like a beast rushing forward.


With this upgrade, Mazda 6's juniors will have an overall measurement (Length x Width x Height) of 4,580 x 1,795 x 1,450 (mm), wheelbase of 2,700m, wheel radius of 5.3m and 155 (mm) of ground clearance, which is a decrease of 5 (mm) compared to its predecessor.

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Compared to competitors, the wheelbase of the 2017 Mazda 3 is longer than the Altis - 2,600 (mm) and equal to Cerato, but the higher ground clearance of the Cerato and Elantra - 150 (mm) will certainly bring the advantage to the Mazda 3. when turning on rough roads or when it's time to climb in urban areas.

Specifically, more "sharper" and more attractive in front of Mazda 3 2017 is the lighting system. LED headlamp clusters are now "clawed" sharp again, incorporating additional AFS (Adaptive Front-lighting System) technology that automatically opens the lighting angle when driving. Directly below, the fog lamps are also further refined with a short chrome line. The most advanced version of Mazda 3 2017 2.0L will be equipped with LED fog lights.

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In addition, the grille cluster on the car is expanded, the chrome border is thicker and the claws are shortened, while the Mazda logo moves to a lower position to help bring a "face" just new enough. , and still very familiar.

Meanwhile, along the body of the car are still two gently embossed ribs, the door trim is decorated with shiny chrome splint. The only change is the turn signal light on the rearview mirror that is extended to the front, expanding the display range and increasing the reflection for pedestrians. 2017 Mazda 3 is still equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels with 215/45 tires on the 2.0 version, 16-inch wheels and 206/50 tires on the 1.5L sedan and hatchback.


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Similar to the exterior, the interior space of the 2017 Mazda 3 is also "remodeled" extremely impressive, the sporty-style cockpit is becoming more luxurious and class than before. In general, in terms of the "quality" of the cabin, currently it is clear that only Honda Civic is confident enough to compare with Mazda 3.

First, the seats on all three versions are covered with high-quality Mazda leather. Front row sports design hugging people, stitching lines are meticulously processed, sure. The most advanced version 2.0L is equipped with an electric driver's seat, remembering the seating position while the 1.5L sedan and hatchback versions are only "mechanical".

In the backseat, the Japanese automaker continues to provide comfortable seating space, leg room for passengers. Next to it is the headrest in all three positions, the armrest and drawers for cups. However, the 2017 Mazda 3 has not yet equipped the rear door vents, more or less lost compared to two rivals, KIA Cerato and Hyundai Elantra.

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Next, the tabloid area of the 2017 Mazda 3 is also improved from materials to design. The chrome border around the air conditioner, running along the tablo table is "trimmed", pressing to bring more elegance to the cabin space.

Most prominent in this area is still 7-inch touch screen standing up, replacing complex buttons system. This minimalist design is similar to the German models Mercdes, Audi has helped Mazda 3 really different, far ahead of other Japanese and Korean rivals. Cluster 3 knobs adjust the air conditioning system to arrange a neat, easy to use.

Move down, easy to recognize the disappearance of handbrake. Instead, Thaco has upgraded the entire version of "uncle 3" electronic handbrake and Sport driving mode. This is a really worthwhile change for the 2017 Mazda 3.

In addition, this gearbox area is also slightly adjusted in the drawer, the position of the buttons is more symmetrical. The central control knob is placed in a quite convenient position for the driver, responsible for all manipulations of sound adjustment, entertainment system ...

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In addition, another notable point in the interior of the 2017 Mazda 3 is the steering wheel. With this upgrade, the design of the steering wheel is "borrowed" from the CX-9, bringing a new and extremely sporty appearance. This is also the detail that contributes to the CX-9 in the Top 10 cars with the best design in 2016. In addition to the control buttons such as hands-free conversation, volume up and down ... there is also a control system. Automatic speed Cruiser Control.

In the front is a meter cluster that displays information to support the driver such as speed, speed, performance of the vehicle. In particular, the most advanced version 2.0L has a unique multi-color HUD display in the segment, displaying information on the steering glass makes it easier to observe operating parameters.

Equipped with amenities

Besides taking care of exterior / interior design, Mazda also knows how to "spoil" customers with a range of comfortable equipment. It is a 7-inch central entertainment screen with integrated Mazda Connect entertainment system, connecting smartphones via AUX / USB / Bluetooth, tracking Radio AF / FM with 6 speakers in all 3 sessions. copy.

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In addition, customers will own Start / Stop start button system, smart key, automatic anti-glare rearview mirror, electric sunroof, 60:40 folding rear seats and spacious storage compartment 414 liters in the sedan, 314 liters in the hatchback.

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Operation - Safety

As a facelift version, the 2017 Mazda 3 has no changes to the engine. The car still has 2 options: 1.5L engine with a maximum capacity of 110 horsepower at 6000 rpm, torque of 144 Nm at 4,000 rpm and a 2.0L engine for a maximum capacity of 153 horsepower at 6,000 rpm, 200 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. All 3 versions will come with a 6-speed automatic transmission with sport driving mode, front drive system.

In particular, the 2017 Mazda 3 has added the G-Vectoring Control torque control system - GVC. In Vietnam, Mazda 3 is the second car (after Mazda 6) equipped with this feature. GVC will change engine torque to adapt to each steering control, thereby optimizing both horizontal / vertical acceleration, traction on each wheel, helping the car accelerate smoothly and run smoother. , stable when cornering.

Finally, Mazda provides passengers with a range of safety equipment, including:

Finally, Mazda provides passengers with a range of safety equipment, including:

  • DSC electronic balance system
  • Anti-lock braking system ABS
  • Electronic brake force distribution system EBD
  • ESS emergency brake warning system, support emergency brake BA
  • HLA slope departure support system, anti-tipping TCS
  • Automatic door lock, reversing camera, 4 airbags (two 1.5L versions) 6 airbags (2.0L version).

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