2019 Mazda3 to Debut its Fourth-Gen Iteration

The 2019 Mazda3 model has been rumored to appear ever since the talks that a whole new lineup of Mazda cars is being prepared. Thanks to the new concept model which Mazda has showcased recently, the RX-Vision concept, they plan to make a completely new batch of cars which are going to sport the new design language and the style that this vehicle is sporting.

Among some of the talks were a lot of vehicles from the Mazda roster which are going to be made in a completely new manner. The RX-Vision makes use of some greatly styled sporty lines and combines them in a great effort to make a very good looking vehicle. When it comes to using it for the Mazda3 it makes perfect sense that this car is going to be an introductory model to sport the redesign.

For now there are no exact news on when the car appears and there are certain renderings available. Our review will concentrate on current news and the unofficial data which has been released but you may expect the 2019 Mazda3 to actually be made into a production car pretty soon.

The Mazda3

When it comes to the Mazda3 brand it is one of the best-selling vehicles that the Japanese brand has introduced. It has been a solid contributor and has managed to sell more than any other model in the lineup. It started in 2003, but did not show so much prospect with its first version as it got with the later ones. The model which managed to make a difference is the 2013 model which launched the third-generation of Mazda3 cars. It is also the current generation model and the version which has managed to get the most success and sold most cars out of all other generation models. The update for the car came in 2016 and managed to refresh the brand a bit. But the next-generation model had already been planned then so will this mean that the 2019 Mazda3 is already in the works?

What we Might Expect to get out of the Exterior

The design of the new 2019 Mazda3 will certainly incorporate some very nice and sporty details. The RX-Vision concept is a perfect model to base the hatchback upon and it will be characterized by a number of features which debuted on the concept. But do not expect all of the parts to be transferred to its fullest and also a lot of them are going to be toned down. So for instance, the front end of the car might add a similar grille but will add slimmer lights to the front and some chrome as well. The mesh of the grille will also be changed for a horizontal one while the LED strips are going to be differently added for the headlamps. Under the grille, wide openings are expected and bigger side intakes.

The side of the car will get certain parts which are largely going to differentiate it from the outgoing model. The fender vent is expected to be transferred completely but the roof is going to be different. Also, a new batch of wheels will be thrown into the mix. The end part of the car will be designed to be slimmer which will account for the sportier look.

The dimensions of the car should stay the same, even though the car has the potential to get bigger. If this does happen we expect the car to be 2 inches longer and an inch wider, but no more than that.

Brand New Interior for The New 2019 Mazda3

It is expected that the 2019 Mazda3 gains a brand new interior. The model will be updated with several features which will make it a contemporary car. What was amazing about the current car was that it had a very clean and neat layout, this will not change for the newest model and we expect that the cabin gets completely boosted in terms of applications and material. The layout of the controls will be revised, some new and lager display screens will be added for the infotainment part. Also we might be looking at bigger displays and more storage room offered in the center console. Finally, the steering wheel will get a sporty redesign making it comparable to the rest of the vehicle.

Generally speaking, the entirety of the car will be improved. A lot of the present parts will get to be improved and will help the car become a near-premium model. The seats will add better materials and will provide better comfort and support. All the materials will get a boost so you can even expect better leather on entry models as well with aluminum inserts and excellent finishes. A two colored theme will help with the atmosphere and help with the feel which will add more shoulder room and headroom. All of the current technology found in the Mazda3 will be upgraded to the latest version.

Powertrain

We predict that there is not going to be a major change when it comes to the powertrain of the 2019 Mazda3 model. The current vehicle has a slew of gasoline and diesel engines at its disposal and they might continue with the smaller tank and 4-cylinder combination with the latest incarnation of the vehicles. Gasoline engines for the European and Asian markets might include the 1.5-liter version while in America we may get to see the 2.0-lite and the 2.5-liters ones appearing. The diesel option might as well be the current 4-cylinder one with a 2.2-liter displacement and it might be completely possible that a diesel gets to be offered in the US this time around. Possible powertrains include a 6-speed automatic and a 7-speed dual clutch system. We are not excluding a hybrid version as well.

Increase in the Price

The latest 2019 Mazda3 will be more expensive than the current version. It will bring the price of the outgoing model up a bit as the sedan is being sold for $17,845 while the hatchback is offered at $18,545. So expect the models to range between 18,000 and 20,000 at least.

2019 Mazda3 Competition

Although the 2019 Mazda3 might change the set of rivals is going to remain the same. The models which we are geared up as the closets competition versions include the Toyota Corolla and the Ford Focus cars and this is not going to change for the future to come.

Our Thoughts on the New 2019 Mazda3

Although nothing is yet clear or confirmed for the 2019 Mazda3 the prospect if us getting the next-gen version in this manner seems great. The car will move to a more premium status and it actually needs to do that. This will continue its ascent to the top where other Japanese models are already present for years already. The new design language might help change the status of the car and brings it to a whole new level.

2017 Mazda CX-5 – Release Date, News and Rumors

With its functional and spacious interior, fun-to-drive demeanor, engaging driving experience, many desirable safety features, and fuel-thrifty engines, the 2017 Mazda CX-5 is a top pick among small crossovers. Its release date should be expected early 2017.

2017 Mazda CX-5 side view, red color, alloy wheels

Compact crossovers SUVs have long had their appeal due to their ample cargo capacity, an enhanced foul-weather driving capability, elevated driving positions, impressive cargo volume, and good fuel efficiency, and the CX-5 seems to continue with the same tradition juts like the previous models before it.

However, the segment has recently become overcrowded with plenty of crossovers offering just about anything. And even so, the new 2017 Mazda CX-5 has managed to beat all odds to gain a favorable spot at the zenith of the segment. What catapults the CX-5 to such popularity, in addition to the segment’s threshold, though is its nicely trimmed cabin, a smooth and hush ride, excellent safety features, and good visibility.

2017 Mazda CX-5 rear view, red color, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

Also a rarity in the segment that the CX-5 has managed to offer is the fun-to-drive demeanor that is brought about by the sporty handling and precise steering. And with high fuel economy and a peppy acceleration also in its CV, it undoubtedly becomes a vehicle that you can rely whenever you are running daily errands, driving to work, or dropping the kids off somewhere.

2017 Mazda CX-5 side view, auto show, red color, alloy wheels and headlights

Few things on the CX-5 have either been added, refined or altered. For instance, refinements include a revised suspension tuning, a more comfortable ride, reduced road, wind, and tire noise, an electronic parking brake, and front and rear fascia tweaks. And thanks to the bigger console bin and larger door pockets, there is also more cabin storage.

2017 Mazda CX-5 exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

Lest you think the CX-5 doesn’t have faults, nitpicking has revealed the base engine disappoints with its weak acceleration, the sound quality of its base stereo is wanting, and the overall refinement is generally average as well.

Hopefully. The segment is chock full of other good choices, so it’s worth checking out your options before making a decision. Some of them include the 2017 Ford Escape, 2017 Honda CR-V, 2017 Toyota RAV4, and the 2017 Jeep Cherokee.

2017 Mazda CX-5 rear angle, exterior, taillights and tailpipe

While the above choices may provide compelling and appealing features, the 2017 Mazda CX-5 remains an all-rounded vehicle in this segment and therefore deserves a strong consideration.

Offered Trims – Mazda CX-5

The compact crossover 2017 Mazda CX-5 SUV is offered in Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring trim models. All these are provided with a choice of either a FWD or an AWD.

Interior Accessories & 2017 Mazda CX-5 Exterior Review

2017 Mazda CX-5 interior, front and rear leather seats

The 2.0L Sport trim includes a height-adjustable driver seat, a CD player, an iPod/USB interface, Bluetooth phone and audio control, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, 17” alloy wheels, full power accessories, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, adaptive cruise control, an auxiliary audio jack, and a six-speaker sound system.

2017 Mazda CX-5 interior, steering wheel, dasboard and lcd screen

The larger version – 2.0L Sport trim offers a 7” touchscreen interface, Pandora internet radio, a rearview camera, HD and satellite radio, automatic crash notification, a multifunction controller knob, and voice controls.

2017 Mazda CX-5 front angle, exterior, headlights and grille

Stepping up to the Touring trim adds a six-way power driver seat, keyless entry and ignition, a nine-speaker Bose sound system, a sunroof, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an upgraded cloth upholstery, a blind-spot monitor, and a split folding 40/20/40-split rear seats.

At the pinnacle of the trim lineup is the Grand Touring trim model which bundles everything above plus a leather upholstery, heated mirrors, 19” wheels, heated front seats, heated mirrors, automatic headlights, satellite radio, and automatic dual-zone climate control.

2017 Mazda CX-5 trunk, cargo spce

2017 Mazda CX-5 Engine Specs

Under the hood of the 2017 Mazda CX-5 are two engines. The base 2.0L four-cylinder offers 155 horsepower and 150 lbs. ft. of torque which is forwarded to the front wheels via the standard six-speed manual transmission system.

The other engine offered is a 2.5L four-cylinder mated to a six-speed automatic transmission rated at 184 horsepower and 185 pounds-feet of torque.

2017 Mazda CX-5 engine

With the 2.0L engine equipped under the hood of the 2017 Mazda CX-5 Sport model, EPA says you should expect 26/35/29 mpg on the city/highway/combined with the FWD model, and 26/33/29 mpg with the rest of the FWD CX-5’s. The AWD versions get 24/30/26 mpg.

Price & 2017 Mazda CX-5 Release Date

2017 Mazda CX-5 Release date

We should expect the 2017 Mazda CX-5 release date sometime in January 2017, at least for the U.S market with a sticker price of around $21,795. More details about its lease terms and dimensions can be found in online forums.

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2017 Mazda CX-5 front angle, red color, headlights and grille

2017 Mazda CX-5 front view, red color, alloy wheels, headlights and grille

2017 Mazda CX-5 rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Mazda CX-5 interior, steering wheel, gear shift knob

2017 Mazda CX-5 interior, leather front seats, steering wheel

2017 Mazda CX-5 interior, leather rear seats

2019 Mazda CX-9

Release Date Info for the 2019 Mazda CX-9

Finally making its appearance is the 2019 Mazda CX-9. This is a model which has received somewhat minor changes for its latest incarnation. The car that was prevised a few years ago has continued on the offer a great and stable vehicle. But the changes that the model had were only few and it did not update the car in a larger sense that everybody expected. But it seems that they are planning to do it a bit more justice. This means that the upcoming car is going to add more changes than the one from a few years ago.

The vehicle was first rumored and spotted as a prototype model doing rounds. Next came its revealing as a concept model at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Finally, we are getting closer and closer to the actual release date which will happen next year. The 2019 model of the CX-9 is going to be out a bit earlier than you would expect it to be. In fact the third or final quarter of the 2018 are when you can expect to see the car come.

What is the Price of the 2019 Mazda CX-9?

Based on the latest news about the 2019 Mazda CX-9, we are not getting a price change. There are no exact numbers still offered but you can rest assured that they are going to be similar. Mazda has only recently confirmed the existence and the possible release date for their newly updated car. But they have failed to do so with the price. On the other hand, the same kind of trim levels for the car are set to make a comeback.

Thus the price of the 2019 Mazda CX-9 is similar to the current one where the base Sport model starts at $31,520. The Touring trim costs $35,970, while the Grand Trouping is $40,170. The most expensive one was the Signature trim and it was priced $44,015. Expect only a slight price boost but nothing significant which might make you change your mind in buying this model.

Latest Rumors for the 2019 Mazda CX-9

Some rumors that were highly talked about the 2019 Mazda CX-9 included it changing the design. We do not only mean updating the design but changing their all too familiar Codo design that has become a staple for the Mazda based models. This will probably not happen though and it remains as rumors only. This car will receive some new additions and enhancements but it is not going to mean that the design is changing. There are a lot of things that this car is improving, but dropping the Codo design is not one of them. Instead this car will welcome the use of Mazda’s G-Vectoring Control system which will help reduce engine torque imperceptibly. Either way both things are good news for this brand.

Exterior Changes made for the 2019 Mazda CX-9

Why fix something that is not broken, making the shape of the exterior of the 2019 Mazda CX-9 remains the same. The design of the newest 2019 model of the CX-9 is going to follow the previous model almost completely. The changes are minimal and they could easily go unnoticed for the untrained eye. In this case, you will have a hard time to decide what innovations are added or made. But the vehicle is more than great and will be one of the most fashionable cars on the streets.

The characteristics that the 2019 Mazda CX-9 will be known for include sharply angled front grille and bumper. It will combine with a long hood and some steeply raked windshields. The integrated rear spoiler adds a new dose of aggressiveness for this vehicle. But there are some specific elements which are going to be seen only on the upper trims. For instance, the Grand Touring model has some chrome elements on the side which makes it distinguishable. This is also seen on the Signature models and they also add 20-inch wheels. The standard set includes the 18-inch ones. Concluding, the new vehicle will not have a hard time to fit in and will be a bellowed model in the segment for many reasons.

Some New Color Variants

The newest 2019 Mazda CX-9 is updating the color pallet. The current roster of exterior colors was pretty decent and it still is. This is why the entirety of it is making a comeback and you will still be able to choose from Snowflake White Pearl, Sonic Silver, Jet Black, Deep Crystal Blue, Titanium Flash, and Machine Gray and also the iconic Soul Red. Making a debut this time is only one additional variant, but a very good one. Buyers are now going to be privileged with the addition of Soul Red Crystal to the mix.

What about the Dimensions of the 2019 Mazda CX-9?

As far as it has been reported, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 is not going to change its size. The vehicle looks good this way and the updates which have been added are aesthetical at best. This is why we do not get any size changes. So if you liked the previous model in terms of size you will most probably like this one. The full length of the car measures 199.4 inches and the wheelbase is 115.3 inches. The height of the car is 67.6 inches and the width is 77.5 inches. The current model has a curb weight of 4336 lb and we are sure that the newest one will be similar to that. As far as interiors go, there is 135 cu ft of passenger volume and a cargo space of 14 cu ft.

What Has the Interior of the 2019 Mazda CX-9 Changed?

The interior of the 2019 Mazda CX-9 did not really need any updates. The vehicle has a stellar interior which is very good looking and functional. The materials are very nice and the technology is more than appropriate. But changes have been made and we got ourselves an even better car for it. So for instance, the Sport moles added heated front seats with power adjustments for the driver, which are now optionally available. The Touring models are offered with power-adjustable front-passenger seat with lumbar support and a tilt function for the power seats.

Gran Touring models crank up the luxury to a higher level and heated steering wheel and added heated rear seats. The revisions which were made for the second row of seats have resulted in a better and higher comfort while at the same time enabling better access to the third row of seats. Unformulated, there are still no captain’s seats available for the second row which the fans were expecting to see.

Engine Setup and Specs

The 2019 Mazda CX-9 will not go thought any engine changes. The idea of bringing a turbocharged engine for the vehicle was introduced a while ago. Their idea was to enable maximum power and low speeds while also having very favorable fuel economy. The vehicle has a very springy low speed acceleration performance and very good throttle response because of it. Therefore the 250-hp turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder, that we have all been already gotten used to for the CX-9 is still being used. This time it will make the same output of 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. Also transferred is the transmission system. The car will continue using the six-speed automatic transmission. The performance will not suffer and the vehicle will still be a very capable car.

Top Speed and 0-60 mph

With the same powertrain for the 2019 Mazda CX-9, the same output is going to be available. The current acceleration speed needed to reach 0-60 mph is 7.2 seconds and the top speed of the car amounts to 133 mph. This has always been pretty favorable for the car and equally pretty standard. Do not expect them to tamper with it this time and the changes for the acceleration are not necessary. The vehicle has a really peppy acceleration ability at low speeds which gives it quite a big advantage.

Fuel Economy and mpg Ratings for the 2019 Mazda CX-9

With the engine not being changed for the 2019 Mazda CX-9, so will the fuel economy stay favorable. In order to gain an upper hand and an advantage to the competition a turbocharged engine has been added. This brought the vehicle much better fuel consumption and allowed it to really push the paste for the competition. All in all, the EPA stats of 21 mpg city and 27 mpg highway are going to remain the same. But this is still going to keep the car as competitive as it was. In fact, it greatly catches up with the competition this way.