difference between 2016 mazda 3 preferred equipment package vs popular equipment package

Two New Package Options for the 2016 Mazda 3 Make Your Favorite Features More Accessible

2016 Mazda 3 Preferred vs Popular Equipment Package

If you want to equip your new 2016 Mazda 3 with some additional features, you have many options available to you. But if you’ve been exploring the available packages with the vehicle, you may be confused by the difference between the 2016 Mazda 3 Preferred vs Popular Equipment Packages. We’re here to clear things up for you.

In addition to the features that come with each package, the major difference between the two is that the Preferred Equipment Package can be added onto the i Sport trim, while the Popular Equipment Package can be added onto the i Touring trim level. If you know which trim level you’re looking to get, this might help you narrow things down. If not, check out what comes with each particular package.

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What Comes With the 2016 Mazda 3 Preferred Equipment Package?

  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Bright beltline trim
  • Heated power door mirrors with turn signals
  • Premium cloth-trimmed sport seats
  • A rear seat armrest with cupholders
  • Auto on/off headlights
  • Rain sensing windshield wipers
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert

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What Comes With the 2016 Mazda 3 Popular Equipment Package?

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control system
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • “Shark fin” style antenna
  • CD player
  • A 9 speaker surround sound system
  • SiriusXM satellite radio capabilities with a free 4-month trial subscription

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These package features are the same for both the 2016 Mazda 3 4-door model and 5-door hatchback model, so no matter what variation you’re after, you’ll be able to add these features. Each package is designed to make popular features more accessible and affordable. Pricing on the i Sport model starts at an MSRP of $17,845, while the trim’s Preferred Equipment Package has an MSRP of $1,000. The 2016 Mazda 3 i Touring trim has a starting MSRP of $20,045 and offers the Popular Equipment Package at an MSRP of $1,100.

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Now that you know the differences between the 2016 Mazda 3 Preferred vs Popular Equipment Packages, you should have a better understanding of which features are available with which packages and how to get them. Should you have any questions, be sure to contact us at Capistrano Mazda.