2018 Mazda3 Sport vs Touring vs Grand Touring


If you desire a stylish, fun-to-drive, comfortable, well-equipped and technologically sophisticated compact sedan or hatchback, then look no further than the 2018 Mazda3. Check out this 2018 Mazda3 trim-level comparison (Sport vs Touring vs Grand Touring) to see what Mazda3 grade is best for you.

The 2018 Mazda3 Sport trim is an excellent value choice with its affordable starting price of $18,095 MSRP. It’s powered by the efficient 155-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder, SKYACTIV®-G engine, which generates 155 horsepower and an estimated highway fuel economy of 37 mpg. Driving performance is further aided by the standard G-Vectoring Control, which enhances handling around curves and corners, while the standard Smart City Brake Support provides autonomous braking in low-speed driving situations. The Mazda3 Sport also comes standard with the MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system.


Building on the Mazda3 Sport is the Touring grade, which has a starting price of $21,140 MSRP. It comes with the more powerful 2.5-liter four-cylinder SKYACTIV®-G engine, which delivers 184 horsepower and an estimated highway fuel economy of 36 mpg. Additional feature upgrades for the Touring over the Sport grade include Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring, leatherette seats, rear deck lip spoiler, rain-sensing windshield wipers and Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

Mazda3 SportMazda3 TouringMazda3 Grand Touring
$18,095 MSRP$21,140 MSRP$24,195 MSRP
155-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder, SKYACTIV®-G engine184-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder SKYACTIV®-G engine184-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder SKYACTIV®-G engine
G-Vectoring ControlAdvanced Blind Spot MonitoringBOSE® 9-Speaker Surround Sound System
Smart City Brake SupportLeatherette SeatsFull-Color Active Driving Display

If you are looking for a premium ride, you can opt for the Mazda3 Grand Touring, which has a starting price of $24,195 MSRP. Like the Mazda3 Touring, the Grand Touring trim is powered by the 184-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder SKYACTIV®-G engine. It builds on the Touring with its BOSE® 9-Speaker Surround Sound System, Full-Color Active Driving Display, Bi-LED headlights with auto leveling, LED taillights and LED daytime running lights. The Mazda3 Grand Touring also offers the optional Traffic Sign Recognition. If you live in Orange County, California, and would like to experience the 2018 Mazda3 for yourself, then come visit us at Capistrano Mazda!

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