2017 Mazda 3 – Release Date, News and Rumors

For an all-round experience, the new 2017 Mazda 3 is arguably one of the most capable hatchbacks that will be available for sale this year. It promises thrifty yet powerful engines, a smooth ride quality, and sporty driving dynamics. Other highlights include a brisk acceleration, tons of available features for the money, precise handling, a refined interior, and top crash test scores. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.

2017 Mazda 3 exterior, side view, alloy wheels

While some brands may offer several tweaks here and there on their compact sedans or hatchbacks, some things have always remained almost invariant: spacious interior accommodations, top safety specs, reliable, and fuel efficient. Well, for an MSRP of around 20,000, most of the available competition are able to meet these requirements. However, very few of these can offer the kind of engaging driving experience the Mazda 3 2017 offers.

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With a stonking 2.5L and 2.0L engines under its hood, the new model manages to not only offer an impressive fuel economy rating but also powerful outputs that manage to make it one of quickest vehicles in its class. Again, it comes with an upgraded suspension, and a telepathic steering system that results in top notch driving dynamics. Other standout features include an upscale interior design and an extensive list of standard and optional features.

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This year though, there are plenty of solid picks too. Some of these include the 2017 Honda Civic, Ford Focus, and the Kia Forte 2017. But for an entertaining drive, the Mazda 3 happens to be the only car that can liven up your day.

2017 Mazda 3 Release Date & Price

2017 Mazda 3 release date

According to rumors – as Mazda is yet to make the official news of its debut official – the new model will probably go for sale sometime in the first half of 2017. The pricing structure is also a mystery for now, however, a competitive starting price of around $22,000 shouldn’t come as a surprise.

2017 Mazda 3 Exterior

2017 Mazda 3 front angle, headlights and grille

Yet again, Mazda is offering the Mazda 3 in both five-door hatchback and four-door sedan body styles. Some of the basics available to both include power-folding side-view mirrors, sixteen-inch wheels, and LED headlights, taillights, and foglights. Options include adaptive HID headlights, and upgraded eighteen-inch alloys. Based on the KODO design language, the new model comes with a narrow front end, a trapezoidal grille, narrow headlights, and optional twin foglights.

2017 Mazda 3 rear angle, taillights and taillpipe

A sporty profile is offered by the lower crease and a shoulder line. Its designers were also able to offer it a cab-back design that emanates from a lengthy hood line that stretches from the windshield pillars and cabin down to the rear axle. Moving to the aft, a sense of width to the 3’s stance is offered by the oval, horizontal shape. Both the taillights and headlights are narrow and sharp. In overall, the exterior profile blends some sporty intent with a sense of premium refinement thanks also to the smooth, tight, and attractive flowing lines.

2017 Mazda 3 Interior

2017 Mazda 3 interior, dashboard, lcd screen and steering wheel

The interior, as before, is chock full of a gamut of standard features. The door locks and windows are electronically operated. And truth be told, the cabin is, without a doubt, decently upmarket for cars in this neck of the woods. Some of the available accessories include Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, power-folding mirrors, smartphone app connectivity, a six-speaker audio system, voice controls, a 7-inch touchscreen display, a height-adjustable driver seat, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, a premium cloth upholstery, HD and internet radio functionality, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a sunroof, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and premium leatherette upholstery.

2017 Mazda 3 interior, leather back seats

Several packages are also available such as the Technology package that tacks on features such as an automatic high-beam headlight control, lane-departure warning system, a forward collision alert, active grille shutters, and the i-Eloop regenerative braking system.

Available Trims

2017 Mazda 3 exterior, front view, grey color, grille and badges

Two trims – 3i and the 3s – are available for the new model. Both are further broken down into 3i Sport, 3i Grand Touring, 3i Grand Touring, 3s Touring, and 3s Grand Touring.

Specifications

2017 Mazda 3 exterior, overhead view

Wheelbase: 106.3 in
Length: 180.3 in
Width: 70.7 in
Passenger volume: 96 cu ft
Cargo volume: 12 cu ft
Curb weight: 2883 lb
Top Speed: 130 mph
0-60: 7.5 sec
MPG: 29/41 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Blue Reflex Mica, Deep Crystal Blue Mica, Jet Black Mica, Liquid Silver Metallic, Meteor Gray Mica, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, Soul Red Metallic, Titanium Flash Mica
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Engine Specs

2017 Mazda 3 engine

Under the hood of the new model are two engines: a 155-horsepower – generating 2.0L four-cylinder engine and a 184-hp –producing 2.5L four-cylinder engine. Either the six-speed manual or an automatic transmission is available as the transmission system.

Safety Changes

2017 Mazda 3 exterior, safety

The 2016 Mazda 3 earned a perfect score of five out of five stars for overall crash safety, five for total side safety, and five for total frontal crash protection. Similar results are also expected for the 2017 model, however, the results should be awaited on its release date.

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New 2017 Mazda CX-5 – Release Date and Review

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The new 2017 Mazda CX-5 isn’t just another crossover SUV that offers different flavors of bland. On the contrary it offers most of what any potential buyer is looking for including an engaging driving character, fuel-thrifty engines, a sporty driving feel, tons of desirable safety features, and spacious seating provided by the two rows of seating. The review below offers an in-depth analysis of what would be of concern to anyone shopping for a midsize crossover SUV. Such info also includes its price and release date details.

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

For starters, the Mazda CX-5 is the first vehicle of its breed to make use of the KODO-Soul design language and the SkyActive technology. This is in essence means that the Mazda CX-5 isn’t just built to offer practicality and utility. In store is also a high level of safety, environmental performance, in addition to a powerful sense of vitality thanks to the KODO design language.

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It has garnered quite a substantial following in the global market and, alongside the Mazda 3, have become core products for Mazda. Each year, Mazda has gone a notch higher in furthering the CX-5’s appeal through a myriad of changes and refreshments. The steady refinements have in turn offered greater sophistication and value. For 2017, Mazda has focused much of its attention of revitalizing the Mazda CX-5 2017’s quietness, ride comfort, functionality of the interior, overall design quality, and the safety.

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

In addition to what the 2016 Mazda CX-5 offers – updated exterior tweaks, standard Bluetooth connectivity, adaptive cruise control, LED headlights, an updated infotainment system, added sound insulation, and a revised suspension tuning – the 2017 model adds a refined interior, a responsive infotainment system, and an expressive exterior design. Additionally, the suspension, front and rear seats have also been updated. The result is a quiet cabin, greater ride comfort, and a pleasant ride quality.

2017 Mazda CX-5 Release Date & Price

2017 Mazda CX-5 release date

Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017, at least according to what industry pundits are saying. As for how much one will pay to get one of those, the same sources quote a starting price of around $32,000 for the most basic iteration. Ticking the available options will inevitably push up the cost, but buyers can rest assured that even the basic model offers more than is offered by its rivals.

2017 Mazda CX-5 Exterior

2017 Mazda CX-5 rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

As already mentioned, the Mazda CX-5 was the first of its ilk to be offered with the KODO design platform. At staying true to its roots, the new model also comes with a sharper sense of vitality expressed via its tauter and bolder grille, vitality-looking headlights, new additions to the color palette, and 19-inch aluminum wheel designs. Additionally, other features include LED foglights, headlights, and taillights, automatic windshield wipers, and adaptive headlights.

2017 Mazda CX-5 Interior

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

The interior is undoubtedly a masterpiece worth beholding. It comes in a rich design that is driver-centric and much of the updates go into furthering the interior appeal. A unified look is offered by the ornamentation and coordination of parts, while the designs of the floor console and the center stack have evolved to a greater extent. The refreshed interior conveys a sense of high quality and taste in addition to conveying a sense of power and functionality. There’re lots of convenience, entertainment, and infotainment systems available for both the driver and the occupants.

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

Some of the standard accessories available include Bluetooth connectivity, dual-zone automatic climate control, full power accessories, a iPod/USB interface, an auxiliary audio jack, a four-speaker sound system, cruise control, SMS-text messaging capability, a seven-inch touchscreen interface, a navigation system, and an upgraded cloth upholstery.

Specifications

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

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 10.3 in. (106.3 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 11.3 in. (179.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.4 in. (72.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 102 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 34.1 cu.ft. (max. 64.8 cu.ft. )
Curb weight: 3212 lbs.
Top Speed: 120 mph
0-60: 7.7 sec
MPG: 26/35 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Jet Black Mica, Meteor Gray Mica, Sonic Silver Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 2000 lbs

Available Trims

As of this writing, the new 2017 Mazda CX-5 is available in Grand Touring, Touring, and Sport model.

Engine Specs

2017 Mazda CX-5 engine

Beneath the hood of the newest Mazda CX-5 is either a 155-hp – generating 2.0L four-cylinder engine or a 184-hp – producing 2.5L four-cylinder engine. A choice of either a FWD or an AWD is available. Pairing is either via a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission system.

Fuel economy with the AWD version stands at 26 mpg in combined city/highway cruising, and 29 mpg for the FWD models.

Safety

2017 Mazda CX-5 safety, rear view, taillights

When we come to the safety, the new model comes with a slew of driver aids such as an automatic crash notification system, standard antilock disc brakes, side curtain airbags and front side airbags, a rear-cross traffic warning system, and a blind spot monitor. In government crash testing, the 2016 CX-5 got a four star rating for overall crash impact safety. We however hope the new model has upped the ratings a notch higher. Better details on this on its release date.

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2017 Mazda 6 – Release Date, News and Rumors

The new 2017 Mazda 6 is fresh and mildly updated over the previous model. The interior is perhaps the only area that Mazda can boasts of profoundly thanks to a myriad of changes on its technologies and material quality. Similar to the vehicle it is replacing, the new model strikes a desirable balance between safety, performance, and design language. Read on to learn more about what the new model offers including its release date, and price.

2017 Mazda 6 exterior, overhead view

For starters, the Mazda 6 debuted in 2012, then as the brand’s new-generation product. It earned quite a significant following thanks to its performance, interior appointments, alluring vitality, and design language. Flash forward to 2017 and the same inspiring hues that inspired its humble beginnings are still part and parcel of its creation in addition to modern accessories and designs.

2017 Mazda 6 front angle, headlights and grille

Judging from the spy pictures trolling the internet, there’s no doubt that Mazda has done it again. To wit, it has gone to extra-ordinary lengths to respond to customer’s expectations. In addition to the aforementioned values that define the Mazda 6 to its core, it also comes with features such as ride quietness, safety, enhanced exterior design, innovative interior design, and plenty of accessories for the money.

2017 Mazda 6 rear view, red color, tailpipe, taillights and alloy wheels

For 2017, the changes are mild and are mostly available on the interior. The floor console and the instrument panel have received most of the changes and the result is a fresh new look. It combines spacious front seat passenger compartment with a driver-centric cockpit design. Other changes include an improved sound insulation, new LED headlamps, improved front and aft seat performance, and a new signature wing design and front grille.

2017 Mazda 6 spy shots

Again, one amongst the Mazda 6’s qualities remain to be performance and mileage. In fact, it achieves a fuel economy of around 32 mpg in combined highway and city driving when equipped with the i-Eloop system. And even without it, it still manages to get an impressive EPA rating of around 31 mpg in combined driving mode. But don’t be misled by its meagre appetite, as it still manages to offer a brisk 0-60 mph acceleration relative to its rivals. Performance wise, the Mazda 6 still manages to offer a nimble handling and precise steering.

2017 Mazda 6 rear view, silver color, tailpipe and badges

Although the new Mazda 6 2017 is, by and large, a very competent vehicle overall, some concessions such as a stiff ride quality, and lack of an upgraded suspension system have to be factored in at the end of the day. Other solid choices in this class include the Ford Fusion, 2017 Nissan Altima, 2017 Honda Accord, and the Subaru Legacy 2017.

2017 Mazda 6 Release Date & Price

2017 Mazda 6 release date

Rumors allege the new model will go for sale for an MSRP starting from around $26,730. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017, at least according to various rumors circulating within industry circles.

2017 Mazda 6 Exterior

2017 Mazda 6 rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Similar to the vehicle it is replacing, the new model still shares its design language with that of KODO. What this means is that the design of the new model fuses a dynamic, emotional, elegant, intellect shape to offer a strong presence on the road. In fact, the KODO design language even managed to earn it the World Car Design of the year, three years ago.  Some of the exterior features include a bolder front face thanks to the fins on the front grille, LED lighting technology on the headlights, taillights, and foglights. Nineteen-inch aluminum wheels, nine body colors, and a new compact shark fin antenna accents.

2017 Mazda 6 Interior

2017 Mazda 6 steering wheel, gear shift knob, dashboard and lcd screen

When you come to the interior, it is almost obvious that a sophisticated design is lurking. The steering wheel is covered by fine quality leather. Texture and quality has been burnished to perfection further raising the level of sophistication. The shapes of the floor console and the instrument panel have evolved significantly relative to the previous model’s. some of the standard accessories to expect include a seven-inch touchscreen display, a multi-information display, full power accessories, dual-zone automatic climate control, LED taillights, HD radio, a rearview camera, and smartphone app integration.

2017 Mazda 6 interior, leather front seats

Available Trims

As of this writing, the new model comes in three trim levels: Touring Sport, and Grand Touring.

Engine Specs

2017 Mazda 6 engine

Beneath the hood of the 2017 Mazda 6 is a four-cylinder 2.5L engine able to make 184 hp and 185 lbs. ft. of torque. More details will be available on its release date.

Specifications

2017 Mazda 6 front view, auto show, alloy wheels, headlights and grille

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 3.4 in. (111.4 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 11.5 in. (191.5 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.4 in. (72.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 100 ft³
Cargo volume: 15 ft³
Curb weight: 3179 lbs
Top Speed: 135 mph
0-60: 7.9 sec
MPG: 25/37 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Blue Reflex Mica, Deep Crystal Blue, Jet Black Mica, Meteor Gray Mica, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, Sonic Silver Metallic, Soul Red Metallic, Titanium Flash Mica…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Safety Review

2017 Mazda 6 exterior, front view, headlights and alloy wheels

The new Mazda 6 coupe 2017 earned top overall rating of five stars in government crash tests. Five stars for total side impact safety, and four stars for total frontal impact safety. Again, it comes with a multitude of driver assistance features that aid the driver mitigate against a possible collision.

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