The 2018 Mazda3 will be offered in multiple body styles. The car will be available in the standard four-door sedan model, the five-door hatchback. Choosing the hatchback body style helps increase the storage capacity of the car. Looking at the 2018 Mazda3 vs the 2018 Mazda3 hatchback helps illustrate the difference between the two cars.
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2018 Mazda3 Five-Door Storage Space
The standard 2018 Mazda3 sedan offers 12.4 cubic feet of trunk space. The hatchback body style increases this number to 20.2 cubic feet. Folding down the rear seats increases the storage capacity further, allowing the car to offer a maximum of 47.1 cubic feet of storage space.
Even with the added storage space, the five-door hatchback is shorter than the Mazda3 sedan by almost five inches.
The 2018 Mazda3 will be available at a starting MSRP of $18,095. The MSRP for hatchback models starts at $19,345. These are just suggested numbers. Individual dealership prices will vary.
Mazda3 Engine Options and Performance
Both the 2018 Mazda3 sedan and Mazda3 hatchback will offer two engine options. Standard equipment includes the 2.0-liter four-cylinder SKYACTIV-G engine. This engine produces 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque while earning up to 28 miles per gallon in the city and 37 mpg on the highways for 32 mpg combined.
The Mazda3 can also be equipped with the 2.5-liter four-cylinder SKYACTIV-G engine. This engine increases the performance numbers available on the car to 184 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy ratings for the engine check in at up to 27 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highways for 30 mpg combined.