2019 Mazda3

In Cleveland, Bedford, and Lorain, there's been a lot of excitement about the 2019 Mazda3. It's been no secret that the fourth generation of this car would be getting a makeover and an innovative new engine, so it's no surprise that we've had drivers asking us about what to expect when the Mazda3 hits showrooms.1   Once you've read over our review, make sure to check out the Mazda3 trim level options here!

Mazda3 Engine

All-New Engine

One of the most highly-anticipated features in the Mazda3 is the revamped powertrain. With this model, Mazda will be rolling out their new 2.0L SKYACTIV®-X I-4 engine. This engine is expected to deliver 188 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque.

The SKYACTIV®-X engine will used spark controlled compression ignition (SPCCI), which will combine spark ignition with compression ignition to optimize the fuel-to-air ratio inside the engine. The result is an expected efficiency improvement of 30% over the previous generation.

Overall, this engine will deliver higher revs and cleaner emissions while increasing fuel economy and torque output. 

It'll also offer a noticeably quiet ride, despite the fact that it's doing the work of a much larger engine. It's expected to be paired with an all-new 7-speed automatic transmission, though we're still waiting for more details on this feature.


While the Mazda3 design is still under wraps, we do know that it's expected to adopt the Kai concept. This sleek and futuristic exterior design is described as "sporty and mature," and appears as if sculpted from clay-because it was.

Mazda takes great pride in its cars' design, sculpting each model by hand during the development stage. This is how they're able to capture the true essence of motion as part of their KODO design philosophy.

The Kai concept is incredibly smooth, doing away with traditional door handles and bulky sideview mirrors that get in the way of admiring this car's profile.

It also features a rounded rear and taillights, while the hood tapers to appear almost pointed, like a shark swimming along the highway. We expect to see many of these features present in the Mazda3.

You can also expect a shorter grille and narrow LED headlights, as well as a shorter body length and a much lower stance-almost four inches lower than the previous generation. When you get behind the wheel in Cleveland, OH, the seat position will likely have been lowered for a more racing-inspired ride.


With its new design, the Mazda3 is expected to seem positively futuristic. As such, you can expect that it'll be packed full of as much technology as we've seen in the most recent iterations. You can still expect the MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system to come standard, allowing for Bluetooth® smartphone connectivity and internet radio streaming.

This car will also return with plenty of high-tech collision mitigation and safety technologies, like the Adaptive Front Lighting System that moves your headlights with you around curves in the road. It should also still make the i-ACTIVSENSE® suite available, which includes technology like Traffic Sign Recognition and Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring to help you remain aware of your surroundings.

Preview the 2019 Mazda3

If you have questions about our Mazda3 preview, feel free to contact us and ask. We're always happy to keep Cleveland, Bedford, and Lorain area drivers aware of new information about this car as we learn it.

Contact Montrose Mazda of Cleveland to stay up-to-date on the Mazda3 today!


1Model not yet released. All specs mentioned herein have been cited from TopSpeed, TopSpeed, CarandDriver, and Digital Trends, and are subject to change by the manufacturer.

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