Mazda is a popular auto maker all over the world. Vehicles from this auto giant come in a variety of price ranges, so take a look at the average price for each vehicle class.
Sedans and Hatchbacks: $17,845 and Up
In the sedan and hatchback classes, you have three choices for 2018: the Mazda 3 four-door, the Mazda 3 five-door and the Mazda 6. The prices of Mazda cars in this group naturally vary by size and feature. The four-door 3 model starts at $17,845 and features a 2.0L I4 engine, front-wheel drive and a manual transmission. This sleek car also has a standard radio, Bluetooth connectivity, and an impressive fuel economy rating of 27 mpg city and 37 mpg on the highway. The five-door version, which starts at $19,095, includes the same features as the four-door version and gets the same mileage but comes with the extra access point. Meanwhile, the Mazda 6 starts at $21,945 and has a 2.5L I4 engine, a radio upgraded with a CD player, Bluetooth connectivity, front-wheel drive, and a manual transmission. It gets 24 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. The 6 has sharper lines than either of the 3 models, making it look more like a race car than a passenger model. The right car for you in this class will depend not only on your budget, but also your preferences and needs. For example, if you frequently transport items in your car, the extra door on the Mazda 3 five-door model will really come in handy. If gas costs are a big concern for you, both versions of the 3 model may be a better choice than the 6 model.
SUVS and Crossovers: Prices of Mazda Cars From $19,960
If you're interested in a larger vehicle, such as a crossover or SUV, there are three models to consider for 2018: the 2018 CX-3, the 2016.5 CX-5 and the 2016 CX-9. The CX-3 comes in at $19,960 and is a crossover with a 2.0L I4 engine and an automatic transmission. With this compact yet powerful model, you'll get a radio with a CD player, Bluetooth connectivity, a trip computer, power windows and power locks, and seating for five passengers. This crossover also gets a stellar 29 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. Next up is the CX-5, which comes in at $21,795 and up. With this model, the transmission is manual and city mileage drops slightly to 26 mpg. However, you'll get the same features as the CX-3 but with more space, as the interior is bigger despite the seating capacity staying at five. Finally, for $31,520 and up, you can become the proud owner of a CX-9. This roomy SUV seats seven, comes with a 2.5L I4 engine and has an automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. This model does come with a standard radio, power windows and locks, a trip computer and Bluetooth connectivity, but there is no CD player. The mileage estimates for this model are 22 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. When it comes to SUVs and crossovers, consider space, the transmission and other features to find your ideal model. If you don't drive a manual and never have, for example, you may be better off with the CX-3 or CX-9. However, if you don't mind a manual transmission and want more room, the CX-5 is calling. For a large family, the extra two seats in the CX-9 may come in handy.
Sports Cars: Drive in Luxury at $24,915 and More
Mazda has long been associated with attractive sports cars, and the 2016 MX-5 Miata and the 2018 MX-5 Miata RF are no exceptions to this rule. The 2016 model comes in at a base price of $24,915, with a 2.0L I4 engine, a manual transmission and rear-wheel drive for exceptional control. You'll get a radio, CD player, Bluetooth connectivity, a trip computer, power locks and windows, a leather-clad steering wheel, front bucket seats and more with this stunning car. This open-top car seats only two, as sports cars often do, and it gets 26 mpg in the city and a decent 33 mpg on the highway. For $31,555 and up, you can treat yourself to the sleek 2018 model, with its 2.0L I4 engine, rear-wheel drive, a manual transmission and radio with CD player. There's also Bluetooth connectivity available, and the interior is clad in leather. Unlike the 2016 edition, this car has a top, although it also seats two. With these two sports cars, you really can't go wrong, so it will come down to your tastes and whether you want an open top or prefer a permanently closed one.
Saving on a Mazda
If you're worried that any of these vehicles are out of your price range, you may be pleasantly surprised. Mazda offers deals and incentives on all its models regularly, as listed on its official website for the United States. For example, with the Loyalty Reward program, current Mazda customers can get $500 off a new Mazda purchase or lease. With the mobility program, drivers with a disability can receive reimbursement of up to $1,000 for the purchase of mobility assistance equipment or adaptive driving aids to be installed on any Mazda vehicle from the 2014 lineup forward. For military members and their spouses and children, there's a $500 bonus available for the lease or purchase of a new Mazda through the Military Appreciation Bonus Cash program. You can also save money by checking for deals and promotions at your local Mazda dealerships. Deals and promos change frequently, so keep an eye out for one that works for you and check the sales and deals regularly.