New for 2018:Mazda

Christian Wardlaw | Jan 30, 2018

Mazda makes subtle yet significant improvements to every single model in its lineup. The biggest update is a re-engineered Mazda 6 sedan, which is improved in nearly every way. Each of the SUVs gains added standard equipment, with the CX-3 receiving a freshening to make it more refined and enjoyable to drive. Even the MX-5 Miata gets a handful of changes intended to make it even more desirable than before.

2018 Mazda 6 rear quarter left photo

Detailed changes for each 2018 Mazda car and SUV model are shown on the pages that follow, the vehicles listed in alphabetical order.

2018 Mazda 3

  • Standard low-speed automatic emergency braking system
  • Touring trim adds more powerful 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine as standard equipment, along with dark silver aluminum wheels, rear lip spoiler (sedan), illuminated visor vanity mirrors, sunglasses holder
  • Grand Touring trim adds standard bi-LED headlights, LED fog lights, LED taillights
  • Grand Touring Premium Equipment Package includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, full-speed automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, automatic high-beam headlights, and traffic sign recognition technology

2018 Mazda 6

  • Significant re-engineering of existing Mazda 6 moves the midsize sedan into premium territory
  • Exterior styling is updated, along with new LED lighting and wheel designs
  • New interior with redesigned seats, dashboard, door panels; ventilated front seats offered for the first time
  • New Signature trim level with brown premium Nappa leather, Ultrasuede trim, real Sen wood accents
  • Reduced noise, vibration, and harshness levels through reinforced body structure and chassis
  • Improved ride and handling characteristics thanks to re-tuned suspension and steering
  • Refined version of 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine is standard, and now includes cylinder deactivation for improved fuel economy
  • Available turbocharged 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine from CX-9 SUV makes 250 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque (on premium gas)
  • New technologies include a new version of Mazda Connect, a reconfigurable 7-inch driver information display, a 360-degree surround view camera system, an Active Driving Display head-up system that projects information onto the windshield, full-speed-range adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability
  • New paint color: Soul Red Crystal
  • On sale in spring of 2018

2018 Mazda CX-3

  • Mazda re-tunes the CX-3’s steering, suspension, and transmission for more enjoyable driving dynamics
  • Interior changes include a new steering wheel and measures taken to quiet the interior for improved refinement levels
  • Standard equipment now includes Mazda G-Vectoring Control and low-speed automatic emergency braking
  • Touring trim adds standard automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, and automatic climate control
  • Grand Touring trim adds improved, full-color Active Driving Display head-up information system
  • Grand Touring Premium Package now installs 6-way power driver’s seat with lumbar support and 2-position memory function, heated steering wheel, and traffic sign recognition technology
  • New paint colors: Eternal Blue, Machine Gray, Snowflake White

2018 Mazda CX-5

  • 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine adds cylinder deactivation technology to improve fuel economy
  • Sport trim standard equipment list adds leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert
  • New i-ActiveSense Package for Sport trim installs adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, automatic headlights with automatic high-beam operation, rain-sensing wipers
  • Touring trim standard equipment list includes 19-inch aluminum wheels and contents of the i-ActiveSense Package listed above
  • Grand Touring trim standard equipment now includes 2-position memory for the driver’s settings and a 6-way power adjustable front passenger’s seat

2018 Mazda CX-9

  • Standard equipment now includes low-speed automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, Mazda G-Vectoring Control technology, and improved sound insulation
  • i-ActiveSense Package for Sport trim adds adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go function, full-speed range forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, automatic headlights with automatic high-beam operation, rain-sensing wipers, heated side mirrors, heated front seats, power driver’s seat
  • Touring trim standard equipment includes all i-ActiveSense driver assistance and collision avoidance systems, plus a driver’s seat cushion tilt function and rain-sensing wipers
  • Grand Touring trim adds windshield wiper de-icing system, heated steering wheel, heated outboard rear seating locations, and traffic sign recognition technology for the Active Driving Display
  • New paint color: Soul Crystal Red

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata

  • All MX-5 Miatas have keyless entry with push-button engine starting for 2018
  • Sport trim adds standard Mazda Connect infotainment system with 7-inch display screen
  • Club trim includes heated front seats wrapped in cloth, while the optional Brembo/BBS Package adds heated black leather seats
  • New Brembo/BBS/Recaro Package for Club trim installs black leather Recaro performance seats in addition to braking and wheel upgrades
  • New interior color: Auburn
  • New exterior colors: Soul Red Crystal, Machine Gray, Eternal Blue, Snowflake White
  • New top color: Dark Cherry
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