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Why Should You Buy the 2018 Mazda3 GT 5-Door?

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda3, Technology on Monday, September 24th, 2018 at 8:09 pm
2018 Mazda3 5-door hatchback exterior rear shot parked in a lane of cobblestone

2018 Mazda3 GT Hatchback Engine Specs and Fuel Efficiency

Perhaps as a way to whet drivers’ appetite until news of the 2019 Mazda3 breaks, Mazda is highlighting the 2018 Mazda3 GT hatchback. This build takes the responsive handling and stellar fuel economy of a compact and mixes it with the cargo space of a crossover and the powerful engine of a mid-size sedan. All the while, as it still technically registers as a compact, the 2018 Mazda3 Grand Touring hatch is quite a deal with an affordable price tag starting at $25,835. That gives you everything you need in one amazing package.

As the build is the same, the 2018 Mazda3 GT (Grand Touring) hatchback has the same cargo space dimensions as the standard 2018 Mazda3 Sport hatchback. Therefore, we’re instead going to focus on the differences. Those pertain to the power output and fuel economy due to the GT’s engine upgrade.

2018 Mazda3 GT Hatchback Engine Specs

The standard 2018 Mazda3 Sport hatch has a 2L inline 4 engine that produces 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, the 2018 Mazda3 GT hatchback has a 2.5L turbocharged inline 4 engine with 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque.

2018 Mazda3 GT Hatchback Fuel Economy

For that extra boost of power listed above, the 2018 Mazda3 GT hatch takes a small hit in terms of fuel economy. However, that’s only in comparison to the baseline 2018 Mazda3 hatchback. The 2018 Mazda3 GT hatch still has a fantastic fuel economy rating in general. The 2018 Mazda3 hatch has a combined fuel economy of 31 mpg. The 2018 Mazda3 GT hatch has a combined fuel economy of 28 mpg.

2018 Mazda3 Touring 2.5L Engine Upgrade

For more information, or to test drive a Mazda3 hatchback, please contact us. The Marketplace Mazda dealership is located in Rochester, New York within Monroe County.

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