The 2015 Mazda3 Specs Thrill Drivers and Critics Alike

September 30th, 2014 by

Red Mazda3 Sedan BradentonIt says a lot when a vehicle is both a commercial success and a critical success. Even though the latest Mazda3 has not been out for long, it appears poised to become one of those rare cars. That likely has a lot to do with the 2015 Mazda3 specs, which aren’t just impressive for the compact class, they are impressive for any car period. Learn exactly what this car can do, and then plan to test drive it at Cox Mazda in Bradenton.


The 2015 Mazda3 specs are slightly different depending on which powertrain option you choose. Baseline trims come with a 2.0L four-cylinder that puts out 155 hp and 150 lb of torque through either a standard six-speed manual or an optional six-speed automatic transmission. For more power, go with the 2.5L four-cylinder that generates 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque through the same transmission options.

Fuel Efficiency

The 2015 Mazda3 achieves impressive efficiency ratings with both powertrain options. With the smaller option, you can reach levels as high as 30 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. With the larger option, those levels dip just slightly to 25 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. And with the optional i-ELOOP regenerative braking system paired with the larger engine, the levels climb back up to 29 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.

SKYACTIV Technology

Most Mazdas are enhanced by SKYACTIV technology to improve efficiency, power, and handling. The 2015 Mazda3 comes with a system for intuitive acceleration, giving the driver unparalleled control over the driving experience. The transmission has also been enhanced with SKYACTIV technology to improve responsiveness while maintaining efficiency. Finally, the reason the powertrain offers such impressive ratings is it features direct injection technology, a revolutionary piston cavity design, weight reduction measures, and an amazingly-high 13:1 compression ratio. The 2015 Mazda3 excites thanks largely to SKYACTIV innovations.

Experience All the 2015 Mazda3 Can Do

Go beyond the 2015 Mazda3 specs, and see how the car feels as you race up and down the coast. Start your test drive by visiting Cox Mazda at 3101 Cortez Road W. in Bradenton, FL right by Tampa and Sarasota. You can climb behind the wheel and go zooming down the road seven days a week.