New for 2016:Mazda

Thom Blackett | Sep 23, 2015

If you’ve heard anything about Mazda recently, chances are it was talk about the highly anticipated debut of the redesigned 2016 MX-5 Miata, the iconic 2-passenger roadster that sports new styling, greater refinement, and a long list of upgrades. However, while the spotlight may shine brightest upon the Miata, the new-for-2016 CX-3 crossover SUV deserves its share of attention, too, as do the mildly restyled Mazda 6 and CX-5. Also returning is the popular Mazda 3, now offered in fewer configurations but with additional standard features. The unique Mazda 5 miniaturized minivan has been discontinued.

Following is a list of new or updated features for each 2016 Mazda model:

  • Standard rearview camera on all trim levels
  • Mazda 3i SV discontinued
  • Mazda 3s Touring equipped with manual transmission discontinued
  • Auto-dimming interior rearview mirror now standard on Mazda 3i Grand Touring and Mazda 3s Touring
  • Sport Preferred Equipment and Touring Popular Equipment packages
  • Mazda 3i Touring boasts standard power moonroof

  • Slight interior design changes
  • Redesigned front bumper and grille
  • Electronic parking brake replaces traditional parking brake handle
  • Sonic Silver Metallic and Titanium Flash Metallic paint colors
  • Broader availability of Bluetooth connectivity and streaming audio
  • Infotainment system with 7-in. touch-screen display
  • Height-adjustable passenger seat
  • Updated colors for Mazda 6 Grand Touring’s leather upholstery
  • Sport mode button (requires automatic transmission)
  • Available LED headlights
  • Touring Technology package


2016 Mazda CX-3 photo
2016 Mazda CX-3

  • All-new, 5-passenger, subcompact crossover vehicle
  • 146-horsepower, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine
  • Front-wheel drive (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD)
  • Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring trim levels
  • Available safety features include intelligent cruise control and a blind-spot monitoring system
  • EPA-rated up to 35 mpg on the highway
  • Standard 7-in. touch-screen infotainment system and rearview camera

  • 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine only available with 6-speed manual transmission
  • Sport mode standard on all trim levels equipped with the 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Titanium Flash Mica and Sonic Silver Metallic paint colors
  • Revised exterior front and interior styling
  • New electronic parking brake
  • Standard Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Infotainment system features 7-in. touch-screen display
  • Optional LED headlights
  • New safety, convenience, and technology packages

  • Completely redesigned for the 2016 model year
  • 150 lbs. lighter than the previous Miata
  • Sport, Club, and Grand Touring trim levels
  • 155-horsepower, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine
  • Improved fuel efficiency
  • Standard features include Bluetooth connectivity and streaming audio, cloth top, LED headlights, and 6-speed manual transmission
  • Infotainment system with 7-in. touch-screen display
  • Bilstein shocks and limited-slip rear differential standard on Club version
  • Brembo/BBS package (Club only)
  • Launch Edition (limited to 1,000 units)



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