Late sunsets and clear blue skies always get Canadians thinking about driving out to the country, weekends by the lake, backyard barbecues, and afternoons on the patio. Free from the slush, salt, and grit, they also start thinking about new cars. Summer is a great time to buy, especially in the long hot months when new promotions pop up while it seems like half of the Greater Toronto Area is away on holiday or permanently decamped to Muskoka. This summer, one compact family sedan, the Mazda 3, looks to be a big mover. Despite a global slow down in auto sales, the Mazda 3 posted strong numbers in April and looks to remain popular throughout the 2017 summer sales season. The story behind the resilience isn’t a flash in the pan, but one that the car manufacturer has been building for decades.
Since its inception in in 2003, the Mazda 3 family has been one of the top selling compact sedans in Canada and it has been consistently been praised for its performance, fuel efficiency, and handling, not to mention its electronic G-Vectoring Control program. The Globe and Mail hailed the 3 family as a great bet for a used Mazda, reliable and comfortable. In 2017, it’s “smiley face” front end from 2013 remains sharper and looks speedier, though without the aggression typically associated with bolder sportscars. It remains a solid bet for a family car, especially in its modest price range.
Car and Driver lists the 2017 Mazda 3 as one of the top 10 compact sedans of the year, easily offering one of the most competitive values with prices between $18,000 and $25,000. Make sure you look out for Toronto Mazda dealership incentives, though, as one dealer, Yorkdale Dufferin Mazda, is offering the brand’s classic compact sedan starting from $15,900. Your local Mazda dealer is a rich source of deals, incentives, and ways to make buying and owning your new car easier, including parts and service centres. Look up new seasonal promotions for the summer before you walk in at Yorkdaledufferinmazda.ca and find your set of wheels.
One of the defining features of Mazda’s signature lines like the Mazda 3, Mazda 6, and CX-5, is its SKYACTIV technology. SKYACTIV combines engine design with factors like the car body and enhancements, as well as the transmission, to reduce fuel consumption without affecting the engine performance. The result is a car that delivers the best of both worlds: performance and fuel efficiency. SKYACTIV has been a central part of Mazda’s design strategy and helped make it the manufacturer of one of the most popular compact sedans in North America. With an 8.4 L / 100 km during city driving and 6.2 L / km on the highway, it’s a competitive entry in terms of fuel economy.
Keep your eyes peeled on Toronto Mazda dealers like Yorkdale Dufferin Mazda for new promotions this summer. There’s more to summer car buying than great roads for test driving, there are also plenty of deals and incentives to be had so that you can save on your new car.