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2019 Mazda3 Packs Performance and Sexy Good Looks

In a world gone wild with multi-million super-cars and a generally upwardly spiraling cost of private auto ownership, the humble Mazda3 hatchback 4-door and 2-door coupe continues to amaze and delight even the crustiest auto critics.

A perennial top pick for value, quality and superior design, the 2019 Mazda3 is now distinguishing itself with adjectives like “super sexy” and “badass road manners.” Though the price of the base Mazda3 has increased from the high teens to $23,600 and tops out in a $27,500 Premium trim package, it still represents one of the best overall car values in the world.

The exterior of the 2019 Mazda3 is smooth and supple with the imposing new Mazda grill and headlight assemblies replacing the old smiley face front fascia.

Equipped with a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder delivering 186 horsepower, this 3000 lb hot-hatch eats up the road and is particularly exciting with the optional 6-speed manual transmission.

Inside the look is spare and modern, with exceptionally supportive seating and spacious passenger and cargo capacity, with basic tech features and connectivity interfaces and safety features like rear cross-traffic alert and blind spot monitoring.