2017 Mazda3 Grand Touring Review

The Mazda3 always had a lot to offer, but the 2017 model year brought some additional front-end styling and premium interior options. The 2017 Mazda3 Grand Touring, in particular, received some worthwhile updates to its interior, technology, safety features and performance.

If you live in Doral, Miami, Hialeah or Kendall and are considering a 2017 Mazda3 Grand Touring, read on to learn more about the features and updates that the Grand Touring trim level has to offer.


The base Grand Touring comes standard with a 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G 184-horsepower I-4 with six-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel disc brakes. G-Vectoring Control, another feature, helps improve handling and reduce driver fatigue by cutting a small amount of torque while turning, which loads the outside front tire. The result is increased cornering force. After the turn is complete, full power returns to the steering and the weight is transferred to the back of the vehicle for stability.

A gloss black grille, 18-inch alloy wheels, rain-sensing wipers, heated side mirrors that are power-adjustable, LED fog lights, power moonroof, and rear spoiler round out the standard exterior, complete with a bright beltline trim for some extra style.

As far as interior, Parchment leather seats and accents create a classic look, and a six-way power driver’s seat, heated seats, dual-zone climate control and leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift lend added comfort. The infotainment also offers a 7.0-inch color touchscreen, a Bose audio system with eight speakers, HD radio, SiriusXM, Pandora, Aha and Stitcher audio apps. Two USB inputs, Bluetooth audio and phone streaming, and a rearview camera are some other notable features.

Some added safety features include front, side and side curtain airbags, as well as cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring for increased safety in traffic. There’s also a traction control system, dynamic stability control, ABS and EBD with brake assist, and tire pressure monitoring for increased driver confidence.


This upgrade includes adaptive Bi-LED headlights that level automatically, LED tail lights, heated steering wheel and paddle shifters. The Mazda navigation system and auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink are also included.


i-ACTIVSENSE® is an enhanced safety and technology package. Some features include a lane departure warning system, lane-keep assist, automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking with Traffic Sign Recognition, for added intelligence. As a standalone option, the i-ELOOP regenerative braking system is also offered.


Overall, the Grand Touring is a solid choice with a ton of added technology and safety features, as well as considerable style and performance additions for a sleek look. It’s exactly what a driver expects from a compact, which is why the Mazda3 is so popular.

In the market for a 2017 Mazda3 Grand Touring near Doral, Miami, Hialeah or Kendall? Stop by Ocean Mazda in Doral and schedule a test drive to experience the Grand Touring for yourself. We look forward to seeing you! 

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