The Mazda3 sedan and hatchback are getting more standard features for 2016 and a new base price.
Mazda has discontinued the old base model and made the Mazda3 i Sport the new standard model, with a starting price of $18,665, including an $820 destination charge.
U.S. sales of the Mazda3 have increased 5.2 percent to 54,878 this year through June, outpacing the 3.1 percent gain for all compact cars and a car market that has skidded 1.7 percent year to date.
The powertrain lineup is continued over for 2016 with Mazda's SkyActiv-G engines; 155 hp, 2.0-liter I-4 in i models and 184 hp, 2.5-liter I-4 on s models. Both engines will be available with either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.