Interesting.Mazda Canada mentioned in their sales results that 39% of 2019 Mazda3 were sold with AWD. So just like with most Subaru purchases, AWD is trumping performance for this segment.
Mazda Canada reports sales for April 2019 - May 1, 2019
Not surprising, all wheel drive makes good sense up North.
That Mazda sales are down 13% YOY not so good news. It appears 3 sales just eked out a gain last month even with the introduction of the new 3. Mazda 6 sales are collapsing.