Mazda MAZDA3

The Mazda comes in two body styles, either the sedan or hatchback. The Mazda3 introduces itself as a versatile automobile and has an attractively designed interior for today's fourth-generation production. Today's Mazda3 has the optional package of the all-wheel-drive (AWD) that provides extra traction, driving control, and maneuverability that will enhance the driving experience during extreme weather such as snow, rain storms, mud and slush. Additionally, today's Mazda3 still has the foundation of both the Mazda 323 and the Mazda Protégé' but does have its own uniqueness.

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The Mazda comes in two body styles, either the sedan or hatchback. The Mazda3 introduces itself as a versatile automobile and has an attractively designed interior for today's fourth-generation production. Today's Mazda3 has the optional package of the all-wheel-drive (AWD) that provides extra traction, driving control, and maneuverability that will enhance the driving experience during extreme weather such as snow, rain storms, mud and slush. Additionally, today's Mazda3 still has the foundation of both the Mazda 323 and the Mazda Protégé' but does have its own uniqueness.

Performance

The 2015 Mazda 3s offers a six-speed manual transmission that is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 184 hp and 185 pound-foot of torque. The six-speed automatic gets 28 city and 39 highway mpg, respectively, in either the sedan or hatchback. In comparison, the six-speed manual transmission offers 25 city and 37 highway mpg for the sedan and 26 city and 35 mpg for the hatchback. The 2015 Mazda 3i offers a 2-liter four-cylinder engine that gets 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque that is impressive for a front-wheel-drive that is guided by either the six-speed manual transmission or an optional six-speed automatic transmission.

Technology

The 2019 Mazda3 offers a plethora of standard and optional technological features that includes an 8.8-inch infotainment screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, automatic emergency braking and a driver attention monitor. It also offers recognition systems, navigation assistance, smartphone voice controls, and a single-knob controller, all designed to minimize quick adjustments while driving while enhancing the occupant's travel experience.

Acceleration and Stopping

The 2014 Mazda3 has quick acceleration as it can go from 0 to 60 mph in 7 seconds. It can safely go from 60 to 0 mph at a stopping distance of 120 feet. The tests included 16-inch wheels with all-season tires.

Touchscreen Functionality

The 8.8-inch infotainment screen has limited functionality in the 2019 Mazda3. The lack of volume control buttons and other knobs may restrict the ability of ease in being able to fully enjoy the many features in which the system contains. Further, the system has its limitations, but it will allow many to enjoy the embedded features.

Rear Legroom and Cargo Space

In the 2020 Mazda, rear spacing may not provide as much legroom for rear seating passengers, based on average-size adults. Additionally, the cargo space may be best utilized by loading smaller cargo organized in a "stack" fashion due to limited cargo capacity. The 2017 Mazda3 offers 12.4-cubic-foot trunk space while the rear seats are up and when folded flat, the capacity expands to 20.2 cubic feet.

Utility

The utility features in the 2018 Mazda3 are limited in their usage. Features such as easy-to-find Latch Points and small-item storage options may not provide the ease of usage that makes a difference, such as with safe travel of the smaller occupants, like newborns and infants.

Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Reviews

Average Rating for 2014

4.3

17 verified owner reviews

Ratings Compared by Year

Top 2014 Reviews

Ralph D. from NY

Verified Owner · Jul, 2015

2014 Mazda Mazda3 i 4 Dr Hatchback (2.0L)

5.0

A/C controls should be on steering wheel as well as on the dashboard/console.

Marcia P. from NC

Verified Owner · Feb, 2015

2014 Mazda Mazda3 i Sedan (2.0L)

4.0

My son owned a Mazda, and now has two Mazdas. I went from a Honda owner to the Mazda and like it very much.

Leo B. from TX

Verified Owner · Feb, 2015

2014 Mazda Mazda3 i 4 Dr Hatchback (2.0L)

5.0

Radio display and GPS are both sub-par and should not be included in a current vehicle. They are years behind where they should be. Very disappointing in an otherwise cutting-edge vehicle. VERY disappointing.

Sunil R. from PA

Verified Owner · Jan, 2015

2014 Mazda Mazda3 i Sedan (2.0L)

I love my new Mazda 3, it serves its purpose for which it was intended.

Ken P. from IL

Verified Owner · Jan, 2015

2014 Mazda Mazda3 i 4 Dr Hatchback (2.0L)

5.0

I like it alot... still learning about it.

Amanda E. from CA

Verified Owner · Dec, 2014

2014 Mazda Mazda3 i 4 Dr Hatchback (2.0L)

My Mazda3 is so fun to drive. It held up well in a car accident where I was rear ended at 40mph by another driver 30 days after purchase when I was at a complete stop even. Even though the frame/unibody was damaged I was able to drive away. Safety was one of my top five points of concern when car shopping and the car did what it was designed to do.

Kyle B. from FL

Verified Owner · Dec, 2014

2014 Mazda Mazda3 s Sedan (2.5L)

Not as good fuel economy as I was led on to believe, but the performance is great and I feel like I'm in a luxury car.