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Average Overall Rating:

4.7/5

Value:
4.8/5
Exterior:
5.0/5
Interior:
4.3/5
Comfort:
4.7/5
Performance:
5.0/5
Reliability:
5.0/5

6 of 6 (100%) of consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

Overall Rating:
5/5
Value:
5/5
Exterior:
5/5
Interior:
4/5
Comfort:
4/5
Performance:
5/5
Reliability:
5/5

Great car, Mazda 3

Reviewed by Spirit
April 12, 2016

The car is great, with blind-side and backup warning. LOVE the moon roof! Some of the interior features could be better, using the radio and some other features are confusing. The starter button is behind the windshield wiper control and I could use more front seat accessible storage space. I'm still reading the manual instructions to figure things out.

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

Overall Rating:
4/5
Value:
4/5
Exterior:
5/5
Interior:
5/5
Comfort:
4/5
Performance:
5/5
Reliability:
5/5

An excellent compact car with a few annoyances

Reviewed by DG
March 29, 2016

Pros: After clocking almost 3000 miles in this car, I can say without reservation that the 2.5 liter engine is excellent. It’s very smooth with linear power delivery and never leaves me needing more. Also, as someone who does their own maintenance, it looks to be a very easy to work on. The 6-spd manual transmission in this car is one of the best I’ve ever had in a compact car. It has nice short throws and slides into the next gear almost on its own, very smooth! Ride/handling is firm, but not at all harsh. The 3 sGT is a very controlled and fun car to drive! Build quality and fit/finish are excellent throughout the car, on par with the very best Styling is fantastic inside and out. It’s a very simplistic but upscale look and feel, reminiscent of a much more expensive car. Supportive and attractive seats, I love the contrast stitching The Bose Centerpoint sound system is the best sounding audio system I’ve ever had in a car, hands down. It offers excellent imaging and superior full range sound reproduction, particularly when playing lossless music files. It is simply an amazing sound system. The adjustable head-up display and the blind spot monitoring are great safety features that work very well. The BSM allows you to adjust the warning chime level or turn it off, which is nice. Cons: Fuel efficiency is not quite as good as I expected. About 80% of my driving is highway at 60-70 MPH, but I’m only averaging 31 MPG, which I expected to improve after break-in. Should be getting at least 33 given my driving habits, but maybe it’ll improve over time The infotainment system is slow to start up, sometimes taking over a minute to display the home screen. It also has unstable smart phone integration, often not recognizing my Android phone when connected via USB, which is annoying because I prefer to play music over wire instead of Bluetooth, as it sounds MUCH better. It also sometimes has issues connecting to the internet radio apps on my phone. Also, too many of the systems core functions cannot be accessed while driving. I realize this is for safety, but it’s far more restrictive than most cars I’ve owned. Mazda could definitely stand to further refine this system. At highway speeds, the level of road noise can become fatiguing and intrusive after a while. Mazda seems to have saved some money by eliminating sound deadening material from the doors. The 3 doesn't retain accessory power when you shut off the engine. I sometimes like to finish listening to a song or a news story before exiting. In order to do that I have to turn the acc power back on by pushing the start button again. Every other car I've owned in the last 15+ yrs retains acc power for a few min (or until a door is opened) after engine shutoff. Not a major con, but worth mentioning There needs to be a fog light indicator light somewhere on the dash board. The switch on the left stalk is hidden behind the steering wheel, so it is difficult to tell if they’re on or off. Not a major con, but worth mentioning The clutch has a much higher friction zone than I’m use to. It doesn’t begin to engage until the pedal is half way out. I prefer a clutch that engages closer to the floor to facilitate quicker shifts. Again, this isn’t a major con, but more of a preference A non-leather seat option on the sGT trim would be nice for those who don’t want leather. Something like Alcantara would be a great option. Also, a bit more bottom padding would be nice as well Summary: I know I’ve listed a lot of cons, but I admit to being VERY nitpicky when it comes to my cars. I have high expectations that are rarely met. That said, I would still buy the 3sGT 5-door over any other compact currently offered. The only other car I might have considered is the upcoming 2017 Honda Civic 5-door, but it won’t be available until late 2016 and I needed a vehicle sooner. In any case, I’m very happy with the 3sGT and can wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone looking for an excellent and fun to drive compact that will likely provide many years of trouble-free driving.

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

Overall Rating:
5/5
Value:
5/5
Exterior:
5/5
Interior:
4/5
Comfort:
5/5
Performance:
5/5
Reliability:
5/5

ZoomZoom

Reviewed by BiggusBill
February 24, 2016

Purchased our 2016 i Grand Touring Hatchback in Dec 15. Drawn 1st to the exterior styling. Has a decent amount of standard features at this level, backup camera, bluetooth, Bose, Nav, Blind spot indicators. While it does have keyless entry and keyless starting what Mazda leaves out is remote start. Available as an add on monthly fee using a phone app... not cool. Initially I did not like the fact the display screen is fixed and does not lower, proved to be out of view and not a big deal, takes a little getting used to. The controls for the stereo, nav, bluetooth, ect are excellent, very easy to use and fun to adjust and mess with. The lower rear bumper cover is a black rubberized material that has turned a lighter color after just one wash and winter. Not going to be real happy if it requires a treatment or color back rub down after every wash. So that will be addressed with the dealer, it also appears the fitment on the PS front window is off as when traveling up, the door panel bulges at full closure like the glass is traveling too far. I am sure the dealer will make the adjustment. Most aftermarket accessories for the car only come from Mazda and are a bit pricey. This was for my wife and she loves it. It is a great driving car and feels tight and responsive. If you aren't enamored by the other imports as we are not and appalled by Ford and GM styling which we were then this is a great alternative. One drawback for us, the dealer is not real close but Mazda has a solid reputation for reliability so we won't need many trips there anyway. Enjoy the ride.

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

Overall Rating:
5/5
Value:
5/5
Exterior:
5/5
Interior:
4/5
Comfort:
5/5
Performance:
5/5
Reliability:
5/5

I LOVE my 2016 Mazda3 I Touring

Reviewed by Meg
February 22, 2016

This is my first NEW car, i am absolutely in love with everything about this car. The outside looks so luxurious and expensive, the performance is out of this world. I never want to get out of my car when i am driving it. I purchased mine in snowflake white pearl and it and the red is my favorite colors by far. The interior is great too. I didn't get the leather seats that i always dreamed of but the black cloth seats are just as great now that i am use to them! i love how easily accessible everything is inside, super safe and great gas mileage as well! I LOVE it so far.

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

Overall Rating:
5/5
Value:
5/5
Exterior:
5/5
Interior:
4/5
Comfort:
5/5
Performance:
5/5
Reliability:
5/5

Hellacar

Reviewed by hbRoss
January 24, 2016

This is my first small car in many years. I have the 2016 S Touring 5 Door 2.5 liter version. The driving experience makes it where you don't want to get out of the car. Outstanding handling. Performance as well, is 1st rate especially with the "Sport Mode" option. I am currently averaging 32 combo miles to the gallon on gas. This car has most of the bells & whistles as far as options are concerned: Heated seats, Rain sensing wipers, Bluetooth, Blind spot sensors, 18in. alloy wheels plus, the Heads- up display which is projected on the windshield showing your mph. The seats fold down for large items. The hatch handles most everything I need. One complaint: there is no Temperature gauge. I like having a temp. gauge. Overall, this is a great car. Definitely consider this car if you are in the market for a small sporty car.

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

Overall Rating:
4/5
Value:
5/5
Exterior:
5/5
Interior:
5/5
Comfort:
5/5
Performance:
5/5
Reliability:
5/5

Brought it for my Daughter and she love it

Reviewed by ET
November 21, 2015

Everything is in arms reach Seats are very comfortable No blind spots Back up camera a nice added tough for a small car

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

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