2014 Mazda MAZDA3 Review

OVERALL RATING 4.0 of 5.0
  • Performance
    4.7 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    4.7 of 5.0
  • Interior
    3.8 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    3.0 of 5.0
CarSession
14 Dec 2013
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Mazda is one of the leading names when it comes to compact cars. Their compact cars are not just high-performance but have top of the line features as well. The latest in their line of compact cars is the Mazda3, a car that will surely leave you amazed. The 2014 Mazda MAZDA3 will be launched at the beginning of next year and from the looks of it, it appears to be a winner all the way. Let’s go over the features and specs of the car.

Exterior Design

When it comes to the exterior design, the Mazda3 is a standout. The first thing that will catch your eye is the long hood. It looks like a car with a rear mounted engine. However, rear engine cars are rather cramped when it comes to interior spacing as they are designed for delivering speed. With the Mazda3, you get the superb exterior styling of a rear-wheel drive car and the comfort of a front-wheel.

At first glance the Mazda3 looks more like an exotic sports car rather than a compact car focused on delivering optimum fuel mileage. The Mazda3 has a large grille and a chrome trim starts at the bottom of it and extends all the way to the headlamps. The mean looking headlamps combined with the chrome trim give the front end of the Mazda3 a shark-like look. The sporty design is rather toned down as you look towards the cabin and then it regains the look at the rear end.

Specifications

The all new compact car from Mazda boasts a wide array of features. For a compact car, the features are quite topnotch. The car has front and side airbags as well as child safe doors, showing that the car is intended for the entire family. The performance related specifications are something you don’t see every day in a compact car. The Mazda3 has standard ABS and daytime running lights. For performance enthusiasts, the car features traction control and stability control. This may be a compact car for the entire family but feel free to take it for a spin on the track every now and then. The Mazda3 won’t disappoint you.

Engine

The Mazda3 features a 2.0-liter or a 2.5-liter engine, depending on the variant you choose. In the city, you are looking at a 29 miles per gallon fuel mileage. On the highway, you can expect a staggering 41 miles to the gallon. This makes the Mazda3 one of the most fuel efficient rides you can buy, even among compact cars. The Mazda3 has a six-speed automatic transmission and various modes for driving on the road or on the track. Once you change the driving mode, the car will adjust the suspension and engine power for optimum performance according to the model selected.

Interior

The interior of the car is rather stylish for a compact car and features comfortable leather seats. One great thing about the Mazda3 is that there is plenty of room for the passengers in the back as well as for the one in front. With the Mazda3, you also get ample cargo room to carry a few supplies for your family picnic.

Considering the features and the design of the Mazda3, it is an ideal vehicle for driving enthusiasts living in the city as well as for small families.