2014 Mazda MAZDA3 User Reviews

2014 Mazda MAZDA3 Review Ratings

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Tftignor writes:
2014 Mazda MAZDA3 i Sport Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

The 3 is a great practical economy car with sporty styling, great quality, and fun driving experience. I bought a manual which is a bit more fun to drive. Fuel average overall has been over 36. We did get well over 40 on a couple of highway trips.

Cons

It's an economy car so it's tough to fit luggage, the kids, and the dogs.
As fun as a manual transmission is it is also a pain if you don't use the Bluetooth.

Tftignor
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Great Car, Fun To Drive, Excellent Fuel Economy — I wish I had gotten the next model up with rear view camera and fog lights. The light colored seat fabric shows stains easily. Wishing for leather too. All wheel drive would be nice but it would be more expensive and cost mileage to suffer.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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abdullahhusen writes:
2014 Mazda MAZDA3 i Sport Review
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Fun to drive. The engine loves to rev and is fun to thrash around town or on twisty roads.
Cool sexy gorgeous looks
the front bucket seats are probably the best in the segment. Great comfort and do not mind spending hours driving continuously with that support.
Great observed fuel economy.

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Noisy on the highway.
Engine lacks low end torque, but is rewarding once you learn how to keep it in the sweet spot with a manual transmission.

abdullahhusen
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Cool, Fun And Utilitiarian But Pricy — The car simply looks fantastic from every angle. It also drives very smooth. Great suspension and chassis that provides a lot of road-hugging confidence at high speeds. It gives you the confidence that many family sedans fail to give. The car lacks a tack in the base model which is a shame as I can't think of any other car makers that don't put in a tach as standard equipment. but it's not a big issue at least IMHO. The car is peppy as long as you're willing to rev it over 3500 rpm but very little low end torque. It takes getting used to but once you do it is very rewarding. It provides very good - though not best in class - interior space for passengers and for luggage. Overall I love my car despite having a couple forgiveable flaws: no tach, a little noisy, and pricey for a compact.

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parleybee writes:
2014 Mazda MAZDA3 i Touring Hatchback Review
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This car is fun to drive!
Stylish exterior, nice interior

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The built-in communications/gps system  is cumbersome and non-intuitive to use. You can't do anything directly--every function requires a few steps. Very irritating. Should be so much better. I just noticed that there are white streaks on the screen. I thought they were just smudges and wiped my finger over them, but it did nothing. the streaks are not on the surface. Trying to find out why they're there.

I was surprised that the car didn't come with the top of the windshield tinted. I had to pay $100 for it.

No lumbar support on front seats; no headrest adjustment
Quite a bit of noise on highways.
If there's any humidity in the air, the brakes get excessively tight, even when it's been in the garage.

parleybee
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Great Car To Drive, But Terrible Communication/gps System — This car is so much fun to drive! It's peppy, takes curves great and is very responsive. It feels like a heavy car (in a good way). The front cloth interior seats are handsome and pretty comfortable (not luxurious). People who have ridden in the back say it's pretty comfortable, as well. There's very little storage. There's a cupholder on each of the doors. It's big enough for a cup or a small umbrella, not much else. Even where there's room for a tad more storage, it isn't there. For example, there's a pocket on the back of the passenger seat, but not on the driver's. Come on, Mazda!

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I liked the sportier handling of the Mazda 3. Went with the hatchback version which also looked a little sportier. While the 6 was very nice, it just felt a little boring in comparison and although the MPG was a few ticks better and the price was the same. If I had a family I'd have gone 6, but it's usually just me, one passenger and a small dog.

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Reviews From Other Years

2015 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Outstanding Value And Quality, And Tons Of Fun To Drive. By rmichaels

There is nothing to dislike about this car. It comes with everything and has standard features you'll find as extras on more expensive cars. The car looks great and is a blast to drive. Be sure and ge... Read More

A Great Little Car By Lester

The car drives great, looks great, is put together great, gets great mileage, and we like it. We would have bought the 6 but it doesn't fit in our garage. It is a safe car too. Everyone likes the b... Read More

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2013 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Great Car For The Money Probably Nothing Better By woody77black

i really like the handling of this car and the fuel economy as well, loved the manual transmission as it made the car fun to drive. Only draw back i have come to notice is the car can be a little loud... Read More

Great Small Car With Bigger Car Features And Performance By calcoastcars

First of all, the gas mileage is incredible. Having owned a Prius (that felt like a brick compared to this Mazda3), I do drive in a conservative manner that yields 35-36 mpg in my mixed highway/city d... Read More

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2012 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Woohoo! By mazdaamanda

I love all the extras! It's completely loaded! Low miles, 2.5L Motor, great gas mileage. Handles great too! The blind spot detection is saving my skin too. I'm also loving the Bluetooth and Navigation... Read More

Better Than Basic Honda/toyotas By Sega2010

i like great fuel economy and sporty look i just want more room in the back seats for my growing family. other thank that you cant beat this car style with fuel economy and handling. you wont find oth... Read More

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2011 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

All Around Great Car By Jdays

Love the look of the car. Sporty. It performs that way as well. Super fun to drive. It's nimble and responsive in traffic. Easy to park, has held up really well with my two sons. The leather is nice ... Read More

Great For Those Looking For A Compact Car With An Edge By LeastCreative

After researching and test driving many different compact cars I narrowed the search down to a few Asian brands: Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, and Mazda. While all of the brands provided reliable vehicles w... Read More

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2010 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Economical, Fun-to-drive, Good Value, Reliable By pwilkins

I drive 120 miles daily to and from work in Boston, MA. Most is at highway speeds though there is city driving as well. I could scarcely ask for a better car for my purposes. Winter tires make it u... Read More

Great Car To Drive By matthewendo

Really like the car as it's fun to drive with it maneuverability. Its also easy to drive as well and girls like it too. So it's a good babe magnet. Also it's got sleek lines and is absolutely gorgeous... Read More

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