2016 Mazda MAZDA3 Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2016 Mazda MAZDA3 against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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2016 Mazda MAZDA3Review
Guru9943FL writes:
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Over priced compared to higher rated cars. Poor power train warranty compared to competition

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Josh writes:
Overall:

Good little car, personally didnt like the interior as much as other hatchbacks, it felt more enclosed. The instrument cluster had a different setup, I wasnt a fan of the tiny tachometer. But it does have good acceleration, decent ride for its size, and great handling. If you can stay reserved and not have too much fun, its good on gas as well.

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dbarnes347 writes:
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Great fuel economy and fun to drive, also a very reliable car.

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GuruJ5LFM writes:
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We bought this car for our daughter and she is very happy with it. It has a lot of great features and this car had low miles on it.

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Robert Jerry writes:
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Good looking priced right great gas mileage! Liked the idea of moon roof!

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2016 Mazda MAZDA3 Review
Michglitch says:
This vehicle looks very nice and stylish, the hatchback gives you lots of room
vs2016 Honda Civic
2016 Mazda MAZDA3 winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Power Ranked 2016 Honda Civic better.
"The whole new redesign really upped up the vehicle this year. Best its ever felt."
Handling Ranked 2016 Honda Civic better.
"Handles curves really good compared to the Mazda 3 that feels like its pulling you."
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2016 Mazda MAZDA3 Review
cadsux says:
vs2016 Kia Soul
2016 Mazda MAZDA3 winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Power Ranked 2016 Kia Soul worse.
"The Mazda3s with either the 155 hp or 185 hp engines have better 0-60 times than the Kia Soul, which has 164 hp. However, the Soul has better passing power, since its curb weight of 2,714 to 2,837 lbs versus the Mazda3s 2,865 to 3,028 lbs."
Handling Ranked 2016 Kia Soul worse.
"They are both fun & agile cars to drive, but the Kia is boxy and taller, so its less aerodynamic and has a bit more body roll. The Kia is 17 inches shorter, so its a bit easier to maneuver around tight spaces."
Front Seats Ranked 2016 Kia Soul better.
"Crossover-like ride height plus ample head room."
Back Seats Ranked 2016 Kia Soul better.
"The Kia is taller and squared-off, so it will accommodate 6 ft-plus passengers with ease. However, the Mazda3 will fit rear-facing child seats better."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2016 Kia Soul better.
"61 cubic feet versus 47 cubic feet"
Family Car Ranked 2016 Kia Soul worse.
"The Mazda3 hatchback is 177 long, while the Kia Soul is 162 long, which means the Mazda can accommodate rear-facing child seats better, fit 3 child seats across, and a deeper trunk behind the 2nd row for a baby carriage and additional cargo."
Would Buy Ranked 2016 Kia Soul better.
"You get more for your money, with a better warranty. I bought a used 2016 Kia Soul Exclaim (top) trim for $17000 with 5600 miles on it. For that price, you can get a used Mazda3 hatchback Sport (base) trim. Per Consumer Reports, they both have above average reliability."
2016 Mazda MAZDA3 i Sport Hatchback Review
Ryan says:
More for looks, and speed. stylish.
vs2016 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sport Wagon AWD
2016 Mazda MAZDA3 i Sport Hatchback winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
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2016 Mazda MAZDA3 i Sport Hatchback Review
I like the 2016 Mazda 3 Sport Hatchback. It is a well made car, has great amenities and styling. But when I compared the drive to the VW GTI, the GTI was a clear winner for me in power, drivability, and cargo space. So I went with the GTI.
vs2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T S 4-Door FWD
2016 Mazda MAZDA3 i Sport Hatchback winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Looks/Style Ranked 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T S 4-Door FWD better.
"The GTI has a more sports car look at feel. The Mazda 3 is sporty, but not a sports car in my opinion."
Back Seats Ranked 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T S 4-Door FWD worse.
"I think the back seats in the Mazda were slightly more comfortable than the GTI, but the GTI has more cargo space so I think it is that tradeoff."
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2016 Mazda MAZDA3 i Sport Review
GuruQPFY says:
Great handling little small for taller people
vs2016 Hyundai Elantra SE Sedan FWD
2016 Mazda MAZDA3 i Sport winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
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2022 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Review By beth03110

I love the comfort of the interior, the seats molds around your body. It has a lot of nice features that I was looking for, sunroof, keyless entry,,heater seats and a great Bose stereo that blows your... Read More

2021 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Review By Guru9Q93DT

My premium sedan in the Kodo design in SoulRed exterior w/ white leather is beautiful. Add the safety features such as BSM, LDA, CTA, etc. w/ auto hold brake & signature led headlights that swivel 15%... Read More

Review By mommabudler

I love All the features and believe I received a great value! I wish the car came with tinted windows and ceramic sealant. A navigation system would be a great addition. The Corolla is similar but doe... Read More

2020 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Review By B_O_S_S_A_

This 2020 Mazda 3 hatchback is the prefect mix of luxury and aggressive styling. You cant go wrong with a Mazda Read More

Review By Sensboy

Absolutely amazing interior. Great styling. Good driving experience. Great sizing for a smaller size car. Read More

2019 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Review By Penny

Gorgeous car. Would be better with a moon/sun roof. Read More

Review By Phalafelz

You feel like you bought a car that’s worth at least twice as much. Amazing. Read More

2018 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Review By Guru9PW914

I had a 2018 Mazda 3 Grand Touring and I loved it! Read More

Review By Seth

I love this Mazda! Im giving it a 4, though, as the USBs are underpowered so they barely charge the phone, which is true of all these year Mazdas, nor does it have GPS navigation. There is an upgrade ... Read More

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