Mazda 3 compact car Review

Mazda 3 compact car Review

The 2016 Mazda 3 is a stylish and technologically advanced compact car produced by the Japanese automaker Mazda Motor Corporation. The 2016 Mazda 3 is one of the best compact cars that offers an excellent handling and a comfortable ride. On the plus side, the car also offers superb fuel economy. The 2016 Mazda 3 is available in both options - a four-door sedan and a hatchback.

The starting MSRP of the 2016 Mazda 3 is $17,845. The major competitors of the 2016 Mazda 3 are the Ford Focus, the Kia Forte, the Dodge Dart, the Nissan Sentra, the Subaru Impreza, the Honda Civic, the Volkswagen Jetta, the Hyundai Elantra and the Toyota Corolla. 



ENGINE AND SPECIFICATIONS

Under the hood, the 2016 Mazda 3 is equipped with a 2.5 liter, four cylinder engine that delivers 184 horsepower. The engine is paired to a six speed manual transmission and, at the same time, a six speed automatic is also available. The car features a turning radius of 17.4' or 5.3 m.

The curb weight of the vehicle is 2,869 lbs. And, the EPA estimated fuel efficiency of the 2016 Mazda 3 is 30 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. Besides, the 2016 Mazda 3 has a fuel tank capacity of 13.2 gal. 

EXTERIOR

On the exterior front, the 2016 Mazda 3 looks very attractive. The body coloured front and rear bumpers of the car look good. Other exterior features of the 2016 Mazda 3 include automatic headlights, power door mirrors, body coloured door mirrors, 16 inch steel wheels, variably intermittent wipers, wheel locks and rear window defroster.  

In terms of dimension, the 2016 Mazda 3 measures 180.3" in length, 71? in width and 57? in height. At the same time, the car has a wheelbase of 106.3" or 2700 mm and a minimum ground clearance of 6.1".

The 2016 Mazda 3 comes with a choice of eight sophisticated colours - Deep Crystal Blue Mica, Liquid Silver Metallic, Meteor Gray Mica, Jet Black Mica, Blue Reflex Mica, Soul Red Metallic, Snowflake White Pearl Mica and Titanium Flash Mica.

INTERIOR

Interiors of the 2016 Mazda 3 look decent and overall quality is high. The car has a maximum seating capacity of five passengers. Seats are very supportive and comfortable. There are adequate head room, leg room, knee room and shoulder room. Besides, it offers front center armrest and rear seat armrest. 

In terms of comfort and convenience, the 2016 Mazda 3 comes loaded with plenty of features such as telescoping and tilt steering wheel, push button start, power windows, steering wheel mounted audio controls, cruise control, remote keyless entry, speed control, illuminated entry and air conditioning.

Other features of the car include front reading lights, cargo tray, driver vanity mirror, passenger vanity mirror, driver door bin, passenger door bin, all weather floor mats, front beverage holders and rear beverage holders. On the entertainment front, the 2016 Mazda 3 is equipped with six speaker audio system, radio data system, AM / FM radio, Bluetooth, USB port and auxiliary input.

Apart from these, the 2016 Mazda 3 comes with a maximum cargo capacity of 12 cu.ft.

PERFORMANCE

Performance wise, the 2016 Mazda 3 is a brilliant car. The car is blessed with speed sensing-power steering. Ride and handling of the car is very pleasing. The 2016 Mazda 3 has four wheel independent suspension. Besides, the car is fitted with 4 wheel disc brakes.   

In terms of safety, the 2016 Mazda 3 comes equipped with lots of safety features like four wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), brake assist, dual front impact airbags, electronic stability, dual front side impact airbags, overhead airbag, rear door child safety locks, rear center three point belt, parking camera, occupant sensing airbag, anti-whiplash front head restraints, ignition disable, panic alarm, low tire pressure warning and traction control. 

ADVANTAGES

The biggest advantage of the 2016 Mazda 3 is its outstanding fuel economy. Exterior design of the car is very stylish. The 2016 Mazda 3 features the Mazda Connect multimedia system that includes a seven inch touchscreen on the dash. In addition, the 2016 Mazda 3 is packed with several high tech features.

DRAWBACKS

The major drawback of the 2016 Mazda 3 is its rear seats which have limited space. The car does not have rear AC vents. Besides, there are no USB ports or plugs in the back for charging electronic devices.

VERDICT

The 2016 Mazda 3 is one of the most fuel efficient cars, because of Mazda's Skyactiv chassis and powertrain technology. Moreover, it is available in both body styles sedan and hatchback at an affordable price. The car also comes equipped with essential safety features. Despite a maximum seating capacity of five passengers and snug rear seat, the 2016 Mazda 3 is an excellent car especially for small family.