The Mazda 3 debuted in 2004 as a compact sedan that replaced the Protege or 323 models. The design has changed over the years until now, in 2014, two styles are offered: the four-door sedan body and a more sporty hatchback. Both models combine the economical comfort and youthful style with enough of Mazda's trademark zoom-zoom to please drivers.
Multiple accessory packages are offered to please anyone's sense of comfort. These include the iSV, iSport, iTouring, iGrandTouring, sTouring and SGrandTouring options packages. With everything from increased horsepower to fancier interior trim, Mazda 3 provides plenty of opportunity for car buyers to get just want they want.
Edmunds consistently rates the Mazda 3 near the top of its class for comfort and power. Its 2 or 2.5 liter engines deliver sufficient pep and the gas mileage is an economical 28 for city driving and up to 41 for highway driving. This car is available in both automatic and manual transmission styles.
The Mazda 3 drives well and offers the best safety features like anti-lock brakes, full air bags and seat belts, steel frame and impact protection. The Grand Touring models also have high-tech monitoring that helps drivers avoid accidents on all sides.
More than just a powerful and protective ride, the Mazda 3 lets drivers operate in comfort. The 2014 model has more room than ever in the rear seat. Every model has Bluetooth connectivity, mp3 player support, satellite radio, heads up display, voice activation and more high-tech options guaranteed to impress anyone.