2017 mazda3 review




2017 mazda3 review

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    Fact! Initially, Mazda was called Toyo Kogyo. Rebranding was held not so long ago, in 1984. The name is taken in honor of Zoroastrian wisdom god Ahura Mazda.

    The Mazda 3 is near the top of our favorite compact cars on sale today. Its good performance, good fuel economy, and good value make for a very good.

    2017 mazda3 review

    2017 mazda3 review

    Plus, it looks like something out of an F Starfighter, which is cool. It sits big and proud in the instrument panel, suggesting the driver upshift around 2, rpm. The wheel is superb, a chunky three-spoked, leather-wrapped design with helpful buttons for operating the Bluetooth phone system and more. Granted, it's not as fancy as the HUDs found in luxury cars; it projects onto a transparent pop-up panel on the dashboard hood, not the windshield

    2017 mazda3 review

    2017 mazda3 review

    2017 mazda3 review

    2017 mazda3 review

    2017 mazda3 review

    Mazda3 5-Door Grand Touring One Week Review | Automobile Magazine

    The model carries things further in a positive direction -- though in a very low-key way. The 3 hatchback gets slightly more balanced lines to go along with its enhanced functionality, and the larger Mazda 6 sedan makes for a prettier, more elegant four-door, but for a compact sedan?

    Does it drive better than the Mazda 3? Yes, slightly, but the reason why is complicated. The software-based system, which, despite its name, has nothing to do with torque vectoring, cuts engine power marginally when you turn the steering wheel. This loads up the front wheels and creates a more stable, predictable and theoretically less-fatiguing directional control experience. The power cut is unnoticeable, and the system itself is very nearly so -- which is exactly the point.

    2017 mazda3 review

    This time around, I drove the Mazda 3 roughly 1, miles from Detroit to Hershey, Pennsylvania and back. On the road, as on the test track, the G-vectoring control system works as advertised. The ability to set the steering wheel when entering a corner on a mountain turnpike, and just leave it there throughout the turn, is a little eerie. How do you trumpet a system that works almost entirely invisibly to make a good-driving car drive marginally better?

    How can I explain this to friends when they ask for a new-car recommendation? The choice is yours. And it gets better for , if only subtly.

    2017 mazda3 review

    Go check it out. With a 2 percent global market share, Mazda knows My wife has a Mazda 6 sedan and I recommend the CX-3 , 5 and 9 all day long. This 3 is the top Grand Touring trim, which comes with nice leather, heated seats, leather wheel, head-up display and more -- literally everything one would need for daily chores. Of course, a lot of cars can do that. The new Civic is great, the Focus hatch is fine; even the stuff coming out of Korea is perfectly acceptable.

    But what the Mazda has above them is that fun-to-drive factor. The suspension is stiffer than most in its class, but never punishing. You can wail on the standard Focus all day long and it never really feels quick--at least not with an automatic transmission.

    Also, the Mazdas have the auto stick in the proper, up-is-down format, which is important to me. The Mazda 3 Grand Touring is one of the better inexpensive small cars on the market. I have to turn off the head-up display every time I start the car drives me nuts. Plus the execution looks cheap. Two, the interior is nicely updated. Three, the chassis is reasonably sporty and finally, the six speed manual feels about perfect with this engine.

    2017 mazda3 review

    The car responds fantastically to steering inputs, carving through corners with a definite spring in its step. The good news is it revs smoothly and the throttle response is on the money. Besides the aforementioned cheap-looking head-up display the interior is fine, well-built from materials better than most in this class, and comfortable seats. The electronic parking brake: Not a huge fan but I can live with it.

    You can tell people who love to drive developed it. If I needed a small car to buzz around town on a daily basis this would be it, equipped almost exactly like this car.

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