We love driving this car. The handling feels sporty, yet the ride is smooth and comfortable. The gas mileage surpasses that of some hybrids. We don't often chauffer passengers, but when we do, the back seat comfortably seats two. We have gotten three passengers in the back seat for a short distance, without it feeling terribly cramped. We enjoy the technological features as well.
Simplified and perfect,
2013 Mazda Mazda3Emily Williams - Houston, TX01/30/2017
Mazdas have always been amazing cars to me. It doesn't have a lot of fancy features, but if you prefer simplicity and reliability over flash, this is the car you should get. Before this one, I had another Mazda 3 which was unfortunately totaled, but the side airbags deployed quickly and prevented me from getting seriously hurt. These cars have never given me any problems mechanically and continue to be reliable!
the grand touring model has everything. The only thing I don't like is the power. It feels really weak. I'm always dragging behind in traffic. And I love the thrill of power. But aside from that this car is fantastic. Above average steering and handling. And I know first hand how well a Mazda 3 will handle a crash (very well). And it does get really good gas mileage. I get about 400 miles a tank or more, half city, half country. If this car just had a little more hp, it has 155hp, if it had just 180 i would give it 5 stars. If it had 200 or more then i wouldn't want anything else.