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.
Love my Mazda3! I have the six speed and could t be happier. Never any lag even if I'm up a gear. Great for zooming around in traffic. Really a fun car but it is also great on gas. Handles really well in rain and snowy conditions. Overall very happy with my Mazda.
Stylish, fun to drive car
2013 Mazda Mazda3E L - Suburbs, IL01/04/2017
Great looking interior design, and body design.
Very comfortable seats! Even in long drives.
Pretty good gas mileage
Little to no maintenance, very reliable
Fun to drive- accelerates well, turns are easy, handling is easy
Roomy trunk and backseats (Sedan)
Excellent a/c and heating functions
Standard Sound system was wonderful
Fun hidden panels for extra storage
CON: The sun visors were too short