It has been several years since we have owned or leased a car because of my husband’s back problems. Since I have been driving SUVs for years, I was super excited when I was given the chance to test drive the Mazda 3. There is something about zipping around town in a car. Plus you can’t beat the gas mileage that comes along with it. Often times my husband is happy to let me keep the keys when test driving cars. However, once he climbed in the Mazda 3, he was hooked on all the great features and it didn’t hurt his back when out driving.
The Mazda 3 comes loaded with a lot of great features and some of our favorites include the following:
- All Season Tires
- 30 City and 41 Highway MPG / Combined 34 MPG
- Heated Power Side Mirrors with Turn Lamps
- Halogen Headlights and Daytime Running Lights
- 6 Way Manual Driver’s Seat
- Keyless Entry System
- Rearview Camera with 7″ Color Touch Screen Display
- Steering Wheel Mounted Controls
- Blind Spot Monitoring
- Side-Impact, Front and Rear Side Air Bags/Curtains
- Pandora AHA Sticher Audio, AM/FM HD Radio with 2 USB Inputs
- Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel, Gear Shift Knob and Brake Handle
Some of the great optional features that are available and were on the vehicle we test drove include the following:
- Dual Zone Auto Climate Control
- Moonroof with one-touch open
- CD Player with MP3
- BOSE 9 Speaker Centerpoint Audio
- Sirius XM Satellite Radio
- Red Metallic Paint
With all the equipment that is available on the Mazda 3 along with the great optional features, it is obvious why the Mazda 3 is great option when buying a compact car. Plus the price can’t be beat for all that it has to offer.
I received the Mazda 3 to drive for a week in exchange for my thoughts and opinions. All thoughts in this post are my own and not those of DriveShop.