Test drive the Mazda3 and you’ll forget the word “compromise” ever existed. Mazda3 is a vehicle that exceeds expectations, from its impressive fuel economy to its sophisticated ride and handling to features that are rare or exclusive in its class like available adaptive high-intensity headlights, Mazda Radar Cruise control and even Active Driving Display, a head-up unit that displays important information helping the driver keep his or her eyes on the road.
The 2016 Mazda3 returns with the formula that has propelled it to win numerous accolades throughout the auto industry. With more than 4.5 million produced since its introduction as a 2004 model, Mazda3 is Mazda’s best-selling nameplate in the world.
Mazda3 comes off as nothing less than striking, with a long hood, swept windscreen and interior greenhouse and wheels pushed as far to each corner as possible.
It’s bodywork stems from a pronounced, upright grill and slinks over its fenders and to the back of the car. KODO—Soul of Motion, the form language of Mazda’s current-generation of vehicles, defines Mazda3’s doubletake-worthy looks.
But much as Mazda3’s exterior design sets it apart from its competition, so does its interior, which is finished in high-quality materials and is as stylish as it is practical. Upfront, the driver and passenger are greeted by a seven-inch MAZDA CONNECTTM full-color touchscreen display and commander control knob for infotainment and available navigation control functions.