2017 Mazda 3

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Updated on: June 10, 2021

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The 2017 Mazda 3 Sedan has become an instant favorite among small car lovers due to its exceptional driving dynamics along with its mature design. With a base price of just $17,845, it is undoubtedly among the best looking car in its class. The cockpit of the car offers a gratifying experience to the driver with its strategic ergonomics, fluid primary controls and upscale ornamentation. It may not be the fastest, largest, or newest of its kind but it certainly does not compromise with practicality, performance and comfort.

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Pros

Accurate handling when going around turns

Availability of many desirable and advanced features

Refined interiors with innate controls

Quick acceleration

Cons

Uneven ride quality with optional 18-inch wheels

Infotainment seems little outdated

Lack of low-end grunt

Confusing interior materials

What's New?

New steering wheel

Improved Interior

Seat and door panels

New color graphics with the optional head-up display.

A new camera to the active safety system.

G-Vectoring Control Technology


2017 Mazda 3 Consumer Reviews and Ratings

8.0

based on 101 ratings


8.0/10 Features
8.0/10 Interiors
8.2/10 Design
8.1/10 Safety
8.1/10 Reliability
8.0/10 Deal Value

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2017 Mazda 3 Overall Reviews


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Ashley

2017 Mazda 3

Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 10, 2021

Good on design

Pros - Front and rear fascia are very sporty, The front spoiler is appropriately placed.

Cons - Confined passenger space in the rear

Sensible Inside and out, the design is stunning. The turbo performance is fantastic. Car for drivers who want comfort and features. Inside and out, the design is fantastic, with great curves. Inside, there is a nice colour contrast. Overall, a fantastic performance. The fact that the infotainment screen is tilted towards the driver is a plus for me. "With industry leading warrangy programs, I feel it'll easier owning this car without much a problem. I haven't had any issues with the car."

8/10
Features
8/10
Interior
8/10
Design
8/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
8/10
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BB

Bettie

2017 Mazda 3

Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6M)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 5, 2021

Good cruising

Pros - Getting around 36mpg on highways

Cons - The headlights should be a bit more bright

Runs great I get a mileage of about 36mpg on freeways with this car, and this is overall 12mpg higher than I got in my previous car. Also, spending less on gas is a really welcome move to me. But the headlights should have been brighter and I sometimes have problems in driving if there is haze or dense fog around. Overall a helpful and diligent place. Very clean and looks nice.

7/10
Features
7/10
Interior
7/10
Design
7/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
8/10
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Johnny james

2017 Mazda 3

Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 14, 2021

Dependable and safe

Pros - Safety, reliable, fuel-efficient

Cons - Ground clearance, suspension

Mazda 3 is better than the competition The interior is what is quite interpreting of my new 3. It is both, good and bad, at the same time. The infotainment is good and intuitive with user-friendly controls and nice features whereas the seats are uncomfortable and there is little to no legroom for back seats. The cargo space is small as well. All in all, Mazda 3 has both pros and cons. Not much to share

7/10
Features
7/10
Interior
8/10
Design
8/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
8/10
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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$17845

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

132 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

155 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

150 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

transmission

6-speed manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

106.3 in.

length

180.3 in.

width

70.7 in.

height

57.3 in.

curb weight

2899 lbs.

ground clearance

6.1 in.

capacity

passenger volume

96.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

12.4 cu ft.

towing capacity

5000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.2 sec.

zero to 100 mph

22.6 sec.

rolling start 5-60 mph

8.3

standing 1/4-mile

15.6 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

171 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

27/31/37 mpg

highway range

567.0 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes



Trims

Sport $17,845 onwards

155 hp @ 6000 rpm | 2 L | Inline 4 | Regular unleaded

  • 16" Steel Wheels
  • 1st Row LCD monitor
  • ABS and driveline Traction Control
  • AM/FM/HD/Satellite-prep, Seek-Scan Radio
  • Cloth Seat Trim
  • Keyfob (all doors) Remote Keyless Entry
  • Manual Front Air Conditioning

Touring $20,445 onwards

155 hp @ 6000 rpm | 2 L | Inline 4 | Regular unleaded

  • 18" Silver Aluminum Wheels
  • Driver and Front Passenger Heated-Cushion, Seatback
  • Driver Lumbar Support
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers

Grand Touring $23,145 onwards

184 hp @ 5700 rpm | 2.5 L | Inline 4 | Regular unleaded

  • Front Fog/Driving Lights
  • Leather Seat trim
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, Seek-Scan Radio
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2017 Mazda 3 in Machine Gray Metallic color 2017 Mazda 3 in Snowflake White Pearl Mica color 2017 Mazda 3 in Sonic Silver Metallic color 2017 Mazda 3 in Soul Red Metallic color 2017 Mazda 3 in Titanium Flash Mica color 2017 Mazda 3 in Machine Gray Metallic color 2017 Mazda 3 in Snowflake White Pearl Mica color 2017 Mazda 3 in Sonic Silver Metallic color
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Ratings

Pricing And Features

8.1

Engine And Performance

8.9

Fuel Economy

9.1

Interior

8.0

Exterior

8.9

Safety

9.0

Competition

8.6

8.5

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.5

Overall Rating


Whether it’s the ‘Oh, so beloved’ MX-5 Miata or the full-size CX-9 SUV, Mazda has a reputation for building cars that people love to drive. Their koto soul of motion design language delivers vehicles that are sleek and beautiful. The steering and the chassis on Mazda cars provides an engaging driving experience. For the year 2017, the Mazda 3 gets subtle changes inside and out to keep it in sync with the rest of the Mazda lineup, and also now has the G-vectoring control feature.

In a competitive market, Mazda has distinguished itself by making cars that are fun to drive. As the first technology in their Skyactiv vehicle design series, G-vectoring is designed to make that drive even better. Under the hood of the 2017 Mazda 3 Sedan is a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine, which is complemented by its 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission and a front-wheel-drive. The 2017 Mazda 3 pits against cars such as the 2017 Hyundai Elantra, the 2017 Toyota Corolla and the 2017 Kia Forte. All four cars are very close to each other in all terms, but only one of them gets the edge in each factor. Lets see if the Mazda 3 stands out among these in the most places.

2017 Mazda 3 Sedan Three Quarter Front View
2017 Mazda 3 Sedan Three Quarter Rear View

8.1/10
Pricing and Features

8.9/10
Engine and Performance

9.1/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

8.9/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

8.6/10
Competition


2017 Mazda 3 Pricing and Features

8.1/10

The 2017 Mazda 3 is available in three trim levels: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. The pricing starts at $17,845 and goes up to $23,145 for the top trim. Standard features on the car includes height adjustable driver seat, keyless ignition, cruise control, tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, voice controls, Bluetooth and 60/40 split folding rear seats. While the Sport and Touring trims of the sedan get a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine generating 155 horsepower at and torque of 150 pound-feet, the Grand Touring trim gets a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with an increased horsepower of 184 and torque of 185 pound-feet. The 6-speed manually shiftable automatic transmission is standard all along with the front-wheel-drive.

Trims

Sport

Touring

Grand Touring

MSRP (Manual)

$17,845

$20,445

$23,145

MSRP (Automatic)

$18,895

$21,495

$24,195

Features

Smart city brake support

Advanced blind-spot monitoring

Full color active driving display

 

Clear-lens halogen headlights

Leatherette seats

Bose 9 speakers surround sound system

 

Remote keyless entry system with "answer back" feature

Body-colored folding, heated power side mirrors 

Bi-LED headlights with auto-leveling

 

Tilt & telescopic steering column

Dual-zone automatic climate control system

Power sliding glass moonroof

 

60/40 split fold-down rear seat

6-way power-adjustable driver's seat with manual lumbar adjustment

Perforated leather-trimmed sport seats

 

Cruise control

18-inch alloy wheels  

Buying Advice

The Grand Touring trim of the Mazda 3 is more versatile and elegantly shaped. It is blessed with an abundance of equipment which makes it a premium car. You get 18-inch wheels, power and heated exterior mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, a head-up display, dual-zone automatic weather control, and an updated nine-speaker Bose stereo system as standard commodities with the Grand Touring. If you opt for the Premium Equipment package, you get additional benefits like a navigation system, heated steering wheel, and adaptive LED headlights.

2017 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance

8.9/10

Even though the Mazda 3 Sport has an impressive throttle response (courtesy of the Skyactiv four-cylinder naturally aspirated engine), the low-end torque struggles, unlike the contemporary turbocharged engines. The two engines (one common for the Sport and Touring and the other for the Grand Touring) are the 2-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder and the 2.5-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engines producing a horsepower of 155 and 184, respectively.

As for the torque, it is 150 pound-feet and 185 pound-feet, correspondingly. Though both the engines can't be considered to be smooth, they do produce enough linear power and have a good amount of rev, which comes really handy when the torque rises above 3000 rpm. The 6-speed automatic transmission puts up a strong performance. The sport setting is brilliantly tuned for maximum attack. If you chose to change gears manually, you can feel the smoothness of the low-effort shifter, the precisely placed pedals for toe-heel shifting, and continuous clutch take-up.

Models

Mazda 3 Sport

Kia Forte S

Toyota Corolla SE

Hyundai Elantra SE

MSRP

$18,095

$19,300

$20,445

$18,150

Engine

2.0L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.0L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

1.8L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.0L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

6-Speed Automatic Transmission

6-Speed Automatic Transmission

CVT

6-Speed Automatic Transmission

Power

155 hp @ 6000 rpm

147 hp @ 6200 rpm

132 hp @ 6000 rpm

147 hp @ 6200 rpm

Torque

150 lb-ft. @ 4000 rpm

132 lb-ft. @ 4500 rpm

128 lb-ft. @ 4400 rpm

132 lb-ft. @ 4500 rpm

Emerging out as a clear winner among its rivals is the Mazda 3 sedan with its powerful engine with the highest horsepower and torque. It is followed by the Kia Forte and the Hyundai Elantra sharing a similar horsepower of 147 and torque of 132 pound-feet. The Toyota Corolla falls behind in engine performance with the lowest horsepower of 132 and 128 pound-feet of torque.

How quick is the 2017 Mazda 3 from 0-60 MPH?

Even though the sedan lags behind in the low-end torque, the engine and transmission work together perfectly without any misfiring or unnecessary throttle to display an impressive acceleration. There’s also a sport button on the center console. Press this to adjust the throttle and transmission for an even more performance-oriented drive.

2017 Mazda 3 Sedan Hits 0-60 mph in 7.1sec

The 0-60 mph test is completed in 7.1 seconds, and it goes to the quarter-mile in 15.6 seconds. 

Models

Mazda 3 Sport

Kia Forte S

Toyota Corolla SE

Hyundai Elantra SE

0-60 MPH (sec)

7.1 

8.7 

8.5 

8.1 

Quarter mile (sec)

15.6 

16.5 

15.5 

16.8 

Engine

2.0L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.0L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

1.8L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.0L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

Top Speed (mph)

144

122

110

122

Once again, leading the table is the Mazda 3 with incredible acceleration, much ahead of any of its rivals. The Hyundai Elantra finishes second in the acceleration test with a 0-60 mph time of 8.1 seconds but slows down over the quarter-mile and manages to reach the end in 16.8 seconds. However, surprisingly enough, the Toyota leaves everybody behind in the course of a quarter mile, covering the distance in 15.5 seconds, a millisecond faster than the Mazda which does it in 15.6 second. The Kia Forte turns out to be the slowest accelerating among the four and finishes third in the quarter-mile test.  The Toyota Corolla takes 8.5 seconds to go from 0-60 mph and the Kia takes 8.7 seconds to complete the 0-60 mph run.

How does the 2017 Mazda 3 handle?

The notably light controls and road movements of the Mazda 3 makes it responsive and playful. The ride quality is decent, and the grip levels are firm. It can be a little uneven on rough pavements but that doesn't affect the overall goodness of the car. The handling is smooth and comfortable and makes loads of fun to take sharp corners. That smooth handling is due in part to G vectoring control which makes its debut in the Mazda 3. 

2017 Mazda 3 Sedan Rear View Driving

This system adjusts the engine’s torque as you turn the steering wheel to shift the vehicle’s weight from front to back. The result is improved responsiveness and better grip, especially in the corners. The steering quality is quite impressive with its on-center precision, the actual road feels and quick responsiveness during cornering.

How are the brakes on the 2017 Mazda 3?

With 11-inch front brake discs and 10.4-inch rear brake discs, it offers a biting stopping experience, it's easy to modulate, and you can freely push the chassis harder without any worry. The pedal feels strong and responsive. The Mazda 3 takes 127 feet while decelerating from 60 mph. This is quite long compared to its rivals due to the action of its heavy curb weight.

Model

Mazda Mazda3 Sport

Kia Forte S

Toyota Corolla SE

Hyundai Elantra SE

Brake Front(in)

11

11

10.8

11

Brake Rear(in)

10.4

10.3

10.2

8.0

Curb Weight(lbs)

2967

2804 

2885 

2812

60-0 MPH (ft.)

127

127

126 

116 

The Hyundai Elantra wins the stopping race by bringing the car to halt from 60 mph within 116 feet. Mazda and Kia share an equal distance of 127 feet, the slowest among the rivals while the Toyota Corolla manages to do a foot faster than the former two. The heavy curb weight of the Mazda does play a significant role in it.

2017 Mazda 3 Fuel Economy

9.1/10

Fuel efficiency always plays a vital role when choosing a compact class car, and the Mazda 3 does just fine in ensuring its prospective buyers with an admirable on-road EPA estimate. In the cities, the sedan returns 28 mpg, while 37 mpg is rated on the highways. For maximum efficiency, you can go for the i-ELOOP package with the 2.5-liter engine which adds a double-layer capacitor, grille shutters, and a variable-voltage alternator that enables regenerative braking and lightens the electrical load of the engine, which makes it really efficient in stop-and-go traffic.

Model

Mazda Mazda3 Sport

Kia Forte S

Toyota Corolla SE

Hyundai Elantra SE

MPG (City)

28

29

28

29

MPG (Highway)

37

38

35

38

MPG (Combined)

32

32

31

33

Fuel Capacity

13.2

13.2

13.2

14

Range (City/Highway/Combined)

370/488/429

383/502/442

370/475/422

406/532/469

All four cars have impressive fuel economy rates with minimal differences. Although it would be confusing to spot the difference, the Hyundai Elantra is the most fuel-efficient car in this segment as it offers 29 mpg in the cities and 38 mpg on the highways while the Mazda 3 is very close to it. Next in the line is the Kia Forte with a combined fuel efficiency of 32 mpg, whereas the Toyota Corolla takes the last spot with its fuel efficiency of 31 mpg.

2017 Mazda 3 Interior

8.0/10

Mazda makes fabulous interiors that consistently look like they belong in more expensive cars, and that’s exactly what you’ll get when you take a seat in the Mazda 3. They didn’t need to throw out the old and start new because what was already there was pretty great. They did make a few changes, including a new steering wheel. It’s the same size as before but has a smaller center. 

2017 Mazda 3 Sedan Dashboard 

Being a driver-centric car, the Mazda 3 compromises the rear seat spaciousness for a broader front-seat environment. It's accessible through comparatively smaller doors and has congested legroom. Rear seating, although not as comfortable as what you’ll find up front, is still nice. The headroom is good and two adults will find plenty of space unless the front seats are pushed all the way back. Putting a person in the middle rear seat makes things tight though, so the sedan isn’t great for taking five people on longer trips. 

Model

Mazda Mazda3 Sport

Kia Forte S

Toyota Corolla SE

Hyundai Elantra SE

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

38.6/57.2/42.2

39.1/56.1/42.2

38.0/54.8/42.3

38.8/56.2/42.2

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

37.6/54.4/35.8

37.3/54.9/35.9

37.1/54.8/41.4

37.3/55.3/35.7

All the four rivals have an equal passenger capacity of five. For the front seat driver and passenger, the Kia Forte has the most headroom space and shares equal legroom with Hyundai Elantra and Mazda. Though the Toyota Corolla has the least headroom, it compensates with larger legroom, just by an inch. As for the rear seat passengers, Mazda has the most headroom and Toyota comes last in that aspect. Yet again, the Corolla manages to come up with the largest legroom for the passengers leaving behind the other three by a great margin, the Elantra being the last. Some of the interior features include:

  • Tilt-telescopic electric power steering with audio and cruise controls
  • 4 way manually adjustable passenger seats
  • Split-folding rear seatback
  • External temperature display
  • 1-touch power windows
  • Trip computer
  • Rearview camera
  • Interior air filtration and rear ventilation ducts

How intuitive is the 2017 Mazda 3’s infotainment system?

If there is a weak spot in the Mazda 3, it’s the infotainment system. It features the Mazda Connect infotainment system, which is easy to manage because of its high intuitiveness. It comes with a standard 7-inch touchscreen display and is controlled by a central rotary console. This dial requires too much spinning around to get to the menu you want. The menus are not clear, and it’s outright confusing unless you already know how it works. There are quick reference buttons around the dial for selections but then you’re still stuck spinning that dial trying to get the right selection on the screen. 

2017 Mazda 3 Sedan Infotainment Screen 

It feels clunky especially compared to what other automakers are offering. Further enhancing the drive is what Mazda calls their active drive display. It’s essentially a small rectangle of plastic that pops up in your line of sight above the gauge cluster. It provides key information like speed limits, current speed, and navigation as a head-up display to keep your eyes and attention focused on the road. There are additional selector buttons on the steering wheel as well. Some of the other features include:

  • 6 total speakers
  • USB connection
  • Auxiliary audio input
  • AM/FM radio
  • Bluetooth audio and phone
  • Voice command

How much cargo capacity does the 2017 Mazda 3 offer?

The Mazda 3, in spite of being quite spacious, somehow manages to lag behind in the cargo area. It can handle light luggage for weekend getaways but it hampers its practicality by a fraction. This sedan has 12.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity that makes for a pretty good-sized trunk. If it’s not roomy enough for you, then you might want to consider the hatchback version. 

Model

Mazda 3 Sport

Kia Forte S

Toyota Corolla SE

Hyundai Elantra SE

Cargo Volume (cu.ft.)

12.4

14.9

13.0

14.4

The Kia Forte tops the list with the maximum cargo storage capacity of 14.9 cubic feet. The Hyundai Elantra comes next with 14.4 cubic feet, and then the Toyota Corolla with 13 cubic feet of volume. Quite evidently as mentioned earlier, the Mazda 3 has the least cargo volume of 12.4 cubic feet.

2017 Mazda 3 Sedan Interior
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2017 Mazda 3 Exterior

8.9/10

The entire lineup of the Mazda 3 is handsome with the added sharpness to its athletic lines with beautifully balanced aesthetics for a greater presence on streets than other cars. The dimensions are not too small or not too big, keeping it a middle segment compact car. There are no significant changes outside but only a refresh. 

2017 Mazda 3 Sedan Front Angle View

The front grille gives it a more aggressive face nicely accented by the LED headlights available on the higher trims. Mazda revised the rear bumper to match that new face and keep the car’s low-wide stance consistent from every angle. The 18-inch aluminum wheels also get a new look while the 16-inch wheels carry over from last year.

Model

Mazda 3 Sport

Kia Forte S

Toyota Corolla SE

Hyundai Elantra SE

Curb Weight(lbs)

2967

2804

2885

2812

Length(in)

180.3

179.5

183.1

179.9

Width(in)

70.7

70.1

69.9

70.9

Height(in)

57.3

56.3

57.3

56.5

Ground Clearance(in)

6.1

5.3

6.7

5.3

Wheelbase(in)

106.3

106.3

106.3

106.3

Track width(in) F/R

61.2/61.4

61.3/61.7

59.8/59.9

61.5/61.9

As mentioned earlier, the sedan is the heaviest of them all and tallest like the Toyota Corolla, which is the longest, least wide, and has the highest ground clearance. All of them share the same wheelbase, at 106 inches. The Kia Forte and the Hyundai Elantra end up with balanced figures. Some of the exterior highlights include:

  • Rear defogger
  • Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
  • Dusk sensing headlamps
  • Daytime running lights
  • Stability and traction control
  • Rear lip spoiler and bumper guard
  • Wheel locks

2017 Mazda 3 Safety

9.0/10

In terms of safety, the Mazda 3 impresses with excellent crash test scores and ensures ample safety, although it has a standard active-safety feature like an updated front-facing camera to detect obstacles and pedestrians up ahead. IIHS gave a tag ‘Top Safety Pick+’ to the sedan, which is considered as the top rating by the agency. The Mazda 3 also boasts a class-leading advanced eight airbags system. Even NHTSA gave a perfect five-star rating to the sedan. Some of the safety features include:

  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane-Keeping Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System 
  • Automatic door locks (speed-sensitive and transmission-sensitive)
  • Engine-immobilizer antitheft system
  • Hill Launch Assist
  • Anti-lock Brake System with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution & Brake Assist

2017 Mazda 3 Competition

8.6/10

Mazda 3 vs Kia Forte

The Kia Forte is more than just a budget car, and it offers a lot of features at this decent price tag. The 2.0L naturally aspirated engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, and the front-wheel-drive are similar to the Mazda 3. More similarities with Mazda are its braking. Although it is less powerful than its rival and has a slower acceleration rate as well, it does have an impressive fuel economy rate. The upcoming models are speculated to be better in these aspects.

2017 Kia Forte

Mazda 3 vs Toyota Corolla 

The Toyota Corolla doesn't disappoint you with its features unlike the absence of thrilling performance. The 1.8L four-cylinder engine and the 6-speed CVT transmission drive the front wheel based car. It has two options for its infotainment system: a 6-inch and a 7.1-inch touch screen along with other modern technologies. When compared to the Mazda 3 sedan, it lacks engine performance, acceleration, and fuel efficiency, making it a less-stronger rival.

2017 Toyota Corolla

Mazda 3 vs Hyundai Elantra 

Improving after each generation, the Hyundai Elantra makes the best car for its price and reputation. It is similar to the Mazda 3 with a 2L four-cylinder engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, and a front-wheel-drive. It is the toughest contender to the Mazda 3 with excellent braking and fuel efficiency, although it does fall behind in engine performance and acceleration. It has spacious interiors and cargo space as well.

2017 Hyundai Elantra

2017 Mazda 3 Final Verdict

The 2017 Mazda 3 sedan can be considered to be the best deal for a compact car coupled with performance and styling. When compared to its rivals, it outperforms all of them, and thus, at this price, the Mazda 3 sedan is a clear choice for us. In the end, if you can be content with a few features like a complex infotainment system, congested cargo space, etc, the sedan is for you.

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Good cruising

Runs great

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Mazda 3 is better than the competition

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by Milford L. Benny

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