This 2013 Mazda3 is one sexy beast!
I recently had the opportunity to drive the Mazda-3 for one full week. To say it was my pleasure would be a major understatement. I enjoyed everything about this car. The size, the look, the gadgets, and the little things that just make life easier. Like the Keyless Entry & Start System, and Bluetooth® hands-free phone and audio. I’d be lying if I didn’t list the sunroof as one of my favorite features. Having it open on a beautiful spring day, just put me in a great mood. I am now convenience that if everyone drove a car with a sunroof, there would much less negativity in the world. Just saying.
Another great feature is the built in Sirius Satellite Radio and TomTom, both of which saved my day more than once during the week. Hello, Bose® audio system!
It’s no surprise to me that Madzda3 was named a 2013 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for highway safety. I felt in total control while driving the Mazda3. Making me a much more confident and safer driver.
The details inside and out, are just stunning!
Let’s not forget the important iPhone syncing, USB charging, and plenty of cup holders. I know my kids can’t live without those.
This car was GREAT on gas, up to an EPA-estimated 40 MPG (highway). So great that for the first couple of days driving to and from work, I thought I was reading the gas-gage wrong. Being a creature of habit, it usually takes me a little time to get the feel of a new car, but this one fit me like a glove. I honestly can not think of anything negative to add to my review. With so many features and choices, I can easily see myself in a Mazda3 the next time I’m in the market for a new car.
A few specs and info to know:
Engine and Drivetrain Choices (The goods under the hood!)
– 148-hp, 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with a choice of 5-speed manual or 5-speed Sport automatic transmission (i SV)
– 155-hp SKYACTIV-G 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with a choice of SKYACTIV-MT 6-speed manual or SKYACTIV-Drive 6-speed Sport automatic transmission (i Sport, Touring and Grand Touring models)
– 167-hp, 2.5L 4-cylinder engine with a choice of 6-speed manual or 5-speed Sport automatic transmission (s Grand Touring)
Available dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, 8-way adjustable power driver’s seat, 265-watt Bose® audio, Bluetooth® hands-free phone and audio capability, Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry & Start System and TomTom integrated navigation system
Standard safety features include advanced front air bags, front side-impact air bags, side-impact air curtains** and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Traction Control System (TCS). A Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) System, is also standard on all Grand Touring models (available on Touring).
For more specs, exterior info and warranty options visit the Mazda3 webpage.
Disclosure: I received the above photoed Mazda3 to drive for one full week for the purpose of this blog post. No monetary payment was received. I was not asked or influenced to write a positive review, only an honest one. All photos and opinions expressed are my own and honest.