Going the extra mile with the 2015 Mazda-3, Zoom! Zoom! #DriveMazda @MazdaUSA #Review

Mazda 3

I recently spent a week driving this beauty! The 2015 Mazda-3 i Touring is a small, sporty, yet efficient 4-door vehicle that is full of surprises. My favorite, the MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment system on a 7″ screen, standing up on the dash. My first impression was that it was going to be in the way or annoy me, but I was wrong on both counts. It is very easy to use, and it helped keep my eyes on the road, and not searching for knobs or buttons while driving. In-fact, driving my own car every day, I still miss this screen.


Other favorites are Auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink, Bose® 9 speaker surround sound system, and Bluetooth® hands-free phone and audio capability! The 2015 Mazda-3 is surprisingly spacious. I drove two teenagers around, with plenty of room in the back seat.


This car is also packed with impressive amount of safety features. Like, Advanced dual front air bags – with crash-zone & passenger weight sensors, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Anti-lock Brake System w/ Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Brake Assist and even E911 automatic emergency notification, to name a few.


She’s pretty, and she has the goods under the hood. I was surprised at the amount of pick-up this car has for a 4-cylinder engine. I drive two freeways to and from work everyday and the The 2015 Mazda-3 i Touring handled it great. It’s a very fun, and zippy car to drive. Amazing on gas! I averaged close 40 HWY MPG.Letting me go that extra mile without worry. I’m just over five foot tall, and felt the seats fit me like a glove. I could totally see myself happy to drive this car everyday. Zoom! Zoom!


The best part of reviewing cars is when I find myself pleasantly surprised like I was with the 2015 Mazda-3 i Touring. When was the last time you drove a Mazda?

Read all the details on the Mazda-3 and even request an online quote by visiting the official Mazda website.

Disclosure: I drove the Mazda-3 i Touring 4-Door for seven days. No monetary compensation has been exchanged. The opinions express and photos used are honest and my own. I was not asked or influenced in any way to write a positive review. I am disclosing this information as part of the legal FTC blogger regulations.


  1. Such a nice car! I was just telling my husband that I wanted to look at getting a Mazda when it was time for me to get a new car.

    • Jenn
      Twitter: 5_dollarshake

      Bree, I never thought about getting a Mazda, but they are now on my list to consider. It’s a nice ride.

  2. I’ve never driven a Mazda. Thanks for your review of one.

    • Jenn
      Twitter: 5_dollarshake

      You’re welcome Rachel. My review honestly does not do the car justice. I feel like I left some of the good stuff out.

  3. Such a sweet ride! Thanks for sharing your honest opinion of the Mazda 3. I’ll be car shopping in two years so I’m collecting reviews now!

  4. HAHAH the first Mazda I wrote about I used the Zoom Zoom slogan! I loved driving the ones we tested out, my husband not so much because they’re kind of small.

  5. That looks like a super nice car. I love the color and the interior is sharp!

  6. Wow, Mazdas are really starting to impress me. I could see myself using this as a primary vehicle.

  7. Angelic Sinova says:

    That Mazda is beautiful, I love red cars! I love all the new features on this model <3

  8. What a great experience to be able to take the Mazda out. We are in need of a new car, and my husband has had his eyes on a Mazda 6 for a long time. Hopefully next year will be the year!

  9. What a nice car! I’ve heard many great things about Mazda’s. My mom and Grandparents had one years ago but they didn’t look this great!

  10. The new mazdas are super cute!! I love how technological it is on the inside!!

  11. Karen Glatt says:

    My sister seriously considered buying this vehicle last year. I think she went with Toyota because of the extras that she got. But this car is a beauty and is very well made and in the top list of cars for Consumer reports.

  12. I’m so tired of my mini-van. I can’t wait to have all the bells and whistles.

  13. What a good looking car! This is oh so awesome! Love this!

  14. This looks like a great car! My husband is going to need something small like this Mazda in another year or so.

  15. Awesome car! Truly a pleasure to test drive this one out!

  16. So many fancy options! I’d love one day to rock Mazda. That would be a drastic switch from a mini van

  17. I love the look of this car and the colour! I have heard many great things about Mazda! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  18. Mazda has come a long way! This car is super cute, and that cherry red is fab.

  19. i don’t mind going through all the hassles of learning how to drive if i can drive this baby after. such a handsome ride!