The Mazda3 5-door is a stylish hatchback, great for commuters, families, and sport drivers alike. This is a deliberate value offering aimed at those who want the performance and luxury of a high-end model but not the price tag. The handling and performance give it the feel of a more expensive sports car, while its comfort and technology features distinguish it from other cars in the same market segment. If that’s not enough, fuel efficiency and price make it one of the top picks in this segment for value. Ultimately, the Mazda3 is a fantastic compact hatchback that appeals to drivers who truly love driving, no matter what other functionality you’re looking for in a car.
What Are You Looking For?
When you’re in the market for a sporty hatchback that won’t break the bank, the 2015 Mazda3 5-Door has what you want. Enjoy the sunroof that lets in the beautiful natural light as you cruise down the boulevard with your 155 horsepower 2.0L engine and your in-dash navigation system telling you exactly which turn to take.
Otherwise you can opt for a higher trim and luxuriate in leather upholstery as you take curves and twists with the 2.4L engine generating 184 horsepower, gathering up energy with the regenerative braking feature so you’ll have more than enough to get there and back again. It’s perfect for a drive through the country, or just getting a head start on the morning commute.
Top auto critics agree that the Mazda3 5-door is a premium model that’s good for the money:
- com: “First and foremost, the Mazda3 is a great choice for any compact-car shopper who enjoys driving. Strong acceleration, sharp steering and a well-tuned suspension make the Mazda3 truly come alive when you want it to, even if it’s just zipping around town for errands…What’s most impressive about the Mazda3, though, is that it does all this while being competitively priced and fuel efficient.”
- Car and Driver: “It boasts an absolutely spectacular balance for an affordable front-drive car. Turn in and tap the brakes, and it rotates right around like none other. It doesn’t wear a luxury label or a sport badge, but the Mazda3 feels like it deserves both.”
- Kelley Blue Book: “In addition to offering up to 41 mpg, the 2015 Mazda3 is among the most nimble and fun-to-drive cars in its class. The Mazda3 returns with beefed-up versions of its impressive telematics system and the availability of a manual transmission for its larger 4-cylinder engine… the Mazda3 offers a refined ride and high value.”
The 2016 Mazda3 is likely to be getting new standard features! The base model may be gone in favor of the Mazda3 i Sport, which could feature a backup camera and radar cruise control. You also should be able to get the Preferred Equipment package with features like rear cross-traffic alert, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and beltline trim. On the Mazda3 i Touring trim, you are likely to be able to get a similar package with a dual-zone climate control system and premium sound system.