Review: 2017 Mazda3
Ok, let me start by saying that I love this car! It’s sleek, it’s eye-catching and so much fun to drive. The 2017 Mazda3 we got for a week was the hatchback version. I haven’t been in a hatchback in a long time, but honestly, it was more of an outer feature than an inside one since once you’re inside the car, you couldn’t tell the difference.
The car, obviously, doesn’t compare to the Mazda MX-5 Miata we test drove. The Mazda3 fits our family comfortably and the trunk space, one of the first things I check out, for shopping bag reasons, was roomy and perfect for day-to-day life.
The car has its own uniqueness that you don’t see in other models. Since it’s a 2017, we hardly saw them on the road, so getting the looks from people was fun! My husband said he liked the aerodynamics of the car. According to him, it has a European feel. What I liked most about the car was that I didn’t feel like I was driving a hatchback. The car has a sporty feel overall!
The driver’s side has the perfect amount of space for me to have a pleasant drive. With the ample space, I had the perfect arm to steering wheel to shift knob ratio. No reaching over for anything! And again, this car was a manual transmission.
Far more than just an engine with hybrid-like efficiency,
SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY is a holistic system that takes the entire car into consideration, delivering a series of innovations that work together to improve the overall driving experience. Power and performance are delivered in abundance, along with efficiencies that allow the Mazda3 to offer up to an astounding EPA-estimated 37 highway MPG1.
Oh, the power!!!!
For a 4-cylinder car, this car has some powerful zoom-zoom! Oh man, it was definitely fun to drive on the freeway! Even more so with the BOSE sound system. I’m telling you guys, this is a great car. With the rainy weather we’ve been having, the car had perfect control of the road. I personally love driving while it’s raining. This was the first time, in a long time that I was able to do that, while driving a stick shift car. It was so much fun.
The Grand Touring models come equipped with LED fog lights, an analog tachometer, Active Driving , almond or black perforated leather seats and black metallic trim on the grille and front fascia and the best (new to me!) feature of them all, the Display head-up display!
This was such a trip to see and get used to! See this little window waving goodbye to us? Well, that’s where your speedometer!
— Liz- FamilyisFamilia (@Liz_Cerezo) December 27, 2016
Look! It’s saying goodbye to me! Don’t leave me, Mazda 3!
Liz is a Mexican-American blogger living in Southern California. Married 19 years, and a mami to 3 kids, her content is inspired from living in and raising a multicultural familia. Liz has been blogging for more than 7 years, establishing herself as a nationally recognized Latina blogger. She often blogs in Spanglish and may throw in some Tagalog when talking about her hubby. You can also find her chit chatting away at @Liz_Cerezo on Twitter!