2012 Mazda Mazda3 Long Term Road Test


2012 Mazda 3 i Grand Touring: Lumbar Adjustment Wanted

August 24, 2012

Our 2012 Mazda 3 is an i Grand Touring model. It has leather-lined seats. Its driver seat also has power fore/aft adjustment and power recline. But it doesn't have lumbar adjustment, either power or manual.

In the past, I dismissed adjustable lumbar as a nonessential feature, something for old people, not for me. Now, I'm old(er) and coming to realize that lumbar adjustment is for me.

Mind you, the seat comfort in this car is still passable on a 6-hour drive, but there were moments during my Monterey trip when I wanted more lower back support and couldn't get it.

Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 14,340 miles

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