2012 Mazda 3 i Touring: Fantastic Visibility
April 09, 2012
I've decided that for my purposes, the current-generation Mazda 3 hatchback is a lot more practical and desirable as an urban/suburban everyday run-around car than a lot of other cars, both smaller and larger. I would, for example, choose the 3 over our Fiat 500 or our Chevy Sonic -- solely for its great rear visibility.
The Mazda has a large rear glass area, and it extends farther down on the tailgate compared to most other hatches (500 and Sonic, included).
The advantage here is obvious. It's a lot easier to see out the back of the Mazda, so it's easier to park it. And I notice this every time I drive the Mazda.
Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 7,738 miles