2012 Mazda MAZDA3: Nice and Easy
June 13, 2012
I am grateful for the low effort required to open and close the Mazda 3's doors. They swing open really easily (but not so easily that it feels out of control) and don't call for a lot of muscle to close. This is really helpful to me because, more often than not, I've got my hands and/or arms full of kids or kid stuff when I'm trying to get into or out of a car.
Just because it's easy to open and close the doors, don't assume that they feel cheap or flimsy. They don't. And they make a good, solid sound when they shut, too.
Bryn MacKinnon, Senior Editor, Edmunds.com, @ 10,566 miles