2014 Mazda 3 Sedan s Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
I buy this car a year a go and its the best! its my first new car, and i think i am going to keep it forever! its looks great, it drives great, excellent fuel economy, it looks sporty, and elegant interior! its has the LED's and looks stunning, all my friends loves my car! I live in Texas and i spend 18 dlls a week on gas =)
If you either are older or carry older people around, this is NOT the car for you because it is too difficult to get in and out of. For another thing the rear doors do not open wide enough for a large dog to get in and onto the back seat.
Blind spot over passenger seat Climate control is very bad,controls hard to adjust while driving. Car is to small for separate zone controls. Tempetures don't not settle to set temps. Seems adjustments have to be all the way on high or low, no in between , that includes ac. Car takes forever to heat up when cold. Car causes static when using Bluetooth . Road noise but I knew that and does not bother me. Sound system is great when not using Bluetooth . Phone system is great.
2014 Mazda 3 Sedan i Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
I bought my Mazda 3 with gas mileage in mind. It does not give you anywhere near the 30 city 40 highway. The best I have ever got was 24 city and 25 highway. I tried all different speeds thinking that would make a difference and it doesn't. Also it's very hard to see behind me the little buzzer that tells you something is behind me works only on vehicles that are moving. Wish I hadn't bought it
2014 Mazda 3 Sedan s Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
With the highest package, it's an entry level luxury car. If you can handle not having a luxury badge, the finish, tech, and style are definitely nice. Compare maybe to an optioned out Honda Accord or a base Acura TSX. It's got options I've never seen in anything in the $20's. Rain sensing wipers? Wow. Most people probably won't use all the Tech package features though.
The 2.5L is pretty average off the line - no drag races here - but the mid-range passing power you can notice. It gives power when you ask and you can up/downshift if needed. Sometimes the car stays in Automanual mode and you have to put it back in Drive to change gears. Upgraded wheels look really cool.
Handles very well around corners. Weaves around traffic easily. There is definitely road noise and you do feel bumps but it's still a fairly smooth ride.
Interior is upscale for a non-luxury car. Materials have a soft finish. The tablet-like screen is a little intrusive but works better than anything I've used. Does not allow you to operate via touch when moving. The knob works nicely though. Bose and HD radio sound great. Not amazing but still very good. Visibility can be limited by the frame at times.
If you were looking at cheaper small cars and want to treat yourself, you will be impressed. It's not true luxury but it is upscale for sure.