2014 Mazda Mazda3 S Long-Term Road Test

2014 Mazda 3: Center-Mounted Tachometer

February 7, 2014

2014 Mazda 3

Mazda mounted the 3's tachometer (on "S" trim levels) in the middle. Lesser "i" trim levels use this location for the speedometer. Here, however, there are redundant digital speedometers, one tucked in the bottom right corner of the tach and another on the heads-up display. I prefer engine speed getting priority on any car with sporting intentions.

What do you think? Good idea?

Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor

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By socaldrvr
on 02/07/14
7:15 PM PST

Tach probably more relevant to a car with manual transmission - in this case only available on 'i' trim level. So, I think they got it exactly wrong.

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