2011 Mazda 3 Overview Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2011 Mazda 3 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2011 3 featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
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Review I have only owned My Mazda3 for a few days now, and I've never owned one before. My previous car was a 2009 Honda Fit. I thought I was very happy with the Fit, but there is little comparison to the Mazda3. I have the 2.5 liter, S trim package with all the bells and whistles. This car feels like one costing much more. I have heard people complain about road noise, but compared to my Fit, it is very quiet. I got 0% financing too which let me upgrade the tech for the car. Road handling, accelaration, and over-all feel are just excellent in the 3. Gas milage is a bit lower than some expect, but my Fit barely got 30mi on the highway. So pretty comparable, and the Mazda is way more fun!
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The 2011 Mazda 3 earned a 4-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 3.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
Available Mazda 3 2011 Submodel Types: Sedan, Hatchback
Available Trims: i Touring, i Sport, Grand Touring, Touring, Sport, s Grand Touring, i Grand Touring, s Sport, s Touring, s, i SV, i, Touring 2.5, i Touring Value, SP23 Special Edition
Exterior Colors: Deep Crystal Blue Mica, Jet Black Mica, Soul Red Metallic, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, Liquid Silver Metallic, Black Mica, Machine Gray Metallic, Titanium Flash Mica, Eternal Blue Mica, Meteor Gray Mica, Graphite Mica, Blue Reflex Mica, Sonic Silver Metallic, Gunmetal Blue Mica, Crystal White Pearl Mica, Copper Red Mica, Galaxy Gray Mica, Sunlight Silver Metallic, Dolphin Gray Mica, Titanium Gray Metallic, Velocity Red Mica, Crystal White Pearl, Strato Blue Mica, Indigo Lights Mica, True Red, Winning Blue Mica, Metropolitan Gray Mica, Phantom Blue Mica, Sunlight Silver Mica, Celestial Blue Mica, Rally White, Shimmering Sand Metallic, Stormy Blue Mica, Phantom Purple Mica, Sky Blue Mica, Whitewater Pearl Mica, Aurora Blue Mica, Lava Orange Mica, Ice Blue Metallic, Winning Blue Metallic
Interior Colors: Black cloth, Black Leatherette leatherette, Black Leather leather, Black Cloth cloth, Black leatherette, Parchment Leather leather, Black premium cloth, Black leather, Sand cloth, Dune cloth, Black, Sand Cloth cloth, Almond leather, Beige cloth, Black/Blue, Black/Red, Black/Blue cloth, Black/Red cloth, Gray cloth, Beige, Dune leather, Black (Sand Seat), Black (Sand Seat) cloth, Sand premium cloth
Popular Features: Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Aux Audio Inputs, Tire Pressure Warning, Stability Control, Bluetooth, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, Post-collision safety system, Blind Spot Monitoring, Alarm, Back-up camera, Auto Climate Control, Sunroof/Moonroof, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Heated seats, Power Driver Seat, Automatic Emergency Braking, Pre-collision safety system, Keyless Entry/Start, Navigation, Leather Seats, Upgraded Headlights, Heads up display, Upgraded Stereo, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Upgraded Engine, Remote Start, Parking sensors