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Vehicle i Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
Review Due to difficult family urgency issues, my wife logged over 2000 miles the first month. If it hadn't been such a sweet, effortless driving experience, she couldn;t have managed it. It made the impossible possible. Most of the traveling involved mountain driving, the shortest distance to and from the destination. She felt secure making it in the Mazda. She would have gone the long way with any of our previous cars. That is saying a lot for her to feel comfortable choosing the 2 lane mountain road. She loves her I phone and frequently talks while driving. She has given up her ear buds and now loves to talk through the car using Blue Tooth. Works well for her. Given that most of our traveling has been on grades or around town, we have yet to see anything close to 40mpg. It has all been between 30-35. Still much better than our previous vehicles. We challenged the back storage behind the back seat today with a large grocery shopping trip. Even I was amazed at all we got in there (stacking it of course), with room to spare. Overall it has been a joy, a lifesaver, and is turning into a trusted friend. UPDATE 07/12/17. We now have about 42,000 miles on our car. It is still a sweet ride for us, and have had no significant problems. Average gasoline mileage has been about 30.4 mpg overall the past 4 months. For some reason that even the Mazda dealer mechanic could not explain, our average mileage was only 26.25, last October through March with one tank only yielding 23.88 mpg (all actual, not computerized estimate, same driver, same travel routes, combination in small town and highway driving, same gasoline sources ) Have yet to see anything over 35.6, even with pure highway driving. Not sure how others are obtaining 32.5 combined. The Grand Touring was a big step up in amenities for us. Our previous latest model car was a 2000 Dodge Caravan. However, if we had to do it over again, we might have held out for a car with rear camera. This car feels really blind backing up, especially in the dark, after experiencing autos with that nicety. However, WE STILL LOVE OUR MAZDA.
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The 2013 Mazda 3 earned a 4-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength 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 2013 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, Sonic Silver Metallic, Blue Reflex Mica, 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