2014 Mazda 3: Exciting Styling
September 12, 2014
Beyond the fact the 2014 Mazda 3 is the driver's car of this segment, I also really like the styling Mazda has going on with this thing. It's the kind of car that gets you excited to drive it even when it's just sitting still in the parking lot. There are lots of nice curves and creases.
And, the car looks great whether you get it in hatchback or sedan configuration. The sedan of the previous generation was a bit frumpy in comparison.
I'm still partial to the hatchback, but that may have more to do with the five-door's easy bike-hauling ability than anything else.
And, to be honest, the silver on our long-term car isn't even the best color for this thing.
Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 12,900 miles