2014 Mazda 3: My Favorite Edmunds.com Mazda So Far
October 9, 2014
It was very close to four years ago that I had a grand time driving Edmunds' red long-term 2010 Mazdaspeed 3 on some winding roads in the Sierra National Forest north of Los Angeles. That MS3 was a fun little car.
Even though we've had plenty of Mazdas in our fleet over the years (including the MS3), our 2014 Mazda 3 is the car that I like best and would be most willing to own.
A lot of that comes down to this 3 being the most complete car in my opinion. Some Mazdas we've had in the fleet have been more versatile and others have been more fun to drive, but this 2014 Mazda 3 has the best balance of both. It's a car I can use every day and consistently enjoy the experience. I also happen to like the newest 3's overall design. It looks sharp both inside and out. There are also a lot of great features in our car and the pricing is quite reasonable.
Mazda's done a great job with its newest generation 3. Maybe in the future there will be a new-generation Mazdaspeed 3 or something that I'll absolutely fall in love with, but right now this silver 2014 model is my favorite.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 14,768 miles