A Place for Everything - 2014 Mazda 3 Long-Term Road Test

2014 Mazda 3 Long-Term Road Test

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2014 Mazda 3: A Place for Everything

March 25, 2014

2014 Mazda 3

And everything in its place.

There's not a lot of nook-and-cranny storage in the Mazda 3. A cavity molded into each front door panel holds an oversize bottle of water. There's a narrow box under the armrest, a sliver of flat space ahead of the shifter and a glovebox. It's enough, but we've grown accustomed to more (cue the chorus of "but it's a driver's car!").

Yes, fine. But I still want several places to throw whatever falls from my hands. This tray in the center console holds a wallet and the 3's key fob perfectly. Plenty of room below for the two USB-connected mobile devices. What little interior storage the 3 does offer is cleverly packaged.

Dan Frio, Automotive Editor

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