Used 2016 Mazda 3

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2016 Mazda 3

Pros

  • Precise handling when going around turns
  • very good fuel economy
  • quick acceleration
  • top crash test scores
  • refined interior with intuitive controls
  • available hatchback body style
  • many advanced features are available.

Cons

  • Above-average wind noise
  • ride quality can be choppy with the optional 18-inch wheels.

Used 2016 Mazda 3 for Sale

Mazda 3 2016 i Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
15,415 miles
Used 2016
Mazda 3
i Sport
CarMax
3.1 mi away
List$15,998
Est.Loan: $292/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.Prior Use:Fleet
Mazda 3 2016 i Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
18,080 miles
Certified Used 2016
Mazda 3
i Sport
List$14,975
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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MAZDA FACTORY CERTIFIED 7 YEAR/100,000 MILE WARRANTY - SPORT - AUTOMATIC - BACKUP CAMERA/COMMANDER CONTROLS/DUAL USB PORTS WITH AUX JACK/PUSH BUTTON START/KEYLESS ENTRY/BLUETOOTH/7' TOUCHSCREEN/AND ALOT MORE - NO HIDDEN RECON FEES - ONE OWNER - CLEAN CARFAX - **Sport trim level features include: Power (door locks and windows), Push Button Start, Remote keyless, Rearview camera, Bluetooth, MAZDA CONNECT with 7-inch full-color touch-screen display, Commander control, (HD Radio, Aha, Pandora, and Stitcher internet radio integration), SMS text message, cruise control, Aux and Dual USB ports, Steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, and alot more** **This Mazda3's safety features includes: Advanced front air bag with seat belt-use and passenger-weight sensors Front side-impact air bags, side-impact air curtains, Dynamic Stability Control, Traction Control System, Tire-Pressure Monitoring System, Backup Camera, E911 emergency calling, Blind Spot Monitoring System, Rear Cross Traffic Alert System, and Alot more. Top Safety Pick Plus by IIHS and 5-Star Rated by NHTSA for 2016 safety ratings.** **CPO 12-Month / 12,000 Mile Vehicle Limited Warranty 7-Year / 100,000 Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, 24hr Roadside Assistance, 160-Point Detailed Inspection, Zero Deductible, Special APR available** **At Chantilly Mazda we promise you'll have a great experience. All you add is your state's tax, tags, and processing fee. No other fees and we mean it!! (no reconditioning fees, no dealer prep, no CPO fees, no testing fees). For more information or to schedule a test drive, call (855)423-9049. Buy Happy!**
Mazda 3 2016 i Sport 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
15,831 miles
Used 2016
Mazda 3
i Sport
List$15,489
Est.Loan: $282/mo
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Mazda 3 2016 i Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
38,753 miles
Used 2016
Mazda 3
i Sport
List$13,990
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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Mazda 3 2016 i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
31,738 miles
Used 2016
Mazda 3
i Touring
(4)
Rosenthal Acura
16.9 mi away
List$15,788
Est.Loan: $288/mo
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Mazda 3 2016 i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
36,688 miles
Used 2016
Mazda 3
i Touring
CarMax
18 mi away
List$15,598
Est.Loan: $284/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Mazda 3 2016 s Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6M)
23,493 miles
Used 2016
Mazda 3
s Grand Touring
(20)
Hersons Kia
18.3 mi away
List$18,991
Est.Loan: $346/mo
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Mazda 3 2016 i Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
22,267 miles
Used 2016
Mazda 3
i Grand Touring
MemberCar
18.6 mi away
List$18,981
Est.Loan: $346/mo
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Very Nice MD Inspected 2016 Mazda Mazda3 i Grand Touring Hatchback Loaded With Navigation, Heated Leather Seats, Push Button Start, Sunroof, Bluetooth, Automatic Transmission, AC, Alloy Wheels, Cruise Control, Power Windows and Locks, ABS Brakes, Tilt & Telescoping Steering Wheel, Power Mirrors, Upgraded 265 Watt Bose 10 Speaker Audio System and Much Much More!! This vehicle also comes with a Warranty Standard!!!Why pay Carmax or Franchise Dealer Pricing when you can buy directly from the distributor! Member car has a 30 year history of selling preowned vehicles to dealers wholesale, and is now selling directly to the public!Welcome to MemberCar of Rockville! We are a family owned and operated dealership catering to the DMV area and beyond for over 30 years. We offer tremendous value by pricing our vehicles below market value and offering a truly stress-free purchasing environment. We are very transparent in our purchase process, offering the easiest terms available with every vehicle in stock. Having our own extensive Wholesale/Purchase Division allows us to purchase mostly Local, One-Owner, Low Mileage, exceptional vehicles directly from the best sources, (Private Owners) instead of auctions. MemberCar has built our reputation upon successful, long-term relationships with our clients. During that time, we have become one of the areas preeminent providers of carefully selected, Maryland Safety Inspected, low mileage, local vehicles. We offer competitive Finance and Extended Warranty options, and we do accept all trade-ins. Our staff looks forward to the opportunity to earn your business, and we thank YOU for your time and consideration.If you just can't seem to find the time to come to us, we are also more than happy to bring a vehicle to your home or place of business!!!Don't take our word for it, check out what our customers are saying.http://www.cars.com/dealers/193733/membercar/reviews/
Mazda 3 2016 i Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
40,073 miles
Used 2016
Mazda 3
i Touring
List$14,283
Est.Loan: $267/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Mazda 3 2016 i Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
53,445 miles
Used 2016
Mazda 3
i Touring
List$13,997
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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Mazda 3 2016 i Sport 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
23,238 miles
Used 2016
Mazda 3
i Sport
List$14,991
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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Mazda 3 2016 i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
26 miles
Used 2016
Mazda 3
i Touring
Koons Outlet
21.5 mi away
List$13,828
Est.Loan: $258/mo
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Mazda 3 2016 i Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
33,921 miles
Used 2016
Mazda 3
i Sport
List$11,995
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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One Owner 2016 Mazda 3 with 33,921 miles under a 'Mazda Factory Warranty'
Mazda 3 2016 i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
34,486 miles
Used 2016
Mazda 3
i Touring
List$14,131
Est.Loan: $264/mo
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Mazda 3 2016 i Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
20,658 miles
Used 2016
Mazda 3
i Grand Touring
List$16,900
Est.Loan: $308/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Recent Arrival! CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Blue 2016 Mazda Mazda3 i Grand Touring FWD 6-Speed Automatic SKYACTIV�-G 2.0L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V 41/30 Highway/City MPG Ourisman Chrysler, Jeep & Dodge of Alexandria ... We make it easy! We start with a GREAT SELECTION of PREMIUM INVENTORY all listed at BELOW MARKET PRICING and continue on to provide a GREAT SERVICE EXPERIENCE throughout the buying process! All of our prices are BASED ON THE RESEARCH of competitive vehicles in our local marketplace -They are ACCURATE and IN-LINE with what you will find through your own research- This helps to avoid a lengthy back-and-forth negotiation process! WE INVITE YOU TO BUY WITH CONFIDENCE!! Home of The Ourisman Buyers Edge $1500 in unexpected extras. A Free Lifetime engine Guarantee, Loaner Cars with major maintenance and a Car Wash with every service!! Price does not include tax, tag, title, freight (on new vehicles only) & processing fee. Call us at 703-329-1600 and remember our Ourisman Lifetime Edge. We try to confirm the accuracy of each listing. Please call to confirm vehicle availability, equipment and price. All Inventory listed is subject to prior sale.
Mazda 3 2016 i Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
39,711 miles
Used 2016
Mazda 3
i Sport
List$13,395
Est.Loan: $250/mo
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This 2016 Mazda3 i Sport Sedan was recently traded and is currently going through our Brown's inspection. Please call for additional information.
Mazda 3 2016 i Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
39,850 miles
Used 2016
Mazda 3
i Sport
List$13,777
Est.Loan: $257/mo
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$300 Below Market
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2016 Mazda3 Sport Titanium Flash Mica MAZDA CERTIFIED, ONE OWNER, POWER WINDOWS & LOCKS, BLUETOOTH HANDS FREE CALLING. Sport FWD 6-Speed Automatic SKYACTIV�-G 2.0L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V TOTAL CONFIDENCE WITH MAZDA CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED! Koons of Silver Spring is America's fastest growing Pre-Owned Certified Mazda dealer! All Pre-Owned Certified Mazda vehicles come with a 7 year / 100,000 mile warranty which includes 12 months / 12,000 miles COMPREHENSIVE factory coverage! This Pre-Owned Certified Mazda may also qualify for special finance rates with Mazda Financial...please e-mail us or call 301-890-6100 for further details! All prices are plus, tax, tags, and $300 processing fee. Koons of Silver Spring has the BEST selection of pre-owned Mazdas with the MOST competitive pricing in the market! FEEL FREE TO CONTACT THE OWNER, ALEX PERDIKIS, DIRECT AT ALEX@KOONSOFSILVERSPRING.COM! Please come see us today at Koons of Silver Spring if you are looking for a new Ford, Lincoln, Mazda, or used car in the Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Columbia, Wheaton, Washington DC, Rockville, Gaithersburg and Silver Spring areas.
Mazda 3 2016 i Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
15,539 miles
Used 2016
Mazda 3
i Grand Touring
List$17,700
Est.Loan: $322/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Are you looking for a small sedan or hatchback that does more than just serve as basic transportation? The versatile 2016 Mazda 3 offers powerful yet fuel-efficient engines, sporty driving dynamics and a comfortable ride. Read more to learn what else makes the 3 one of our top choices.

vehicle overview

If you're shopping for a compact sedan or hatchback these days, you're likely expecting it to be fuel-efficient, reliable, safe, roomy and packed with the latest features and technology. At this price point, a lot of cars can meet these requirements, but only a few can do it and offer an engaging driving experience. The 2016 Mazda 3 happens to be one of the few.

The 2016 Mazda 3 brings a sporty touch to the compact car segment.

It starts with what's under the hood. Both the standard 2.0-liter and upgrade 2.5-liter engines deliver high fuel economy, yet they're also powerful enough to make the Mazda 3 one of the quicker cars in its class. Once you're on the move, you'll find most versions of the 3 ride comfortably, but when the road gets twisty, the 3's carefully tuned, borderline-telepathic steering works in unity with the well-sorted suspension to deliver unrivaled driving dynamics. The Mazda 3 also stands out from the crowd with its extensive list of standard and available features and upscale interior design.

Of course, there are a lot of great choices in the compact car class this year. The similarly sporty 2016 Ford Focus is a solid alternative to the 3, with sedan and hatchback body styles also available in addition to a high-performance ST version. The updated 2016 Honda Civic is roomy and comfortable, while the 2016 Kia Forte offers a wide range of features at an attractive price. But for a car that can do everything well and liven up your day with an entertaining drive, the Mazda 3 stands as the best.

Trim levels & features

The 2016 Mazda 3 is available in four-door sedan and hatchback body styles. Both are available in 3i (2.0-liter four-cylinder) and 3s (2.5-liter four-cylinder) models that are broken into different trims.

The versatile 2016 Mazda 3 is available as a hatchback or sedan with two engine and transmission choices.

The base 3i Sport comes with 16-inch steel wheels, power-folding mirrors, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, a height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, a 7-inch touchscreen display with knob-based controller, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and voice controls. On the entertainment front, there is a six-speaker audio system with a USB port, an auxiliary input, HD radio and smartphone-enabled internet radio. The available Preferred Equipment package adds 16-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, premium cloth upholstery, a rear-seat armrest, automatic headlights, automatic windshield wipers and a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alerts.

The 3i Touring includes all features from the 3i Sport's Preferred Equipment package and adds foglights, a sunroof, a rear lip spoiler (on the sedan), keyless ignition and entry and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The optional Popular Equipment package adds dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a CD player, satellite radio and a premium nine-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system.

The 3i Grand Touring expands upon the Popular Equipment package, adding a six-way power driver seat (with manual lumbar adjustment), heated front seats, leatherette (premium vinyl) upholstery and a navigation system.

The 3s Touring takes those features and adds a more powerful engine, 18-inch wheels, a gloss-black grille insert, a digital speedometer, a head-up display and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

The 3s Grand Touring completes the lineup with adaptive xenon headlights, LED taillights and daytime running lights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and full leather upholstery. The Technology package includes the i-Eloop regenerative braking system, active grille shutters, a forward collision warning and mitigation system, a lane-departure warning system, automatic high-beam headlight control and adaptive cruise control.

2016 Highlights

For the 2016 Mazda 3, the SV trim level has been dropped, so the 3i Sport trim is now the base model. Mazda has also added more standard features this year. A rearview camera is on every Mazda 3, while automatic headlights, automatic wipers and a sunroof are standard on trim levels higher than Sport. A manual transmission is no longer offered on the 3s Touring.

Performance & mpg

The 2016 Mazda 3i models are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. It drives the front wheels through either a six-speed manual transmission or an optional six-speed automatic. In Edmunds testing of a Mazda 3i sedan with the automatic transmission, we recorded an 8.3-second 0-60-mph time, which is quicker than average for this class of car.

The EPA's estimated fuel economy is also excellent. The sedan checks in at 34 mpg combined (30 city/41 highway) with the automatic transmission. The sedan with the manual earns just slightly less at 33 mpg combined (29/41), and you can expect similar numbers for the 3i hatchback. On the 116-mile Edmunds.com evaluation route, the 3i hatchback with the manual transmission returned 39.4 mpg.

Mazda 3s models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine generating 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. The 3s Touring comes standard with the six-speed automatic transmission, while the 3s GT comes with the manual standard and has the automatic as an option. A Mazda 3s hatchback achieved a 0-60-mph time of 7.5 seconds, which puts it near the top of its class. With the 2.5-liter engine and the manual transmission, in both the sedan and hatchback, the EPA estimates 29 mpg combined (25/37 for the sedan and 26/35 for the hatch). Paired with the six-speed automatic, the 3s achieves an estimated 32 mpg combined (28/39) in four-door configuration and 31 mpg combined (27/37) as a hatchback.

The available 2.5-liter engine gives the 2016 Mazda 3 a 0-60-mph time of 7.5 seconds, making it one of the quickest compact cars.

Optional for the 3s is the "i-Eloop" system that captures and redistributes braking energy. So equipped, fuel economy rises to 33 mpg combined (29/40) on the sedan and 32 mpg combined (28/39) with the automatic.

Safety

Standard safety equipment on the 2016 Mazda 3 includes antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, active front head restraints, a rearview camera, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. A blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alerts comes standard on Touring and Grand Touring models. The available Technology package for the 3s Grand Touring includes a lane departure warning system, forward collision warning and Mazda's Smart City Brake Support, which is a forward collision mitigation system that can automatically brake the car to a stop at low speeds if the driver doesn't react to an imminent collision.

In Edmunds testing, a Mazda 3i Grand Touring hatchback came to a stop from 60 mph in 120 feet, while a 3s GT did it in 121 feet. Both are average numbers for the segment.

In government crash testing, the 2016 Mazda 3 received five out of five stars for overall crash protection, with five stars for total frontal crash protection and five stars for total side crash protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the 3 the highest possible rating of "Good" in its moderate-overlap and small-overlap frontal-offset crash tests. The 3 also earned a "Good" rating for the side-impact, roof-strength and seats and head restraint (whiplash protection) tests.

Driving

While it sounds a little raspy under hard acceleration, the Mazda 3's base engine is powerful enough to make the 3 one of the quickest cars in its class. But if you're at all passionate about driving, it's going to be tempting to pay a little extra for the 2.5-liter engine. There is a negligible impact to fuel economy, and the bigger engine is even stronger and smoother than the 2.0-liter. No matter which one you pick, the automatic transmission is superb, with quick shifts and rev-matched downshifts.

The 3 has more character than the average economy car and is the driver's choice in this segment. The exceptionally well-tuned steering and suspension encourage the driver to tackle even the tightest corners, and the car's refined and substantial ride quality make it enjoyable for highway travel as well. Equipped with 18-inch wheels and tires, the Mazda 3s models trade some road comfort for handling performance, as the ride can be bumpy and stiff over rough pavement.

Interior

The interior of the 2016 Mazda 3 is one of the best in its class. During our long-term test of a 2014 Mazda 3, the cabin was frequently praised for its intuitive layout and high-quality panels, materials and switches. Certain features, like a head-up display, adaptive headlights and adaptive cruise control are simply not offered in many of the Mazda 3's competitors.

Quality materials in the 2016 Mazda 3 eclipse those of its competitors.

All Mazda 3 trim levels come with a color display mounted atop the dash and a knob-type controller on the center console, much like those found in pricier cars like Audis. Mazda actually goes a step further by making that display a touchscreen. This added level of redundancy helps make this electronics interface easy to figure out and use on a daily basis, although the touchscreen capability is disabled while the vehicle is in motion. Overall, it's one of the better systems out there.

An available hatchback body style increases the 2016 Mazda 3's comparatively small cargo space.

The front seats are comfortable and supportive, and the sporty bolstering nicely complements the car's nimble handling abilities. The rear seats also have some contouring to them, but all-around space is pretty average. Competing sedans like the Toyota Corolla or Volkswagen Jetta offer more room for adults to get comfortable or to install bulky child car seats. The sedan's 12.4-cubic-foot trunk is a bit small for the class. The hatchback, meanwhile, offers 20.2 cubic feet behind its rear seat, while folding the seats yields 47.1 cubic feet. Both are average figures.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2016 Mazda 3.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

An excellent compact car with a few annoyances
DG,03/27/2016
REVIEW UPDATED OCTOBER 2016 AT 14540MI Pros: After clocking almost 14540 miles in this car, I can say without reservation that the 2.5 liter engine is excellent. It’s very smooth with linear power delivery and never leaves me needing more, as long as I select the right gear. Also, doing my own oil changes is very easy. The 6-spd manual transmission in this car is one of the best I’ve had in a compact car, but it can feel a bit notchy when going from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd, but I realized this was because I was trying to 'guide' the shifter, which isn't necessary. It has nice short throws and slides into the next gear almost on its own, if you let it! Ride/handling is firm, but not at all harsh. The 3 sGT is a very controlled and fun car to drive! Build quality and fit/finish are excellent throughout the car, on par with the very best. Although, road noise at speed can be intrusive, due to limited use of sound insulation. Styling is fantastic inside and out. It’s a very simplistic but upscale look and feel, reminiscent of a much more expensive car, although the upper trim on all 4 doors could be softer, especially the rear. Supportive and attractive seats, I love the contrast stitching The Bose Centerpoint sound system is the best sounding audio system I’ve ever had in a car, hands down. It offers excellent imaging and superior full range sound reproduction, particularly when playing lossless music files. It won't provide the kind of bass you get from a separate subwoofer, but it's a clean sounding system. The adjustable head-up display and the blind spot monitoring are great safety features that work very well, although I'd prefer a head up display that projects onto the windshield, instead of a popup of clear plastic, which looks a bit cheap. The BSM allows you to adjust the warning chime level or turn it off, which is nice. Fuel efficiency was not quite as good as I expected at the beginning but, as I suspected, it has improved markedly since break-in. I am now averaging 36 MPG in mostly highway driving, which is better than it's rated. Cons: The infotainment system is slow to start up, sometimes taking over a minute to display the home screen. It also has unstable smart phone integration, often not recognizing my Android phone when connected via USB, which is annoying because I prefer to play music over wire instead of Bluetooth, as the sound quality is MUCH better. It also sometimes has issues connecting to the internet radio and webcast apps on my phone. Also, too many of the systems core functions cannot be accessed while driving. I realize this is for safety, but it’s far more restrictive than most cars I’ve owned. And finally, there is no Android Auto or Apple CarPlay present, while most competitors are offering these features. Mazda could definitely stand to further refine this system. At highway speeds, the level of road noise can become fatiguing and intrusive after a while. Mazda clearly saved some money by eliminating sound insulation materials. The car doesn't retain accessory power when you shut off the engine. I sometimes like to finish listening to a song or a news story before exiting, but in order to do so, I have to turn the acc power back on by pushing the start button again. Every other car I've owned in the last 15+ yrs retains acc power for a few min (or until a door is opened) after engine shutoff. Not a major con, but still annoying. There needs to be a fog light indicator light somewhere on the dash board. The switch on the left stalk is hidden behind the steering wheel, so it is difficult to tell if they’re on or off. Not a major con, but it's a minor detail that never should have been omitted. The clutch has a much higher take up point than I’m use to. It doesn’t begin to engage until the pedal is more than half way out. I prefer a clutch that engages closer to the floor to facilitate quicker shifts. It may be somewhat adjustable, which I will investigate eventually. A non-leather seat option on the top sGT trim would be nice for those who don’t want leather. Something like Alcantara would be a great option. Also, a bit more bottom padding would be nice as well, as the seats can begin to feel hard after a few hours. Summary: I admit to being VERY nitpicky when it comes to my cars. I have high expectations that are rarely met. That said, I would still buy the 3sGT 5-door over any other compact currently currently offered. The only car I might have considered is the upcoming 2017 Honda Civic 5-door, but it won’t be available until late 2016 and I couldn’t wait that long. In any case, I’m very happy with this car and can wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone looking for an excellent compact car that will undoubtedly provide many years of fun and trouble-free driving.
Very happy with my Mazda3
Surly Jason,05/28/2016
I traded my 2014 Accord for a basic Mazda3, 6-speed with the preferred package and am totally ga-ga in love over my Mazda. It's definitely smaller but it performs u-turns so much easier and is much more engaging to drive. I love the 6-speed transmission, too. I owned a 2009 Honda Fit for several years and it was a fantastic car which easily got 38 mpg and had tons of cargo space; it, however, always had the appearance of a kiddy car with a rollerskate-like appearance. The Mazda3 feels and looks more grown-up and sophisticated. I love the high quality materials, the tight seams on the car and how smooth the controls are. I also like the largish wheels and tires and appreciate the 6+ inches of ground clearance. My Accord, despite being a far larger car, had tires similar in size to the 3 and had lower ground clearance so I often scraped the air dam when going into or leaving parking lot ramps. I wasn't sure about the so-called "commander" knob on the 3 but with just three weeks of ownership, I've become used to the knob and really like it. I told my other half that this is likely to be the last car I buy for a long, long time and she didn't believe me. Well, I've already started looking at another car -- a slightly higher trim level Mazda3. I wouldn't mind having the dual-zone climate control or the keyless entry / keyless ignition. The only thing that seems weird to me about the 3 is how you need the key fob to get into the car but not to start the vehicle. I would really like to be able to not fumble in my pocket to unlock the doors. For reference, I considered the Mazda3 and also a Golf Sportwagen. Strange combination I'm sure you're thinking and you're right. I really wanted the larger cargo capacity of the Golf wagen and the little turbo gas motor was rated for much more power, however, the motor didn't feel nearly as strong as the ratings suggested. I drove the 3 and fell in love with the thing. The steering wheel and controls are right at my hands and the transmission is creamy-smooth. The motor seems to make more power than the ratings suggest and the car has a "let's go -- zoom-zoom" feel about it. The motor never seems to run out of breath and is so smooth and quiet. The VW salesperson asked me why I chose the 3 over the wagen and I told him the car just felt great and was "me." I think if you try one, you'll like it too. This is my 19th 4-wheeled vehicle that I've owned and easily my favorite. Only 3 tanks of gas (and just over 1,000 miles) but my average mileage on fuelly.com is over 38 mpg. I expect as the mileage accumulates and the motor breaks-in, this figure should stay the same or increase slightly. UPDATE: 7-23-16 I've now owned my 3 for a few months and just passed 4,600 miles. Despite the availability of cars for work, I choose to drive my 3 because I like it so much. Having lived with the car for a little while, there are some things I appreciate more and some other things that could be improved. The engine and transmission remain creamy smooth and quiet and over the past months, I've seen a high mpg of 42 and a low of just over 35: average is 37 mpg. The cabin remains quiet and comfortable. That commander knob I mentioned is easy to use but I do find myself wishing for a simple tuning knob. I just had my oil changed for the first time and it seems like the mileage has improved slightly -- a mpg or 2 on the highway. "surly's mazda fuelly" Would I buy again? WIthout reservation -- I love the thing. UPDATE: 1-28-17: over 14,000 miles and just had the oil changed for the 3rd time. The car seems to be loosening up nicely -- the exhaust seems a little more sporty sounding and the motor feels more willing to rev as the miles accumulate. No problems at all and I still love driving my little "go-devil." Mileage averages about 36mpg overall. Google surly's mazda fuelly for more stats. 7-30: over 22,000 miles -- love the car. Averaging 36 mpg. One of the greatest features of the car is the rain-sensing wipers. I've looked at other cars and few have this feature. I can't imagine NOT having them. The car has been a delight to own and to drive and I still recommend it. 1/2018: The Mazda was my favorite car -- loved the thing. Never a problem. Didn't like the dealer or Mazda. Never heard one thing from either about my satisfaction with the car or my sales experience. Mazda lost a customer because they didn't acknowledge me as a customer. Got a new Subaru Crosstrek instead -- feeling the love as an owner with email surveys about my satisfaction with the vehicle, with the dealer and welcome letters, acknowledgements of ownership from Subaru and from the dealer. Free maintenance, "encore delivery" service, donation made to ASPCA, complimentary car washes at the dealer. Nothing, ever, from Mazda other than postcards "reminding me it might be time for an oil change." Like I said, they lost a customer because I loved my car. Final mileage, about 29,900.
Roomy, Sporty, GREAT fuel economy **and SAFE**
jeff b,08/04/2016
Whats not to like about a sporty hatchback that gets 40+ mpg? No, it`s not a muscle car, and it`s never going to be. Performance is what you`d expect from a 2 liter engine...maybe a tick more but nothing that`s going to push you into the seat. It scoots just fine. The seats are supportive and comfortable. Also, for me, the interior controls are fantastic. There have been some complaints about the ergonomics of the infotainment system and I honestly don`t get it. The screen is well placed and sized well enough. The controls are both on the steering wheel as well as the main control knob which sits comfortably right under your right hand. I read a complaint that the radio kept going up the frequency range after the user stopped clicking. Buddy, there are two settings for the radio. One of them is the "scan" feature. Turn that off and you get one station at a time. The rear view camera is nice and quite useful. I got the six speed manual transmission, and I love it. The clutch is very light and feedback is perfect for the vehicle. One great feature is the hill start assist. If you come to a stop on a hill, the car will automatically hold the brake for you to allow you time to engage the clutch without rolling back. Handling wise, it`s a win as well. Keep in mind you`re not in a ferrari. It has it`s limits but it`s got a sports car`s soul. The automatic windshield wipers are AWESOME. It`s not just on/off, but it also automatically adjusts the wiper speed according to how hard it`s raining. All in all, I am 100% happy with my 3. I took possession of it lock,stock, and barrel (no financing) and I don`t regret it one bit. I had my expectations in the right place and the car exceeded many of them. No, it`s not a race car. Yes, it`s exponentially more cool than a Prius and gets better mileage than a smart car. Plus, I`m a professional musician and my entire rig fits in the hatch. If you want a practical vehicle that`s fun and won`t make you feel you sacrificed your youthful exuberance for space and crappy fuel economy, this is a great car. I was in a terrible accident with this car not too long after my initial review. I was stopped, and rear ended by a car going 70mph. The rear bumper was pushed nearly into the back seat and the car was obviously totaled. I walked away from the crash with little more than aches and pains that you`d expect from such an impact, but I was still able to walk away.
Love the car although it has it's minor negatives.
Mike A,05/23/2016
I have had the car for more than 3 weeks and put about 1,200 miles. Here is what I like and dislike: Likes: -Looks. Bought the "gray" which actually looks more like charcoal black. -Decent backseat room. Perfect for my teen kids. -Fuel Economy. Averaging about 33 MPG in mixed city/highway. I like in the suburbs but still deal with lights. Its not stop & go but its not true highway either. -Lots of standard features for the iSport. Rear view camera, bluetooth, voice commands, text reads. -Acceleration. Its quick. (**Update after a year of ownership, it is not quick. Not sure why the acceleration went down or why I said it was quick originally.) -Braking. Maybe because the brakes are brand new but it stops on a dime. -Money factor on leasing. *This is key if you are considering leasing. I researched a lot on this but Mazda offers competitive money factors. It is cheaper for me to lease the Mazda3 than say a Kia Soul although the Soul is cheaper.* -Warranty: Powertrain - 5 yr/60k miles plus 3 yr/36k miles roadside assistance (although I have AAA). -Reliability. Consumer Reports has rated Mazda as one of the most reliable brands. Dislikes: -Road noise. Not sure if it is the tires but the road noise is the worst and loudest. I thought my old 2013 Civic had a lot of road noise but this Mazda3 is load! -Seats a little uncomfortable. -Black interior. Looks nice but in the summer, black dashboard and black seats will make the car an oven. -Second week I made a wide right turn and heard a loud pop underneath the car. Then I started hearing metal hitting each other after hitting bumps. Took it to the dealer. They said everything was fine but did confirm the noise. After 3 hours, they said they needed to contact Mazda (this was on Saturday). Noise went away by Monday. Not sure if they fixed it unknowingly. Gone for now. Hope it does not come back but this is a big concern. -Interior Light brightness. There are only 2 options unless mine is defective. Its either bright or less bright. No in-between. Why? Never seen only 2 choices. *Update (after a year of ownership): Everything I mentioned above still stands except for the acceleration. One other item that I took the car to the dealer was when you hit the brakes hard (at slow speed), the car made a noise as if some metal was loose. Dealer determined the brakes were dirty. They cleaned them and noise went away. No issues besides that. I will update in another year. **Update (after 2 years of ownership): Had a recall where part of the rear brakes caused premature wear. I did get new rotors and pads for my rear brakes. Acceleration is not great and is worst with the AC on. I will have the dealer check it out in case there is anything wrong with the transmission. Car is OK but it is not really fun to drive. This is a lease and I will end up buying it in any case. Almost will exhaust the warranty. I have over 32k miles so far and its been only 2 years and 1 month.
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Features & Specs

MPG
30 city / 40 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
155 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
30 city / 40 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
155 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
27 city / 37 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
184 hp @ 5700 rpm
MPG
30 city / 40 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
155 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover10.5%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2016 Mazda 3 Overview

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