2017 Mazda 3

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2017 Mazda 3
Save up to $4,977
MSRP range
$17,845 - $24,195

Pros

  • Precise handling when going around turns
  • Many advanced and desirable features are available
  • Quick acceleration
  • top crash test scores
  • Refined interior with intuitive controls

Cons

  • Ride quality can be choppy with the optional 18-inch wheels
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Top consumer reviews

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Traded in my 2015 for the 2017 - Awesome decision!
Alicia, 2/14/2017
I bought a 2015 Mazda 3 GT two years ago this month and loved the car. I'd done a lot of research before the purchase. However, there were a few things I wanted appearance-wise that were just not available in the 2015 model. Fast-forward to 2017 and they are available now! It was an easy decision to trade my 2015 for the 2017 - same exact color and trim, just a newer - more beautiful - version. The update to the turn signals in the side-view mirrors was something I wanted and now I have. The interior is comparable to the Mazda 6 now and is absolutely breathtaking. I feel the car is timeless and I will be happy with this purchase for the next decade at least. The ride is more quiet, too. That was one of the few areas of improvement I felt the 2015 model needed and they have definitely delivered on improving the road noise in the 2017 model. The car is so elegant and looks just like a luxury car without the luxury price tag. The headlights are awesome. I had LED's before but now the fog lights are also LED and the fact that the headlights turn in the direction your steering wheel is going in is such a nice touch. The heated steering wheel is also a welcome addition to this car as I have used it a few times since I got the car a week and a half ago. Also, the tires seem to grip the road more. I drove in rain today and did not have any instances of fear (I am not the best rain/sleet/snow driver, lol; I drive 20 mph on the highway). But I was pleased with the drive. Everything about this car screams class and style. The interior is so much more of an upgrade than its predecessor. I did not like the red stitching throughout the leather seats and this car does not have that (yay). The dashboard materials are nicer and the center console is really nice, too. I have seen complaints about the car not having an armrest - well the entire center console IS an armrest and is not low at all. It feels the same as the 2015 model to me. I could go on and on about this car. If you are interested in it, I'd get it! You won't be disappointed. Even the changes to the digital tachometer and speedometer and the heads-up display lettering changing (it was green and is now white), I really think Mazda paid so much attention to detail on this vehicle. Luckily, I have not had to use the Smart City Brake System yet (fingers crossed I never have to), but I am glad it is an available feature. So once again, if you are in the market for a car and are eyeing the 2017 Mazda 3 (especially the GT trim), you will not regret your decision if you purchase it. Love, love , love mine!!!
Having fun with "sport" mode
Steven Rosengren, 2/10/2017
Mazda builds great cars! I just purchased a new 2017 Mazda 3 GT in Jet Black Mica and it is really beautiful. This is the first car where I have tried "sport" mode and it was awesome. I really was able to drive the car more aggressively and it put a smile on my face. The 2.5L engine and transmission are very smooth and responsive. I love the feel of the leather wrapped steering wheel and this car really corners on rails. The car feels premium and has a firm but really nice ride. I also love to turn back and look at the car when I park it, it makes me feel all happy inside. Take a test drive, it is a really nice car if you want something sporty. Update: My Mazda 3 Grand Touring is really an amazing car. The performance and handling is superior and I continue to be impressed after 6 months of ownership.
Love the new 2017 sedan!
Kim Dinh, 10/20/2016
Mazda wasn't on my list of cars to research but when I stopped in a dealership to look at a CX5, this 2017 Mazda 3 caught my eyes. The car looks sleek with its Machine Gray Metallic exterior combined with black leather interior, I had to take it out for a test drive. Surprisingly, it drives really nice and quiet, and fits nicely for a small person. Can't beat mileage either especially when I do mostly short distance, city driving. The gas tank is smaller than my previous cars so I do have to fill it up more often, but it can go a distance. One thing I wish it did come with the car is XM radio - I had it for the last 6 years and it was hard to go back to normal radio, but at least you can stream Spotify or anything from your phone using bluetooth connection.
Great car for the money
JoelB, 6/21/2017
This is my 2nd Mazda 3 Sedan - I owned a 2014 Sport model previously and moved up to the 2017 Mazda 3 with premium package. No issues whatsoever with either car. Pro's: Lots of car for the $$$ - with rebates I paid $14k, handles well, fun to drive, stick shift is smooth as silk, average 39mpg, premium package is great - love the backup camera + blind side monitoring + one little toggle switch to enable & disable parking break. Con's: info system interface is not user friendly, 2.0 engine is ample for this size vehicle but no speed demon, Mazda has added more soundproofing - its quieter than the 2014 model but marginally so. I tested the Mazda 3 against Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and Chevy Cruze. The Mazda handles better than any of these vehicles and much more fun to drive. I can't think of a better compact car for the dollar. Strong reliability record, terrific gas mileage, outstanding safety ratings, fun to drive, comfortable for most folks withstanding large people.
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2017 Mazda 3 video

TRAVIS LANGNESS: I'm Travis Langness, Edmunds editor. And this is our Expert Rundown in the 2017 Mazda 3. The Mazda 3 gets a variety of updates this year, new front and rear bumpers. And on the inside, there's an updated dashboard design, more standard equipment, and some bigger door pockets. Mazda's also added G-Vectoring Control to the 3 to improve handling. And re-tuned suspension makes for a smoother ride. Two of the Mazda 3's best features are its precise handling and responsive steering. The ride quality can be choppy with the big 18-inch wheels, but we think it's worth the trade-off. There's also a lot of desirable features available as well as quick acceleration, top crash test scores, and a refined interior. The Mazda 3's excellent interior feels more luxurious than some of its top class rivals. And it's also got intuitive controls to remind us of brands like BMW and Mercedes. Bottom line? The 2017 Mazda 3 is one of our favorite cars on the market. Some other class leaders include the Civic and the Ford Focus. But with the Mazda 3, we really think you can't go wrong. For more reviews of key competitors, go to YouTube and check out more of the Edmunds Expert Rundowns.

2017 Mazda 3 Expert Rundown Review

Looking for a great sedan that's entertaining, versatile and classy? The 2017 Mazda 3 might be a good match. Here's a quick rundown of what we like, what we don't and the bottom line from the Edmunds editors.

Features & Specs

MSRP
$18,895
MPG
28 city / 37 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
155 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$21,495
MPG
28 city / 37 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
155 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$24,195
MPG
27 city / 36 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
184 hp @ 5700 rpm
MSRP
$17,845
MPG
27 city / 37 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
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

2017 Mazda 3 for Sale

Mazda 3 2017 Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M)
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MSRP$24,020
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Mazda 3 2017 Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
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Dealer Notes
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Mazda 3 2017 Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
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MSRP$28,269
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More about the 2017 Mazda 3

To those who believe that buying a compact sedan means making compromises, we present the Mazda 3, a car we love for its classy interior, simple infotainment controls, and fun-to-drive personality. With a fresh round of improvements for 2017, this car just keeps getting better.

Buyers look to compacts for frugal fuel economy, and the Mazda 3 delivers. Two engines are on offer: A 2.0-liter four-cylinder that delivers 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque and a 2.5-liter that provides 184 hp and 185 lb-ft. Both engines are paired with front-wheel drive, and in keeping with Mazda's focus on fun, both are available with both manual and automatic transmissions. The most frugal version, the 2.0-liter, automatic-equipped sedan, is EPA-rated at 32 mpg combined (28 city/37 highway), and even the thirstiest version, the 2.5-liter manual hatchback, is rated at a respectable 28 mpg combined (25 city/33 highway).

The Mazda 3 is efficient, and it is also quick: Edmunds clocked a 3 sedan with the 2.0-liter engine to 60 mph in a faster-than-average 8.3 seconds; a hatchback with the 2.5-liter engine needed just 7.5 seconds. We've always loved the Mazda 3's agile and responsive handling, though we've found the ride to be a bit harsh with the optional 18-inch wheels. Mazda has updated the suspension for 2017 in an effort to smooth the ride, and although we've not yet had a chance to thoroughly test the new setup, our experience with other Mazda models has us optimistic.

We're quite fond of the front seats, which provide great support for enthusiastic driving (something at which the Mazda 3 excels) and comfort for long journeys. The interior feels upscale, the control layout is logical and easy to use, and the Mazda 3 offers "class-above" features such as leather upholstery (real and imitation), adaptive headlights, rain-sensing automatic wipers, and a head-up display (which changes from monochrome to color for 2017). The Mazda 3's infotainment system can be controlled from either a knob on the center console or via the touchscreen. In our opinion, it's one of the best systems in the segment. We've always thought the screen looked a bit tacked-on, and one of the improvements for 2017 is a new housing that gives it a more integrated look.

One downside to the Mazda 3 is backseat space: Though the seat itself is comfortable, the Mazda 3 offers less legroom than some of its competitors. Mazda offers both sedan and hatchback versions; we appreciate the versatility, though cargo space in both body styles comes up short compared to the competition.

Mazda offers the 3 in Sport, Touring, Touring 2.5 and Grand Touring trim levels. The Sport comes with all the power basics we expect, with some surprisingly luxurious bits offered as options. Most of this equipment comes standard in the Touring, and the top-of-the-line Grand Touring offers even more features while maintaining the 3's sporty personality. Which model is best? Let Edmunds help find the perfect 2017 Mazda 3 for you.

2017 Mazda 3 Overview

The 2017 Mazda 3 is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A), Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A), Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Sport 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A), Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6M), Touring 2.5 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A), Sport 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M), Touring 2.5 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6M), Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6M), Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M), and Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6M).

What do people think of the 2017 Mazda 3?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Mazda 3 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 3 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 3.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2017 Mazda 3 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2017 3 featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

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What's a good price for a New 2017 Mazda 3?
2017 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M)

The 2017 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,020. The average price paid for a new 2017 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M) is trending $4,977 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2017 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M) is20.7% below the MSRP.

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