2017 Mazda 3 Hatchback

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2017 Mazda 3
Save up to $4,639
MSRP range
$19,095 - $24,945

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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Value with some perks - first impressions
Darrell Shultz, 11/19/2016
I bought this car three days ago and have put just over 100miles on it so this is truely a first impressions review. We bought this car to replace a small SUV. We needed gas mileage over space and this seemed like a really good option. The engine: with the 2.5 liter you push on the gas and it really responds. I did an extended test drive of the 2.0 engine and while it had good excelleration the sweet spot seemed to always be lagging. The 2.5 is a vast improvement and if your budget allows it's a must have. Smooth acceleration and quite a bit of kick for a 4 cyl. Is it going to keep up with the small hatches that have turbo chargers or 300hp. No, but if you want that you're probably looking at other cars, for a bit more money. The interior: we bought the Grand Touring with most options and while the layout is different from your normal car I can already see that it is achieving Mazdas goal of keeping your eyes on the road. With the controls to most everything down on the console instead of on the dash you can manipulate the Nav and radio mostly by touch. It's very intuitive and has a smart phone/iPhone style interface. The heads up display seemed a bit of overkill but I've already began to love it. If Mazda could of added preset driver recognition so you didn't manually have to change it every time a new driver got in that would be great but it takes 10 seconds to manipulate it. The leather is way nicer then you would expect from a mid-level hatch and the cars interior screams quality. With automatic everything; rain sensing wipers, automatic headlights, even automatic door locks with the smart key this car stands out and it has heated seats! The voice activated feature seems to work really well, the 7in touchscreeb is very easy to see and the 9speaker Bose stereo has sounded great. Ours has Nav but that wasn't a selling point. In today's world most of us are carrying Nav in our pockets but it's easy to use. The Exterior: the styling is very eye catching. We have the eternal blue mica and it really pops! We had a choice of this or white and the blue just made me look longer. With nicely tinted Windows it has great lines and The 18in rims are nice, some may want to upgrade but you won't need to. If you buy a lesser trim level with steel wheels it's a must the stock Mazda wheels kill the look of this car, but work within your budget. The ride in my opinion is on par for this kind of car. Will It feel like a SUV, no, your driving on low profile tires so you feel the road but it's reasonable for a car of this type. The one thing I didn't love was the cargo space floor. Typically the spare is under the cargo area and it is in this as well. Most cars have a piece or thin fabric covered wood or plastic between and it gives the cargo area a solid floor. This has a thick fabric that sit directly on styrofoam that surrounds the spare. It just feels cheap. I may try and add somthing in between to firm it up. Overall this car meets our needs and was in our budget. I'm looking forward to lower gas usage and long term reliability.
Overall a great ride!
Dave, 5/11/2017
Bought my Touring 2.5 in Jan and it's been trouble-free so far. Dealer's offer was very competitive and Mazda financing discounts helped drive the price down. Nice feature is that you can add navigation any time by purchasing a Mazda Navigation SD Card and just slip it into the slot on the dash (includes 3 free updates over 3 years). My biggest complaint is that Sirius XM is only offered on their top-of-the-line model, the Grand Touring, so I had to cancel my subscription. Fuel economy isn't so great either. Other than that, ride, comfort, technology, safety features and design have all exceeded my expectations.
'17 Mazda3 GT
Arron Martinez, 2/8/2017
First off, it has a proper 6-sp manual! Have only owned it a couple of weeks, so I can't speak to it's long-term reliability, yet. That said, I traded an Audi A4 Quattro for the Mazda and it was the best car-related decision I have ever made. While I do miss the way the turbo pushed me into the seat back, and the brilliant awd, the Mazda makes up for it in every other way. It has a higher power-to-weight ratio than the Audi, and the 185lbft of torque it makes really gets the lightweight moving off the line. Not to mention that the 184hp is enough to cause a slight amount of torque-steer when you run it through it's manual gears. The Mazda has a better interior, more comfortable seats, a better sounds system (I have the 9-seaker Bose), and is just as well equipped otherwise. And for a lot less money! Like, half as much. The Mazda's handling is superb, it corners like it's on rails, and the SkyActiv G-Vectoring Control is subtle and non-intrusive, yet amazing (I do a lot of mountain road driving). The brakes are as tight, and stop just as hard, as the Audi. The looks are beautiful and the LED headlights are excellent. I really have nothing negative to say about this car that isn't just being nit-picking. I would highly recommend this car to anyone looking at this class. Definitely pony-up for the premier equipment package. You get the LED lighting, navigation, and the heated steering wheel. (Which is amazing at 5:30am when it's 18° out)
This is my Second Mazda 3 GT. The first was a 2015
Tom T, 4/11/2017
I just bought this car two weeks ago after having spent a year and a half with the 2015. And they've fixed the one thing I didn't like about the 2015. The NOISE. After having driven the previous car for 30,000 miles I had gotten to the point where highway trips were out of the question because of the road noise. The 2017 is much much quieter and slightly more composed. Also both have remarkable handling characteristics, but driving the 2017 is like driving around on rails. This new car has a manual transmission instead of the 2015's automatic. As good as the automatic is in the other car, driving a 4 cylinder car with a six speed automatic became an exercise in quickly finding the Sport Mode button and using the paddle shifters to approximate some kind of civilized driving . Still has all the qualities that make me love this car. Good looks, beautiful interior, incredible handling, excellent build quality, and because it's so easy to park, it's one of the best city cars I've ever driven. However the seats may be a challenge for the horizontally challenged. Update - Avg. MPG is sitting at 30.5 in mostly city driving. UPDATE: Trip to Eureka Springs and a trip to Denver both went off without a hitch. Seats are good for long distance driving.
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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
$24,945
MPG
26 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
184 hp @ 5700 rpm
MSRP
$20,145
MPG
28 city / 37 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
155 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$23,445
MPG
26 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
184 hp @ 5700 rpm
MSRP
$23,895
MPG
25 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
184 hp @ 5700 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 Hatchback for Sale

Mazda 3 2017 Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
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Grand Touring
MSRP$28,820
Est.Loan: $447/mo
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Mazda 3 2017 Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
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Mazda 3
Grand Touring
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MSRP$28,820
Est.Loan: $447/mo
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Dealer Notes
Machine Gray Metallic 2017 Mazda Mazda3 Grand Touring FWD 6-Speed Automatic SKYACTIV� 2.5L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V 18 x 7.0J Alloy Wheels, ABS brakes, Electronic Stability Control, Front dual zone A/C, Heated door mirrors, Heated front seats, Heated Reclining Front Bucket Seats, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, Perforated Leather Seat Trim, Power moonroof, Remote keyless entry, Traction control. Cook Mazda has been serving the area since 1962. No matter what your credit situation is our automotive group can help you get into the vehicle of your dreams. We have national, regional and local banks as well as local and federal credit union financing available. We even provide buy here pay here financing. Give us a call and let one of our credit specialist assist you with your transportation needs. When other dealers have turned you away, we refuse no one. We will show you how to get APPROVED GUARANTEED ! *Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $299 dealer processing fee. Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer.
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 Hatchback Overview

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

What do people think of the 2017 Mazda 3 Hatchback?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Mazda 3 Hatchback and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 3 Hatchback 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 Hatchback.

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

The 2017 Mazda 3 Hatchback Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28,820. The average price paid for a new 2017 Mazda 3 Hatchback Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $4,639 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2017 Mazda 3 Hatchback Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is16.1% below the MSRP.

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