2012 Mazda 3: Not Blinded By the Light
June 06, 2012
Look Ma, no glare. Well, not much, anyway. The interior of our 2012 Mazda 3 is not decorated with the obnoxious sort of chrome trim found elsewhere, the kind that tends to shoot laser-like reflections right back at you when the sun shines in through the windows just so.
This afternoon I arrived home with the sun at just such an angle, and I was struck by the fact that I was not being struck by anything that required a defensive squint posture, a quick donning of sunglasses or the sort of shield move one executes with an open palm.
At the same time, the silver paint does a good job of mimicing aluminum. It adds a bit of character to the various knobs without being tacky or overly brilliant from a reflective standpoint.
Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 10,415 miles