When you imagine a stylish ride that fun to drive, you’ll usually think of high-end performance sedans from Mercedes, BMW or Cadillac. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a clear reason why the Mazda 3 has topped car rating lists as the “best in value” vehicle – but who knew just how much fun this ride could actually be?
Starting at just over $18,500 the Mazda 3 S Grand Touring steps up the intersection where style and chic meet. If you remember my first drive last year in the Mazda 6, then you could imagine my excitement once I got inside the 2016 Mazda 3! The Mazda brand continues to impress me with each moment behind the wheel.
First off, you notice just how stylish the Mazda in “Soul Red” truly is. There’s a certain confidence that comes from driving a beautiful car. Equipped with a “Soul of Motion” KODO design, you’ll immediately notice the svelte and sculpted lines that’s chic and stylish from the inside-out.
MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System
- – 7″ full color touch screen
- – Multi Function Commander Control
- – Infotainment system voice command
- – Radio Broadcast Data System program information
- – HD radio
- – Aha™, Pandora®, Stitcher™ internet radio integration
- – SMS text message audio delivery and relay
- – E911 automatic emergency notification
I was truly impressed at just how spacious the interior of the 2016 Mazda 3 is. From the front driver and passenger leather-trimmed sport seats to the roomy rear seats – even the cargo space is more robust than expected. The 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback unveils over 20 feet of cubic space.
Fully equipped with SKYACTIV Technology, which is much more than an upgraded infotainment system. SKYACTIV is a platform that delivers unmatched driving dynamics alongside unbelievable efficiency.
SKYACTIV takes the driving experience from good to GREAT with better engine and brake performance plus a body design that is aerodynamically designed to handle to road better with increased speeds. Get full specs on the Mazda 3 here.
The 2016 Mazda 3 Hatchback caught the eyes of so many during my drive experience. From friends, surprised by the smooth ride to red-light strangers that would pull up and compliment the vibrant color and chic style. I wouldn’t have imagined that a Mazda would be the showstopper that it was, and it definitely exceeded my expectations by leaps and bounds. If you ever get a chance to get behind the wheel of Mazda, take it for a spin and see just how much fun a Mazda 3 can be!
Discover more from 2016 Mazda lineup at MazdaUSA.com today!