And for those who would rather avoid accidents in the first place, strong four-wheel disc brakes are included in all Mazda3 models. Base Mazda3 i models feature an economical 2. The 2011 Mazda3's big, toothless grinning front grille may be polarizing but it certainly doesn't go unnoticed. Some people like the the front grill and others dont. The Mazda3 sedan also has less trunk space than its competitors, but the hatchback model has a competitive amount of space. The Elantra also stands out with higher safety as well as better fuel economy ratings.
The system operates at speeds above approximately 40 mph and will not detect inattentive drivers in all circumstances. The Mazda 3 i Hatchback weighs a quoted 1314 kg at the kerb. This year, analysts expect sales for the entire segment to reach approximately 1. The Mazdaspeed3 comes only with a six-speed manual. However, the engine that brings the 2011 Mazda3 to life is the 167-horsepower four-cylinder found in the s trims and the five-door wagons. Elements like these make for a charming driving experience.
Within months of release, the 3 was the 15th best-selling car in Thailand. Although it shares the same exterior dimensions as the original Mazda3, this second-generation car is noticeably more stylish. A Bose Centerpoint audio system packaged with the moonroof came also with Sirius satellite radio, making this an ideal version for the commuter who needs to be entertained and productive. The Inside Cabin quality in the Mazda3 is competitive overall, though cars like the Cruze and Elantra have leapfrogged the class. Vehicle Details Mazda's Human Machine interface philosophy was used to create a three-zone driving environment designed to help the driver remain focused on the road while still enjoying all the benefits the 2011 Mazda3 has to offer.
In the affected vehicles, the seat height adjustment lifter links may break or detach from the seat frame and the seat angle may incline causing the driver to not be able to maintain an appropriate driving position. A concept version of the Mazda3, with an engine powered by compressed natural gas, was unveiled in 2013 at the Tokyo Motor Show. At low speeds, our 2. The Grand Touring makes the most sense if you can afford its payoffs, and if in-dash navigation is a necessity, while the Touring, with its fuel economy and good value, is the budget-minded offering that's a mere tire swap away from greatness. The Mazda3 hatchback offers a more usable 17 cubic feet behind the backseat, with 42. There isn't much of a difference in performance—or many other vivid distinctions—between the two four-cylinder engines that are offered on the 2011 Mazda3 is offered with one of two different four-cylinder engines, and there isn't that much of a difference between the two, but the hatchback is only offered with the larger of the two.
Changes include a new dashboard layout, new front and rear exterior styling the latter, only in the hatchback , new first-of-its-kind G-Vectoring Control and diesel option was dropped. Like many small cars, reviewers said the Mazda3 will be most comfortable for those in the front seats, noting that the back seats are tight for adults. I believe that I gave up little if anything in handling and gained much in comfort. At low speeds, however, the ride is quite choppy. As expected, there's more gusto off the line: The Grand Touring reaches 60 mph in 8.
Archived from on 6 December 2010. The sportier 's' models come with the 2. The up-level versions also get a Multi-Information Display, trip computer, sport seats and enhanced trim items. Wind noise is moderate, though the Mazda3 remains mostly unfazed by highway crosswinds. Where the Touring trim has white-faced gauges with a clearly defined redline, the Grand Touring has, inexplicably, red gauges that make it needlessly difficult to tell when you're about to hit the rev limiter. Combined with the SkyActiv technology, this produces a rating from the U. I have the Grand Touring package which has leather, power windows and locks, Bose stereo and a sunroof, so the interior is a nice place to spend time.
Also, be sure to click on the Incentives tab to see what deals the manufacturer is offering. But the Grand Touring isn't without penalties. At low speeds, however, the ride is quite choppy. We have all the room we need and it is fun for me to drive I have the 5spd 2. The range of alloy wheels were redesigned, featuring a 17-inch alloy wheel for the Grand Touring version.
I immediately liked the styling. Mazda3 in the Market A bumper crop of new competitors — among which the Elantra looks particularly compelling — are making at least one recently redesigned car seem outdated, but not the Mazda3. The 5-speed auto shifts really well for a serious lead-foot. The other cars at this price point simply cannot compare to the 3's great steering and handling. The model has been generally well received by the automotive press for its performance, handling, styling and interior, with some describing it as feeling like a more expensive despite its value-oriented price. Two other recommendations can be avoided by selecting or not selecting particular options. Following a complete remodel for 2010, the Mazda3 gains some new standard features.
It is very fun and peppy and I like the styling of the controls better, but it is just way too small to put anyone in the back. Whether it's the somewhat low gearing of the Mazda3, or its abrupt throttle, a car of this size and relatively light weight should be doing better. Currently the Mazda Mazda3 has a score of 8. Even in its top Grand Touring trim, we think the 2011 Mazda3 is a strong value. Standard safety features include side curtain airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. Send Kelsey an Hide full review.