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Mazda3 Reviews from Consumer Reports

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Mazda3 Reviews

The Mazda3 is a 4-door hatchback, sedan offered in a 4dr Sdn Auto i Sport, 5dr HB Auto i Touring, 4dr Sdn Man i Sport, 4dr Sdn Auto s Grand Touring, 5dr HB Auto s Grand Touring, 4dr Sdn Auto i Grand Touring, 4dr Sdn Auto i Touring, 5dr HB Man i Grand Touring, 5dr HB Auto i Grand Touring, 5dr HB Man i Sport, 5dr HB Auto s Touring, 4dr Sdn Man i Grand Touring, 4dr Sdn Auto s Touring, 5dr HB Auto i Sport, 4dr Sdn Man i SV, 4dr Sdn Auto i SV, 4dr Sdn Man i Touring and 5dr HB Man i Touring. The powertrains include 2.0-liter 4 (155 hp) and 2.5-liter 4 (184 hp) engines, and 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 29 mpg city to 40 mpg highway. The 3 hatchback i Grand Touring 4-cyl MT uses Regular fuel.

Competing models include Toyota Corolla , Honda Civic , Hyundai Elantra and Subaru Impreza.

Last Model Reviewed: 2014

Reviewed Mazda3s from Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has placed the following models through over 50 tests at our test track:

  • 2012 Mazda3 sedan i Touring 4-cyl
  • 2010 Mazda3 hatchback Mazdaspeed3 Sport 4-cyl MT
  • 2007 Mazda3 hatchback Mazdaspeed GrTr 4cyl
  • 2006 Mazda3 hatchback s Grand Touring 4-cyl
  • 2004 Mazda3 sedan i 4-cyl MT

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