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Mazda3

Tested version:
Base MSRP price range:
$16,945 - $26,595
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Ratings Category: Compact cars
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Mazda3 Overview

Whether as a sedan or hatchback, the Mazda3 is fun to drive, thanks to its great handling. At 33-mpg, the Mazda3 is the most fuel-efficient compact that isn't a hybrid or a diesel. It also offers a host of luxury features rarely matched by any other small car, including a multimedia system with a large touch screen and active safety features like a blind-spot monitoring system. On the downside, the car tends to be loud on the highway, and ride comfort isn't stellar. The multimedia controls can be cumbersome, and other small cars have roomier rear seats. First-year reliability of the redesign has been average or better.

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