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Mazda3 Overview

Whether as a sedan or hatchback, the Mazda3 is really fun to drive and gets great fuel economy. It also offers a host of luxury features perhaps unmatched by any other small car. At 33 mpg, the Mazda3 is the most fuel efficient compact that isn't a hybrid or a diesel. High-tech features include a multimedia system with a large touch screen, as well as active safety features such as blind spot monitoring system. On the downside, it's loud on the highway and ride comfort is just OK. 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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