The recalls include an issue that can cause the rear liftgate to fall or a laser sensor for the automatic emergency braking system to become detached. The Rio is a bit smaller inside than the Mazda3, but it still feels roomy enough for adults. New for 2016 A backup camera is now standard. Both can be mated to a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. With the last redesign that the 3 got a couple of years ago, it made some major gains in interior trims; yet there were some steps backward, however—mostly the consequences of the Mazda 3's fashionable exterior.
Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. When packed to the roof, and according to Mazda, the cargo space behind the rear seat measures 20. Opting for the larger 2. A shoulder line that sweeps along the body side ends in taillights with pointed ends. A rearview camera is the only driver assistance feature that's standard.
Additional benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available, so read the carefully. All models in the generation earn similarly high scores in our rankings, so you can't go wrong with any of them. Unlike the Bugatti Veyron, which has an instrument cluster gauge indicating how much of the car's astounding 1,000+ hp you're wasting at any given moment, plenty of cars below…. Its upscale cabin seats five four adults comfortably , and its well-tuned suspension provides an enjoyable driving experience. Mazda's number for this recall is 0116I. Adult-size rear riders will find themselves pushed up against the headliner. The Mazda3 has one of the highest safety scores in the class.
Reserved for the Grand Touring models equipped with an automatic transmission, the Technology Package adds dynamic cruise control, a forward collision warning system, and an automatic emergency braking system. However, it's worth noting that other research organizations, such as J. The manual gearbox snicks neatly and precisely between gears, and the clutch takes up easily and cleanly. Safety Standard safety features include dual front, front-side, and side-curtain airbags. In a normal car, where a driver is not required to counteract the forces associated with extreme acceleration and deceleration, an intuitive shift pattern is to move the shifter up or forward to execute an upshift and to move the shifter down or backward to execute a downshift. If you see fuel consumption at 9. The Mazda3 combines real sportiness with the best gas mileage -- 33 mpg overall -- of any conventional compact car.
If the parking brake does not engage properly, the vehicle may move unexpectedly if it is parked on a slope, increasing the risk of a crash. Some competitors have more spacious back seats. Today, a select few giant killers from around the world continue to offer exceptional performance in small packages. Compared with other cars in the class, the Forte comes equipped with a good number of standard features, including Bluetooth and satellite radio. The hatchback has a good size cargo area to meet most needs of storage space,etc.
Mazda3s with the more powerful 184-hp 2. One issue that bears consideration is that the rather narrow windows mean that the blind spots are kind of big. Furthermore, the 3 achieves top five-star ratings in all of the federal government's crash tests, except the calculated rollover test, where it earned four. The sets the standard for its class. So Far I Love it.
They are clearly labeled and easy to reach. You shift down to request an upshift, and you shift up to request a downshift. Blind spot warning is standard from the i Grand Touring trim and all s variants, but it can be had as part of a package in the i Sport and i Touring grades. The 2016 Mazda 3 is one of the best choices in its class that you can make for safety; and that's just considering its occupant protection. Neither engine is ever caught flat-footed, and the throttle pedal responds linearly instead of having a jumpy tip-in like some cars trying to promote a performance vibe. Grouped together under the name i-ActivSense, they include adaptive cruise control, a blind-spot monitoring system, lane-departure warning alert, and headlights that switch automatically between low and high beams. New for 2016 A backup camera is now standard.
The Mazda3 s with an automatic returned 26. Also, navigation does not work yet in the Philippines. The active radar is perfect for long drives, as is the lane departure warning. The cabin is set further to the rear, making the profile dramatically different from the previous 3 and other compact cars. The Mazda has a smooth,comfortable ride,with adequate leg room space in front and back. The road noise is unbearable it's like driving with no sound proofing.
Even though the Fit is classified as a subcompact car, it has more rear-seat legroom and cargo space than the Mazda3 hatchback. The Forte also has roomy back seats, unlike the Mazda3. We've seen some great overall mileage figures with the Mazda 3. The layout of the menus is better, too, and you can either navigate through them on the touch screen or use the controller to move between the tabs and screens. Although the front end might look blunt, this new design improves aerodynamics. From its style and driving dynamics to its safety and technology, the Mazda3 forges an emotional as well as a rational bond with its driver, inspiring pride of ownership that few of its competitors can match. This is a seriously good looking car but sporty looks belie what's going on under the bonnet.
The navigation system is clear and straightforward, and we like the point-of-interest integration. Having said that it will pull away in an. The infotainment system has a multifunction control knob for most functions. At its worst, the Mazda 3 looks a little long-hooded—as if the hood of the Mazda 6 sedan had been grafted to the front of the smaller car. For maximum practicality, the hatchback provides 20.