Mommy's Favorite Things: 2015 Mazda3

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

2015 Mazda3

Looking for a sporty compact car that comes in under $20,000 and gets up to 41 MPG? Then the 2015 Mazda3 just might be for you. A very sporty look to it makes this a great option for single men or a young couple!

With steering wheel mounted controls, driving the Mazda3 is a breeze. Everything is right there at your fingertips. From your phone, to cruise control to the volume and tuning of the stereo. It is all right there so you never have to take your eyes off the road.

With a touch stereo that turns off while in drive (you can't touch the screen while driving) and an easy to use knob in the center console, using the stereo is also a breeze. The knob is really neat, it lets you control the whole stereo easily with just your fingers. You can control volume, stereo, navigation and more.

Dual climate control

Of course I love the sun/moon roof! A very awesome feature that is becoming standard in a lot of vehicles.
Lots of leg room in the front as well as the back.
 5 seater with 2 in front and 3 in the back

Pull down cupholders in the back row.

While driving, the Mazda3 has the blind spot alert system. It les you know when a car is next to you in your blind spot. 
Here was the best I could get of it, on a rainy day with my cell phone! Just a little light in the upper left corner to make you aware. 

Also with the Mazda3. When you're driving and you turn on your blinker, if there is a ar next to you, the car will beep at you to let you know that a lane change is not possible at that time! A very neat feature that scared me a couple times. But it is nice!
PLENTY of trunk space! We got a stroller and baby carrier in here, with lots more room for more.

Overall the Mazda3 is just a gorgeous vehicle. Although it was a bit small. We took the boys to our local mall with it and I had to move my seat up to fit a rear facing car seat in the back, but it wasn't too bad! I do not recommend the Mazda3 for families, but for a couple or a couple with 1 small child it would be fine!

Safety wise, the Mazda3 excels as well. 
It features Radar Cruise Control. While on the highway it will maintain a certain distance between you and the car in front of you, which is a great feature to have. And when the car in front moves, your cruise control goes back up to the speed you had it set at, automatically!

A forward Obstruction Warning. When going over 10mph or more it will alert you of something in front of you and let you know you need to brake. 

Lane Departure Warning System lets you know when it thinks you are unintentionally going over a line in the road.

Adaptive Front Lighting System. Headlight Beams TURN when you're at a corner or a curve to allow your visibility to be better. How awesome is this?

With a price starting at $16,945 the Mazda3 really is for anybody with any budget! It's a perfect car!

I would definitely recommend the Mazda3 to a person who is single, a couple or a couple with 1 small child! Great trunk space and room to tote around extra people, just not ideal for more than 1 car seat. 
*Disclaimer, I received a Mazda3 for a 1 week test drive. All opinions here are 100% my own and I was not compensated to write this post, other than receiving the vehicle.


Michele P. said...

I have a 2010 Mazda 3 and have been wanting a newer one, thanks for the great review, they really are great little cars and good on gas mileage too.