2016 MAZDA MAZDA3 I TOURING SEDAN 4D

Price: $17,600

Year 2016

Make MAZDA

Model MAZDA3

Trim I TOURING SEDAN 4D

Drivetrain FWD

Transmission AUTOMATIC

Engine 4-CYL, SKYACTIV-G, 2.0L

Mileage 70,972

Doors 4

Exterior Color BLUE

Interior Color GREY

VIN 3MZBM1W71GM243845

Stock No. 4869

Vehicle Equipment

Vehicle Description

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The Mazda 3 was completely redesigned for 2014, and although it's now entering its third model year in this form. It's by no means lacking in flair; it's one of the most eye-catching, contemporary designs in its class, in fact. In hatchback form, its "cab-back" styling, evoking the proportions of a rear-wheel-drive car, really helps the design pop in ways that other compacts don't.

The latest 3 adopted Mazda's "Kodo" design language, which was first seen on the CX-5 crossover and Mazda 6 mid-size sedan. Although the front end might look blunt, this new design improves aerodynamics.

Although the Mazda 3 might not have power and torque figures that are best-in-class, the 2016 Mazda 3 is near the front of the class when it comes to the driving experience. You'll get satisfying performance whether you get the 2.0-liter inline-4 or the 2.5-liter version, or whether you opt for the 6-speed automatic or the 6-speed manual. All bring satisfying performance and better responsiveness than most compact cars.

Both engines are part of a new so-called SkyActive engine family, complemented by new Mazda-designed (6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual) transmissions, and they have a better tactile feel than other units in this price-conscious class. Steering and suspension systems were redesigned at the same time, and it all adds up to a very detail-oriented small car from the driver's seat.

The 2016 Mazda 3 has some pretty impressive materials and interior appointments, but some issues with interior space and ride noise keep it from being at the head of its class.

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.

From the front seats forward, the Mazda 3 feels premium, and materials are a major step forward for Mazda—even in some cases better than what’s offered in the latest Mazda 6. Yet, the interior surface alongside the rear doors is a hard surface that has a slightly different sheen and is just hard plastic (Mazda isn’t the only offender; it’s also in the Honda Civic, for instance). The headliner itself is another area of disheartening cheapness; in both top-of-the-line Grand Touring we spent time with, it felt like flimsy cardboard covered by a felt-like material, with the entire section a bit loose over the moonroof mechanism. In short, you don't have to look far to see the cost-cutting.

*This vehicle is Certified Pre-Owned and is eligible for our third party warranty program. 

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