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Mazda3 is Built With a Sports Car in Mind

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Mazda3 5 door Grand Touring

Looking for a new car that is slick, smooth and hugs the road? Then the Mazda3 5-Door Grand Touring is the car for you. We recently took the Mazda3 for a weekend getaway to Palm Springs. The car was not only beautiful but also drove like a dream on the desert highway.

Packing for a trip with the Mazda3

Driving the Sleek Mazda3

The moment that our family of five sat inside of the car, we were comfortable and relaxed. Since my younger son suffers from car sickness, my husband had to sit in the backseat of the car with our two teenagers on our way to Palm Springs. He is a very tall man, and I was worried that he wouldn’t be comfortable for the two-hour ride, but he was playing cards with my other two kids comfortably in the back seat the entire way.

navigation on the Mazda3

Front Seat of the Mazda3

The car features a pop-up display on the dash that showed me the exact speed while cruising along the freeway. The other convenient feature on the car was the pop-up navigation/radio display that was operated with a turn dial switch that is a feature that I love in my husband’s Mercedes. It ensures that my eyes are always on the road, and not distracted by having to use my fingers to navigate a touch-screen display.

Mazda3 Interior

Did I mention the speedometer? The Mazda3 is designed with the sports car enthusiasts in mind and has a speedometer that is attractive to those who are looking for a race car feel. Plus, the car has paddle shifters, leather-trimmed sports seats, and 184 horsepower that made driving the car such a fun experience.

Sleek Mazda3

When driving a car that is designed like a sports car, music is crucial. The Mazda3 that I drove came with a Bose 9-speaker Centerpoint audio, and all of my favorite SIRIUSXM radio stations. I was able to set the cruise control, and cruise along with my favorite tunes playing. When the music would stop because a call was coming in on my cell phone, I was able to use the steering wheel-mounted controls to answer the call, and talk hands-free with the Bluetooth.


Families can be at ease with knowing that the Mazda3 is equipped to keep your family safe in any driving condition. It comes with rain-sensing windshield wipers, 4-wheel disc brakes, LED daytime running lights, adaptive front lighting system, and dynamic stability control. In the event of an accident, there are advanced dual front air bags, front side-impact airbags, and front/rear side air curtains.

Mazda stands by their cars by offering consumers a 60 month/60k mile powertrain and 36k mile bumper to bumper warranty. There is also 24-hour roadside assistance, Anti-theft engine immobilizer.

Mazda3 in the desert

The best part about the Mazda3 is the price and gas mileage. The 2016 Mazda3 S 5-door grand touring (soul red metallic) was priced at $26,495. It gets 31mpg with 27mpg in the city and 37mpg on the highway.

Mazda3 in Palm Springs

When looking for a sleek, smooth compact car that will have everyone turning their heads, the Mazda3 is the car for you. Test drive the Mazda3 at your closest Mazda dealer.

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