Yet the 2013 Mazda 3 is among the few that deftly combines both. The rest of the Mazda 3 trims are available on both the sedan and hatchback. Most of the traveling involved mountain driving, the shortest distance to and from the destination. In Edmunds performance testing of an automatic-equipped sedan, a Skyactiv Mazda 3 reached 60 mph in 8. In extensive fuel economy testing, we confirmed that this engine does achieve these impressive figures. This holds just as true for the daily commute, although those more accustomed to the softer ride of a Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla may find the 3's ride quality a bit too firm.
Not sure how others are obtaining 32. In Edmunds brake testing, a 3i Sport stopped from 60 mph in a rather long 135 feet. I really wish it had a turbo. But with increased competition, the 3 isn't the automatic pick it once was. What do the Safety Ratings mean? Special Financing Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs.
In addition to the original warranty, select items, like tires, are typically covered by respective manufacturers. The 2013 Mazda3 was the last year of a generation that launched in 2010. We remain unbiased by refusing pricey gifts and trips from auto manufacturers and employing an independent agency to manage the advertising on our site. How Safe Is the Mazda3? It pairs a direct-injected 2. Unless your heart is set on the 3s Grand Touring, we think the Skyactiv-G 2.
But the 3's cabin is still a testament to Mazda's driver-centric philosophy, with clear gauges and controls and -- at night -- a modern vibe enhanced by red and blue instrument and ambient lighting. A six-speed manual transmission is standard and a five-speed automatic is optional. I would probably buy another vehicle with better power and keep this for commuting to work. A five-speed manual is standard, while a five-speed automatic is optional. The car just does not want to go for like 2 or 3 seconds, which is definitely enough time to piss off you and people behind you in traffic. She has given up her ear buds and now loves to talk through the car using Blue Tooth. The gauge markings are backlit, day or night.
They have comparable passenger volume, legroom, and cargo space. My biggest complaint is probably just how cheap everything feels and seems to have been made though. The SkyActiv engine gets 28 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway when paired with the six-speed automatic transmission — excellent for the class. We recommend the hatchback model, since it adds nearly 5 cubic feet of luggage space over the sedan. The fabric seat upholstery on lower and higher trim levels has different patterns.
The front seats are well-shaped, enhanced by leather upholstery at the higher trim levels, which complements the car's ability to grab and hold a turn. The front row is comfortable for all but taller adults, while the rear seats will feel confining for most passengers. It's a high-quality car that's simple, small, and sporty, all of which help it to stand out in an increasingly crowded small-car segment. The two sedans are remarkably similar. Good cargo space allows me to get my full drum set to and from gigs; both in and out of town.
Transferable Warranty When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. Point Inspection These inspections entail a comprehensive vehicle test to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order. There are no standard active safety features, but blind spot monitoring and adaptive front headlights are available. Passenger Crash Grade: Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger. New for 2013 Air conditioning is newly standard, and the SkyActiv 2.
The Mosda has a good reputation and this car met my price line. Please check the owner's manual, visit a local dealership or look at the manufacturer's website to learn more about the specifics of the warranties that apply to a vehicle. When equipped with the optional SkyActiv engine, the Mazda3 has a blue ring around each projector-beam headlight lens, extra badging and a blue engine cover under the hood. Either is a good choice. Most of the changes to the exterior and underbody were made to improve aerodynamics by 7 percent for both body styles. We maintain our vehicles well and have a history of putting several hundred thousand miles on a vehicle before replacing. New for 2013 Air conditioning is newly standard, and the SkyActiv 2.