2016MazdaMazda3

Almost by definition, affordable compact cars aren't supposed to be fun. Sure, hot hatches get our blood pumping, but not long ago, the terms "compact car" and "economy car" could safely be used interchangeably. A key exception for the last decade has been the Mazda3, a car that has consistently…


2016 Mazda Mazda3 - 4dr Sedan (i Sport)
4dr Sedan (i Sport)
MSRP:
$17,845
Engine:
2.0L I-4
MPG:
29 City / 41 HWY
2016 Mazda Mazda3 - 4dr Sedan (i Touring)
4dr Sedan (i Touring)
MSRP:
$20,045
Engine:
2.0L I-4
MPG:
29 City / 41 HWY
2016 Mazda Mazda3 - 4dr Sedan (s Touring)
4dr Sedan (s Touring)
MSRP:
$24,795
Engine:
2.5L I-4
MPG:
28 City / 39 HWY
2016 Mazda Mazda3 - 4dr Sedan (i Grand Touring)
4dr Sedan (i Grand Touring)
MSRP:
$22,545
Engine:
2.0L I-4
MPG:
29 City / 41 HWY
2016 Mazda Mazda3 - 4dr Sedan (s Grand Touring)
4dr Sedan (s Grand Touring)
MSRP:
$24,745
Engine:
2.5L I-4
MPG:
25 City / 37 HWY
2016 Mazda Mazda3 - 4dr Hatchback (i Sport)
4dr Hatchback (i Sport)
MSRP:
$18,545
Engine:
2.0L I-4
MPG:
29 City / 40 HWY
Updated Mazda3 hits US roads this year

The compact car benefits from G-Vectoring Control.

Mazda updated the Mazda3 with the automaker's G-Vectoring Control, which will go on sale today in Japan and make its way to the US later this year.
Mazda's new turbo four fits in both the 6 and the 3

If a naturally aspirated Skyactiv four-cylinder fits, the turbo will fit too.

The Mazda CX-9's new turbocharged four-cylinder could see duty in the brand's other products, which means it's more of a product planning decision than an engineering one.
Mazda G-Vectoring Control makes driving better without you knowing

The improved performance is invisible, and that's the point.

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Tow truck driver hilariously bad at righting a flipped Mazda

Can rolling your car get any worse? The correct answer is yes, as this poor soul found out when he rolled his Mazda3 onto its side. Calling a tow truck might be a logical, post-rollover move, but in this case, it kind of made the situation worse.
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Mazda halts Mazda3 sales for fuel tank problem

Mazda is issuing a stop sale and recall on the 2015-2016 Mazda3 because 14,406 of them in the US could have a fuel leak from the charcoal emissions canister.
Mazda recalling 88k vehicles for ECU glitch [UPDATE]

UPDATE: Mazda USA spokesperson Beverly Braga confirmed that this is a voluntary recall, and that the issue entails, "the control program that is designed to protect the capacitor [is] reacting hyper sensitively when the alternator belt gets wet and slippage occurs." There are no physlical issues with the components of the i-ELOOP, like the capacitor or DC/DC converter.