We are a SUV household, that’s all we’ve ever owned so when I was asked to test drive the 2015 Mazda 3, I was skeptical. I wasn’t sure if, it will be a fit for the family. Off hand, I loved the black interior with perforated red leather-trim and the soul red paint on the exterior; it looked sexy and expensive.
2015 Mazda 3 Review
The 2015 Mazda3 is feature rich with a rearview camera, Bose surround sound speaker with SiriusXM satellite radio, blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning system, advanced keyless entry & start system. The interior was design with the driver in mind, the middle console housed the control nob making it easy to access the entertainment system. Connects your phone via Bluetooth so you can stream your calls, messages and music to minimize distracted driving.
It drives smooth with 155-horse power SKYACTIV-G 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. The trunk had more than enough space for groceries. We were able to fit two kids in the back seat with enough leg room up front. We had the car during a snow/ice storm and we were impressed with the traction of the blizzak tire.
Overall the Mazda 3 with a starting price of $18,945 isn’t a bad deal for a solid car with decent gas miles. Keep in mind though, that once you start adding options the low-prize appeal will take a back seat.