2020 Mazda3 Hatch Premium AWD

“2020 Mazda3 Hatch Premium AWD” Mazda3 Remains Company’s Best Selling Vehicle Globally OVERVIEW The Mazda3 was all new for the 2019 model year and heads into 2020 with only subtle exterior modifications, but with new standard equipment and features as well as updated packages. The popular Mazda3 is still the company’s best selling model. Power…

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2018 Mazda3 Grand Touring 5-Door Test Drive

?2018 Mazda3 Grand Touring 5-Door? Mazda3 best selling vehicle globally The Mazda3 heads into 2018 with only subtle exterior modifications, but with new standard equipment and features as well as updated packages. The popular Mazda is still available in two body configurations ? a 4-door sedan and a 5-door hatch. There are also still two…

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2018 Mazda3?Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer We are ?old timers? in the auto writer business, having reviewed new cars for about 27 years. The most interesting thing about being in the business that long is seeing how much the cars continue to advance and how good most all the new cars are. A good example of…

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2017 Mazda3 Grand Touring Test Drive

?2017 Mazda3 Grand Touring 5-Door? A stylish, economical SKYACTIV Hatch The Mazda3 continues its role as the Mazda brand?s most recognizable nameplate. It was the first vehicle in North America to launch Mazda?s breakthrough engineering and manufacturing philosophy SKYACTIV?1 TECHNOLOGY in 2012 that continues in the 2017 Mazda3 GT….

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2015 Mazda3 Grand Touring Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Of all the extraordinary Asian brand cars, Mazda seems to have the edge over most of the other brands in the ?driving fun? column. It?s like in Europe, where the BMW is often considered to have a little more of that driving pleasure magic. The concept of driving fun is…

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2015 Mazda3 S Grand Touring Five-Door Test Drive

?2015 Mazda3 offers several fun ways to go? The Mazda3 is the brand?s most recognizable nameplate, with more than 3.5 million vehicles sold as of last year. It was the first vehicle in North America to launch Mazda?s breakthrough engineering and manufacturing philosophy SKYACTIV?1 TECHNOLOGY in 2012, achieving a new segment-defining number of 40 miles…

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2014 Mazda3 5-Door

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer We don?t understand the Bernoulli Principle, which explains how air moving around the wing creates the lift to make an airplane fly, any better than we understand Mazda?s Skyactiv technology. Never-the-less we know that airplanes fly and Mazda is building some great new cars with its Skyactiv technology. We?ve driven…

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Test Drive: Mazda3s Grand Touring

When we were growing up the V-8 powered Chevys, Fords, Pontiac and Oldsmobiles were the popular cars. While we still appreciate the brute force, deep-throated rumple and straight-line performance of those machines, we understand the appeal of the today?s popular cars. Today Hondas, Mazdas, Subarus and Volkswagens are the cool cars driven by the 20…

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