Reviews of the 2017 Mazda3


In all the areas that matter most, the 2017 Mazda3 is impressing drivers and auto critics alike. Kelley Blue Book declares this model “sets new standards for the segment,” and Edmunds says that “the 2017 Mazda3 is an entertaining, versatile and classy car to drive.” In addition, Car and Driver praises the new Mazda3 for its ability to “successfully combine style, dynamics, and value in a compact package.” Have a look at the glowing reviews, and see why so many drivers throughout South Windsor and Vernon are turning to the Mazda3 sedan and hatchback.



“More than just basic transportation, the 2017 Mazda3 is an entertaining, versatile and classy car to drive. It's one of our top recommendations if you're shopping for a small sedan or hatchback.”

With an MSRP from only $17,845, the Mazda3 is an accessibly priced vehicle that brings with it a vast array of entertainment and convenience features, including:

  • Nine-speaker Bose® stereo system
  • Satellite radio
  • MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment
  • Multi-function Commander control

Car and Driver

“Not many vehicles successfully combine style, dynamics, and value in a compact package, but the Mazda3 does, which is why it’s a 10Best winner. […] The responsive steering and great handling will have drivers dreaming of twisty roads.”

Thanks to the holistic approach of Mazda’s SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY, the Mazda3 gives you a balanced, responsive, and fuel-efficient performance on the road. The base engine is a 2.0L inline-four that makes 155 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque, while the top two trims get a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that puts out 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy comes in at up to an EPA-estimated 37 mpg highway and 27 mpg city with the 2.0L engine, while the 2.5L four-cylinder with a manual transmission still gets 33 mpg highway and 25 mpg city.

Kelley Blue Book

Car and Driver

“The 2017 Mazda3 breaks the mold for compact cars and sets new standards for the segment. Fuel-efficient and a blast to drive, the Mazda3 is a reasonably priced small car filled with high-end features, a handsome interior and offers an advanced set of safety and driver-assist features usually associated with high-end luxury cars.”

On top of everything else that makes the Mazda3 an attractive option, it’s also offered with i-ACTIVSENSE®, a premium safety package that includes:

  • High Beam Controls
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane-Keep Assist
  • Adaptive Front Lighting
  • Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Smart City Brake Support
  • Smart Brake Support
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control

See How the 2017 Mazda3 is Exceeding Expectations

After seeing what critics have to say, it’s easy to understand why so many drivers throughout Glastonbury and beyond are choosing this model for their next small sedan or hatchback. Make your own decision when you come take it for a test drive at Mazda of Manchester, located at 80 Oakland Street in Manchester, CT, just 10 minutes east of East Hartford via I-84 East. If you want to set up a test drive or have questions for us, don’t hesitate to contact us online or by phone at (860) 645-4100.