Mazda 3 2015 Reviews Specifications
Mazda 3 2015 I models are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 150 horsepower and 155 pound-feet of torque. It drives the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission or optional six-speed automatic. In Edmunds testing my Mazda 3 sedan with automatic transmission, we recorded time 0-60-mph 8.4-second, which is faster than the average for this class of car. EPA estimated fuel economy is also very good. Sedan check at 34 mpg combined (30 city/41 highway) with automatic transmission. Sedan with manual get only slightly less at 33 mpg combined (29/41), and you can expect similar numbers for my 3 hatchback. On the evaluation of the Edmunds.com 116-mile, hatchback 3 I returned 24.5 mpg.
The model Mazda 3s get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder produces 185 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque, also with a choice of six-speed automatic or manual transmission. With the 2.5-liter engine and manual transmission, in both the sedan and hatchback, EPA estimated 29 mpg combined (25/37 sedan) and 26/35 to hatch. the 2.5-liter engine and six-speed automatic gets an estimated 32 mpg combined (28/39) in the four-door configuration and 31 mpg combined (27/37) with a hatchback.
Available for the 3s is an optional system “i-ELOOP” that captures and distributes braking energy back. So equipped, the fuel economy rose to 33 mpg (29/40) with the automatic.
Safety Mazda 3 2015
Standard safety equipment on Mazda 3 2015 include antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, active front head restraints, front airbags and side airbags. A glass and camera monitoring systems blind spot with rear cross-traffic comes standard on all trims in addition to SV and sport. Mazda 3 2015 Technology package available for the 3s Grand Touring lane departure warning systems including, forward collision warning and brake support Mazda’s Smart City, which is the collision mitigation system that can automatically brake the car stop at low speed if the driver does not react to the collision immediately.
In Edmunds testing, my Mazda 3 Grand Touring hatchback comes to a stop from 60 mph in about 120 feet, while the GT 3s do it at 126 feet. Both are basically the average numbers for the segment.
Mazda 3 2015 In government crash testing, the 2015 Mazda 3 received five out of five stars for the overall crash protection, five stars for frontal crash protection for a total of five stars for side crash protection total. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the 3 highest possible rating of “good” moderate-overlapping offset frontal, side impact, roof-strength and whiplash protection (seats and head restraints) crash tests. It also received the “good” in the IIHS small-new frontal offset overlapping impact test, a test in which many vehicles do worse.
Interior design and special features
The Interior of the 2015 Mazda 3 is one of the best in its class. All the controls are intuitive, and the dashboard and driver-oriented console has it all within easy reach, so you’re not looking around through an array of buttons or menu screen to complete basic tasks. Overall, the interior panel, upholstery and switches have found it very expensive.
Most Mazda 3 2015 level trim comes with a color screen that is mounted on top of the dashboard and type of controller buttons on the centre console, such as those found in pricier cars such as. Mazda really go a step further by making a touch-screen display. This level of redundancy is added to help make electronic interface is easy to learn and use each day. This is one of the better systems out there. 3 the base is equipped with radio control-faceplate-type of place of display screen.
The front seats are comfortable and supportive, and the improvement of good complements the sporty handling capability of a nimble car. The rear seats also have some contouring to them, but spaces all-around average enough. Competing sedans such as the Toyota Corolla or Volkswagen Jetta offers more space for the adults to get comfortable or to install the safety seat son great. Sedan 12.4 cubic feet trunk is rather small for a class. Hatchback, meanwhile, offering 20.2 cubic feet behind the rear seats with a folding chair while producing 29.3 cubic feet. Both average numbers.
Mazda 3 2015 The 2.0-liter engine in the base Mazda 3 sounds a bit hoarse under hard acceleration but provides better acceleration than the average and has chosen the useful midrange torque output, so it is really worth it. Nevertheless, it is still tempting to stretch your budget for the 2.5-liter engine. It is faster, smoother and a bit more calm, and there is minimal impact to overall fuel economy. The automatic transmission is a forging
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