2015 Mazda Mazda3 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Meteor Gray Mica
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$11,902 - $19,042
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
29 City / 41 HWY
Horsepower
155-184
Seats
5

How 2015 Mazda Mazda3 Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.6 Overall Score
Performance 4.7Comfort 4.4Styling 4.7Value 4.5

Editor's Overview

With stylish design, fuel-efficient engine choices and some of the best handling in their class, the 2015 Mazda3 sedan and hatchback stand out from rivals such as the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Ford Focus. Technology, safety features and value are also highlights, but the Mazda3 defers to others for roomiest rear seat or cushiest ride quality.

Mazda Mazda3 Models & Trims

chevronDown icon i Grand Touring $12,845 - $15,098
Horsepower: 155 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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Horsepower: 184 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
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chevronDown icon i Touring $14,936 - $17,193
Horsepower: 155 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon i SV $12,605 - $14,618
Horsepower: 155 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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chevronDown icon i Sport $11,902 - $14,007
Horsepower: 155 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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chevronDown icon s Touring $13,393 - $15,740
Horsepower: 184 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.54
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A beautiful, driver-centric machine.

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This is my first Mazda and I couldn't be more pleased with it. Buying the top tier package (grand touring) made a difference, as it came with plenty of bells, whistles, and safety features to make driving a pleasure. It is beautifully crafted, too - it has the lines of a luxury vehicle. It handles the road incredibly well (although I wouldn't drive it in a snow storm!) And is very zippy. Mazda clearly crafted a vehicle with the driver in mind, as it feels like you are in a cockpit instead of a utilitarian seat to get from point A to point B. My next car will very likely be another Mazda because of how much I have enjoyed this one.

Ryan M
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Mazda 3 easy to use and a great first car!

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I really love my Mazda3! I have around the most basic model and I bought it used, so I think it is the perfect first car for a teenager, or young adult that is just starting out. The cloth seats are very comfortable and despite it being a small car, there is a great amount of space in the back seat. In today's economy, it does not take more than $30 dollars to fill the tank, but unfortunately, the gas does go by kind of fast. There are Bluetooth and navigation capabilities and the cruise control is easy to understand. Most of all, the key fob and push to start feature makes the car overall really easy to use.

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Baseline Mazda feels like luxury car.

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My Mazda3 is great car. It has had no problems since I bought it in 2015. The gas mileage is great. I drive 30 minutes to work and I have to get gas every 2 weeks. There is not that much room in the backseat but I do not have to drive a lot of people around. At the time, the technology was very cool. It is great to have voice calling so I do not have to use my phone while driving. The touch screen is great as well, it locks up when you are driving so you cannot use it. I wish it had apple play but that wasn't a thing back when I purchased this car.

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$12,845 - $15,098
$16,315 - $19,042

Horsepower

Horsepower
155 (hp)
184 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L SKYACTIV
2.5L SKYACTIV, SKYACTIV, TECHNOLOGY PACKAGE
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Standard
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Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
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Not Available
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Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Not Available
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Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 (in.)
42.2 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.6 (in.)
37.6 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.8 (in.)
35.8 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.5 (in.)
37.5 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
12.4 (cu. ft.)
12.4 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/60HR16
P215/45WR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 (in.)
106.3 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 (ft.)
34.8 (ft.)

Length

Length
175.6 - 180.3 (in.)
175.6 - 180.3 (in.)

Width

Width
70.7 (in.)
70.7 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2781 - 2855 (.lbs)
2915 - 3002 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
155 (hp)
184 (hp)

Torque

Torque
150 (ft. lbs.)
185 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
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Optional
Optional

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 (gal.)
13.2 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
36 (mpg)
32 (mpg)

City

City
30 (mpg)
27 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
41 (mpg)
37 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

HID Headlights
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Not Available
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Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
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Not Available
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Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Standard
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Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Standard
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Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

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Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Blind Spot Sensor
  • Rear Collision Warning
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (3)

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Fuel System, Gasoline > Storage > Tank Assembly Oct 1, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 1, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V621000
Summary:
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Mazda3 vehicles manufactured May 21, 2015, to August 25, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with a fuel tank with a shut-off valve that can allow fuel to enter into the fuel tank emissions systems. If enough fuel enters the emission system it may leak out onto the ground or result in an engine stall.
Consequence:
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire. An engine that stalls increases the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle's fuel shut-off valve. As needed, the fuel shut-off valve and the affected fuel tank emissions system components will be replaced, free of charge. The recall began on October 20, 2015. Owners are advised not to drive their vehicle until the repairs have been completed. Mazda will provide rental cars until that time. Owners may contact the Mazda Customer Experience Center at 1-800- 222-5500, option #6. Mazda's number for this recall is 8615J.
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Fuel System, Gasoline > Storage > Tank Assembly Sep 21, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 21, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V684000
Summary:
Mazda Motors North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Mazda3 vehicles manufactured January 4, 2014, to September 18, 2015. The fuel tank of the affected vehicles may have been improperly handled during manufacturing and, as a result, the welded attachment of the Inlet Check Valve (ICV) may fail and allow fuel to leak.
Consequence:
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
Mazda will notify owners, and depending on the tank lot number, dealers will inspect the ICV weld, replacing the fuel tank, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began November 1, 2016. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 0116I.
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Parking Brake Jun 21, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 21, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V393000
Summary:
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2014-2015 Mazda6 and 2014-2016 Mazda3 vehicles. Water could possibly enter the brake caliper causing the parking brake actuator shaft to corrode and possibly bind.
Consequence:
If the parking brake actuator shaft binds, the parking brake may not engage or disengage fully. If the parking brake does not engage properly, the vehicle may move unexpectedly if it is parked on a slope, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will check the parking brake actuator shafts, replacing any that are corroded, free of charge. Remedy parts are currently unavailable. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed August 24, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 1217F.

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