Kelley Blue Book Value®
$13,743 - $21,410
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
29 City / 40 HWY
Horsepower
155-184
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$13,743 - $21,410
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
29 City / 40 HWY
Horsepower
155-184
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.5 Overall Score
Performance 4.6 Comfort 4.3 Styling 4.6 Value 4.4

Editor's Overview

Anyone who thinks a compact car can't be stylish, fuel-efficient, technologically advanced and a hoot to drive hasn't met the Mazda3. Yes, Mazda's compact sedan and hatchback have some o...

2016 Mazda Mazda3 Owner Reviews

4.57

196 Reviews

64% 31% 5% 1% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Comfortable, fun to drive, and fuel efficient.

I have a Mazda 3 hatchback with manual transmission. The transmission is user-friendly and responsive with a lot of power. It drives more like a sports car than your typical hatchback but it is also practical. It has a lot of storage space, seating is comfortable, the sound system is great, and the heated seats are awesome. I do wish that the navigation software were better, but that is not a huge deal. I also wish that there we're climate-control vents in the backseat. We have been driving it for a year with regular oil changes and rotations and haven't had any maintenance issues. We take tons of long road trips and the vehicle has proven perfect for it.

- Claire H

IT HAS GREAT FULL ECONOMY AND IS ZIPPY. I MEAN IT TAKES OFF QUICKLY AND EFFICIENTLY . WHEN I PULL OUT INTO TRAFFIC I AM ABLE TO GET UP TO SPEED EFFICIENTLY

I LOVE THE FULL ECONOMY THAT I GET ON MY MAZDA, BUT ADMIT THAT I HATE THE DASHBOARD AND CONTROLS. IT LOOKS GREAT, BUT THE FUNCTIONALITY DOESN'T WORK FOR ME. THE DASHBOARD SCREEN IS TOO BRIGHT AND ISN'T EASILY ADJUSTABLE WHEN DRIVING. IF YOU DIM IT THEN AT NIGHT YOU CAN'T SEE. THERE IS NOT ENOUGH ROOM IN THE FRONT CONSOLE AREA TO TOSS A PHONE A FEW ODDS AND ENDS LIKE GLASSES, COINS... ETC.I GOT THE HATCH BACK AND AM NOT HAPPY WITH THE ROAD NOISE THAT COMES THROUGH WHEN I HAVE THE SEATS DOWN. THE UNLATCH TO THE HATCH IS SOMETIMES DIFFICULT TO FIND AND YOU HAVE TO FEEL AROUND FOR IT WHEN YOU HAVE YOUR HANDS FULL

- RENEE M

Forever sticking with Mazda.

The Mazda 3 is a great car. I love the control I can have while driving! The seats are very comfortable and I have to drive 3 hours to my college. From my hometown. One of the most things I love about my car is the camera for reversing. It really helps when backing out of a spot. It beeps when a car is coming that you cannot see and it beeps when u get too close to an object! Another thing is the blind eye spot while changing lanes the mirror will beep on the side u want to go to and it will tell you if a car is in your blind spot or not! This really helps on highways. The sound system is amazing too!

- Haley O

Ranked #4 Compact Cars by Owners

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$14,972 - $17,575
$18,449 - $21,410

Horsepower

Horsepower
155 hp
184 hp

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L SKYACTIV
2.5L SKYACTIV
SKYACTIV
TECHNOLOGY PACKAGE
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Steering

Power Steering

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.

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

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.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2865 - 2931 .lbs
2947 - 3028 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
155 hp
184 hp

Torque

Torque
150 ft. lbs.
185 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 gal.
13.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
30 - 41 mpg
27 - 37 mpg

City

City
29 - 30 mpg
25 - 28 mpg

Highway

Highway
40 - 41 mpg
35 - 39 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

HID Headlights

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety