Kelley Blue Book Value®
$15,467 - $23,118
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
27 City / 37 HWY
Horsepower
155-184
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$15,467 - $23,118
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
27 City / 37 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

The 2017 Mazda3 sedan and hatchback break the mold for compact cars and set new standards for the segment. Fuel-efficient and a blast to drive, the Mazda3 is a reasonably priced small ca...

Mazda Mazda3 Models & Trims

2017 Mazda Mazda3 Owner Reviews

4.59

123 Reviews

65% 28% 7% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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The dual temp control is nice because you can set it to what you like.

I have had this car for a little over a year and put about 5000 miles on the car and have had no issues with it. The car performs well under normal conditions. Although I have found out that since the car is lower to the ground than the previous cars I have owned before (SUV) I noticed in heavy rain hydroplaning is pretty common. In snow my car handles well and haven't noticed any unusual problems. The comfort in my car is good I have noticed that if I am driving for more than 2 hours without breaks my butt does get a little sore. I love my heated seats, GPS, dual temperature control. I also love that my car has the controls on the steering wheel so I do not have to take my eyes off the road to change the station on the radio and of course when the radio gets too repetitive I can turn on Bluetooth and listen to the music off of my phone. Another amazing feature that this car has is hands free talk, when people call me when I am driving it comes up on the screen in the car and I can use the control knob in the center council to answer the call and drive legally. Some states you cannot talk on the phone and drive but this allows me too because I will have both of my hands still on the wheel. Also on my navigation it tells me where the nearest gas stations and restaurants are and I use that a lot while I travel back and forth to home. Overall I love my car and wouldn't want to trade it in anytime soon it has for sure been my best car.

- Rachel M

I named it Derek because I am often annoyed by it.

Seat is not very comfortable (neck support is awkward). Noisy cabin when going above 55. Sounds aggressive when I step on the gas so some idiot tries to race me every other day. I think anyone above 5'6 would fit in tight in driver's seat. I have the grand touring model so nice sound quality and does have decent trunk space. Interior is good. Hard to find a nicer interior at this price point. The door handle interior area does pick up smudges and scratches. I haven't even taken off the clear plastic off around the drive stick to prevent scratches. Some of the chrome finishes will help randomly blind you when the sun hits it (worst idea). I feel the car tends to overheat or it could be due to how I drive. Even a year in, there's an intermittent burning smell that cannot be from the engine sealant to protect during shipping as customer svc told me. Also, auto setting for headlights always utilizes high beams. The headlights only is weak. Auto will turn both on blinding everyone and causing road rage from other drivers.

- Grace H

Mazda3 is a great economical car with nice mpg, and lots of features.

I love my car, although I do wish that it was awd (the new 2019 mazda3 is awd!). Also, the sensors are sometimes wonky, and will turn on randomly when it is very cold, or very sunny, and the automatic brights will turn on. The performance is great, it is zippy when it needs to be, and gets great gas mileage (I can usually go close to 400mi on one tank of gas). The seats are comfortable. This car comes with a Bose sound system, backup cam, and gps, which has been a lifesaver as I live in an area that does not have reliable cell service, so navigating without a satellite gps can be tough if I do not know where I am going. Also, one small downside, the car has large blind spots, luckily, the mirrors are equipped with lane assist, which alert me if a car is in my blind spot. Very helpful!

- Ai S

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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
$15,491 - $17,854
$15,467 - $17,926

Horsepower

Horsepower
155 hp
155 hp

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L SKYACTIV
2.0L SKYACTIV
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 in.
42.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 in.
37.6 - 38.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.8 in.
35.8 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.6 in.
37.5 - 37.6 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
12.4 cu. ft.
12.4 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

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
2875 - 2967 .lbs
2899 - 2967 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
155 hp
155 hp

Torque

Torque
150 ft. lbs.
150 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

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
28 - 19 mpg
28 - 19 mpg

City

City
27 - 28 mpg
27 - 28 mpg

Highway

Highway
37 mpg
37 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional

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