2011 mazda3 s sport




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  • The Mazda 3 provides more driving enjoyment and greater refinement than its affordable price tag would suggest. The Mazda 3 sees some shuffling of its equipment packages. The Mazda 3 is available in four-door compact sedan and hatchback body styles.

    Features and specs for the Mazda 3 s Sport including fuel economy, transmission, warranty, engine type, cylinders, drive train and more.

    Fact! Initially, Mazda was called Toyo Kogyo. Rebranding was held not so long ago, in 1984. The name is taken in honor of Zoroastrian wisdom god Ahura Mazda.

    And after spending a week with the Mazda 3 S Grand Touring five door and I' m almost certain that the or Mazda3 s 5-door Sport.

    2011 mazda3 s sport

    2011 mazda3 s sport

    Tell us your own ratings for a vehicle you own. The nav screen can be switched to display trip computer data and audio system info. And it has a built in TV! The ride is firm but not stiff. I do think the sedan looks better than the hatch in the new design.

    2011 mazda3 s sport

    2011 mazda3 s sport

    2011 mazda3 s sport

    2011 mazda3 s sport

    2011 mazda3 s sport

    Of course, that also means that everything else about the MS3GT was pretty darn good. It brings to mind the classic Gahan Wilson cartoon of a doctor recoiling in horror from a patient whose body is covered in smiley faces. Aesthetics aside though, the styling does provide very good visibility. The hood falls away fairly sharply but you have a good idea where the corners are, and other than the pillars, forward and side visibility is fine.

    Rear visibility is good, in part thanks to the unusually shaped C pillars. The front doors also open very wide, almost 90 degrees, and ingress and egress are easily accomplished. The dashboard is laid out nicely, with two round binnacles holding the tachometer and speedometer right in front of the driver, easily visible through the steering wheel. The leather wrapped and cross stitched steering wheel is smallish, with duplicated audio, and nav controls, plus the usual cruise control and info display switches.

    2011 mazda3 s sport

    In between the speedo and tach is a small liquid crystal display with fuel and odometer info. An auxiliary IP sits above the main gauges and towards the center of the dashboard. The nav screen can be switched to display trip computer data and audio system info. Some may find the nav screen too small but I found it less distracting than a larger center stack screen.

    Though the texture and colors of the panels are the same, the door panels use a hard plastic while the dash has a softer touch.

    2011 mazda3 s sport

    Everything you actually touch when operating the car feels nice, and the switchgear gives an especially good impression of quality, with a solid, tactile feel. The clutch is perfect, with a very smooth takeup. The shifter is spring loaded to naturally line up in the slot, with heavier pressure needed to get into than This seems logical and I only had trouble finding first a couple of times. Overall, the interior ergonomics are fine. I like the big central tuning button on the sound system.

    This M3SGT came with dual zone automatic climate control that worked just fine. While no ACC can get a car as cold enough or as hot enough fast enough for me, once a comfortable temp was reached, the ACC worked almost imperceptibly. The combination of a good power to weight ratio, a smooth clutch and a six speed transmission gives the driver a number of shifting options, including and shifts. Gas mileage was mpg over about miles of mixed urban and suburban driving.

    With the cruise control set to 70mph on a flat road, instantaneous gas mileage readout showed 37mpg YMMV. The handling is, again, as would be expected from Mazda, tuned towards the enthusiast end of the spectrum.

    2011 mazda3 s sport

    On the Honda, that lack of feel combined with otherwise good steering was disconcerting. On the Mazda, there is a balance between feel, grip and precision that brings a smile to the face just about every time you drive it. The steering is perfectly weighted, with just the right touch of resistance. I noticed, while taking some photos underhood, that the M3SGT has braces on the front strut towers that bolt to the cowl. Riding around urban and suburban Detroit with its potholes and frost heaves, the ride was a little bit busy and pitchy, but not uncomfortable.

    The ride is firm but not stiff. Getting a little bit of heat into the pads seemed to firm up the feel a bit and the one emergency stop I made was handled with aplomb. The HID lamps can swivel, per input from the steering and speed sensors, to light up the area you are turning into. Unless you really need to seat 5 or more or want the increased comfort of a mid size sedan, I can easily see the M3SGT5D meeting the needs of most young families.

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