Overview & Reviews
The 2015 Mazda 3s, with its larger 2.5-liter engine, is now available with a six-speed manual transmission. There are also minor adjustments to standard and optional equipment availability.
- Very good fuel economy
- Quick acceleration
- Top crash safety scores
- Precise handling
- Refined interior with intuitive controls
- Many advanced features are available.
- Available hatchback body style
- Stiff ride with larger wheels and tires
- Not as quiet as some other top rivals.
User Reviews:Showing 1 through 6 of 6.00
Buyer Beware nothing like the earlier models - 2015 Mazda Mazda3
By Daryl Nitz - September 15 - 11:38 am
The 2015 Mazda3 is a hassle to drive. It is nothing like the 2012 Mazda3. It is problematic. The radio/navigation does not work well at all. It can NEVER be turned off, just muted. It freezes up, restarts, deletes favorites, and is overall poorly designed. Mazda offers very little solutions. On top of this, the MPG is grossly inflated. I have not gotten over 30mpg ever in 5 months. I typically average 27-29mpg. The gas tank is smaller than the 2012, so total range is less than 400. The 2012 would have a range of 500-600. I am so disappointed that I let my 2012 go for this 2015.
Traded 2012 Mazda3 Grand Touring(auto), for 2015 model=Excellent car!!! - 2015 Mazda Mazda3
By ajax13 - April 15 - 8:01 am
We traded a 2012(27k miles on it) for a new stunning 'red' 2015. Wife loved her old 2012 & had no intention to trade it in, until she drove the new one! Here are the reasons why she did: stunning body design & 'red'(gorgeous!!)color; ride is even smoother & still tight/no body lean in corners; interior is like a BMW=simple & elegant; great Nav system & placement on dash is excellent for driving & easy eye check off; loves the 'HD' Bose stereo system=is killer sound!; more room inside/drivers seat wider & more ergonomic=verrrrry comfy on long trips!!; in 2012, got 41-42mpg on highway, & 32mpg in city...this one on first 350 mile trip up WA mountains & back, got 44mpg!! & gets 34mpg in city.
Bimmer on a Budget. - 2015 Mazda Mazda3
By mimazdaman - April 7 - 12:54 pm
Just turned in my 2012 Mazda 3 GT hatchback which I thought was a great car . . . practical but sporty. My few minor complaints have been addressed by this new model. Better styling, particularly up front. More power , especially when in sport mode. Six speed transmission. Really wanted the manual, but left that to my Miata. Back up camera. Shopped this car against a BMW 4 series Grand Coupe. Almost as much car at half the price!
Perfect for city/hwy sporty commute - 2015 Mazda Mazda3
By shouravv - October 5 - 8:49 am
The Mazda 3S sedan certainly feels very sturdy compared to my previous car, a 2010 Corolla, specially when taking sharp turns, changing lanes in busy traffic, or simply when a speeding tractor-trailer crosses you. The brake is super responsive, and the acceleration is decent without the sport mode turned on, and superb in the sport mode. With the 18" alloy wheels, thin tires, and sport tuned suspension, the ride feels very sporty (to be positive) or stiff (to be negative). But I guess that's a matter of taste. In rush hour (50-55mph), I average about 41mpg. At off-peak freeway (70-75mph) or in local traffic (35-40mph), it is about 35mpg. Very decent numbers for a 2.5L engine :-)
Almost like an Audi - 2015 Mazda Mazda3
By newmazdaowne5 - April 30 - 2:23 pm
I have had my hatchback for a month and am very happy with it. I am getting 34 mpg in mixed driving. The 2.0 has adequate power with the 6spd. A little more power on the freeway is nice, but 3rd gear does the job. The ride is very smooth and interior noise is less than my old GLI. Overall this car feels like the old generation audi A3 but with more features. This quality and interior feel is very good for the class. Handling is good with a compliant enough ride. The technology including blind spot monitoring and navigation is absolutely worth it on the GT trim. I don't know why anyone would not get the hatchback version.
Saved my life - 2015 Mazda Mazda3
By nfp - April 7 - 3:24 pm
I bought my 2015 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring sedan just after a crash that totaled my 2014 model with the same trim. I was T-Boned at full speed on the driver side by an SUV. The impact spun me 360 degrees and across the divider in opposing traffic, and I was hit on the other side by an oncoming car. My car was creamed. But side, curtain and front airbags cushioned me in nano-seconds, the frame held up enough, and my automatic 911 system triggered a call through bluetooth while I was still figuring out what happened. I slid out from under the airbag, out of the car, and stood there shaken but absolutely unhurt, not even sore. A 5 star safety rating? You bet! No way I wasn't getting the 2015!