2017 Mazda3 5-Door

The 2017 Mazda 3 5-Door is a fuel-efficient compact that, unlike many competitors, is always fun to drive and even feels posh inside. A classy interior, sassy styling, and impressive performance combine to create a unique driving experience that's sure to please buyers.

2017 Mazda3 5-Door

Rich modern comfort make every ride in the 2017 Mazda 3 5-Door feel like a luxury. The new cabin design - including a streamlined, modern dash - is classy and stylish. Where other thrifty compacts are weighed down by plastic cabin trim, this hatchback plays host to an updated dash with soft-touch surfaces and a sleek new touchscreen that lies directly in your line of sight. Comfort features, like leather upholstery, are equally classy - not to mention comfortable.

Like other Mazdas, the 3 5-Door hatchback is known for its sporty ride. If you're looking for a model that's compact enough for easy street parking but equally fun to drive, this is your best bet. Mazda's new G-Vectoring Control, an electric steering component, makes for a smoother ride by increasing traction around curves. It reduces driver workload in tight situations, and it provides passengers with a more comfortable ride to boot.

The safety gear in the 2017 Mazda 3 5-Door will calm your road-related worries. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the Mazda 3 hatchback a 2017 Top Safety Pick +. This designation is as good as it sounds - it means that the Mazda 3 earned the IIHS's top score of "Good" in every single crash test. It also means that its front crash prevention system earned a rare score of "Superior." If it senses a potential crash, this system does more than merely warn you - it actively applies the brakes in an effort to keep you out of harm's way.

You can customize your 2017 Mazda 3 hatchback with your choice of two powertrains - both of which are engineered to bring you thrifty fuel mileage. In addition to being one of the quickest cars in this segment, the Mazda 3 earns up to 28 city/37 highway mpg. Regardless of the size of the vehicle, those are impressive numbers and are sure to please budget-conscious drivers.

 Grand Touring

3 5-Door Grand Touring

The Grand Touring trim of the Mazda3 5-door offers you a luxury hatchback experience. Leather trimmed sport seats, leather steering wheel, and leather-trimmed gear knob extends throughout a comfortable cabin that is illuminated by a power sliding glass moonroof, a BOSE 9-speaker surround sound system, and the 7-inch MazdaCONNECT touchscreen infotainment display. The Grand Touring also offers a package of driver assistance features, including blind spot monitoring and smart city brake support.

2017 Mazda3 5-Door Active Driving Display

Active Driving Display

This available option takes important driver information and displays it at eye level, keeping your eyes on the road.

2017 Mazda3 5-Door Sporty Styling

Sporty Styling

The hatchback design, complete with spoiler and shark fin antenna, is a fun, sporty approach to smart driving.

2017 Mazda3 5-Door MazdaCONNECT

MazdaCONNECT

Voice activated infotainment happens through the MazdaCONNECT system, which allows you to pair your smartphone through Bluetooth.

2017 Mazda3 5-Door Multifunction Commander Control

Multifunction Commander Control

Control your MazdaCONNECT system with an easy-to-use knob rather than the touchscreen, giving you extra options on the go.

Conclusion

The 2017 Mazda 3 5-Door is a rare compact hatchback - one that delivers upscale style with dynamic performance. Other compacts might feel stiff or slow to respond, but the Mazda 3 combines sharp steering with sporty handling for an adventurous performance. Its sleek modern design and comfort features make you feel like you've spend big bucks on a fancy full-size sedan.

*Any MPG listed is based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.

** Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program. Model tested with standard side airbags (SABs). For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov.