Mazda 3

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The Mazda 3 is a fuel-efficient 4-door sedan with three available trims. Read more Mazda reviews to learn about other models.

Mazda 3 Reviews

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    Reviewed July 11, 2024

    My best friend has a 2010 Mazda 3 hatchback and I have always loved it inside and out but after today I love it and will always recommend them from now on. Today there was a big pile up that we couldn’t see because of the sun and when we saw it we ponded on the brakes and the amazing, smooth brakes stopped us from hitting someone going 60 mph. Thank you Mazda, you did a great job of designing this car. I would recommend getting a 2nd gen Mazda 3 hatchback.

    Reviewed July 4, 2024

    I’m at 122,000 miles with my Mazda- I use it for work and it’s a workhorse for me. I’ve used and abused this car and it keeps up- I love my car and it continues to keep me going- It’s a 2014 Mazda 3 and a decade later is still going strong.

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      Reviewed May 12, 2024

      2024 Mazda 3. Super small on inside, if you're 6ft, don't bother. My head touched the roof of the car. I turned my head to the left & hit my hat on door. Plain on inside. Mazda 6 was better. Not sporty!


      Reviewed Jan. 26, 2024

      I have tons of issues with my suv and they don’t even care about fixing issues. I had the issues looked out and since they could not see the issues when they had it they can’t fix unless they have my car a while to see if it act up on them. Even videos doesn’t help. I wish I haven’t got this expensive car from them now if I knew I was going to be treated like this. Definitely learned my issues with Mazda.

      Reviewed Dec. 24, 2023

      I have a 2016 Mazda cx9, driving with children on interstate brake system comes in on its own causing back right rotor to burn bright red and smoke. Fear of car catching fire and a fatality to occur. Ends up faulty caliber. Have repaired and now left back caliper is doing same thing. When googling reviews, this has been a major complaint by others. Why would this not be fixed. What is Mazda waiting on a serious accident. I’m still in process of trying to have them repair and reimburse. Currently having to go without a car due to fear of driving the car. I will never own a Mazda again.

      Reviewed Sept. 16, 2023

      I received a notice from Mazda concerning a gap that develops at the top of the instrument Mabel along the dash. The letter is dated July 2018 and it wasn’t happening when I got the letter. I have had cancer and a few other health issues and decided to give the car to my grandson since I don’t drive it. I was told the extended warranty expired in 2020 and mazda won’t make it right. Obviously they know it’s a problem

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      Reviewed June 1, 2023

      I purchased a brand new 2022 Mazda3 sedan fwd in Jan 2022. The first issue I had was with android Auto, the USB ports, etc. I began experiencing an airbag malfunction light by Mar/Apr 2022. This issue was finally fixed at the beginning of 2023 after an unsuccessful repair and a delay in parts. Then the bearings in my blower went. Again, there was a delay in receiving parts due to a shortage. The blower was covered under warranty.

      I have mentioned multiple times that my brakes seem to "stick" when I take my foot off the pedal and go to accelerate. Sometimes, when I come to a complete stop (traffic lights, stop signs) and then go to accelerate, the car experiences a lack of power. I also notice it has a rough idle. On two different instances, the collision avoidance system activated incorrectly and applied the brakes to avoid an accident when there was no potential for an accident. Certain weather will disable the safety systems if the sensors become dirty. This will also disable cruise control. I live in Ontario, Canada, so this happens in rain and snow. I would NOT recommend this vehicle.

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      Reviewed Feb. 2, 2023

      I have a 2021 Mazda3 with less than 11,000km. In December my battery completely died while in my garage plugged in. AMA was not able to boost it & I was not able to release the emergency brake as it is a manual vehicle. The dealership had advised it would be okay to have it towed with the emergency brake on- I was told by another mechanic it would not be advisable. AMA was not able to move the car out of my garage to have it towed. They ended up replacing the battery. Mazda Canada advised that they will not reimburse me, even though the battery has a 3 year warranty. Mazda's roadside assistance told me it would take up to 72 hours to assist with this. I work on the other side of the city, of course I needed my vehicle. The car itself is great. Mazda Canada & the dealership's customer service is abysmal. I would never purchase another Mazda in the future.

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      Reviewed Nov. 20, 2022

      2018 Mazda 3 with about 50k miles on the clock.. I've been having multiple major failures over the past couple years (clutch, flywheel, 3 batteries, starter, serpentine belt, fuel injectors, wheel bearings) plus normally scheduled maintenance costs and nothing seems to be helping. After the $5k clutch job.. $2k serpentine belt.. I had constant startup and performance issues.. they replaced the starter for $1k and it got a little better but wasn't like new. Then the car started running rich and had a very rough idle and lots of odd engine noise.. They warranty 2 fuel injectors but charge me 3 hours labor ($450) and $800 in parts for the other 2 injectors (you should always replace all injectors at the same time and doing 2 extra when you are already taking the fuel rail out should only add a few extra minutes of time).

      I pay $286 for a decarb service too.. Idle is smoothed out but performance is still lacking and my mpg is around 20 for long highway trips now instead of 40 mpg like it used to be.. Gas is not cheap either.. if I wanted mid ten mpg I'd be driving a Hummer.. All services performed at the dealership.. and I keep bringing it back with issues but get sent home without a fix.. I also have copies of all receipts to confirm.

      I have never had so many issues with a car in my 20+ years of driving and think this will be my 2nd and last Mazda. I have given my dealer dozens of chances and thousands of dollars to fix things but have gotten nothing but stress and disappointment in return. I've literally bought this car twice at this point.. I'm not really sure what else to say at this point..

      Yours truly,

      A very disappointed owner

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      Reviewed March 6, 2022

      My first Mazda3 purchase has been a nightmare, first dealing with the rude general manager at the Hurst location. I'm now experiencing an airbag warning sign after two weeks of being an owner. The vehicle is now in service for a month to replace the driver side airbag on a 2022.

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