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2019 Mazda3 review: Still sporty, but more complete

por Bryan Goloubev (02/07/2020)

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Mazda3 4-Door

2019 Mazda3

Historically, the Mazda3 has always been one of, if not the, phượng hoàng cổ trấn driver's choice in the compact car segment. That isn't shocking, given the company's well-known practice of sprinkling great-driving dynamics into every car it makes. However, in the past, the tradeoff for the 3's great on-road chops have been underwhelming interioris, cramped quarters and poor cabin tech.

With the introduction of the new 2019 3, Mazda is hoping to make up for past sins with fresh sheet metal, plush interior surroundings and a well-populated feature list. For the most part, happily, Mazda succeeded.

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The previous-generation Mazda3 was a sharp-looking car, but this new model strikes an even cleaner and more elegant appearance. There are no hard character lines or wild creases. Instead, there are just subtle strokes that, together with the big grille and skinny headlights, make for a sedan that's particularly attractive from the front three-quarters view. If there are downsides to the exterior wrapper, it's the staid back end and plain Jane 10-spoke wheels.

Mazda keeps things simple inside the cabin, too, with an attractive, flowing dash. The front cabin is mostly clutter-free, too, with the exception of climate controls in the middle. The Mazda's cabin is done up in an attractive two-tone black and beige color scheme, accented with a tasteful helping of metallic trim. Not only does it look nice, but feels nice, too. All materials, from the rubbery panels to the stitched, soft-touch leather surfaces covering large parts of the dash, center console and door panels are top notch. There's not a cheap-looking piece to be found inside, which definitely wasn't the case with previous Mazda3 models.