For many drivers, a small, lightweight car is the perfect fit. These compact models are fun to drive, offer strong fuel economy, and typically feature stylish, roomy cabins. At Mazda of Gastonia, we’ve created a number of Mazda compact car reviews so you can research different options right from your home.

Our reviews touch on all the features and specifications you care about, such as performance, safety, infotainment, and style. Our online inventory is another great resource when car shopping. If you want to test drive a Mazda compact car, we can make that happen!

Mazda Compact Car: MAZDA3

The Mazda3 is a versatile, attractive, and fun-to-drive compact car. The first decision you have to make is whether you want the Mazda3 in sedan or hatchback form. Both choices are styled with sleek lines and the contemporary shaping the Mazda design language is known for.

A host of driver-assistance technologies will keep you well-protected no matter where you drive. There’s technology in the cabin too, specifically a touchscreen which can be paired to your smartphone.

In addition to the sedan and hatchback forms, you can select from a long list of Mazda3 trim levels. If you really want a compact car, the Mazda3 checks off all the boxes.

2021 MAZDA3


Mazda Compact Cars: MAZDA MX-5 MIATA

The lightest car in the Mazda lineup isn’t the compact Mazda3, but rather the Mazda MX-5 Miata. The convertible sports car is built on a dedicated platform and delivers smiles wherever it goes.

When you’re pushing the Miata MX-5 Miata around turns, the steering is accurate and provides honest feedback through the wheel. Whether going around town or cruising on the highway, driving the Mazda MX-5 Miata with the top down is a jubilant experience.

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Explore Mazda Compact Cars

There’s a lot to like about compact cars. Their nimbleness makes for a fun driving experience, while their fuel efficiency helps you avoid the gas pump. Our Mazda of Gastonia team has created reviews on some of the top Mazda compact cars. So feel free to explore the links on this page.

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