Reviews of the 2017 Mazda3

2017 Mazda3

Named three straight years among Kelley Blue Book’s “10 Best Sedans Under $25,000” and Car and Driver’s “10Best,” the 2017 Mazda3 returns with a tremendous level of momentum on its side. In reviews, Edmunds called it “entertaining, versatile and classy,” while Car and Driver says it “successfully combines style, dynamics, and value.” Finally, Kelley Blue Book noted it’s both “fuel-efficient and a blast to drive.” Learn more about what critics are saying about the new Mazda3, and then come check it out in person at Momentum Mazda.

Kelley Blue Book

“The 2017 Mazda3 breaks the mold for compact cars and sets new standards for the segment. Fuel-efficient and a blast to drive, the Mazda3 is a reasonably priced small car.”

The 2017 Mazda3 utilizes the full suite of SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY® and i-Eloop regenerative braking features to help achieve an incredible combination of power and efficiency. The base engine is a 2.0L inline-four that makes 155 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque and gets up to an EPA-estimated 41 mpg highway and 30 mpg city. Upgrade to the Touring or Grand Touring trim, and you’ll get a 2.5L inline-four that’s good for 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque, as well as a max EPA-estimated 40 mpg highway and 29 mpg city.


“More than just basic transportation, the 2017 Mazda3 is an entertaining, versatile and classy car to drive. It’s one of our top recommendations if you’re shopping for a small sedan or hatchback.”

The engaging nature of the 2017 Mazda3 might begin with its incredible driving dynamics, but it continues with the many features inside. Enjoy access to a vast lineup of high-tech entertainment technologies, including:

  • Bluetooth® handsfree phone and audio streaming
  • 7-inch Mazda Connect™ infotainment touchscreen
  • Bose® surround sound stereo system with nine speakers

Car and Driver

“Not many vehicles successfully combine style, dynamics, and value in a compact package, but the Mazda3 does, which is why it’s a 10Best winner.”

Value is the name of the game with the 2017 Mazda3, which is available in both sedan and hatchback formats. Here’s a rundown of the pricing:

  • Sport Sedan – MSRP from $17,845
  • Touring Sedan – MSRP from $20,445
  • Grand Touring Sedan – MSRP from $23,145
  • Sport 5-Door – MSRP from $19,095
  • Touring 5-Door – MSRP from $22,245
  • Grand Touring 5-Door – MSRP from $23,895

Experience for Yourself the 2017 Mazda3

For interested drivers all the way from Shelby to Mt. Holly, there’s a full selection of 2017 Mazda3 sedans and hatchbacks on sale now at Momentum Mazda, open seven days a week and easy to find at 4811 Wilkinson Blvd in Gastonia, NC. We offer a personalized customer service experience, and we look forward to serving you. Feel free to reach out to us online or give us a call at (855) 889-9834.