We like to talk about all the different features and aspects of the Mazda3 that we believe make it such a great car, but how does the Mazda3 compare to similar cars? Thankfully the people at Car and Driver put together a quick study comparing the 2016 Mazda3 i Grand Touring and four similarly priced competitors. Take a look below to see what makes the Mazda3 fun to drive!
Why the Mazda3 is more fun to drive vs its competitors
Car and Driver found that the Mazda3 was the most fun-to-drive car out of all of its competitors, but what does that mean? What makes the Mazda3 fun to drive? The model they tested was the 2016 Mazda3 i Grand Touring — which means that it was powered by a 2.0L I-4 engine with 155 horsepower — which was the second most out of the five cars tested. The Mazda3 came in second when it comes to accelerating from 0-60 mph, but where it really shined was its handling — and it aced the slalom test. We think this quote from the article says it all:
“In the fun-to-drive category, where few affordable cars even try, Mazda makes the greatest effort and overwhelmingly succeeds.”
How much power does the Mazda3 have?
The Mazda3 is packing quite a bit of power for a car that also gets 41 MPG on the highway — which is a big contributor to why it is such a fun-to-drive car. But did you know that you can also equip the Mazda3 with a different, larger engine? Also available is the 2.5L I-4 that increases your horsepower to 184 and drops your 0-60 mph time by almost a whole second!
Test Drive the Mazda3 in Fond du Lac WI
Want to see for yourself just how fun to drive the Mazda3 is? You can find it in Fond du Lac, WI when you visit Holiday Mazda. Our helpful staff will also be ready to answer any questions you have about this sporty, efficient car.