Fun, zippy car but loud tire noise and labor intensive interface
The new Mazda CX3 is fun to drive. It's zippy and quick! The inside is really nice with premium leather and suede and super comfy seats. An all around good car.
But, there are some downsides - loud tire noise, labor intensive radio interface, hidden cup holders and non-electric seats. Over 30mph the tire noise will drown out your radio. We've gotten used to it but it's definitely annoying. We hope Mazda makes updates to the radio interface. To navigate your phone via bluetooth takes a lot of steps and is just not worth the time. The arm rest is really nice but unfortunately hides the cup holders - want to have a grande latte? You'll have to forgo the armrest. Lastly, while the seats are plush and extremely comfortable they're manual. For $30,000 Mazda could have thrown in electric seats. All that said, this is still a nice car - pretty to look at inside and out, and worth getting the SkyActiv tech - especially if you're accident prone.