2014 Mazda Mazda3 Videos: Interior
Watch our interior video review of the 2014 Mazda Mazda3 to get a close-up look at cabin styling, seats, features and cargo.
2014 Mazda Mazda3 Video Transcript
Most automotive writers agree that the 2014 Mazda 3 is a sporty performer and a lot of fun to drive. But there's also a lot to like about its interior, which most automotive experts say has a pleasing design, but could use a little more space. I am Jim Sharifi, Senior Editor with US News Best Cars. In this video we will take a closer look at the Mazda 3's interior. The majority of experts say that the Mazda 3 seats are comfortable, so long as you're in the front. Several reviewers complained that the back seat can be a little tight in both Sedan and Hatchback models. Still for the driver and front passenger, consensus opinion is that there is plenty of head, leg and shoulder room.
Aside from the lack of space in the back seat, the Mazda 3 Sedan and also comes you short in the trunk at 12.4 ft it offers less space in rivals like the Chevy Cruze. The hatchback increases the cargo area to 20.2 ft and can even double that to 47.1 with the back seats folding.
Most reviewers appreciate the ease with which the rear seats fold down, but note that the Mazda 3 could still use some more storage space for small items. At the controls, experts find the infotainment system both responsive and simple to use, accessible dash controls an optional head up display and a 7 inch touch screen are well-positioned to reduce distractions. Other optional features include a rearview camera, navigation, automatic dual zone climate control and a nine speaker Bose sound systems.
To learn more be sure to watch our videos on the Mazda 3's performance and other important features and consider competing cars like the Ford focus and Volkswagen Golf.Read more
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