Significant Upgrades and an Amazing list of Premium Features set the bar and stretch the small car class into new territory. The Press has acknowledged, the new 2019 Mazda3 offers more Power, Premium Ride Quality and a host of features never found in the small car class before.
“Consider our fabulous-looking test car, the 2019 Mazda 3 Premium Hatchback. Please. Mazda Design spent much of the last decade, and hundreds of millions, developing sheet metal stamping and paint/finish technology to achieve the distinctive, glass-blown fluidity that it calls Kodo – note the organic quality, the absence of creases or accent lines, the seemingly miles-deep play of reflection across the fuselage. This is a finicky form language, very demanding from a manufacturing perspective, right down to the car’s “trapped” hood, whose corners and gaps have to be exact, all the way around, in all conditions.”
Other car makers match Mazda’s panel banging and paint quality, but they are all luxury brands. Nothing under $50,000 touches the Mazda3’s exterior execution.