The Mazda 3 completed the century sprint in 9.9 seconds as tested.
Torque delivery is linear and strong even at lower rpm, which makes daily driving an ease. And the linear delivery continues throughout the rev range; it doesn’t push you back in the seat, but the speed climbs effortlessly.
Arguably the highlight of the powertrain. It downshifts when going up an incline even when the throttle position is maintained, holds the gear through corners and when driving enthusiastically.
Steering and Handling
Steering ideally weighted for all situations, striking a fine balance between sportiness and ease of driving. And the most impressive part is, there is feedback from the steering wheel when going over rough surfaces, giving drivers the feeling of connection with the road.
The GVC+ feature helps with smooth driving, managing weight transfer through corners and body roll is relatively minimal.