The week of Thanksgiving was a busy time of family get-togethers, family dinners, music events, and weddings, and to top of the week, the Mazda3 5-Door was the means of transportation that was put to the test to see if it can do WhatItDo and be able to handle my holiday schedule.
The Mazda3 comes equipped with a 2.5L DOHC(Dual Overhead Cam) Engine which gives pure efficient power and 155 horsepower with 148 lbs of torque. The MPG (miles per gallon) is 22 city/29 hwy. In the Mazda3 specifications it reads: ”Seating from up to 5-adults in uncompromised comfort and style.” Well if you know anything about Polynesians and their size, you’ll know that being comfortable in any vehicle is often a challenge for us. Though the comfort level in the Mazda3 may not be ideal for us Polynesians, the leather interior and LCD full-color navigation screen make for a smooth ride. We Polynesians love music second only to food and the 265-watt Bose Audio system bumping with Urban Island sounds of SpawnBreezie makes for an awesome ride.
The fifth door of the Mazda3 hatchback enabled me to put down the backseat which had a 60/40 split and take out the removable cargo cover, which allowed a lot of room for belongings (especially those coveted customary Polynesian keepsakes that take up so much space to store). Another great thing about the Mazda3 is that there is a lot of head room in the back of the hatchback. The seat warmers are a comfortable luxury that feels good and are perfect during any cold season.
Being on the go and attending countless family and entertainment events is what we Polynesians really enjoy but it also makes for a great need for directions. Punching the address into the navigation system took me right to all the places I needed to be during Thanksgiving with no problems. And even though it was foggy, I wasn’t too worried because the halogen fog lights handled their business at night and led the way on the road for me. Listening to the Bose CenterPoint audio system which has 10 speakers laced throughout the whip was great and when the music wasn’t playing, having the Bluetooth technology of syncing your smart phone to the Mazda3 was incredible. The sound is clear when a phone call comes in which makes for easy conversing while driving (and you know how we Polynesians love to converse).
Although the Mazda3 was a little on the compact side of comfort for me and my family, it was great on gas, the Bose CenterPoint sound system was on point, and the interior and exterior features made it an overall nice drive. So, if you’re looking to buy a new whip that gives you enough room to run your kids to their after-school activities but also gives you enough storage space to lug around their sports equipment and show costumes, then, the Mazda3 is definitely WhatItDo for you!
*MSRP starts at $18,950
For more information on the Mazda3 5-Door, you can visit their official website.
Review by: Elizabeth Lavulo
*YouTube video courtesy of joyq17