Ext. color: Snowflake White Pearl
Int. color: Beige
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Fuel type: Gasoline
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Engine: 2.5L I4 16V
Stock #: 314253AP
Adaptive Cruise Control, Heated Seats, Keyless Start, Navigation System, Remote Start
Bluetooth, Premium Sound System
Alloy Wheels, Sunroof/Moonroof
Backup Camera, Blind Spot Monitor, Brake Assist, LED Headlights, Lane Departure Warning, Stability Control
Leather Seats, Memory Seat
Audi Arlington review
Sales and Finance Team were outstanding
June 5, 2023
By Lisa from Washington DC
Ahmed, Jae and Eric were professional, hysterical and extremely helpful during my visit where I leased a SQ5. I thoroughly enjoyed negotiating with Jae. He’s great at his job while still making me feel like I got a great deal.
2021 Mazda Mazda3 FWD w/Premium Package review
Absolutely the best generation of Mazda3
April 13, 2022
By BD from Burlington, VT
Owns this car
I've owned many Mazdas, and every generation of Mazda3, including a first generation Mazdaspeed3, second generation sedan, third generation sedan, and now a fourth generation sedan with the turbo and AWD.
I believe the fourth generation is the perfect daily driver; with compelling design, eye-catching paint, phenomenal interior ergonomics, fun handling, and an excellent blend of technology and traditional aesthetics.
The gauge cluster is only partially digital, and the traditional gauges are well designed and clear, without an overwhelming amount of information displayed in the digital portion. The heads-up display is excellent, showing current speed and speed limit, navigation directions, and blind spot monitoring - although polarized glasses make it tricky to read in bright light.
The infotainment system is a vast improvement over every previous version, and the lack of reliance on touch controls is a relief. The interface can be fussy, but is quick to learn. I couldn't wait to get a Mazda3 with Apple CarPlay, but I never use it because the built in system is totally sufficient. Wireless CarPlay might move the needle away from the built in system.
The powertrain is smooth, and power delivery is mostly at the bottom end, which is surprising in the turbo trim. The car never sounds like it's working hard, even when it's being driven hard. The automatic is well tuned, and a mature design, so it's never hunting gears and matches the engine output perfectly. Manual mode is well executed, and you can go from the paddles, to the gear shift, if you want.
The AWD system is totally transparent, but effective - particularly on snow tires. I live in the northeast and have had zero drama during the two winters I've driven it daily. No weather conditions have gotten me stuck, or caused me to lose control.
Handling is predictable, with far less body roll than previous generations. The OEM tires should be swapped for high performance summer tires whenever possible, and braking is excellent, though it does require quite a bit of force.
The design is a total head turner, and it's the first car I've had in years that I enjoy washing and waxing myself. I do wish the paint was more durable. It has several chips on the hood that go straight to bare metal, and most happened in the first 1000 miles, so it doesn't take much. A good paint protection film is a good idea.
Dealership experience was good, and a service appointment to address some minor interior rattles was filmed and emailed to me, which was a pleasant surprise.
All-in-all, a brilliant car from a brilliant company at the top of its game right now.