2024 Mazda3 Is Loaded for Colorado Weather 

I saw on TV this week that 46 percent of EV car owners want to return to fossil fuel cars, major complaint, lack of charging stations and limited driving mileage. That has been my experience in test driving the EV cars that perform well, fast and fancy, but unless a person has a short commute, the cars present a challenge. I really like the hybrid vehicles with the 2.5L engines and the hybrid battery charging systems.

This week I drove another excellent Mazda3 sedan with all-wheel drive, loaded with features, and a turbo-charged engine delivering 222 horsepower. All the Mazda models that I have driven recently are very fast cars with excellent acceleration, handling, cornering, and loaded with safety features. They are also very price competitive with this latest Mazda3 at $36,550. This vehicle has all-wheel drive, important in Colorado weather and mountain terrain.

This Mazda3 has final assembly in Hofu, Japan with both engine and transmission from that country. The quality of these cars is outstanding, and the “Snowflake White Pearl” paint and sleek design makes this a desirable vehicle. This model is almost a sports car, designed as a passenger car, the performance from the 2.5L turbo engine is outstanding linked to the Skyactiv transmission with a drive and sport mode along with steering wheel paddle shifters.

With the speed factor Mazda has a perfect frontal crash score of five-stars. There is a long list of the latest safety features, including 4-wheel disk brakes. The traffic sign recognition is really appreciated, along with the rear cross traffic with braking. The 360-degree view makes for easy backing, along with a boatload of air bags for driver and passenger safety.

Overall, this is a great vehicle for work and play, well suited for Colorado weather with a rain sensing windshield and wiper deicer, heated outside mirrors, and steering wheel.

Attractive are all the extra features and options included in the price with the only extra charge for the special paint at $450. This is a really fun car to drive and enjoy.