2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus Hatchback
First impressions are important, they stick with you. So my first impression of the Mazda3 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus Hatchback was, "Wow that paint is gorgeous!" The color is called Soul Red Crystal Metallic, I thought it was almost Candy Apple Red.
The Mazda3 was a nice size for me (with one exception). It will seat four fairly comfortably (although it will seat five in a pinch) and the rear hatch gives easy access to the 20.1 cubic feet of storage (a sedan is available; it has 13.2 cubic feet of storage). The exception is something that affects many of us older folks – the seats are low so getting in and out is a task (creaky knees and such).
The rear seat is adequate for two adults as long as the driver and front seat passenger aren't too tall. Mazda says there is almost a yard of legroom in the back but I suspect that is with the front seat scooted all the way forward. The Mazda3 is no different in this aspect than most small cars.