Mazda3 Still Smiling!

“Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth” is not a scriptural passage often associated with the razzle dazzle fanfare of new car introductions. But this season the Mazda3 is a standout because of sheer competence, value and overwhelming popularity in the marketplace.

The Mazda3 series has long been a favorite choice of critics and is one of the best selling cars in the world. The newest edition stays true to its humble origins with a base price of about $19,000 with variations topping out at around $27,000.

And the new 3 series delivers in every category. With new exterior styling that brings it into line with its sharp looking sibling CX5 crossover SUV and the sultry 6 Series sedan, the new Mazda3 has turned that grinning front grill design into an confident smile.

In a mid-range Grand Touring edition the 3 series offers sporty leather seating, hatch back versatility, exciting 6-speed manual action and rousing front wheel drive 155 horsepower performance, as well as the full complement of high tech gear including nav system, rear back-up camera and premium sound system with communications and media interfaces.