Mazda3 2.5T Turbocharged AWD Mazda3 for 2021 model year

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Don't try it. You will end up going home with it.

Lol, fair warning. It wouldn't make sense for us to get a 3rd car, or even upgrade from the barely-used Civic we already have, so there's no reason for me to go out of my way to test drive it. Still wanna see what it's like though :)
 
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This review makes me want to go out and test drive one, haha.

It is worth it. I test drove the sedan and was very surprised. The AWD is much better and the whole car feels very fast and sure footed. Trying to work out a deal to trade in my 2014 CX-5 and our 2017 Mazda 3 for a 2017/2018 CX-5 and a polymetal grey hatch with red interior. Have to wait for them to make it cost affordable!
 

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Savagegeese's review of the Mazda3 Turbo.


For the most part, they reiterate much of what we already know - it's not a Mazdaspeed3 built for the hardcore enthusiast. They describe it as a smoothed out, refined Mazda3 with more power and AWD. One of the knocks on it are the brakes - they feel it needs better braking power to match the powertrain.

They also praised the suspension, which led me to rewatch their 2019 Mazda3 review, where they provided this info:

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