For Those Who Find Adventure Around Every Twisty, Turny Corner
Mazda USA provided Golden Woofs a 2016 Mazda3 5-door to test drive in exchange for sharing experience about the vehicle. Golden Woofs only shares information we feel is relevant and useful to our readers.
On Sugar’s recent trip to Malibu, CA, Mazda treated her a dog friendly car ride in a Mazda3 5-door (hatchback). The color ‘Soul Red’ made it extra special. ‘Soul Red’ color represents Mazda’s passion for cars and beauty – one of the components of Mazda’s ‘Driving Matters.’
Mazda – Driving Matters: Safety, Technology, & Beauty
SAFETY is very important especially if my constant travel companion is my furry love, SUGAR. The 2016 Mazda3 earned a Five-Star Safety rating from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, scored well in all crash tests.
I felt safe driving the Mazda3, equipped with six airbags. It also includes sensing alerts for potential unsafe occurrences such as the blind spot monitor and the heads up driving speed display. SUGAR had an enjoyable ride and was safely secured with her Sleepypod harness.
WOW! on continuous Mazda3 awards and recognition.
1. Mazda3 is named by Car and Drive as one of the 10 Best 2016 Cars
2. Ranked #2 in Compact Cars by U.S. News & World Report. Mazda was awarded an overall Score of 8.9 / 10.
3. 2016 Daily News Autos awarded Mazda3 as the best small car.
4. According to Kelly Blue Book, Mazda3 is one of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000.
The Mazda3 is loaded with TECHNOLOGY, such as the Mazda Connect, standard on all 2016. It was easy to set-up navigation directions. You can select a destination from a place of interest which was helpful since we are not familiar with Malibu, CA. Also in case of emergency, the navigation system has quick access to local hospitals and police stations.
The Mazda3 speaks BEAUTY. It’s stylish and fun to drive. Love the craftsmanship of the two-tone interior (sports seats). SUGAR had an enjoyable car ride. The spacious backseat can definitely accommodate a large dog up to 70lbs.
SUGAR was amused with the sunroof especially when we were checking the mountain views.
A Car Sunroof Lets You Experience A Spectacular View
Mazda3 is powerful yet its fuel-efficient. We used a full tank of gas for ~350miles. Mazda3 has the feel of a premium car at an affordable price. Both of these are plus signs for any pet parent considering to buy a new car.
Lastly, love the hatchback style and sporty look. In my opinion, a hatchback is more practical than a sedan car. The Mazda3 hatchback is the most popular, as it offers cargo space similar to a small SUV (when the back seats are folded). The hatchback accommodated SUGAR’s height and provided a pawsome space to enjoy the beach view. We were hoping to view a nice sunset, but it was a cloudy day.