"2016 Mazda 3" "Auto Review" "Family Travel"

2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring Review: The Vehicle That Doubles As A Sports & Family Vehicle

**I was provided a 2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.**

Happy New Year! Let’s kick the year off with a super cool Mazda Car Review! The kids and had the opportunity to take the 2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring for a spin and what better way to see how this baby drives than to hit the road for a mini road trip!

"2016 Mazda 3" "Auto Review" "Family Travel"

We decided to pack a few light bags and hit the road for a weekend getaway to visit some of our family. Needless to say that this Baby was a dream on the road and it was pure sweet sailing as we cruised down I-75 heading to our destination. The Sirius XM is always a plus on our road trips and its an added bonus to have the convenient joystick in the middle of the console to assist me and my shot gun rider BJ with making adjustments to the volume, GPS directions or when serving as the DJ.  

"2016 Mazda 3" "Auto Review" "Family Travel"

The 2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring in Soul Red Metallic gave the appearance the of a racecar but fully equipped inside for your entire family. When I picked the kids up from school after the delivery of the vehicle I can recall them jumping up and down because they immediately screamed that we had a real life sports car! We’ll what else can you expect when you have all boys who love fast cars. What I found very attractive about the 2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring is that you could actually double it as a sport car in the event that you purchase it for that purpose but it could also double for a family vehicle which its perfect for your husband because he could basically justify his purchase. Since I only have two younger ones at home and one in college this is perfect for my family to travel.

"2016 Mazda 3" "Auto Review" "Family Travel"We all know that the weather here in Atlanta has been a bit bi-polar the past year and these soft leather seats are just what my body ordered! Not only are they super comfortable and supports my lumbar they are also equipped with heat. YES! This is a plus for a stay-at-home mom who finds herself jumping in and out of the car often to transport the kids in the early morning when the weather is much colder. Mazda also took their leather design up a notch with the red thread trim. LOVE IT!

"2016 Mazda 3" "Auto Review" "Family Travel"The back seat space gave the kids plenty of room and they had no complaints on our mini road trip, in fact I was surprising amazed by the trunk space. You guys know that I love trunk space. The 2016 Mazda 3 may look like it doesn’t have much trunk space but it will definitely leave you shocked.

"2016 Mazda 3" "Auto Review" "Family Travel"

Additional Features that are wins for the 2016 Mazda 3 are :

  1. Sky Activ-G 2.5L DOHC 4CY Engine
  2. 18 in Alloy Wheels
  3. Rain Sensing Wipers
  4. Leather-Trimmed Sports Seats
  5. 6 Way Power Drivers Seat w/ Manual Lumbar Adjustment
  6. Push Button Start
  7. 60mo/60k mi Powertrain & 36mo/36k Bumper 2 Bumper Warranty
  8. 7″ Color Touch Screen Display Multi-Function Commander Control
  9. Rearview Camera
  10. Bose 9 Speaker Center point Audio Pandora, AHA, Stitcher Audio

If you’re in the market for a super fast vehicle that your wife won’t mind you purchasing (**wink** **wink**) then the 2016 Mazda 3 is definitely the vehicle for you plus it doubles as the perfect family vehicle!