Hello Sassy Peeps!

How exciting it was for me to roll into the New Year fashionable and flirty ready. I had the 2017 Mazda3 i Grand Touring during that time and all I can say is, “What a statement!” #TotalHeaderTurner!

I don’t know if you guys know this, but I am a self-proclaimed Mazda lover and this Mazda3 Sedan is no exception. In my opinion, it has the right amount of EVERYTHING. I actually owned 2 Mazda 626’s years ago, and would not hesitate to purchase another one in the future. To be honest, I thought about a personal lease but I quickly changed my mind. I was all about the purchase during that time in my life. I tested out the 2016 last year and was absolutely pleased. When I was approved for the 2017, my initial thought was, “How could this ride possibly get any better?” Well it did! Keep reading to check out why I love the 2017 Mazda3 Sedan and the noticeable upgrades.  

Why I love the 2017 Mazda i Grand Touring 4-Door Sedan

  1. It is ideal for a professional, fashionable and flirty woman. In today’s world it is all about what is pleasing to the eye and this Mazda3 Sedan totally fits the bill.
  2. It is versatile. The vehicle stands out in a way that is just right. I don’t know if this makes sense but it stands out while blending very well. I can drive it to a business meeting, brunch with the girls, the mall and the gym and it always gets the same reaction “Wow! What a sexy car.”
  3. It comes equipped with all of the latest technology, such as the Mazda Connect infotainment System which enhances your Mazda driving experience by allowing you to stay connected to the outside world.
    • Bluetooth®7 hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming. The feature allows you to easily Sync your device to the infotainment system and allowing you to stream music from your phone. It is super important for this feature to be fast and user-friendly.
    • Texting and driving is a total NO NO! Yet, there are so many people that still do it. The Mazda3 Sedan comes equipped with a feature called SMS text message auto delivery and voice reply. When you receive a text, a notification will appear on the infotainment system letting you know you have a text. The system will read the text to you, and you can respond back using your voice instead of your fingers then or later; your choice. How cool and safe is that!!!!
    • Active Driving Display. This feature reminds me of a video game. I love seeing the information at a glance. The system is a pop-up display that allows the driver to view important driving information without having to shift their focus away from the road. Stats that can be projected onto the Active Driving Display are:
      • Vehicle Speed
      • Cruise Control
      • Turn-By-Turn Directions
      • Distance and Lane Guidance
      • Lane Departure Warning System
      • Smart City Brake Support

Noticeable Upgrades

  1. Sleeker and more fashionable cabin.
  2. Mazda Connect infotainment system is even more user-friendly.
  3. The Bluetooth®7 hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming is faster and easier to use.

Mazda3 Sedan

Mazda3 SedanThis fashionable flirt comes equipped with a SKYACTIV®-G2 184-hp, 2.5L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with variable valve timing.  SKYACTIV®-DRIVE2 6-speed automatic transmission. The Mazda3 Sedan gets 27 mpg city/36 mpg highway (28/37 with i-ELOOP Package).

Additional super cool features include: The Active Driving Display delivers vehicle speed, navigational directions and other related driving information safely within the driver’s line of sight, Push-button start, Steering wheel mounted audio and cruise controls, Blind Spot Monitoring System with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane-departure warning – Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC), Rain-sensing wipers , Front and rear cup holders, front door pockets and seatback storage, Air conditioning with air filtration (STD), automatic air conditioning (Grand Touring), Dual vanity mirrors,  Available moonroof, 60/40 split fold-down rear seat, Variable heated front seats for my Northern friends, 

The Mazda3 is available in both auto and manual. There are three trim levels—Sport, Touring, Grand Touring. Starting MSRP price: of $18,445.00, price tested: $30,135.00.


  • Fashionable and Flirty
  • Great Handling
  • Height adjustable driver’s seat
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Middle Console Area is set up so that the stereo system knobs can be easily adjusted while driving. Note: You won’t have to take your eyes off the road when changing the station, adjusting the volume, navigating from screen to screen etc…etc…
  • Mazda Connect infotainment system
  • Bluetooth®7 hands-free phone and audio streaming
  • SMS text message auto delivery and voice reply
  • Exceptional Bose® 9 speaker surround sound system with Centerpoint® 2 and AudioPilot® 2
  • Top safety scores


  • There is not to much about this vehicle that needs fixing in my opinion. However, I don’t know about you guys, but while my phone is charging I still look at it from time to time or just use it for whatever reason. There are charging ports located throughout the vehicle. However, they are USB ports. I have chargers that are compatible with this types of chargers, but I am old school and love charging my phone from the cigarette lighter (the round plugin). I have found that the round plugins provide a faster and better charge. This type of charger is located inside the middle storage console of this vehicle; which is pretty standard. During my time with the 3, I noticed that when you shut the console there isn’t an opening for the cord. So it can actually cause damage to the charger if you are not careful. The only way to prevent that is if you keep it open; which can be uncomfortable or if you keep your phone inside the console. This sounds easier than it really is. LOL!
Compact Sedans that are compared to the 2017 Mazda3 Sedan: Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Honda Civic, Kia Forte

Mazda3 Sedan

Mazda3 Sedan

 // What I Wore //
Crown & Ivy Shirt – Belk (Similar) | Leggings – Macy’s (Similar) | Necklace – Broward Mall | Open Toe Slingbacks – $9.99 store in Deerfield Beach, FL | Watch – Jord (Similar)

Sassy Peeps! Are you a Mazda fan? Do you love the Mazda3 Sedan? If you are a fan, what do you love most about the brand? Inquiring minds what to know.

Thank you Mazda for being so totally awesome! The 3 is totally ideal for a sassy girl such as myself!

For more information about the Mazda3 Sedan click HERE!

Have A Happy Healthy, and Remember to Always…Stay Sassy!

*Disclosure: The vehicle was provided to me for testing purposes and editorial consideration. All opinions are 100% my own*


  1. This looks like a very classy little compact car! We’re looking for a little car like this for my husband to commute back-and-forth to work and it would definitely check it out! It’s got lots of great features.

  2. Oh wow. That is one amazing vehicle. I love that Bose sound system. You cannot beat Bose. Ever.

  3. What car really does zoom zoom!! Very attractive. I love your elephant shirt!

  4. Ann Bacciaglia says: Reply

    This looks like a fantastic car. I love the Active Driving Display. It would be nice to be able to see the important info at a glance.

  5. This is super cute! Yes, very professional and flirty! I love all the features. Maybe one day I can get a cute personal car like this that doesn’t tote kids around, lol!

  6. Okay, I know the post is about the car, but that shirt! haha I love it 🙂 The car looks very attractive and reasonable. I’ve never even tested out a Mazda.

  7. Claudia Krusch says: Reply

    This would be an amazing upgrade for us. I love all the fantastic features this car has.

  8. This is one nice looking vehicle. I love that it has SMS text message auto delivery and voice reply.

  9. Amy Desrosiers says: Reply

    I love that this car is compact. It would make a great car for me to run errands in.

  10. That is a very nice looking car. I would love to have one like this. I just love the outside look and the interior looks so nice too.

  11. The car looks so beautiful. I like the wonderful sounds system also.

  12. This car looks so amazing! I want one. The interior is really impressive.

  13. An UpToDate features, pleasing to the eye and more importantly, it totally fits the bill. What more can we ask for? lol

  14. I like that you can adjust the stereo without taking your eyes off the road. The seat height thing id good too.

  15. Really loving those seats! I have never seen seats with design like this! I want them in my Mazda CX 5!

  16. This car is totally adorable! I love the advance setting for SMS. Amazing!

  17. Cute car and you are rocking your outfit! I am a Nissan girl myself… but have to admit this car looks real nice!

  18. Nothing but beautiful and classy! want one of those rightaway!!

  19. I think the Mazda is a great vehicle. It’s so stylish.

  20. Love when cars have Bose sound systems installed. So much better for music than what we all grew up with.

  21. I love the looks of this sedan. So pretty and flashy but seems like it would be a good everyday car as well. I will have to tell my mom about it because she is looking into getting a new car.

  22. New cars are so much fun! I love all the tech that gets put into them now.

  23. Mazda is stepping up their game when it comes to flashy cars. I always forget about them when I am interested in looking for a vehicle.

  24. Yeah, I agree that it’s classiness is versatile enough for any trip. I’ve always loved Mazda, even got myself hooked up with an old 323 back in the day.

  25. What a great looking sedan!! This would be perfect for exploring any city!

  26. Cute! I’m in the market for a new car. I’ll have to take this one for a spin!

  27. That ADD feature’s about to become a staple in most cars nowadays and it’s good to see Mazda leading the way. The overall look really looks fine!

  28. I want anything but a Ford for my next vehicle! ~lol~ This sounds like my ideal vehicle. I’ll have to look into this in the future!

  29. This is something I will definitely want for my first car. Thanks for the detailed review.

    Mhaan |

  30. Emma Spellman says: Reply

    I have wanted a Mazda for as long as I can remember. This car looks amazing and I am hoping to get one at some point.

  31. Wow looks like an awesome car with awesome features! I’ve never test driven a Mazda before. Think I will need to go check it out since we are on the look out for a new car.

  32. What a really nice car! It really look amazing and stunning. Glad you share this review.

  33. It sounds like the perfect car for music lovers because of the amazing sound system. I love the design and the small details. I think it’s a great car!

  34. CourtneyLynne says: Reply

    Oooo now this looks like one fabulous ride!!!!! I just got a new car and never thought of looking at Mazda!

  35. You are right, girl! That car is so gorgeous! I don’t drive but if I did, that would be my dream car.

  36. I love Mazdas! We almost got a CX-9 and maybe we will next year. The interior is SO nice!

  37. Hi Dawn!
    Absolutely LOVE the article!! Congrats on your new Mazda 3 GT 🙂

    Stay Extraordinary!

    Rey R.
    Mazda Product Specialist
    Brickell Mazda Miami

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