Rear Seat Comfort - 2014 Mazda Mazda3 S Long-Term Road Test Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 10,315
edited October 2014 in Mazda
imageRear Seat Comfort - 2014 Mazda Mazda3 S Long-Term Road Test

If you think of word associations for the 2014 Mazda 3 it's unlikely that the first thing you think of is: roomy! But I was pleased with the amount of space the Mazda 3 has.

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  • rxanandrxanand Member Posts: 33
    Maybe its roomy but the tiny rear windows make it look claustrophobic!
  • veedubber86veedubber86 Member Posts: 57
    I have a friend with a new Corolla and its backseats have a rigid horizontal bar that pushes against your upper back. It's very uncomfortable. I'd pick the Mazda.
  • bc1960bc1960 Member Posts: 171
    Wait a minute, the models with cloth seats have hard rear door armrests (as do some of the similarly-trimmed competitors) but the models with vinyl seats, or leather like the test car should have padded vinyl armrests. Or is it just a dissent on the sufficiency of plushness?
  • emajoremajor Member Posts: 332
    Putting a 6 foot passenger behind a 5-foot-10 driver is nothing to brag about these days, nearly every 4-door on the road can do that. A Yaris can do that. The last 3 could too.

    The best way to determine if "you're really not asked to sacrifice much to enjoy the car's sporty and fun demeanor"? Rear facing car seats behind a 6-foot driver. I guarantee it will not be fun in this car.
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