Nice Interior Details - 2014 Mazda Mazda3 S Long-Term Road Test

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edited November 2014 in Mazda
imageNice Interior Details - 2014 Mazda Mazda3 S Long-Term Road Test

This update to Edmunds' long-term Mazda 3 includes details on the car's stitched interior.

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  • stangmatt66stangmatt66 Member Posts: 16
    Sometimes it is the little things....like the completely different door trim on the rear doors--hard and plasticky. Mazda certainly skimped in the rear cabin to make up for the nice touches up front.
  • mlin32mlin32 Member Posts: 35
    They may have the visual details down, but the functional details missing mentioned in some of the earlier entries are also glaring: no door storage pockets, no glovebox light, no express up/down windows for the passenger/rear windows......and sound isolation to quell the road noise.
  • emajoremajor Member Posts: 332
    It is a nicely done interior. For the first time in the Mazda 3's life here, the press isn't exaggerating about materials quality. They did indeed cheap out on the rear door trim, an increasingly common trick now, and I want to say that it bugs me but I know that as the owner I would rarely come into contact with those surfaces anyway. And the door pockets are indeed a joke. All that blank, flat, hard plastic on the lower third of the door panel and they couldn't have put a pocket there like everyone else? I don't like having my wallet and cell in my pockets while driving and there isn't much of anywhere to stash them in this car.
  • wheelmccoywheelmccoy Member Posts: 97
    Re: No door pockets.

    I sat in one in a showroom and noticed that too. In contrast, my 2010 Mazda3 has door pockets which I really like. My guess is that no door pockets improve sound deadening.
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