Mazda 3 GS
Base price: $15,995
Price as tested: $19,850 The current crop of Mazdas offers a blend of upscale style (inside and out), efficiency, and enjoyable driving dynamics. The popular 3 is prime example of those qualities.
We like: Many up-market features optional, including active safety tech. Available as both a sedan and a hatchback. Comes with an unlimited mileage warranty. Engine: 2.0-litre 4 cylinder 4 GDI
Power/Torque: 155 hp/150 lb-ft
NRC Ratings L/100 km: 7.9 city, 5.7 hwy.
What’s best: Driving enthusiast? This is your compact car.
What’s worst: Limited features on base models.
Value for money: Very good.