The 2019 Mazda 3 is a car for car people


Mazda’s best-selling car, the compact Mazda 3, is not the company’s best seller in North America. As with every other mainstream brand, Mazda has been run over by the crossover freight train, and the company sells more than two CX-5s for every Mazda 3 it moves. Even so, that hasn’t stopped sporty-minded Mazda from bringing forth at the 2018 L.A. auto show an all-new Mazda 3, a refreshing shot of driver-oriented excitement into a class of vehicles that is under threat as companies such as GM and Ford (and even Toyota) contemplate slashing their car offerings.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/11/30/2019-mazda-3-debut