The compact 2019 Mazda Mazda3 is available as both a four-door sedan (starting at $18,095) and a five-door hatchback (starting at $19,345). While on paper it might seem down on power compared to its competitors, it’s quite frugal with a combined fuel economy rating of up to 32 mpg. And while the Mazda3 is not necessarily quick in a straight line, it's still considerably fun to drive.
The Mazda is a good car but there are many alternatives, some good and some bad. Thankfully if you’re in the market for a compact car, the editors at Autobytel have created a list of 10 top Mazda3 competitors to consider. Read on to discover if the Mazda3 really is the best option for you.