2022 Mazda Mazda3 2.5 Turbo AWD: Review

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience
Spirited Driving
Not surprisingly, spirited driving on winding back roads is where the Mazda3 2.5 Turbo AWD really shines. In sport mode the transmission holds the lower gear longer and the driver can also shift manually via paddle shifters. The chassis and steering feel responsive and balanced, but the all-wheel drive really becomes an advantage, delivering rear-wheel torque that maintains balance through corners. In Sport mode, G-Vectoring Control Plus automatically downshifts under braking and avoids unnecessary shifts in corners.

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