Florida Road Trip in the 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback

Y’all know we love road trippin’ especially when we get the privilege of driving one of Mazda’s amazing vehicles. This time around on our Florida road trip I had the opportunity to drive the 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback.

Mazda3 Hatchback

I have to admit when I heard the car I was driving was a hatchback I was a bit nervous about how much room we would have. Much to my surprise, the car was actually much roomier than I imagined. It fit our luggage and all the extras my girls “needed” to bring just fine. The 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback offers something that few cars can: a combination of top-of-the-line fuel efficiency and large amounts of cargo space.

Mazda3 Hatchback

In my opinion, this car is definitely not meant to have adults or taller teens in the back seat. There is not much leg room but since my girls are on the “smaller” side they had no issues. They did, however, have some requests that they would like to see in a future Mazda3. We all know tweens are on their phones a lot and they were a little disappointed there wasn’t a USB port in the back. First world problems I know. They also would like to see rear temperature controls. That Florida heat is no joke! 

Latest Features

It’s not all about cargo space in this car. With it being a Mazda, it also comes with the latest features and technologies for a more enjoyable driving experience. The 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback offers the available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features for smartphone integration to get your favorite music and apps right in your 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback!

Mazda3 Hatchback

Mazda3 Hatchback

Also, the Mazda3 Hatchback feels more upscale compared to its competitors. Some of my favorite features are the heads-up display, adaptive LED headlights, and adaptive cruise control.


I am all about safety and the 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback does not lack in that department. The impressive and lengthy list of standard safety features includes knee airbags, a rearview camera, Smart City Brake Support, Smart Brake Support, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning with Lane-Keep Assist. High Beam Control, Mazda Radar Cruise Control, Driver Attention Alert, an Active Driving Display, dual front airbags, side-impact airbags, side-impact air curtains, an anti-lock braking system (ABS), hill launch assist, dynamic stability control, a traction control system, a tire pressure monitoring system, and many others that will help prevent accidents from happening and protect you if they do! 

So, knowing that my 12 year old will soon be looking for a car in a few years the Mazda3 would be a perfect first car. But thankfully I have some time before I have to worry about that! 


There is nothing like taking a long road trip to see how a car really performs. This car was super efficient on gas, having something fuel-efficient was a must on this trip. With 37 highway MPG, the Mazda3 Hatchback was definitely sufficient; as we only had to fill up twice on our entire trip! 

The 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback was definitely our friend during our Florida road trip! So thankful to drive a vehicle that keeps us safe and happy on the road! (Despite the USB ports ?) 

Mazda3 Hatchback

The Mazda3 Hatchback was provided for my review. As always, all opinions are all my own.

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