The 2nd generation of the MAZDA3 has a cumulative PainRank™ of 17.15. That can be compared against other Mazda generations. Shopping for a Mazda? You should avoid this generation like the plague that it is.
Owners of the 2009–2013 MAZDA3 model years have sent in 273 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the clutch (30%) followed by the interior (23%) and the transmission (7%).