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We Drove the All-New Mazda3, Designed to be a 'Decompression Chamber' From Work Stress The driver-oriented, tech-packed compact delivers impressive bang-for-the-buck.

By Mara Balagtas

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For entrepreneurs, a car is about so much more than simply going from place to place. It's an extention of your business, your brand and even your values. In addition, for many of us, our vehicle is often a mobile office -- a place where business is conducted, connections are facilitated and deals are made.

We recently took a snowy drive from Sacramento to Lake Tahoe in the 2019 Mazda3, an economic compact with a starting price of only $21,000. Available in either sedan or hatchback configurations, the car's sleek good looks and tech-packed interior belie its affordability.

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Check out the video above for our take on the Mazda3, as well as insights from its designers, who maintain that their ultimate goal with the new model was to make driver and vehicle feel as one.

Mara Balagtas


Mara Balagtas is a multi-platform content producer with work covering style, beauty, automotive and motorsports.