“Refined for every sense.” With that sentiment, Mazda introduces its website visitors to the 2019 Mazda3. Funny, the word “refined” popped into our heads while driving the redesigned Mazda3 Hatchback Premium with all-wheel drive. But what does it mean?
Reviewers use that word freely when writing about cars that bring together style, comfort and performance, as well as meticulous assembly and high-quality interior materials. For us, “refined” is a word that came to mind way back in the 1970s, describing our first ride in a new Mercedes-Benz. It even applies to an old Pontiac we used to have — how the car seemed quieter, smoother and tighter after we installed a carpet over the original rubber floor mats. And the word does, indeed, apply to Mazdas — even the smallest and lowest-priced model, the Mazda3.