When you’re buying a new Mazda vehicle at Auto Express Mazda, there’s a lot to keep in mind. At the very top of your to-do list should be a test drive of your favorite Mazda model.

Here’s a checklist of everything you need to remember during your Mazda test-drive:


Pay attention to how the vehicle performs during your test-drive. How does the car accelerate? How does the vehicle brake? What is handling like, especially with sharp turns? Be sure to make note of how sensitive the gas pedal is when you drive.

Look and Feel

Does the vehicle pass the test when it comes to style or design? This is where you note the color of the exterior and the cabin. What about how it feels to sit inside the cabin?

Make note of how accessible the infotainment center is and how easy it is to change gears. Once you’re on the road, pay attention to the level of noise in the cabin, how it responds to bumps, and whether you can see your blind-spots without difficulty.

Storage and Room

Is the vehicle large enough for what you need? Is there enough storage for all the gear you need to store? How much legroom does the driver have? How much room will your passengers have?


Finally, the most important question to ask yourself during the test-drive is “Does this vehicle feel like it’s right for me?” Sometimes you just know that a vehicle is meant to be, so be sure to ask yourself if you can see yourself driving this vehicle every day.

Test-Drive a New MAZDA Car Today

Now that you know what to do during your Mazda test drive, it’s time to head to our Mazda dealership in Erie, PA, and test drive the 2021 Mazda CX-30!