Unless you’re driving a packaging marvel like a Honda Fit, living with a compact comes with inevitable utility compromises—but hauling a bicycle isn’t one of them, as we’ve seen with our Mazda3 one-year test vehicle.
The 2014 Mazda3 sedan’s trunk passes the bike test. It handily swallowed my 60-cm, extra large frame road bike, without dropping the bike seat either. A pair of knobs just inside the trunk on the left and right drop each side of the rear seats.
Stay tuned for more updates, and check out our previous coverage of the Mazda3 long-term test vehicle.