The Mazda 3 Offers Spacious Cargo Room With Fold-Down Rear Seat Capabilities

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda3, Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 at 7:27 pm
How to Fold Down Rear Seats in the Mazda 3

The Mazda 3 has 60/40-split fold down rear seats for optimal cargo space.

How to Fold Down Rear Seats in the Mazda 3

Did you know that the Mazda 3 has 60/40-split fold down rear seats? Many drivers may not realize their car even has this feature, making it a welcome surprise for those who do a lot of cargo carrying. Of course, you’ll need to know how to fold down the rear seats in the Mazda 3 before you can start taking advantage of all the spacious cargo area.

In order to ensure that you have enough space for both your cargo and for front-seat passengers to sit comfortably, you may want to first remove the headrests from the rear seats. This will allow you to fold down the seats all the way while still having plenty of legroom in front.

[Related: How to adjust the front seats for your comfort in the Mazda 3]

Folding Down the Rear Seats in the Mazda 3 4-door

  1. Open the trunk.
  2. Locate the seat release levers on the top side of the trunk cargo area. Pull the lever corresponding to the seat back you want to fold down.
  3. Enter the cabin through one of the rear doors and pull the seat forward. The seat should adjust easily if you have activated the seat release lever.
  4. When you’re ready to place the seats upright again, simply pull the seat back toward the rear of the vehicle to its upright position. You should notice it lock in place when it is in the proper position. You can pull on the seat back to test this.

Folding Down the Rear Seats in the Mazda 3 Hatchback

If you drive a Mazda 3 hatchback, folding down the rear seats is even easier. Simply open the hatch or the rear doors to access the seat release levers. On the hatchback model, these levers will be located on the top of the seat back for particularly easy access.

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Knowing how to fold down the rear seats in the Mazda 3 allows you to take advantage of all that great cargo space. Don’t forget to return to the Mazda of Lodi blog for future Mazda tips and tricks.