The Mazda3 is available as a hatchback or saloon, each of which is fun to handle and cost-effective to run. This stylish family car also boasts a maximum five-star Euro NCAP safety rating and comes with a generous seven-year warranty.
Whether you opt for the hatchback or sedan model, the Mazda3 offers easy access for rear-row occupants. Inside, there’s more than enough space for four adults, or a young family of five, to be comfortably accommodated. Hatchback iterations feature a 364-litre boot space that expands to 1,360 litres whenever rear seats are folded. If you require more cargo capacity, the saloon version comes with minimum 419-litre boot.
Entry-level Mazda3 models are fitted with a 2.0-litre 120bhp petrol engine, which manages up to 55.4mpg and produces CO2 emissions from 119g/km. The greenest option is a 1.5-litre 105bhp diesel unit, which returns as much as 74.3mpg and produces emissions as low as 99g/km. A winning blend of pace and efficiency is provided by a 2.2-litre 150bhp diesel engine, which delivers 0-60mph in less than eight seconds – and manages up to 68.9mpg and emissions from just 107g/km.
For your listening pleasure, a six-speaker stereo system is included as standard, featuring DAB radio, an AM/FM tuner, and an MP3-compatible CD player. USB and AUX inputs are included, too, as is Bluetooth connectivity, which enables music streaming and hands-free phone communication. Each model also comes with a minimum seven-inch satellite navigation system that makes route planning as simple as can be.
The Mazda3 has been awarded five out of five by Euro NCAP for its crash-test performances. As well as driving aids such as Anti-lock Braking System and Electronic Stability Control, the car comes with Smart City Brake Support, which helps to eliminate low-speed collisions.
If you are unsure whether to opt for the Mazda 3 hatchback or saloon, why not compare and contrast by booking your test drive via our website today