2021 Mazda 3 price and specs

The Mazda 3 is unchanged for 2021, though most variants have received a price increase of $100-$200.

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The Mazda 3 enters 2021 unchanged but for price increases on most variants of between $100 and $200.

Mazda continues to be very egalitarian with its 3. All three available powertrains are available with a choice of six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmissions, and every single trim level offers a choice of both.

In addition, every single trim level is available in both hatchback and sedan body styles. That means you can configure something as low-volume as a manual, sedan version of the X20 Astina mild-hybrid range-topper.

Despite this variety, Mazda 3 sales have been sagging since its most recent redesign.

Even in a segment that was down 29.3 per cent last year, Mazda 3 sales fell 41.2 per cent. It’s now been overtaken by the Kia Cerato, too, knocking it off the small car segment podium.

Pricing

  • 2021 Mazda 3 G20 Pure manual hatch/sedan: $25,590
  • 2021 Mazda 3 G20 Pure auto hatch/sedan: $26,590
  • 2021 Mazda 3 G20 Evolve manual hatch/sedan: $27,390 (+$100)
  • 2021 Mazda 3 G20 Evolve auto hatch/sedan: $28,390 (+$100)
  • 2021 Mazda 3 G20 Touring manual hatch/sedan: $29,790 (+$200)
  • 2021 Mazda 3 G25 Evolve manual hatch/sedan: $30,190 (+$100)
  • 2021 Mazda 3 G20 Touring auto hatch/sedan: $30,790 (+$200)
  • 2021 Mazda 3 G25 Evolve auto hatch/sedan: $31,190 (+$100)
  • 2021 Mazda 3 G25 GT manual hatch/sedan: $34,290 (+$200)
  • 2021 Mazda 3 G25 GT auto hatch/sedan: $35,290 (+$200)
  • 2021 Mazda 3 G25 Astina manual hatch/sedan: $37,790 (+$200)
  • 2021 Mazda 3 G25 Astina auto hatch/sedan: $38,790 (+$200)
  • 2021 Mazda 3 X20 Astina manual hatch/sedan: $40,790 (+$200)
  • 2021 Mazda 3 X20 Astina auto hatch/sedan: $41,790 (+$200)

All prices exclude on-road costs.

Engines

The Mazda 3 G20 models are fitted with a naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with 114kW of power and 200Nm of torque.

A naturally-aspirated 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with 138kW and 252Nm is fitted to G25 models.

Introduced last year was the Skyactiv-X M Hybrid engine, a 2.0-litre supercharged petrol backed by a 24V mild hybrid system with total outputs of 132kW of power and 224Nm of torque.

All engines can be fitted with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission, while all Mazda 3 models in Australia are front-wheel drive.

Fuel Economy

Fuel economy for the 2021 Mazda 3 model range varies. The combined fuel economy for each variant is as follows:

  • 5.3L/100km for X20 manual sedan and hatches
  • 5.5L/100km for X20 auto sedan and hatches
  • 6.1L/100km for G20 auto sedans
  • 6.2L/100km for G25 manual sedans and G20 auto hatches
  • 6.3L/100km for G20 manual sedans and G25 manual hatches
  • 6.4L/100km for G20 manual hatches
  • 6.5L/100km for G25 auto sedans
  • 6.6L/100km for G25 auto hatches

All models run on 91RON regular unleaded fuel except for the X20 models, which require 95RON premium unleaded.

All models have a 51L fuel tank.

Dimensions

The 2021 Mazda 3 sedan measures 4660mm long, 1440mm tall and 1795mm wide, with a 2725mm wheelbase.

The hatch is 4460mm long and 1435mm tall, but shares all other dimensions with the sedan.

The Mazda 3’s kerb weight ranges between 1316kg for the G20 Pure manual sedan and 1440kg for the X20 Astina automatic hatch.

The Mazda 3 has a claimed boot capacity of 444L for the sedan, and 295L for the hatch. Underneath the boot floor is a space-saver spare.

Servicing and Warranty

Mazda offers five years of capped-price servicing on the 3, which requires maintenance every 12 months or 10,000km.

In the X20, these are priced at $344 in years one, three and five and $374 in years two and four. These reduce to $320 and $366 in G25 models and $315 and $360 in G20 models.

All models are covered by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

Safety

The Mazda 3 has an ANCAP safety rating of five stars, with scores of 98 per cent in adult occupant protection, 89 per cent in child occupant protection, 81 per cent in vulnerable road user protection, and 76 per cent in safety assist.

All 2021 Mazda 3 models come standard with the following safety features:

  • Autonomous emergency braking (forward and reverse)
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Reversing camera with rear parking sensors
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Front, front-side and curtain airbags
  • Driver’s knee airbag

G25 GT and higher models also come with driver attention monitoring, front cross-traffic alert, and front parking sensors.

Standard Equipment

The G20 Pure comes with the following standard features:

  • 8.8-inch infotainment screen with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and satellite navigation
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Head-up display
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • LED head- and tail-lights
  • Automatic headlights
  • Automatic high beam
  • Electric parking brake
  • Eight-speaker sound system
  • Push-button start
  • Power-folding exterior mirrors
  • Electric windows
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • 60/40 split-fold rear seat
  • Air conditioning
  • Tilt-and-telescoping steering column
  • Tyre-pressure monitoring

Moving up to the G20 Evolve brings:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Rear air-conditioning vents
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
  • Paddle shifters (auto)
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror
  • Rear seat armrest

The G20 Touring adds:

  • Black leather seats
  • 10-way power driver’s seat with memory
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Keyless entry
  • Sunglass holder
  • Exterior mirrors with memory and reverse tilt-down function

The G25 Evolve is based on the G20 Evolve, but adds:

  • 2.5-litre engine
  • 10-way power driver’s seat with memory
  • Keyless entry
  • Exterior mirrors with memory and reverse tilt-down function

The G25 GT gains:

  • Black leather seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated exterior mirrors
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
  • 12-speaker Bose sound system

The G25 Astina and X20 Astina add:

  • Surround-view camera
  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Front cross-traffic alert
  • Sunroof
  • Front parking sensors
  • Driver attention monitoring
  • 18-inch alloy wheels with gloss-black finish (hatch only)
  • Cruising and Traffic Support

A $1500 Vision package is optional on all G20 and G25 models bar the Astina and adds:

  • Surround-view camera
  • Cruising and Traffic Support
  • Front parking sensors
  • Driver attention monitoring

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