|Price||A$25,990 - A$42,090|
|Fuel Efficiency||5.3 - 6.6L/100km|
|ANCAP Rating||5 / 5|
|Latest CarExpert Rating||8 / 10|
Ask most people to think of a Mazda, and chances are it's a Mazda 3 that springs to mind.
Following in the footsteps of the 323, the Mazda 3 nameplate burst onto the scene in 2003 and is now into its fourth generation.
Compared to its predecessors, the latest Mazda 3 hatchback and sedan have been given a sleeker makeover and a steeper starting price. The interior has been overhauled for a more premium feel, too.
Along with the usual choice of 2.0- and 2.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engines, the latest Mazda 3 debuts a revolutionary new compression-ignition SkyActiv-X engine for the brand. It's also available with a turbocharged 2.5-litre engine overseas, but it hasn't been confirmed for Australia.
The Mazda 3 is built in Japan and is then shipped to Australia.
The 2021 Mazda 3 has a braked towing capacity of 1200kg and an unbraked towing capacity of 600kg.
Mazda suggests that owners service their Mazda 3 every 12 months or 10,000km, whichever comes first.
The Mazda 3 has a five star ANCAP safety rating out of five.
The variants of the 2021 Mazda 3 use Unleaded Petrol or Unleaded Petrol/electric.
The 2021 Mazda 3 comes in 4 or 5 door variants.
In our latest review the Mazda 3 scored 8 out of 10. Read the full Mazda 3 review here.
The 2021 Mazda 3 has a 5 year, unlimited km warranty.