The Mazda 3 also excels in general drivability. The 120PS version of the Skyactiv-G engine has a capacity of 1300kg. Another interesting feature available in the Mazda 3 is the Active Driving Display—an odd heads-up display with its own little screen. When equipped with the optional crash-prevention, the Mazda 3 also gets an 'advanced' front crash protection rating from the IIHS. Cars equipped with navigation can use the Internet to find destinations, while map and routing data are stored locally on an SD card. In back, two six-footers will be able to get comfortable enough, provided those in front aren’t also tall. I'm 6'4" and 200lbs. Love it? Available from January 2014 it offers a huge package of online services to go along with the redeveloped human-machine interface (HMI) in the cabin. 14-12-2019: Report of both folding mirror mechanisms of a 2016 Mazda 3 failing: one just within the 3 year warranty; the other just outside. New for 2015, the 'i' Sport and 'i' Touring now come with the Mazda Connect infotainment system with navigation. The Skyactiv engines are superb, especially the 2.0-litre petrol. The interior looks superb – you can see the influence of the Mazda MX-5 on the inside. MZD Connect works together with the user's smartphone, expanding Mazda's existing range of navigation and SMS features (including readout and voice recognition) with much more connected convenience. 17-9-2018: R/2018/288: Mazda CX-5, Mazda 6, Mazda 3 diesels: FUEL INJECTOR SOFTWARE DOES NOT CONTROL THE ELECTRIC CURRENT CORRECTLY. One note: In two different test cars equipped with the 2.5-liter engine, we encountered a noticeably lumpy idle quality when the engine was warmed up. Great to drive, superb range of engines, stylish good looks. All models, even the base SV, include push-button start, keyless entry, air ducts for the rear-seat passengers, a tilt/telescope steering column, and power windows, locks, and mirrors. Mazda put lots of engineering into an electrohydraulic power steering system for the last-generation car and nailed it, but we simply don’t think the new car’s full-electric system is as good. The 2015 Mazda 3 range of configurations is currently priced from $13,500. Redesigned in 2014 with a fun, attractive new look, plus new features and more efficient engines, the Mazda 3 should be a mandatory inclusion on any shopper’s small, fun-to-drive, efficient list. The optional automatic transmission shifts quickly, almost with the decisiveness of a dual-clutch system, but with more smoothness when you need it. On the plus side, the rear seats fold entirely flat, creating 1,360 litres of space. The Mazda 3 will cost more to insure than its mainstream rivals, but the 1.5-litre petrol and diesel models will be the most affordable. Build dates: 07-11-2018 to 13-05-2019. If you’re not too fussed about exploring the upper reaches of the rev counter, the 100PS 1.5 Skyactiv-G is perfectly acceptable around town. 0; 2004 - 2008. It is not AS good as they advertise, but it is still okay so I really can't complain. The i Touring now includes a rearview camera and halogen fog lights, while the s Touring now includes a power sunroof. No Apple CarPlay. Looking for a Mazda 3 (2014 - 2019)?Register your interest for later or request to be contacted by a dealer to talk through your options now. Neither engine is ever caught flat-footed, and the throttle pedal responds linearly instead of having a jumpy tip-in like some cars trying to promote a performance vibe. i Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A) Overall, I like this car. Designers stretched the hood, while the windshield pillars were moved almost 4 inches rearward—interestingly, this was done in part to accommodate the specially tuned exhaust system of the SkyActiv four-cylinder engine.This combination of the aggressive grille, crisp edges, gentle curves, and pushed-back cabin makes the car look taut and sports-car influenced. Prices have dropped as low as £5000, making this one of the used car bargains of 2020. We bought one for my daughter when she went off to college in 2008. The Car Connection is published by, best decision to purchase such a fabulous car for the price....i absolutely love it. The 150PS 2.2-litre diesel would be our choice, as it offers the best blend of performance and economy. Mazda says the five-door and sedan achieve drag coefficients of 0.275 and 0.255, respectively, which it says are best in class. Brake pads 60% worn. They couldn't even throw in a sunglass holder. Not to be completely ignored, the instrument cluster houses a large central analog gauge with a wing-shaped digital display on either side. At city speeds, it will either avoid an accident entirely, or mitigate its impact. Mazda 3 'i' sedans (which use the 2.0-liter engine) achieve EPA ratings of 29 mpg city, 41 highway with the manual transmission, or 30/41 mpg with the automatic; hatchback models lose 1 mpg on the highway. The majority of used cars are powered by petrol engines, accounting for around 75 percent of the stock at the time of writing. The good vibes continue on the inside, where you’ll find elements of the Mazda MX-5 sports car, with everything finished with precision and quality. It’s a very driver-centric cabin, with a superb driving position and a feeling of being cocooned without being cramped. Among the various features contributing to greater fuel efficiency is the available i-ELOOP system, which uses a special system of an alternator feeding a supercapacitor that harvests electricity during deceleration and braking and uses it to power the car's electrical components. Diesels start at £19,245 for the 2.2-litre 150ps SKYACTIV-D SE (both body styles). And while the hatchback's blacked-out glass leads you to believe there’s a big window back there, the actual translucent real estate is quite minimal. It’s worth noting that the following figures were sourced using the old NEDC system, however, so you’re unlikely to match the economy in the real world. Along with the latest versions of the Mazda 6 mid-size sedan and CX-5 compact crossover, the 3 is built on a platform that is lightweight, further aiding efficiency. I started looking at this car back in February. The 2.2 Skyactiv D has a maximum towing capacity of 1500kg when paired with a manual gearbox. A very entertaining car to drive, efficient yet powerful engines, superb infotainment. The turbo has failed on my car - and despite being replaced it won't go above 60mph? The juddering goes once car driven for a few minutes and clutch take-up becomes smooth. From £16,695, with on sale in UK date of January 2014. It does the maths on petrols, diesels and electric cars to show which is best suited to you. Customers choosing the range-topping Sport Nav models will benefit from: 18-inch alloy wheels, Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS), Bose surround-sound system with 9 speakers, head-up display, integrated navigation, front parking sensors (in addition to rear) and optional leather seats and cabin trim in black or light stone. Used Cars for sale. Opt for a post-facelift model for the best experience. We agree. The SV Sedan has a one-piece folding rear seat, and it makes do with a four-speaker sound system with an auxiliary input. Little of substance has changed with this year’s model. The steering and suspension systems were redesigned at the same time with the same ends and without sacrificing driving enjoyment. 3 's' models, which come with the larger, 2.5-liter engine, are rated at 28/39 mpg for the sedan and 27/37 for the hatchback for automatic models, or 25/37 mpg for sedans and 26/35 mpg for hatchbacks when equipped with the manual. Check out our. What makes it so good? The Fuel injectors will also be re-tightened to the appropriate torque. 9-1-2020: Report of "juddering" from engine of 2.2 Skyactiv D engine of 2016 Mazda 3. Build dates: Build dates: 26-1-2012 to 21-1-2016. Owner lodged another warranty claim for replacement via his dealer. SE and SE-L Nav trim cars feature 16-inch alloy wheels, while Sport Nav models benefit from a new design of high-sheen finish 18-inch alloy wheels. Any gripes will be forgotten once you hit the road. Great to drive, superb range of engines, stylish good looks. The combinations work so well because they were designed together, with an emphasis on responsiveness and fuel efficiency. The Mazda 3 on the road review including ride and handling information. Results in possible Engine Stall without Warning. Back for its second model year, the 2015 Mazda 3 remains one of the design standouts in its class. The ‘i’ is plenty quick for most needs, and it’ll net you an extra mile per gallon or two overall. Real MPG was created following thousands of readers telling us that their cars could not match the official figures. Prices for the 36-strong all-new Mazda3 range will start at £16,695 (on-the-road) for the 1.5-litre SKYACTIV-G petrol 100ps SE hatchback, rising to £23,345 for the diesel 2.2-litre 150ps Sport Nav Auto hatchback. Build dates: 26-1-2012 to 21-1-2016. Hatchback models adopt a more fastback roofline, which culminates in a rounded-off hatch, sacrificing some cargo capacity compared to the outgoing model. As a dedicated manual driver I really liked this model with most of the options AND a 6-speed manual. Several rival cars offer more space, and larger boots, but the 364 litres of the Mazda3 is still close to 50 litres more than the family hatch best-seller, the Ford Focus. For 2015, Mazda adds Homelink transmitter functionality to the auto-dimming rearview mirror. 5-10-2019: Sticking rear hatch solenoid and sticking door mirror folding mechanisms reported on 2016 Mazda 3. Inside, the 2017 Mazda 3’s cabin evolves the driver-oriented interior space with a host of updates that include higher-quality switch panels and handle bezels on the doors, plus a newly designed trim insert on the dashboard. This sharp handling doesn’t come at the expense of ride quality. Mazda 3 2.0 Se-l … There also are several systems that use a combination of camera and radar-based sensing to assist and alert the driver in potentially hazardous situations. Used Mazda 3 2014-2019 review. According to Honest John Real MPG data, you should see 49.3mpg in the manual and 43.7mpg in the automatic. A 120PS version is available if you don’t need the performance, along with a 1.5 Skyactiv-G, which is perfect for city driving. Genesis G80 Ford F … This is in part due to the upwardly curved beltline, but it also stems from the thick door pillars. Scrap car values are up by 13% compared to 2019, Honda halts Swindon production over parts shortage, Help us with the Honest John Satisfaction Index now, September 2013: Mazda launched MZD Connect, May 2016: New 1.5-litre diesel added to Mazda 3 range, September 2016: New Mazda 3 for 2017 launched. Simply put, i-ELOOP stores electricity in capacitors to run the various electrical systems. The average scrap price for a Ford Focus was up by almost 12 per cent. It’s often said that the Ford Focus is the best family hatchback for keen drivers, but the Mazda 3 offers a different flavour. The 3 is one of just a handful of driver's cars in the segment, along with the Ford Focus and the VW Golf. If you’re after a safe, reliable and satisfying family hatchback, the Mazda 3 should be on your shortlist. Also consider the Skoda Octavia and Volkswagen Golf. Share review . Most examples will be SE-L or SE-L Nav trim. Saloon shape but actually a practical hatchback. For now, this feature is only offered in the top-level Grand Touring trim with the optional Tech Package. You can read the full review here. Voice control allows users to search among folders, find tracks, repeat, and shuffle them using spoken commands. Thanks to the new SkyActiv engines, the Mazda 3 gets EPA fuel economy of up to 30 mpg city, 41 highway with the 2.0-liter, and even the 2.5-liter engine returns up to 28 mpg city, 39 highway. I miss radio dials and station buttons. It feels much better quality and more stable to me than my civic did. Also notable is the fact that Mazda started offering the larger, 2.5-liter engine with the manual transmission sometime later in the 2014 model year, and it is now available on premium models as well. This particular one doesn't have all the safety nannies (the precollision braking I forget what that's called, blind spot monitoring, rear view camera), which makes me quite happy. The 100ps SKYACTIV-G 1.5-litre petrol engine is a brand new, highly efficient and exceptionally frugal petrol engine, delivering up to 56.4mpg (combined cycle) paired with the six-speed SKYACTIV-MT manual gearbox. Torque vectoring was added to the cars as part of the 2016 facelift, making the Mazda 3 even more enjoyable to drive. Its steering feels precise; there’s never excess body motion; and the four-wheel disc brakes (even on the base SV) are confidence-inspiring. At its worst, the Mazda 3 looks a little long-hooded—as if the hood of the Mazda 6 sedan had been grafted to the front of the smaller car. When you consider the styling, interior quality, driving experience and Mazda’s reliability record, the Mazda 3 is a cost-effective used purchase. Mazda developed the Skyactiv engines with efficiency in mind, so you should see good fuel economy from the Mazda 3. 15-2-2017: Complaint of condensation inside the headlights of a new Mazda 3 2.0 SE-L. 6-9-2018: Report that 2014 Mazda 3 with 28,000 miles was prescribed new brake discs and pads at a cost of £550. For example, a 2017 Mazda 3 in SE-L Nav could cost as little as £150 a month on a four-year PCP deal. Our most recent review of the 2015 Mazda 3 resulted in a score of 7 out of 10 for that particular example. We want to know. The front-seat area is spacious, and seats are supportive; they have a new contour and afford more back and lateral support. Mazda has designed a new driver-focused cockpit for the latest 3, with pedals and manual controls arranged symmetrically around the driver's centerline. It feels a little more claustrophobic in the back, a sense not helped by the dark materials, the shape of the rear windows and the sloping roofline. If you’re mainly planning to use the Mazda 3’s front seats, that might not matter; for the most part this compact-car family offers pleasing interior appointments, and even the look and feel of a premium-brand vehicle in some respects. On paper, the 150PS 2.2 Skyactiv-D diesel engine could return 68.9mpg with a manual gearbox, or 58.9mpg in the automatic version. Externally, the 2017 Mazda 3 is marked out by a revised grille and a new front fog light bezel. The premium audio option is a Bose system with Centerpoint virtual surround sound. While the Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra are the obvious choices in a crowded segment, the Mazda 3 is the best of the rest. Loath it? The latest Mazda 3, which was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ model for 2015, adds a number of electronic safety systems to the company's compact car line. The tightening force of the injector mounting nuts may be insufficient. VINS: JMZKE******109955 to JMZKE******485502; JMZGJ******105981 to JMZGJ******347652; JMZBM******100061 to JMZBM******325865. The only odd thing we noticed in our test drive, when we encountered some low-speed hairpin corners, was how widely spaced first and second gear are. What's it like to live with your car? But it can also make the Mazda 3 look a little long up front—as if the hood of the Mazda 6 sedan had been grafted to the front of what’s otherwise a smaller car. My only cons are how close I have to sit to the steering wheel to reach the pedals (I'm quite short), and the gas mileage. The layout of the menus is better, too, and you can either navigate through them on the touch screen or use the Command controller to move between the tabs and screens. The hatchback class is fiercely competitive, and the Mazda 3 is up against some really decent rivals, like the Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus, and Vauxhall Astra. I have the iTouring and wish I got the grand touring model with better performing engine. The 3 has been tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and it's earned top 'good' results in all categories--including the new small overlap frontal test. The steering wheel is trimmed in rich leather and feels delightful to hold. All Touring and Grand Touring models get Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert; as of the 2015 model year, 'i' Touring models now come with a rearview camera, as do 'i' Grand Touring and all 's' models. Overall I'm quite happy with my car, and the price ($21500 CAD taxes in) couldn't be beat. FIX: Vehicles affected will have the injector control software re-programmed. As of the 2015 model year, Mazda Connect is now standard on all but the base i SV trim level. From its range of naturally aspirated (non-turbocharged) petrol engines to its … Shifting is smooth and easy, and the clutch is extremely forgiving (very difficult to stall this car). 2015 Mazda3 Performance How Does the 2015 Mazda Mazda3 Drive? Rear space could be better, expensive to insure, non-turbo engines won’t suit everyone. Both engines have the same personality and are very smooth all the way up the rev range. Nissan Qashqai key stuck in ignition - how can I remove it? This is the 2nd Mazda 3 I've had and it is so much fun to drive. Curiously, SV models with the automatic transmission include a stripped-down version of the gauge cluster without a rev counter. Those in search of more power will have to wait until Mazda announces its next MazdaSpeed3 hot hatch, which is expected within a year or so. The navigation system is clear and straightforward, and we like the point-of-interest (POI) integration. 29-07-2019: R/2019/219: Wheel nuts may loosen. Mazda Connect uses the Aha system from Harman to handle Internet apps. I started looking at this car back in February. The Mazda 3 feels premium from the front seats forward, with materials that are a major step forward for Mazda—even in some cases better than what’s offered in the latest Mazda 6. The 2015 Mazda 3 returns competitive fuel economy with its larger engine, while the base four-cylinder beats most cars in the class. Choose from a massive selection of deals on second hand Mazda 3 2015 Cars from trusted Mazda dealers! Register your interest for later or request to be contacted by a dealer to talk through your options now. The 2015 Mazda 3 offers two different variants of the engine, both of them smooth and responsive. Register your interest for later or request to be contacted by a dealer to talk through your options now. The 165PS 2.0 Skyactiv-G petrol engine is the star performer. The earliest examples are available for just £100 a month on a four-year hire purchase contract, but given the mileage of these cars, we’d recommend buying something newer. But there are some disappointments as well; for instance, the interior surface alongside the front doors is soft touch, but alongside the rear doors it's a hard surface that mostly mimics the look but has a slightly different sheen and is just hard plastic (Mazda isn’t the only offender; it’s also done by Honda in the Civic, for instance). It says the Mazda 3's stopping distances are among the best of all compact cars (all models get four-wheel discs). Base engine lacks passing power. It’s difficult to spot the facelift, but look out for a slightly larger front grille, redesigned headlights, door mirror-mounted indicators and a subtly restyled rear bumper. Both engines offer a very high (13:1) compression ratio, as well as direct injection, variable valve timing, and a host of other measures that are aimed at saving fuel while maintaining responsiveness. If the driver doesn't respond in time, the system will automatically brake the car to a stop. Very few cubbie for small items. Overall, though, we'd say that Mazda Connect is right on the mark, and most users are going to like its interface and its redundant controls. It’s not cushion-soft, but there’s a tautness to the ride which accentuates the feeling that you’re driving something special. 2015 Mazda 3 Sedan 2.0 Auto. This in turn could cause the engine oil strainer to become blocked. Touchscreen houses user-friendly navigation. Models equipped with the Mazda Connect infotainment system, which for 2015 includes all but the SV sedan, can connect a smartphone via Bluetooth for expanded capability. 17-9-2018: R/2018/289: Mazda CX-5, Mazda 6, Mazda 3 diesels: INJECTOR MOUNTING NUTS TIGHTENING FORCE MAY BE INSUFFICIENT. The latest 3 adopts Mazda's Kodo "soul of motion" design language, which was first seen on the CX-5 crossover and Mazda 6 mid-size sedan. The 2017 Mazda 3 is available in eight colours including Mazda’s new Machine Grey Mica. The Mazda Connect system uses a large, colorful, high-contrast touch-screen display that sits atop the dash (some might see it as looking like an aftermarket offering, but we like how it's up in the field of vision). The adoption of an electric parking brake creates space for a more practical centre console, while another highlight is a new leather steering wheel design that enhances feel and style, and if combined with leather seats is heated. I'd go with the Mazda 3 Skyactiv 2.0 petrol: https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/mazda/3-2014. The figure drops to 50.4mpg in the automatic. Also embodies new Natural Sound Smoother technology, which effects a significant reduction in engine noise and vibration. Across both body styles, revised door mirrors feature wraparound turn indicators, while hatchback versions have a redesigned rear bumper. Rear occupants sit almost two inches higher than in the old car, but the way the rising beltline limits window space still makes it one of the more claustrophobic small-car experiences—especially in the hatchback. I have the iTouring and wish I got the grand touring model with better performing engine. Upping the budget to £9,000 opens up the prospect of owning a 2017 model, while £10,000 is enough for a 2018 example. Those elevated numbers come from the Tech Package's i-ELOOP regenerative engine braking system and active grille shutters. With it clicked, we also noticed that the stability control has a remarkably loose rein on overzealous driving styles; it’ll even permit a little bit of a slide—all in the name of fun, right? Having driven the previous generation of the Mazda3, I was prepared to be underwhelmed by the transmission, having not liked the shifter for that 5 speed. makes the 3 look a bit like it’s left a village fete with its face painted as a Golden Eagle Base engine lacks passing power. Meanwhile, top-of-the-line Grand Touring models can be loaded up with some technology features that aren't typically found in this kind of affordable small car. One feature that's unusual in a new car is the bottom-hinged "organ-style" accelerator pedal, which Mazda says is more comfortable for drivers. In theory, the Mazda 3 is a step ahead in refinement over the old car. It’s not perfect, but what is? Fix: re-tighten the wheel nuts to the correct torque. This is the 2nd Mazda 3 I've had and it is so much fun to drive. However, when we were moving along, it wouldn’t let us pan over to an alternate destination while we were using the map view—a function that you have in nearly every other system. Real MPG gives real world data from drivers like you to show how much fuel a vehicle really uses. Review Mazda 2 hatchback (2015 - ) review. FIX: Vehicles affected will be fitted with a modified Vacuum pump. Post-facelift models start from around £8000, so it’s worth increasing your budget if you’re able. What automatic petrol car would you suggest for a 70 mile commute? The display is crisp, colorful, and high in contrast, and it’s quick and responsive, with no lag whatsoever—a big improvement over the system in the Mazda 6 and CX-5. It needs even more work to get the best from it, so you might prefer the extra poke offered by the 165PS. 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