Mazda 3

Arriving in 2004, the Mazda 3 was the second in Mazda's range to move away from the old, triple-number naming scheme, ending a quarter-century run for the Mazda 323.

It was a good job, then, that the Mazda 3 was more than good enough to carry a new name – or number – forward. Going after the Corolla and its ilk with a small-sized sedan and hatch was always going to be a tough ask, but the 3's combination of handling prowess, good looks and high level of standard kit have propelled it to sales success.

The Mazda 3 is available with a pair of petrol engines, as well as the same high-revving diesel as the CX-5 and 6. It is available from $20,490 to $35,490 for the 3 Neo and 3 SP25 Astina, respectively.

In Japan, the 3 is known as the Mazda Axela.

Mazda 3 Reviews

Editor's Pick

Mazda 3 2018 review

Mazda's mainstay 3 hatch and sedan have just had their annual update and the lower reaches have scored new safety goodies and a few welcome extras.Read more

2018

Mazda 3 Neo Sport 2018 review: snapshot

Every year the entry-level 3 gets better and almost without fail you get more for your money.Read more

Mazda 3 Maxx Sport 2018 review: snapshot

Just like the entry-level Neo, the Maxx has scored another five letters in its name, and is now known as the slightly racier-sounding Maxx Sport.Read more

Mazda 3 Touring 2018 review: snapshot

The 3 Touring is the top of the 2.0-litre range, with the same 114kW/250Nm and six-speed automatic and manual transmissions.Read more

Mazda 3 SP25 2018 review: snapshot

The SP25 marks the entry-level 2.5-litre model, with bigger wheels, more power and a spec based on the 2.0-litre Maxx Sport.Read more

Mazda 3 SP25 GT 2018 review: snapshot

Second from the top of the range, the GT is equipped with the 'SkyActiv' 2.5-litre four-cylinder with 138kW and 250Nm.Read more

Mazda 3 SP25 Astina 2018 review: snapshot

The Astina tops the whole range with prices starting at $33,490 for the manual and $35,490 for the automatic.Read more

2017

Mazda 3 2017 review: 40-year evolution from the first 323

Many things in life can't be done twice. Being born, reading War and Peace and jumping off a decent cliff are all prime examples, but going back in time is something you can't even do once.Read more

Mazda 3 2017 review

For over a decade, the Mazda3 has been part of a three-way battle for supremacy in the Australian small car market. It's testament to the 3's ever-growing reputation that it continues to hold its own.Read more

Mazda 3 SP25 GT 2017 review: snapshot

The GT is a step up from both the 2.0-litre Touring and 2.5-litre GT, with a specification list closer to the former and the engine from the latter.Read more

Price Guide

$27,990

Based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)

Lowest Price

$20,490

Highest Price

$35,490

Range & Specifications

2018 Hatchback
Maxx
MSRP
$24,890
ANCAP Rating
2018 Hatchback
Maxx Sport
MSRP
$24,490
ANCAP Rating
TBA
2018 Hatchback
Neo Sport
MSRP
$22,490
ANCAP Rating
TBA
2018 Hatchback
MAZDA3 SP25
MSRP
$26,990
ANCAP Rating
TBA
2018 Hatchback
SP25 Astina
MSRP
$35,490
ANCAP Rating
TBA
2018 Hatchback
SP25 Astina
MSRP
$35,490
ANCAP Rating
2018 Hatchback
MAZDA3 SP25 GT
MSRP
$31,990
ANCAP Rating
TBA
2018 Hatchback
Touring
MSRP
$26,490
ANCAP Rating
TBA
2018 Hatchback
Touring
MSRP
$27,290
ANCAP Rating
2018 Hatchback
Neo
MSRP
$22,490
ANCAP Rating
2018 Hatchback
SP25
MSRP
$27,690
ANCAP Rating
2018 Hatchback
SP25 GT
MSRP
$31,990
ANCAP Rating
2018 Sedan
Maxx
MSRP
$24,890
ANCAP Rating
2018 Sedan
Maxx Sport
MSRP
$24,490
ANCAP Rating
TBA
2018 Sedan
Neo Sport
MSRP
$22,490
ANCAP Rating
TBA
2018 Sedan
MAZDA3 SP25
MSRP
$26,990
ANCAP Rating
TBA
2018 Sedan
SP25 Astina
MSRP
$35,490
ANCAP Rating
TBA
2018 Sedan
SP25 Astina
MSRP
$35,490
ANCAP Rating
2018 Sedan
MAZDA3 SP25 GT
MSRP
$31,990
ANCAP Rating
TBA
2018 Sedan
Touring
MSRP
$26,490
ANCAP Rating
TBA
2018 Sedan
Touring
MSRP
$27,290
ANCAP Rating
2018 Sedan
Neo
MSRP
$22,490
ANCAP Rating
2018 Sedan
SP25
MSRP
$27,690
ANCAP Rating
2018 Sedan
SP25 GT
MSRP
$31,990
ANCAP Rating