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Mazda 3 Australia

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 $25,240 to $38,240 for the 3 G20 PURE and 3 G25 ASTINA, respectively.

This vehicle is also known as Mazda Axela (Japan and China).

Mazda 3 Price and Specs

The price range for the Mazda 3 varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $25,240 and going to $38,240 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2020 Hatchback 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $25,240 $38,240
2020 Sedan 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $25,240 $38,240
2019 Sedan 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $17,990 $43,147
2019 Hatchback 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $17,990 $43,147
2018 Sedan 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $13,420 $32,990
2018 Hatchback 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $13,420 $32,990
2017 Sedan 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $15,888 $29,990
2017 Hatchback 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $15,888 $29,990
2016 Sedan 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $12,320 $26,995
2016 Hatchback 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $12,320 $29,480
See All Mazda 3 Pricing and Specs

Mazda 3 Colours

  • Polymetal Grey
  • Soul Red Crystal
  • Machine Grey
  • Sonic Silver
  • Titanium Flash
  • Deep Crystal Blue
  • Jet Black
  • Snowflake White Pearl
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Mazda 3 Dimensions

The dimensions of the Mazda 3 Hatchback and Sedan vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2020 Hatchback 1440x1795x1435 mm 150 mm
2020 Sedan 1440x1795x4660 mm 150 mm
2019 Sedan 1450x1795x4580 mm 155 mm
2019 Hatchback 1450x1795x4460 mm 155 mm
2018 Hatchback 1450x1795x4460 mm 155 mm
2018 Sedan 1450x1795x4580 mm 155 mm
2017 Sedan 1450x1795x4580 mm 155 mm
2017 Hatchback 1450x1795x4460 mm 155 mm
2016 Sedan 1455x1795x4580 mm 155 mm
2016 Hatchback 1450x1795x4460 mm 155 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Mazda 3 Dimensions

Mazda 3 Wheel Size

The Mazda 3 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 205x60 R16 9 for Hatchback in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 16x6.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 Hatchback 205x60 R16 9 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 9 16x6.5 inches
2020 Sedan 205x60 R16 9 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 9 16x6.5 inches
2019 Hatchback 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
2019 Sedan 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
2018 Hatchback 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
2018 Sedan 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
2017 Hatchback 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
2017 Sedan 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
2016 Hatchback 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
2016 Sedan 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Mazda 3 Wheel Sizes

Mazda 3 Fuel Consumption

The Mazda 3 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP and Diesel fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 6.2L/100km for Hatchback /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 Hatchback 6.2L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2020 Sedan 6.3L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2019 Hatchback 5.9L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2019 Sedan 5.8L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2018 Hatchback 5.9L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2018 Sedan 5.8L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2017 Hatchback 5.9L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2017 Sedan 5.8L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2016 Hatchback 5L/100km 2.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2016 Hatchback 5.9L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2016 Sedan 5.8L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Mazda 3 Pricing and Specs for 2020

Mazda 3 Interior

The Mazda 3 has an interior design that sets it apart from its rivals. As you can see in the images, the most recent model is striking - combining a sleek, minimal dashboard and materials and trims that feel a lot more expensive than it is. Models with leather feel even more premium - enough to make luxury car buyers think twice about where they should be spending their money.

Mazda 3 Towing Capacity

The Mazda 3 has maximum towing capacity of 1200kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 Hatchback 1200kg 1200kg
2020 Sedan 1200kg 1200kg
2019 Hatchback 1200kg 1200kg
2019 Sedan 1200kg 1200kg
2018 Hatchback 1200kg 1200kg
2018 Sedan 1200kg 1200kg
2017 Hatchback 1200kg 1200kg
2017 Sedan 1200kg 1200kg
2016 Sedan 1200kg 1200kg
2016 Hatchback 1200kg 1400kg
See All Towing Capacity for Mazda 3