Mazda 3

Arriving in 2004, the Mazda3 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 Mazda3 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 Mazda3 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.

Mazda3 Reviews

Editor's Pick

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

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 SP25 2017 review: snapshot

The SP25 (starting at $25,690) marks the introduction to the range of the larger, more powerful 2.5-litre 'SkyActiv' engine.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

Mazda 3 Maxx 2017 review: snapshot

The Maxx is the second tier in the 3 range, fitting between the 2.0-litre Neo and Touring.Read more

Mazda 3 Touring hatch 2017 review

Nikki Cousins and Peter Anderson road test and review the Mazda 3 Touring hatch, with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.Read more

Mazda 3 Neo hatch auto 2017 review

Peter Anderson road tests and reviews the 2017 Mazda3 Neo hatch with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.Read more

Mazda 3 SP25 Astina hatch 2017 review

Andrew Chesterton road tests and reviews the new Mazda 3 Astina hatch with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.Read more

2016

Mazda 3 SP25 Astina sedan 2016 review

Richard Berry road tests and reviews the new Mazda3 SP25 Astina Sedan with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.Read more

Mazda 3 SP25 Astina 2016 review

Paul Gover road tests and reviews the Mazda3 SP25 Astina with specs, fuel consumption and verdict at its Australian launch.Read more

Price Guide

$27,990

Based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)

Lowest Price

$20,490

Highest Price

$35,490

Range & Specifications

2017 Hatchback
Maxx
MSRP
$24,890
ANCAP Rating
2017 Hatchback
Neo
MSRP
$22,490
ANCAP Rating
2017 Hatchback
SP25
MSRP
$27,690
ANCAP Rating
2017 Hatchback
SP25 Astina
MSRP
$35,490
ANCAP Rating
2017 Hatchback
SP25 GT
MSRP
$31,990
ANCAP Rating
2017 Hatchback
Touring
MSRP
$27,290
ANCAP Rating
2017 Sedan
Maxx
MSRP
$24,890
ANCAP Rating
2017 Sedan
Neo
MSRP
$22,490
ANCAP Rating
2017 Sedan
SP25
MSRP
$27,690
ANCAP Rating
2017 Sedan
SP25 Astina
MSRP
$35,490
ANCAP Rating
2017 Sedan
SP25 GT
MSRP
$31,990
ANCAP Rating
2017 Sedan
Touring
MSRP
$27,290
ANCAP Rating

Mazda3 News

Mazda 3 2016 | new car sales price

5 August 2016 by Ewan Kennedy

Mazda boss defends reversing camera omission

13 February 2015 by Richard Blackburn

New car sales price Mazda 3

25 September 2012 by Stuart Martin

In the garage Mazda 3 Maxx hatch

23 July 2009 by Jonah Wigley

2015 Mazda 3 | new car sales price

11 February 2015 by Matthew Hatton

Stand by for small-car price war

3 December 2014 by Joshua Dowling

Mazda 3 MPS to have turbo 2.5-litre, AWD

19 May 2014 by Karla Pincott