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Mazda 3 2006

The 2006 Mazda 3 range of configurations is currently priced from $1,990. Our most recent review of the 2006 Mazda 3 resulted in a score of 8 out of 10 for that particular example. You can read the full review here.

This is what Graham Smith liked most about this particular version of the Mazda 3: Not lacking on power, Firm, confident suspension tune, No major reliability issues for petrol variants

The 2006 Mazda 3 carries a braked towing capacity of up to 900 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

The Mazda 3 is also known as the Mazda Axela (Japan and China) in markets outside Australia.

Mazda 3 2006 Price and Specs

The Mazda 3 2006 is currently available from $1,990 for the 3 Maxx up to $12,880 for the 3 MPS.

Pricing guides

$6,690
Based on 212 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$1,990
Highest Price
$12,880
Mazda 3 Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
Maxx Hatchback 2.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,500 $4,290
Maxx Hatchback 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN $2,300 $3,960
Maxx Sport Hatchback 2.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,600 $4,400
Maxx Sport Hatchback 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN $2,400 $4,070
Maxx Sedan 2.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,500 $4,290
Maxx Sedan 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN $2,300 $3,960
Maxx Sport Sedan 2.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,600 $4,400
Maxx Sport Sedan 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN $2,400 $4,070
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Mazda 3 2006 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Mazda 3 2006 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Mazda 3 2006: Cam belt or chain?

    It has a chain, so there’s no regular maintenance required. The only reason you might replace the chain is if it were to wear.

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  • Mazda 3 2006: Sunroof

    I don’t believe it did.

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  • What's a safe first car for $10,000?

    The Impreza is a good choice with all-wheel drive safety and a raft of airbags, so too is the Corolla, but you could also consider the Mazda3. It's best to stick with the recognized Japanese brands, European brands can be appealing, but they tend to be more troublesome and more expensive to service.

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  • Mazda 3 2006: Loud noise when cold

    Normally I would suspect the valve lifters based on your description of the noise, but I would have another mechanic listen to it and diagnose it for you.

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Mazda 3 2006 Towing capacity

The Mazda 3 has maximum towing capacity of 900kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Mazda 3 Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
NEO Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN 900kg
NEO Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 900kg
Maxx Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN 900kg
Maxx Sport Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN 900kg
NEO Sedan 2.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN 900kg
NEO Sedan 2.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 900kg
Maxx Sedan 2.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN 900kg
Maxx Sport Sedan 2.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN 900kg
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Mazda 3 2006 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2006 Mazda 3 are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1765mm x 1465mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Mazda 3 2006 Dimensions  include 1465mm height, 1745mm width, 4405mm length.
Mazda 3 Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
NEO Hatchback 1465x1745x4405 mm 121 mm
Maxx Hatchback 1465x1745x4405 mm 121 mm
Maxx Sport Hatchback 1465x1745x4405 mm 121 mm
SP23 Hatchback 1465x1745x4405 mm 121 mm
NEO Sedan 1465x1745x4485 mm 121 mm
Maxx Sedan 1465x1745x4485 mm 121 mm
Maxx Sport Sedan 1465x1745x4485 mm 121 mm
SP23 Sedan 1465x1745x4485 mm 121 mm
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Mazda 3 2006 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2006 Mazda 3 is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Mazda 3 currently offers fuel consumption from 8.2 to 10L/100km. The Mazda 3 is available with the following fuel types: PULP and ULP.

Mazda 3 Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
MPS Hatchback 2.3L,PULP,6 SP MAN 10L/100km
Maxx Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN 8.6L/100km
Maxx Sedan 2.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN 8.6L/100km
Maxx Sedan 2.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 8.9L/100km
* Combined fuel consumption See All Mazda 3 2006 Pricing and Specs

Mazda 3 2006 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2006 Mazda 3 will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Mazda 3 vary from 15x6 inches to 18x7 inches.

Mazda 3 Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
NEO Hatchback 195x65 R15 15x6 inches 195x65 R15 15x6 inches
Maxx Hatchback 195x65 R15 15x6 inches 195x65 R15 15x6 inches
Maxx Sport Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
SP23 Hatchback 205x50 R17 17x6.5 inches 205x50 R17 17x6.5 inches
NEO Sedan 195x65 R15 15x6 inches 195x65 R15 15x6 inches
Maxx Sedan 195x65 R15 15x6 inches 195x65 R15 15x6 inches
Maxx Sport Sedan 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
SP23 Sedan 205x50 R17 17x6.5 inches 205x50 R17 17x6.5 inches
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