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Mazda 3 2016

The 2016 Mazda 3 range of configurations is currently priced from $12,990. Our most recent review of the 2016 Mazda 3 resulted in a score of 8 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Senior Journalist Richard Berry had this to say at the time: You might not be able to spot the difference in looks, but the 2016 update to the Mazda3 is far more significant than its appearance. The addition of advanced safety technology as well as improved ride and handling make an already class-leading car even better. Take our advice: right now you won’t find a better small car in this price range. The SP25 Astina grade adds even more sophisticated safety technology, which is outstanding for a car that costs this little. Heck, it’d be outstanding for something twice the price. The sedan version makes what is one of the most popular choices of car in Australia, a little more distinctive – and it looks great, too.  

You can read the full review here.

This is what Richard Berry liked most about this particular version of the Mazda 3: Advanced safety tech, Excellent ride and handling, Refined cabin

The 2016 Mazda 3 carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1400 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 2016 Price and Specs

The Mazda 3 2016 is currently available from $12,990 for the 3 Neo up to $27,990 for the 3 SP25 Astina.

Pricing guides

$18,950
Based on 459 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$12,990
Highest Price
$27,990
Mazda 3 Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
Maxx Hatchback 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $14,629 $20,990
Maxx Hatchback 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN $13,990 $18,995
Maxx Safety Hatchback 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $14,888 $18,300
Maxx Safety Hatchback 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN $14,888 $18,300
Maxx Sedan 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $14,629 $20,990
Maxx Sedan 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN $13,990 $18,995
Maxx Safety Sedan 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $14,888 $18,300
Maxx Safety Sedan 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN $14,888 $18,300
See All Mazda 3 2016 Pricing and Specs

Mazda 3 2016 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Mazda 3 2016 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Mazda 3 2016: Paint scratching

    It appears to be a problem with the red. Contact Mazda on 1800 034 411.

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  • Mazda 3 2016: Pinging sound

    Has it just started making the noise, or has it been doing it since new? Try running it on higher octane fuel and see if the noise goes away.

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  • What's a good sedan under $17,000?

    I wouldn’t recommend the Cruze, there have been too many problems with them. The Toyota Corolla, Mazda3 and Hyundai Elantra are all good, reliable cars with plenty of performance for the class. Any one of them would be a good choice.

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  • Mazda 3: Inaccurate GPS

    As promised when you first contacted us we got in touch with Mazda about the problem with your GPS, and we finally got a response. Unfortunately, it doesn't answer your question. A company spokesman told us that: "without actual car details (of your car) it is difficult to comment or provide accurate feedback, so we would highly recommend that the customer (you) contacts Mazda Customer service, which allows us to look into his situation and communicate with him direct." So, get on to Mazda and put your request directly to them.

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Mazda 3 2016 Towing capacity

The Mazda 3’s towing capacity ranges from 1200kg to 1400kg. 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,6 SP MAN 1200kg
NEO Safety Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1200kg
Maxx Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1200kg
NEO Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 1200kg
NEO Sedan 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1200kg
NEO Safety Sedan 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1200kg
Maxx Sedan 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1200kg
NEO Sedan 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 1200kg
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Mazda 3 2016 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2016 Mazda 3 are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1795mm x 1470mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Mazda 3 2016 Dimensions  include 1450mm height, 1795mm width, 4460mm length.
Mazda 3 Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
NEO Hatchback 1450x1795x4460 mm 155 mm
NEO Hatchback 1455x1795x4460 mm 155 mm
NEO Safety Hatchback 1455x1795x4460 mm 155 mm
Maxx Hatchback 1455x1795x4460 mm 155 mm
NEO Sedan 1450x1795x4580 mm 155 mm
NEO Sedan 1455x1795x4580 mm 155 mm
NEO Safety Sedan 1455x1795x4580 mm 155 mm
Maxx Sedan 1455x1795x4580 mm 155 mm
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Mazda 3 2016 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2016 Mazda 3 is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Mazda 3 currently offers fuel consumption from 5 to 6.5L/100km. The Mazda 3 is available with the following fuel types: ULP and Diesel.

Mazda 3 Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
Maxx Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 5.8L/100km
XD Astina Hatchback 2.2L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 5L/100km
Maxx Sedan 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 5.7L/100km
Maxx Sedan 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 5.8L/100km
* Combined fuel consumption See All Mazda 3 2016 Pricing and Specs

Mazda 3 2016 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2016 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 16x6.5 inches to 18x7 inches.

Mazda 3 Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
NEO Hatchback 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
NEO Safety Hatchback 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
Maxx Hatchback 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
Maxx Safety Hatchback 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
NEO Sedan 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
NEO Safety Sedan 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
Maxx Sedan 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
Maxx Safety Sedan 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
See All Mazda 3 2016 Wheel Sizes