Mazda 3 2016
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.
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Mazda 3 2016 Price and Specs
|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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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|