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Mazda 3 2021

The 2021 Mazda 3 range of configurations is currently priced from $25,240. Our most recent review of the 2021 Mazda 3 resulted in a score of 8 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Byron Mathioudakis had this to say at the time: Granted. The Mazda3 X20 Astina is an expensive mainstream-branded hatchback from Japan. This is not your aunt’s BJ 323 Protégé Shades.

You can read the full review here.

This is what Byron Mathioudakis liked most about this particular version of the Mazda 3: Beguiling design inside and out, Velvety, punchy powertrain, Immersive handling

The Mazda 3 2021 comes in a Sedan and Hatchback and competes with similar models like the Toyota Corolla, Kia Cerato and Volkswagen Golf in the Under $30k category category.

The 2021 Mazda 3 carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1200 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 2021 Price and Specs

The Mazda 3 2021 is currently available from $25,240 for the 3 G20 Pure up to $41,590 for the 3 X20 Astina M Hybrid.

Pricing guides

$33,415
Based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)
Lowest Price
$25,240
Highest Price
$41,590
Mazda 3 Model Body Type Specs Price
G20 Evolve Hatchback 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $27,940
G20 Evolve Hatchback 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN $26,940
G20 Evolve Vision Hatchback 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $29,440
G20 Evolve Vision Hatchback 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN $28,440
G20 Evolve Sedan 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $27,940
G20 Evolve Sedan 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN $26,940
G20 Evolve Vision Sedan 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $29,440
G20 Evolve Vision Sedan 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN $28,440
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Mazda 3 2021 Q&As

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

  • Which is better: 2014 Mazda 3 Astina or 2016 Mazda 3 SP25?

    As the BM-series flagship back in 2014, the Astina offers more luxury and safety features than the SP25, so we'd settle for that, especially as it's a bit cheaper and has fewer kilometres on the odometer.

    But if the newer car is the Series II facelift from August 2016 onwards, then this model - known as the BN - might be a better buy since it brings significant improvements.

    These include Autonomous Emergency Braking Reverse (AEB when driving backwards), Blind-Spot Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, as well as revised steering, shock absorber, anti-roll bar, and rear suspension components to improve handling and ride qualities, more sound deadening to eliminate known noise paths (a criticism of the earlier Mazda 3s), larger door pockets, an electronic parking brake instead of a levered handbrake, cleaner instrumentation dial markings, a redesigned and more user-friendly steering wheel and repositioned USB charger. 

    Plus, the BN Series II Mazda 3 scores Mazda's G-force Vectoring Control system, which uses the engine to enhance chassis performance by adjusting torque delivery in response to steering inputs, for more stable and relaxed driving. If your SP25's an auto, it scores a Sport mode that adapts the change-up points according to the operator’s style and inputs, its steering and ride qualities are better and the handling is smoother.

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  • What is the best small car for under $30000?

    You don't need to spend $30,000 to get a great small car to run around town in. A Suzuki Swift GL Navigator from $17,690 plus on-road costs ($1000 more for the auto) makes for an excellent choice, with a surprisingly roomy interior, a refined, frugal and lively engine, great handling and superb reliability. Great value for money, in other words.

    Moving on from there, to the next size up and in our order of preference, are the Mazda 3, Ford Focus Active, Volkswagen Golf, Toyota Corolla Hatch, Honda Civic (turbo only) and Subaru Impreza. All are quality small cars that should fit the bill perfectly.

    There's also merit in considering a small SUV, chiefly because their higher roofline and loftier seating positions make them easier to get in and out as well as see out of. Our value pick is the Kia Seltos S with Safety Pack. The Mazda CX-30 and Toyota C-HR are also high-quality and refined choices, though they're right at the cusp of your budget so you may have to search for a discounted demo model. Going small SUV does  mean extra outlay, but they do generally offer better resale value, as their popularity seems endless.

    As you can see, there's lots of choice, so take your time, drive the ones you like the look of, and see which feels best. Out of scores of alternatives, these 10 are our top recommendations at under $30K.

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  • Why does the tyre pressure light keep coming on in my 2019 Mazda 3?

    The symptoms you’re experiencing all sound like they have something to do with the body computer(s) on the car. So it’s conceivable that a bad batch of computers on Mazda’s production line could affect more than one car. And if that’s the case, you’ve just been unlucky. That said, Mazda is not exactly a stranger to body computer glitches, and Mazda 3 built between 2015 and 2017 were, in fact, recalled to fix just such a problem that was affecting the operation of the windscreen wipers.

    If you’re unhappy with Mazda’s approach, you can contact the ACCC to try to organise a resolution. But if the second car is only throwing up bogus tyre-pressure alerts and hasn’t started having other problems yet, then you should give Mazda the chance to put it right. The other problems may never develop, but if they do, I reckon you’d have a decent moral case for getting your money back. That said, Australia doesn’t have the `lemon laws’ that, say, the USA, has so getting a refund is not a simple matter.

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  • Mazda 3 2007-2018: What size boot to the sedan and hatch have?

    Despite the Mazda 3 growing in size over the years (and gaining about 100kg depending on the model and specification) the boot size hasn’t improved in the 11 years between the models you’ve asked about.

    The 2007 Mazda 3 sedan had a boot measuring 416 litres, while its 2018 opposite number could fit eight litres less with a total of 408 litres. The 2018 hatchback had even less luggage capacity with just 308 litres.

    As an aside, when comparing boot sizes, it’s important to know the exact method the manufacturer has used to arrive at the figure in the brochure. There are different methods and they have a huge effect on the outcome. Presumably, Mazda hasn’t changed its measurement method over the years, so the comparison in this case stands.

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Mazda 3 2021 Accessories

The version of the Mazda 3 that arrived in April 2019 brought equipment levels to match the status quo of the small hatch and sedan segment at the time.

This equipment varies among the five different trim levels, but the top Astina packs the complete list of features, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, built-in satnav, reversing camera with 360 monitor, dual-zone climate control, active cruise control, heated and power adjustable front seats with leather trim all round, heated leather steering wheel and high and low speed AEB, covering both forward and reverse directions.

As you'd expect, there's alloy wheels at each corner and LED head and tail-lights, but other convenience features include proximity keys, power sunroof auto wipers, and heated and powered door mirrors.

Mazda 3 2021 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2021 Mazda 3 are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1795mm x 1440mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Mazda 3 2021 Dimensions  include 1435mm height, 1795mm width, 4660mm length.
Mazda 3 Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
G20 Pure Hatchback 1440x1795x1435 mm 150 mm
G20 Pure Hatchback 1435x1795x4660 mm 150 mm
G20 Pure Vision Hatchback 1440x1795x1435 mm 150 mm
G20 Evolve Hatchback 1440x1795x1435 mm 150 mm
G20 Pure Sedan 1440x1795x4660 mm 150 mm
G20 Pure Vision Sedan 1440x1795x4660 mm 150 mm
G20 Evolve Sedan 1440x1795x4660 mm 150 mm
G20 Evolve Vision Sedan 1440x1795x4660 mm 150 mm
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Mazda 3 2021 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2021 Mazda 3 is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Mazda 3 currently offers fuel consumption from 5.3 to 6.6L/100km. The Mazda 3 is available with the following fuel types: ULP and Hyb/ULP.

Mazda 3 Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
G20 Evolve Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 6.2L/100km
X20 Astina M Hybrid Hatchback 2.0L,Hyb/ULP,6 SP AUTO 5.5L/100km
G20 Evolve Sedan 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 6.1L/100km
X20 Astina M Hybrid Sedan 2.0L,Hyb/ULP,6 SP AUTO 5.5L/100km
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Mazda 3 2021 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2021 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.

Mazda 3 Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
G20 Pure Hatchback 205x60 R16 9 205x60 R16 9
G20 Pure Vision Hatchback 205x60 R16 9 205x60 R16 9
G20 Evolve Hatchback 215x45 R18 8 215x45 R18 8
G20 Evolve Vision Hatchback 215x45 R18 8 215x45 R18 8
G20 Pure Sedan 205x60 R16 9 205x60 R16 9
G20 Pure Vision Sedan 205x60 R16 9 205x60 R16 9
G20 Evolve Sedan 215x45 R18 8 215x45 R18 8
G20 Evolve Vision Sedan 215x45 R18 8 215x45 R18 8
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Mazda 3 2021 Towing capacity

The Mazda 3 has maximum towing capacity of 1200kg. 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
G20 Pure Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1200kg
G20 Pure Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 1200kg
G20 Pure Vision Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1200kg
G20 Evolve Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1200kg
G20 Pure Sedan 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1200kg
G20 Pure Sedan 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 1200kg
G20 Pure Vision Sedan 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1200kg
G20 Evolve Sedan 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1200kg
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