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Mazda 3 2021

The 2021 Mazda 3 range of configurations is currently priced from $27,350. Our most recent review of the 2021 Mazda 3 resulted in a score of 8 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Contributing Journalist 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 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 $27,350 for the 3 G20 Pure up to $47,524 for the 3 X20 Astina M Hybrid.

Pricing guides

$35,620
Based on 307 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$27,350
Highest Price
$47,524
Mazda 3 Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
G20 Evolve Hatchback 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $21,800 $29,590
G20 Evolve Hatchback 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN $21,500 $29,150
G20 Evolve Vision Hatchback 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $22,400 $30,470
G20 Evolve Vision Hatchback 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN $21,700 $29,480
G20 Evolve Sedan 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $21,400 $29,040
G20 Evolve Sedan 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN $20,600 $27,940
G20 Evolve Vision Sedan 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $22,400 $30,470
G20 Evolve Vision Sedan 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN $21,700 $29,480
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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.

  • Are we going to see the new Mazda 3 turbo AWD in Australia?

    Mazda Australia has previously told CarsGuide that it would love to get hold of a batch of the hot-shot Mazda 3 Turbos. And while the local arm of Mazda has asked head office for a batch of the all-wheel-drive hot-hatches, no decision has been confirmed as yet.

    Mazda’s problem is justifying the cost of making the car in right-hand-drive form, and the complex mechanical packaging makes that even more difficult than usual. Designed for the North American market, the lack of a right-hand-drive variant will likely be the biggest hurdle to the car making it into showrooms here.

    Mazda Australia is obviously keen on the idea as it would give it a competitive product to tackle the success of the VW Golf GTi, the Renault Megane RS and the soon-to-arrive new Subaru WRX. The bottom line? Cross your fingers, but don’t hold your breath.

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  • Can you advise whether the Mazda 3 has a timing belt or a timing chain?

    The Mazda 3 timing belt or chain question is a common one, but one with a fairly simple answer. Unless the Mazda 3 in question is the very first turbo-diesel model (sold in Australia between 2007 and 2009) then the engine powering it uses a timing chain rather than a rubber belt.

    The exception was the 2.0-lire turbo-diesel which used a rubber, toothed timing belt. The design seems sound, however, and Mazda’s recommended replacement interval for the belt and its tensioner is every 120,000km. Make sure this has been carried out promptly, as a snapped belt will probably destroy the engine. A small sticker somewhere in the engine bay should record the most recent belt change. The complete kit to replace the timing belt on this engine is available for around $200 and you should budget another few hundred dollars to have the job carried out by a workshop. Best practice is to also change the water pump and thermostat at the same time as these live in the same area of the engine.

    The task of the timing chain or timing belt is exactly the same: They take drive from the engine’s crankshaft to the camshaft and, in the process, keep all the moving parts in harmony. Many car makers moved away from a timing chain to the rubber, toothed drive belt as a way of simplifying engine design and driving down the cost of each engine. The rubber timing belt is also quieter in its operation and is also less prone to stretching (as a timing chain can) so the camshaft (commonly referred to as the cam) stays in perfect synch with the rest of the engine’s rotating parts. The rubber belt is a simpler design because it doesn’t need to be tensioned via oil pressure from the engine as many timing chain systems are.

    The timing chain, meanwhile, is preferred by some manufacturers because it should last the lifetime of the engine and never need replacement. This isn’t always the case, however, and some engines designs from a variety of manufacturers suffer problems in this regard. But, in a properly maintained engine of sound design, the timing chain should never need attention, while the rubber timing belt generally has a replacement interval of between 60,000km and 120,000km, depending on make and model.

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  • What are the safety issues of the 2011 Mazda 3?

    Mazda 3s have a pretty terrible record with power-steering faults. Some cars built between 2007 and 2008 were actually part of a nationwide Technical Service Program by Mazda to fix a problem that could leave you suddenly without power assistance for the steering. The program was not a recall as Mazda argued that even if the assistance failed, you’d still be able to steer the car, albeit with much greater input from the driver.

    Mazda reckoned that cars outside those build dates weren’t affected, but yours is not the first later-model 3 I’ve heard of that has suffered similar problems. From what I can gather, the power steering assistance in your car uses a conventional hydraulic rack but instead of the assistance pump being driven by the engine (via a belt) it’s driven by an electric motor. So here’s my question: Do you notice any other symptoms when the assistance fails?

    Any warning light on the dashboard or the radio cutting in or out are symptoms that other owners have mentioned at the same time as the steering has lost its assistance. Scanning the car electronically might throw up a few answers, but the instinct of many mechanics is that the problem is potentially as simple as a poor earth connection. A bad earth can occur in lots of places on a modern car and can create havoc with the car’s electrical systems (of which the power-steering on your car is one). Sometimes it can be as simple as a loose battery terminal, other times you might have to search for the bad earth. But that’s where I’d start looking.

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  • What should I replace my 2015 Mazda 3 Maxx Hatch with?

    There are a few things going on with insured values. The first is that insurance companies will – generally – do everything they can to pay out as little as possible against a claim. That means, they will usually take the lower number from a range of values, and that appears to be exactly what has happened here. If you take a look at the classifieds right now, you’ll see 2015 Mazda 3 Maxxes priced anywhere from $12,000 to the low-20s. Clearly, your insurance company has adopted the lower of those values as the one that represents market value for your car. Don’t forget, either, that the asking price in the advert is not always the actual price that will be paid.

    There can be other influences, too. What condition was your car in before the crash that wrote it off? If it had existing damage or wear, that could have led your insurer to adjust downwards the pay-out price it was offering. And what about kilometres travelled? Generally speaking, every extra thousand kilometres over the average for that make and model reduces its value in the eyes of insurance companies.

    As for a replacement vehicle, I’d be looking at some of the South Korean (Hyundai and Kia) offerings. These brands now have a jump on some of the opposition when it comes to technology and standard safety equipment. They also represent solid engineering and reliability, not to mention terrific factory warranties.

     

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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 AUTO 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 MAN 6.3L/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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