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Mazda 3 2024

The 2024 Mazda 3 range of configurations is currently priced from $30,470. Our most recent review of the 2024 Mazda 3 resulted in a score of 8.5 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Contributing Journalist Byron Mathioudakis had this to say at the time: Given how effortlessly it traverses the mainstream and premium small car classes, the Mazda 3 might be the best value small car on the planet.

You can read the full review here.

This is what Byron Mathioudakis liked most about this particular version of the Mazda 3: Stunning design, Superb cabin presentation, Athletic handling and control

The Mazda 3 2024 comes in a Sedan and Hatchback and competes with similar models like the Toyota Corolla, Volkswagen Golf and Skoda Octavia in the Under $40k category category.

The 2024 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 2024 Price and Specs

The Mazda 3 2024 is currently available from $30,470 for the 3 G20 Pure up to $42,470 for the 3 G25 Astina.

Pricing guides

$36,470
Based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)
Lowest Price
$30,470
Highest Price
$42,470
Mazda 3 Model Body Type Specs Price
G20 Evolve Hatchback 2.0L — 6 SP AUTO $32,020
G20 Evolve Vision Hatchback 2.0L — 6 SP AUTO $34,020
G20 Pure Hatchback 2.0L — 6 SP AUTO $30,470
G20 Pure Vision Hatchback 2.0L — 6 SP AUTO $32,470
G20 Evolve Sedan 2.0L — 6 SP AUTO $32,020
G20 Evolve Vision Sedan 2.0L — 6 SP AUTO $34,020
G20 Pure Sedan 2.0L — 6 SP AUTO $30,470
G20 Pure Vision Sedan 2.0L — 6 SP AUTO $32,470
See All Mazda 3 2024 Pricing and Specs

Mazda 3 2024 Colours

The Mazda 3 colour palette includes 'Snowflake White Pearl Mica', 'Ceramic Metallic', 'Machine Grey Metallic', 'Polymetal Grey Metallic', 'Jet Black Mica', 'Soul Red Crystal Metallic', 'Deep Crystal Blue Mica' and 'Platinum Quartz Metallic'.

The two greys and red add extra dollars to the price.

  • Arctic White
  • Jet Black
  • Polymetal Grey
  • Machine Grey
  • Ceramic White
  • Deep Crystal Blue
  • Soul Red Crystal
  • Platinum Quartz
  • Snowflake White
  • Zircon Sand
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Mazda 3 2024 Q&As

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

  • 2005 Mazda 3 SP25 is using too much oil

    That’s not a bad innings for a four-cylinder engine, even a modern one (although I’ve seen similar engines with more kilometres and still going strong). There’s a fair chance the piston rings and valve stem seals have lost some of their mojo and are allowing the oil to be burned in the engine. It’s normal wear and tear, but it needs to be fixed on the basis of the pollution being produced from the tailpipe. Also, eventually, something major will fail spectacularly and leave you stranded.

    Your options include rebuilding the current engine or finding a second-hand engine with fewer kilometres on board and simply swapping it into your car. Thanks to the fact that the Mazda 3 was a popular car with younger drivers, they’re somewhat over-represented in wrecking yards, often with engines in very good condition. This would certainly be cheaper than rebuilding your current engine.

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  • Why does my speedometer go so high if the car can't go that fast?

    It’s a bit silly, isn’t it? There’s absolutely no reason for a speedo in an Australian delivered car to read to 260km/h, particularly in a car that would never manage to gain that much velocity without the help of a mine-shaft. There’s no ADR requirement for it, either, so it’s probably a hang-over from other markets where average freeway speeds are much higher than they are here. In Germany, for instance, where there are still unrestricted sections of autobahn, the 200-plus-km/h speedo makes more sense.

    You’re probably right when you suggest this is all a one-size-fits-all approach by Mazda (and many other car-makers) who can save a few dollars by making only one speedo calibration and fitting it to cars for every market. More recently, a lot of cars have both a conventional and a digital speedometer fitted. Many owners have come to rely on the latter for clarity. My preference is for an analogue (needle) speedometer that has 100 or 110km/h at the 12-o’clock position on the dial.

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  • Ripples have formed on the bonnet and doors of my Mazda 3

    The best approach might be to have the car independently inspected and assessed. Your local motoring club (NRMA) would be a good place to start, but you could also probably take it to an established panel shop an achieve the same thing.

    The results of that inspection will determine which way you go from there. If the inspection really does determine that the car has damage to its bodywork, then Mazda should treat it as a warranty claim and fix it. If the car does get resprayed be very selective on who does the work, as a brand-new car that has obviously been resprayed will raise eyebrows if you try to sell it.

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  • My Mazda 3 ran out of diesel and now it won't start

    Many diesel engines don't appreciate being run out of fuel and will exhibit this behaviour if you allow them to run dry. That's because a lot of diesels have a fuel system that doesn't automatically prime itself and start pumping fuel once it's run dry.

    As a result, some diesel cars have a hand primer under the bonnet that allows you to prime the diesel fuel pump and get going again. But modern ones like your Mazda often don't, and priming them involves a specific procedure to get the fresh fuel from the tank to the engine. Most workshops will be able to carry out this job for you, but simply continuing to crank the engine with your fingers crossed will do nothing more than flatten the battery.

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Mazda 3 2024 Speed

The Mazda 3 G25 can accelerate from zero to 100km/h (0-100km/h) in around 8.5 seconds, on the way to a top speed of about 210km/h.

Mazda 3 2024 Accessories

The Mazda 3 is now promoted by its maker as a premium small car, with prices now north of $30,000, even for the entry-level version.

As a result, you’ll find goodies like air-con, remote central locking, push-button start, power windows, a central touchscreen with reverse camera, smartphone charger, digital radio and wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, a head-up display, Bluetooth phone/audio connectivity, electric mirrors and alloy wheels.

Rising up the range, the 3 gains dual-zone climate control, leather, leather-look covering with double stitching for the doors and dash tops, a powered driver’s seat with position memory, satellite navigation, auto tilt/folding mirrors and better audio, culminating in a sunroof, heated steering wheel, adaptive LED headlights and polished 18-inch alloys on top-line versions.

Mazda 3 2024 Accessories

Mazda 3 2024 Engine

The G25 uses a 2.5-litre four-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine, making 139kW of power at 6000rpm and 252Nm of torque at 4000rpm.

It drives the front wheels via a six-speed torque-converter automatic transmission.

Mazda 3 2024 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2024 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 2024 Dimensions  include 1435mm height, 1795mm width, 4460mm length.
Mazda 3 Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
G20 Pure Hatchback 1435x1795x4460 mm 150 mm
G20 Evolve Hatchback 1435x1795x4460 mm 150 mm
G20 Pure Vision Hatchback 1435x1795x4460 mm 150 mm
G20 Evolve Vision Hatchback 1435x1795x4460 mm 150 mm
G20 Pure Sedan 1440x1795x4660 mm 150 mm
G20 Evolve Sedan 1440x1795x4660 mm 150 mm
G20 Pure Vision Sedan 1440x1795x4660 mm 150 mm
G20 Evolve Vision Sedan 1440x1795x4660 mm 150 mm
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Mazda 3 2024 Interior

While not the largest or roomiest in its class, the latest (BP-series) Mazda 3’s cabin is nonetheless a spacious, comfortable and very inviting interior experience.

A flowing, stylised dashboard is great to look at and easy to navigate, with physical switchgear and controls that are also a cinch to identify and within reach. Mounted low and snug, the driver’s seating position is considered and multi-adjustable in relation to these too.

High points include impressive seat support, excellent ventilation, an abundance of storage and perhaps the clearest and classiest set of electronic instrumentation you’ll find in any small car. The fit and finish is also first class.

Low points include poor rear vision, a gloomy rear-seat ambience and limited back bench headroom for really tall occupants, while entry-egress via the rear doors is compromised by that sleek and flowing coupe-like roof line.

Mazda 3 2024 Interior

Mazda 3 2024 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2024 Mazda 3 is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Mazda 3 currently offers fuel consumption from 5.8 to 6.6L/100km. The Mazda 3 is available with the following fuel type: —.

Mazda 3 Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
G20 Evolve Hatchback 2.0L,—,6 SP AUTO 5.9L/100km
G20 Evolve Vision Hatchback 2.0L,—,6 SP AUTO 5.9L/100km
G20 Evolve Sedan 2.0L,—,6 SP AUTO 5.8L/100km
G20 Evolve Vision Sedan 2.0L,—,6 SP AUTO 5.8L/100km
* Combined fuel consumption See All Mazda 3 2024 Pricing and Specs

Mazda 3 2024 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2024 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
G20 Evolve Hatchback 215x45 R18 8 215x45 R18
G20 Pure Vision Hatchback 205x60 R16 9 205x60 R16
G20 Evolve Vision Hatchback 215x45 R18 8 215x45 R18
G20 Pure Sedan 205x60 R16 9 205x60 R16
G20 Evolve Sedan 215x45 R18 8 215x45 R18
G20 Pure Vision Sedan 205x60 R16 9 205x60 R16
G20 Evolve Vision Sedan 215x45 R18 8 215x45 R18
See All Mazda 3 2024 Wheel Sizes

Mazda 3 2024 Boot Space

The Mazda 3’s cargo capacity, frankly, is poor, with just 295 litres of VDA-rated space – though it’s still miles better than a contemporary Corolla hatch.

Plus, the Mazda’s boot floor is wide and flat, with a large aperture and some oddments space around and below the floor, where the spare wheel also lives.

Mazda 3 2024 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,—,6 SP AUTO 1200kg
G20 Evolve Hatchback 2.0L,—,6 SP AUTO 1200kg
G20 Pure Vision Hatchback 2.0L,—,6 SP AUTO 1200kg
G20 Evolve Vision Hatchback 2.0L,—,6 SP AUTO 1200kg
G20 Pure Sedan 2.0L,—,6 SP AUTO 1200kg
G20 Evolve Sedan 2.0L,—,6 SP AUTO 1200kg
G20 Pure Vision Sedan 2.0L,—,6 SP AUTO 1200kg
G20 Evolve Vision Sedan 2.0L,—,6 SP AUTO 1200kg
See All Mazda 3 2024 Towing Capacity

Mazda 3 2024 Seats

The Mazda 3 is a five-seater, with a pair of well-bolstered and comfortable bucket seats up front.

Depending on model, both have height-adjustable cushions, as well as lumbar support for the driver. The top-line models even have electric adjustment for the driver.

The rear bench is for three people, and is fixed in terms of recline-ability and fore-aft movement. But the angle and padding seem about spot-on. The backrest is also split 60/40, allowing longer objects from the boot area to be transported in the cabin area as well.

The outboard rear-seat positions offer ISOFIX latches, while a trio of anchorage points are mounted behind for child seats. Another seat refinement is a folding centre armrest with cupholders.

Mazda 3 2024 Seats

Mazda 3 2024 Range

Mazda says the G25 averages just 6.6L/100km on the combined cycle… for a carbon-dioxide emissions rating of 154g/km. On a 51L tank, that is enough for a range of over 940km.

It runs on 91 RON standard unleaded petrol.