Over the years, Mazda has been able to build a strong reputation as a maker of vehicles that offers a feel of expensive cars than what they really are. The company has provided the market with its affordable car that can offer a sporty and fast feel.
The Mazda3 is quickand has a streamlined look, on both inside and exterior. This is true irrespective of you choosing the sedan or hatchback version. You will find the seats to be comfortable and also the technology is quite impressive. As a whole, the experience of driving a Mazda3 will be pleasant, and there are several reasons why this car will offer you great value for your money.
- Comfortable cruiser
On all surfaces, the Mazda 3 will ride very well especially if you want to stick with 16-inch alloy wheels. The 6-speed manual gearbox, which is offered as standard, is also quite pleasant to use, but there is a 6-speed automatic also available.
- Efficient engines
By considering how powerful its engines, the fact is that the engines of Mazda are so much efficient and are very impressive. The 1.5-liter diesel will be a very good bet for any company car drivers, having CO₂ emissions that are less than 100g/km, and with 2.0-liter petrol model, we will recommend for any private buyers to get good returns due to fuel economy.
The price for your Mazda 3 starts from £17,095, and it is competitive against other models like the Focus or Astra and is significantly cheaper as compared to the VW Golf. Also, Mazda has got a solid reputation for its reliability.
Also, any tall driver can easily get comfortable while sitting behind the wheel of any Mazda 3, which is due to plenty of room provided for leg and shoulder. There is a decent leg and also room for the knee for even rear passengers, although 3 grown-ups may feel a little bit squashed.
- Standard equipment
Every model of Mazda 3 will come with suitable air conditioning, Bluetooth, 2 USB sockets and also steering wheel-mounted controls, and also a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment screen. There will be no need to look further up in the range.
The previous model of Mazda 3, which was introduced in the year 2004, but it went off sale in the year 2009. This model of first-generation shared its running gears with another model the Ford Focus – which is already the best hatchback to drive. It also offered a very comfortable and practical interior space, with a sizeable boot and also a very pleasant driving experience.
Also, there are 3 petrol engines and 1 diesel engine model to choose from, but we would suggest that the model of 1.6-liter petrol will offer the best power balance and ownership costs. You can expect to see almost around 39 mpg without even trying too hard, but in case you are going to be driving a lot of miles then perhaps the diesel must return 56 mpg.