The gauge markings are backlit, day or night. It received five stars in the frontal crash, three in the side crash, and four in the rollover crash tests. For the 2012 model year, Mazda began offering the Mazda3 with their newly-developed technology, including a more rigid body, a new direct-injection engine, and a new 6-speed transmission. The 2013 Mazda3 sedan is available in five trim levels, while the 5-door hatchback can be had in three. There are three transmissions: a five-speed manual, a five-speed automatic, and a six-speed automatic.
But engineers tuned it to reduce energy losses in the compression, expansion and exhaust cycles. It has a lot more sound damping material built in that makes the wind and road noise less intrusive inside the cabin. The sedan's trunk has 11. The rear fascia was slightly changed adding a notch on the bumper cover of the sedan. Thanks in part to those wheels, it looks like it's moving even when it's standing still. Sam Moses reported to NewCarTestDrive.
In hatchbacks, there's a low, flat floor large enough for most large enough in hatchbacks to swallow weekend finds. The range of alloy wheels were redesigned, featuring a 17-inch alloy wheel for the Grand Touring version. How Safe Is the Mazda3? The two sedans are remarkably similar. The Mazda3's base price is lower than that of the Subaru Impreza. The following table lists its sales made throughout its tenancy. Available as a 4-door sedan or 5-door hatchback, the Mazda3 stands out for its fun-to-drive nature, value and fuel economy. Then there is the MazdaSpeed3 hatchback, a devil of a car with blistering acceleration and tenacious road grip.
These cars are stylish, with front fenders puffed out forward of the wheels. Exterior The Mazda6 sports a long hood with pronounced front fender flares that flow through the headlamps and mold with the front bumper. Whether that's a trait you like will be a matter of personal taste. The top-performance MazdaSpeed3 variant comes with an equipment list that of course includes some serious upgrades, like the 263-hp turbocharged, direct-injected 2. Mazda3s models get even larger discs. Model grades for the U. A concept version of the Mazda3, with an engine powered by compressed natural gas, was unveiled in 2013 at the Tokyo Motor Show.
The 2007 model also includes less visible mechanical changes. We ran a lot of harsh patchy pavement on curvy roads, and it wasn't quite a sport sedan, but the feedback was direct, driven hard with the 6-speed automatic transmission in Manual mode. The MazdaSpeed3 is a hatchback-only performance model that includes a close-ratio six-speed manual transmission, a sport-tuned suspension, high-bolstered front bucket seats, aluminum foot pedals, a functional hood scoop, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, integrated fog lights, and a rear spoiler. Mazda also points to the the 3's standard spare tire as a safety feature--considering that a lot of vehicles now skip it entirely, in favor of a can of aerosol sealant. Most of the changes to the exterior and underbody were made to improve aerodynamics by 7 percent for both body styles. The ride was never uncomfortable, though drivers used to cushy suspensions like those found on the Toyota Corolla might consider the Mazda3's on the firm side.
In test results for the 2012 Mazda 3 Maxx Sport five-door 2. Both the Mazda3 sedan and hatchback body styles seat five people. Dashboard buttons are easy to identify and use, while the navigation system has a good-sized touch screen. A fourth generation all-new Mazda3 for the 2019 was unveiled in November 2018 at the and the premiere at the Singapore Motor Show. The architecture, a collaboration of Ford, Mazda, and Volvo, is carried over from the previous generation though marginally wider, longer and lighter than the previous generation. The dash has a clean, easy-to-understand layout, and the available navigation system is conveniently and prominently located. Interior accommodations, especially in front, follow the sporty tack that the Mazda3 follows in design and driving personality.
For 2013, it adds 18-inch Gunmetal alloy wheels, a black rear roof inner spoiler, black rear lower valance, and black outer mirrors with turn signal lamps, as well as tech upgrades like those made to the rest of the model line. The 2009 model year was only a few months long as production ceased in November 2008. We ran the 6-speed automatic transmission through all the obedience tests where other automatics usually fail, and it did not fail. For 2013, Mazda has managed to add its SkyActiv engine and transmissions to a wider range of Mazda3 models. Show full review Vehicle Overview The compact five-seat Mazda3 is available as a sedan or four-door hatchback and is available with Mazda's high-efficiency technologies marketed under the SkyActiv name, including an optional engine rated at up to 40 mpg on the highway. The fabric seat upholstery on lower and higher trim levels has different patterns.
The front dampers of the have been re-tuned to quicken steering response and reduce understeer. They have a nice combination of luxury and technology not always found in compact cars. Two SkyActiv engines are offered in North American markets, the 2. The 2013 Mazda3 has a reliability score of 3. In other markets, more engines are offered including a new 2.