The Mazda3 is “one of the best family hatchbacks around”. Other than the obvious attractive design, here is why What Car? thinks the Mazda3 deserves your attention.
5. Standard equipment
Every Mazda3, even entry-level SE editions, receives a very generous standard kit including “air conditioning, Bluetooth, two USB sockets, steering wheel-mounted controls, as well as a 7.0 inch touchscreen infotainment screen” as standard.
The Mazda3 is designed with comfort in mind. With plenty of adjustments on the seat and steering wheel, there is decent leg and knee room for front and rear passengers, making it an enjoyable driving experience for all.
The Mazda 3 is highly competitive in terms of price in relation to competitors such as VW Golf, Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra. When you take into consideration the superior reliability reputation of Mazda, the Mazda3 excels.
“Considering how powerful they are, the fact that Mazda’s engines are so efficient is impressive”. The Mazda3 is offered with a choice of three engines. The 1.5 litre diesel, which has CO2 emissions of less than 100g/km and achieves 74.2mpg, is a perfect option for company car drivers.
1. Comfortable cruiser
In addition to the 16-inch alloy wheels and six-speed gearbox, the Mazda3 is a very enjoyable ride on all surfaces thanks to its nimble handling and strong grip.