Mazda 3 1.5d SE-L Nav 5dr Diesel Hatchback (2017)

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Demonstrator (Mileage subject to change) Mazda 3 SE-L NAV Diesel in stunning Machine Grey Metallic Fitted with - Touch Screen Media system with USB and AUX, Connections for Bluetooth, Front and Rear Electric Windows, Rear Parking Sensors, Air conditioning, Cruise Control with Speed Limiter, Alloy Wheels, Steering Controls, Power Folding Mirrors.

29/09/2017

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Diesel 74.3 combined MPG

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CO2: 99 g/km

MPG: 74.3

V5 Document

V5 Document

MOT Certificate

MOT Certificate

Keys

Keys

Manuals

Manuals

Service Log Book

Service Log Book

Body Glass

2 speed rear wiper, 3 speed front intermittent wipe and electric wash, Electric front/rear windows, Electric heated rear glass window, Privacy glass, Rain and light sensors, Rain sensing front wipers

Brakes

ABS+Electronic Brake force Distribution, Active Traction Control (TRC), Electronic parking brake, Emergency brake assist, Emergency stop signal system, Smart City Brake Support - SCBS

Chassis/Suspension

Dynamic stability control

Communication

Bluetooth system, Mobile App interface

Driver Aids

Cruise control, Electric hydraulic power assisted steering, Hill hold assist, Rear parking sensor

Driver Convenience

Remote fuel cap release

Driver Information

'Lights On' warning buzzer, 7" touch screen, Colour satellite navigation, Digital clock, Digital exterior temperature gauge, Internet access with app integration, Multi function display, Service indicator, Tachometer, Trip computer

Driving Mirrors

Auto dimming interior mirror, Body colour electric adjustable heated door mirrors with integral indicators, Electric folding door mirrors

Embellishment Trims

Piano black interior trim

Engine

Diesel particulate filter

Entertainment

6 speakers, Auxiliary input socket, DAB Digital radio, Single play CD/radio with MP3 compatability, USB/iPod connection

Exterior Body Features

Black grille with chrome surround, Body colour door handles, Body colour roof spoiler, Body colour side mouldings, Body coloured bumpers, Shark fin roof aerial

Exterior Lights

Automatic coming/leaving home lighting function, Bi-Xenon headlamp with auto levelling + Headlamp Wash, Dusk sensitive headlamps, LED daytime running lights, LED front fog lights, LED rear lights

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

Dual zone climate control, Pollen filter

Interior Features

Auxilliary 12V power socket, Cigar lighter, Cloth upholstery, Cupholders - 2 in rear centre armrest, Front centre console with storage box with tray, lid + 2 cupholders, Front door pockets, Front grab handles, Illuminated glovebox, Leather gearknob, Leather handbrake, Leather wrapped steering wheel, Rear centre armrest, Rear grab handles with coathooks, Silver interior door handles, Steering wheel audio controls, Sunglasses holder, Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel

Interior Lights

Illuminated ashtray, Instrument panel light dimmer, Interior courtesy light, Luggage compartment lighting, Welcome mode lighting

Safety

3 point ELR front seatbelts with pretensioners, 3 rear 3 point seatbelts with ELR, Crash sensor, Driver and passenger airbags, Front and rear curtain airbags, Front side airbags, Passenger airbag deactivate switch, Seatbelt reminder front and rear, Tyre pressure monitoring system

Seats

5 headrests, 60/40 split rear seat back, Driver seat lumbar adjustment, Driver's seat height adjustment, Heated front seats, Isofix child seat attachment, Passenger seat back pocket, Passenger seat height adjuster

Security

Deadlocking system, Immobiliser, Remote central door locking, Thatcham Cat.1 alarm

Vanity Mirrors

Driver's vanity mirror with cover/ticket holder, Illuminated vanity mirrors, Passenger sunvisor with vanity mirror

Wheels - Alloy

16" alloy wheels

Wheels - Spare

Tyre repair kit

General

Badge Engine CC: 1.5
Badge Power: 105
Based On ID: N
Coin Description: d
Coin Series: SE-L Nav
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 13E
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 93
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 86
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 65
NCAP Safety Assist %: 81
Service Interval Frequency - Months: 12
Service Interval Mileage: 12500
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
Vehicle Homologation Class: M1

Emissions

CO2 (g/km): 99
HC: N
Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

Camshaft: DOHC
Catalytic Convertor: True
CC: 1499
Compression Ratio: 14:8:1
Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
Cylinders: 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm): 76
Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 82.6
Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery: COMMON RAIL
Gears: 6 SPEED
Number of Valves: 16
Transmission: MANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg): 74.3
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: True
EC Extra Urban (mpg): 80.7
EC Urban (mpg): 65.7

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs): 11
Engine Power - BHP: 105
Engine Power - KW: 77
Engine Power - PS: True
Engine Power - RPM: 4000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 199
Engine Torque - MKG: 27.5
Engine Torque - NM: 270
Engine Torque - RPM: 1600
Top Speed: 115

Tyres

Alloys?: True
Tyre Size Front: 205/60 R16
Tyre Size Rear: 205/60 R16
Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style: N
Wheel Type: 16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height: 1465
Height (including roof rails): N
Length: 4465
Wheelbase: 2700
Width: 1795
Width (including mirrors): 2053

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 51
Gross Vehicle Weight: 1870
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 1263
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 364
Max. Loading Weight: 525
Max. Roof Load: 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1300
Minimum Kerbweight: 1345
No. of Seats: 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.4

THREEVOLUTION (new2) 12/07/2013

The Mazda 3 is a car that has underachieved but this improved version of the current third generation model is a much stronger proposition. The experts at Car & Driving check the range out.

Ten Second Review

In past years, the Mazda 3 has rarely figured amongst the family hatchback sector's stronger offerings, despite the fact that over 4 million examples of this car are pounding global roads. In this improved third generation form though, it deserves far more careful consideration. The brand's latest 'SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS' 'G-Vectoring Control' system improves the handling, plus there's a smarter cabin and enhanced safety tech. If you're shopping in this segment, you probably weren't considering buying one of these. But perhaps you should be.

Background

The 'Three' is arguably the most important model this Japanese brand makes, a family hatchback pitched to sell in the class dominated by Ford's Focus - and also initially based upon that car in its earliest guises. First and second generation Mazda 3 models, introduced in 2003 and 2009, both had Focus underpinnings. This MK3 model though, announced late in 2013, is very much its own vehicle - and needed to be a big step forward to re-establish its brand in this segment. No room, in other words, for conventionality. Hence the so-called 'SKYACTIV' technology this car was launched with, mainly based around improving performance and efficiency through lighter weight. This is why this car's mainstream petrol unit is 2.0-litres in size, at a time when most other rivals are producing comparable outputs from 1.4, 1.2 or even 1.0-litre powerplants. The mainstream 2.2-litre diesel's big in size too - though the Japanese brand is also offering the 1.5-litre SKYACTIV-D unit from its Mazda 2 supermini as an entry-level option. For this revised model, the 'SKYACTIV' ethos is also extended into handling dynamics; plus it's much classier inside.

Driving Experience

A key dynamic change for this improved Mazda 3 is the addition of what the brand calls 'GVC' - or 'G-Vectoring Control', parts of its 'SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS' range of technology systems. This is essentially one of those torque vectoring set-ups, this one able to vary engine torque to optimise the load on each wheel, providing more precise handling as well as a smoother ride under virtually any driving conditions. Diesel-powered models get high-precision boost control, which enhances accelerator responsiveness, along with 'Natural Sound Frequency Control' and what's called a 'Natural Sound Smoother' to improve refinement. As before, there are five engine options, all of which are designed around Mazda's SKYACTIV technology. You're probably used to such nonsense buzzwords, but bear with this one because there's real merit behind it. SKYACTIV aims to improve efficiency by reducing weight and utilising smart functions such as capturing waste energy to power things like the air-conditioning when the car is stationary. It even extends to functions like an active shutter front grille which closes for better aerodynamics when the engine isn't in immediate need of cooling. The engines comprise an entry-level 1.5-litre petrol and two 2.0-litre petrol units, as well as 1.5 and 2.2-litre diesels. The 1.5-litre petrol unit produces 100PS and will go from rest to 62mph in 10.8 seconds, while the 2.2-litre diesel will cover the benchmark sprint in 8.1 seconds, thanks to its punchy 150PS output. The less powerful 1.5-litre diesel engine gives you 105PS, 270Nm of torque and 0-62mph in 11.0s. The 2.0-litre petrol engine is offered in two distinct flavours; one packing 120PS and the other with 165PS. Performance? Think rest to 62mph in 8.9 seconds for the standard version and 8.2 seconds for the higher power version. Buyers of the 120PS 2.0-litre petrol and both diesel models are also offered the option of a six-speed automatic.

Design and Build

Mazda hasn't felt the need to make any significant changes to the exterior of this improved Mazda 3, which remains very sharp-looking in either five-door hatch or 'Fastback' saloon forms. There's the same beaky family face that's sported by the Mazda 6 and the CX-5, with long bonnet to lend the car a dynamic, muscular look. Changes have been made inside though, with, for example, an enhanced 'Active Driving Display' featuring a high quality full-colour screen. It eases communicating information to drivers without any need for them to take their eyes off the road. Mazda has also improved steering wheel ergonomics too. Otherwise, things are much as before, with strong standards of interior space and a decently-sized 350-litre boot. As ever with the Mazda 3, the driving position is supposed to feel a bit sporty and though here, there's not the properly low-slung driving stance that would really emphasise that, you do get all the things that make you feel more at one with the car you're driving, with ideal positioning for the pedals, steering wheel and gear knob, plus excellent all-round vision achieved in this case by the careful positioning of the A-pillars and the wing mirrors. There's a tendency to think every brand has already got this right but it's only when you get yourself into a model that actually has that you appreciate the small but subtle different that perfection in this respect can bring.

Market and Model

As before, pricing sits mainly in the £17,000 to £23,000 bracket and the Mazda3 is offered as a five-door hatchback or a four-door 'Fastback' saloon, the latter bodystyle rivalling cars like the Volkswagen Jetta and the Audi A3 saloon. Those aren't the key targets in Mazda's crosshairs though. Expected Mazda3 conquest sales will be based around the mainstream hatch variant and will largely come from mainstream marques, with the Ford Focus, the Vauxhall Astra, the Renault Megane and the Peugeot 308 being likely targets. This Mazda is offered with the sort of high-tech features that not so very long ago were the preserve of luxury saloons. There are refinements like a head-up display, touch-screen satellite-navigation and mobile internet connectivity. The mobile system is particularly interesting, following the likes of Toyota into the market with a system that allows the car to pair with a smartphone and display Facebook and Twitter updates. A nine-speaker Bose audio system is also available. Buyers choose between SE, SE-L and Sport trim levels, with or without sat nav. Even the base SE comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, power-folding heated mirrors, a leather steering wheel, a trip computer, a radio/CD with six speaker audio system, a 7-inch TFT colour touch screen, USB/iPod connectivity and a Bluetooth hands-free system. Key safety equipment upgrades an 'Advanced Smart City Brake Support' system that now uses a forward-sensing camera rather than a laser, adding to the set-up's pedestrian detection capabilities. Buyers can also specify Adaptive LED Headlights.

Cost of Ownership

No manufacturer can revise a mainstream model like this without dangling the carrot of better efficiency and Mazda is no exception. The Mazda 3 has been popular with business buyers and in order for this form line to continue, the company has worked at driving down carbon dioxide emissions in the MK3 model range. The SKYACTIV engine technology means that fuel and CO2 figures are knocking on the door of best in class. As an example, the 2.2-litre 150PS SKYACTIV-D diesel version can return 107g/km of CO2 and 68.9mpg on the combined cycle and even the 2.0-litre 120PS SKYACTIV-G petrol model manages 55.4mpg and 119g/km. For the 1.5-litre SKYACTIV-D diesel variant, the figures are more impressive still, 99g/km and 74.3mpg.

Summary

Released from the shackles of Ford ownership, Mazda's product range is at last coming alive. The cars look and feel more appealing and innovation is now an established part of the company's DNA. Here's a perfect example of that. True, there are still many more obvious choices than this one within the family hatchback sector, but if you're bored with the usual Golf, Astra and Focus fare and want a car that won't impose a swingeing financial penalty for wanting to be just that little bit different, the Mazda 3 is a smart pick. Most of all, this is a car built around its smart SKYACTIV engine technology, offering a design approach rejecting small capacity turbo units that promise impressive running cost figures but rarely actually deliver them. In the real world, Mazda reckon their strategy of lightweight cleverness is the one that'll bring better day-to-day returns for customers - and they could well be right. Combine all of that with a rewarding driving experience and you've a car that ought to be hard for any right-thinking family hatchback buyer to ignore. One in every three Mazdas sold anywhere in the world is a 'three': don't expect that to change any time soon.

THREE PUTTER (family) 15/07/2016

Mazda hatches never used to be particularly accomplished. This improved third generation Mazda3 is different. June Neary reports

Will It Suit Me?

Back in the eighties, Mazda hatches used to be the automotive equivalent of white goods. You bought a 323 if you had no interest in motoring but wanted a reliable scoot that your friends wouldn't laugh at. These days, those sort of tactics aren't anything like enough to cut the mustard in the cut-throat family hatch sector and Mazda's current foray into this market, the third generation Mazda3, is a whole lot more accomplished, especially in recently improved form. I even caught a few passers by giving it the rubber neck treatment, such is its sleek styling. The car I looked at was a 2.2-litre diesel model and it seemed very well built. It's the sort of car I like - good looking but not showy, with five door practicality, promising keen reliability and not averse to showing its playful side.

Practicalities

If you've ever driven the current generation Mazda6, you'll feel at home in the 3, as many of the design themes seem quite similar. From the outside, this car is certainly very sharp-looking in either five-door hatch or 'Fastback' saloon forms. There's the same beaky family face that's sported by the Mazda6 and the CX-5, with a longer bonnet than before to lend the car a more dynamic, muscular look. I was keen though, to see what changes Mazda had made to the interior, which felt a little plasticky in the original version of this MK3 model. The answer is that a step forward has been made, though you wouldn't finger this car amongst the class leaders in this respect. The changes made are welcome though, with, for example, an enhanced 'Active Driving Display' featuring a high quality full-colour screen. It eases communicating information to drivers without any need for them to take their eyes off the road. Mazda has also improved steering wheel ergonomics too. Otherwise, things are much as before, with strong standards of interior space and a decently-sized 350-litre boot. The metallic inserts around the cabin are nice, the three dial instrument pack is neat and I like the way that most of the minor controls have been tidied into a touch screen controller. My passengers were pleased to find the cabin very spacious too - and it was easy to get childseats in and out. The seat fabric also seemed hard wearing - and resistant to chocolate stains!

Behind the Wheel

Mazda has paid great attention to the 3's chassis rigidity and electro-hydraulic power steering in pursuit of a sporty driving experience. The Mazda3 has always been a fun car to drive, its outright talent perhaps a little masked by heavily-assisted steering, but it now has more feedback and feels less like a PlayStation game. The gearbox snicks from cog to cog with a slicker action. And refinement has taken a useful step forward. There are four engine options, all of which are designed around Mazda's SkyActiv technology. You're probably used to such nonsense buzzwords, but bear with this one because there's real merit behind it. SkyActiv aims to improve efficiency by reducing weight and utilising smart functions such as capturing waste energy to power things like the air-conditioning when the car is stationary. It even extends to functions like an active shutter front grille which closes for better aerodynamics when the engine isn't in immediate need of cooling. The engines comprise an entry-level 1.5-litre petrol and two 2.0-litre petrol units, as well as 1.5 and 2.2-litre diesels. The 1.5-litre engine produces 99bhp and will go from rest to 62mph in 10.8 seconds, while the 2.2-litre diesel I tried will cover the benchmark sprint in 8.1 seconds, thanks to its punchy 148bhp engine. The 2.0-litre petrol engine is offered in two distinct flavours; one packing 118bhp and the other with 165bhp. Performance? Think rest to 62mph in 8.9 seconds for the standard version and 8.2 seconds for the higher power version. Buyers of the 118bhp 2.0-litre petrol and the 2.2-litre diesel are also offered the option of a six-speed automatic.

Value For Money

Pricing sits mainly in the £17,500 to £24,000 bracket and the Mazda3 is offered as a five-door hatchback or a four-door 'Fastback' saloon, the latter bodystyle rivalling cars like the Volkswagen Golf and the Audi A3 saloon. Those aren't the key targets in Mazda's crosshairs though. Those conquest sales will largely come from mainstream marques, with the Ford Focus, the Vauxhall Astra, the Renault Megane and the Peugeot 308 being more comparable. Buyers choose between SE, SE-L and Sport trim levels, with or without sat nav. Even the base SE comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, power-folding heated mirrors, a leather steering wheel, a trip computer, a radio/CD with six speaker audio system, a 7-inch TFT colour touch screen, USB/iPod connectivity and a Bluetooth hands-free system. All models also come with Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) which helps to reduce or prevent low-speed collisions by automatically applying the brakes if the driver fails to act, plus there's Hill Hold Assist (HHA) to prevent roll back.

Could I Live With One?

It would be difficult to find anybody who'd have an issue with this Mazda3. It's a very versatile, all-things-to-all-people sort of car that never lapses into blandness. If I was delving into my own pocket, I'd probably choose the 1.5-litre petrol car as it offers a competitive upfront price versus the diesel model. Having said that, if you're planning to keep your Mazda3 for a very long time or rack up interstellar mileages, the diesel option may work out more cost effective. Whichever model you choose, it's hard to pick a meaningful Achilles heel.

Mazda 3 average rating: 4.5/5 (24 reviews)

- 02/04/2018, owner of a Mazda 3 Hatchback 2.0 SE-L Nav 5dr

User rating: 4.5/5

User comment:
After 12 happy years with my Mazda 6 a change was necessary. As the new 6 had no tailgate I went for the Mazda 3. Pros: Looks goods, well made, 53mpg, well equipped - too much electronics. Cons: dashboard reflected in screen, gets very dirty at the back - has the design team ever driven one?

- 11/04/2018, owner of a Mazda 3 Fastback 2.0 Sport Nav 4dr

User rating: 5/5

User comment:
Having had a couple of months with the car I find it very easy to drive, everything is logical and ergonomic and in consequence relaxing and comforting. It is a pleasure to drive, not a chore.

- 14/02/2018, owner of a Mazda 3 Fastback 2.0 Sport Nav 4dr [Leather]

User rating: 4/5

User comment:
Car only 2 weeks old and already booked into workshop due to issue with persistent warning light. Also no auto locking door feature and Parking Brake doesn't auto engage when turn ignition off. However, it is a very comfortable drive, the interior quality is excellent and the additional features of the Sport Nav trim such as Active Display and front sensors are great value.

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