Mazda3 Hatchback

The Mazda3 Hatchback is a handsome and practical car that boasts an upscale interior and plenty of desirable standard-issue tech. It’s a lot of fun to drive too – and it comes with a choice of mild hybrid and petrol powertrains.

The entry-level Prime-Line trim ensures that the Mazda3 Hatchback comes well-specified as standard – and each successive grade adds even more desirable features.

    Prime-Line 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, a seven-inch instrument display, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a host of driver aids are available at no extra cost.
    Centre-Line This second-tier trim pairs front-mounted sensors with existing rear-mounted sensors, and adds rain-sensing wipers, smart keyless entry, heated front seats and more.
    Homura Larger, 18-inch alloy wheels are featured, and rear-seat passengers can now enjoy greater privacy thanks to the inclusion of dark-tinted windows.
    Exclusive-Line Audiophiles will be entranced by a 12-speaker Bose sound system that uses CentrePoint technology to create an authentic surround-sound experience.
    Takumi To help with reversing, the driver’s-side door mirror has a tilt-down function that provides a better view of the vehicle in relation to the kerb. This top-tier trim also features a 360-degree-view monitor.
    Interior The Mazda3 Hatchback is aimed primarily at motorists who tend to drive solo or with another passenger. Nevertheless, it’s a proper five-door, five-seater, which means it's handy for those special times with friends or family.
      TFT instrument cluster A seven-inch full-colour driver’s display relays essential information, including speed, real-time Traffic Sign Recognition updates and Mazda Radar Cruise Control data.
      Infotainment highlights As standard, the Mazda3 Hatchback features a 10.25-inch touchscreen display that delivers European mapping via the car’s Maza Navigation system. Also included is a six-speaker sound system (with AM/FM tuner and DAB radio), 2 x USB-C inputs, Bluetooth connectivity and Android/Apple smartphone integration.
      Five-star safety Since the Mazda3 comes with Euro NCAP’s maximum five-star crash-test rating, you can be sure that it’s very safe indeed. Indeed, an array of driver assist systems are included, such as Blind-spot Monitoring which alerts you to the presence of vehicles that might otherwise go unnoticed.
      Mazda M Hybrid This innovative technology captures and stores energy that’s normally expended when braking, which means it delivers enhanced efficiency. Depending on which model you choose, the Mazda3 Hatchback returns between 45.6mpg and 53.3mpg (combined). What’s more, all variants are fitted with a Euro 6 engine, which means the car is fully ULEZ compliant.
      Exterior A hatchback with bona fide kerb appeal, the Mazda3 is a welcome sight, both inside and out.
        Alloy wheels All Mazda3 Hatchback trims ride on stylish, efficiency-enhancing alloys: 16-inch wheels with entry-level Prime-Line grades and 18-inch versions with Homura trims and higher.
        LED lights Fitted as standard, LED headlamps not only deliver exceptional visibility, they react automatically to changing light conditions, such as dusk, while using anti-dazzle technology whenever oncoming traffic is detected.
        Parking assistance A reversing camera and rear-mounted sensors are fitted as standard, providing invaluable reverse-parking assistance. Second-tier Centre-Line trims add sensors at the front, thus providing owners with the full parking-assist package.
        Bird’s-eye view The top-tier Takumi grade features a rather special feature. A 360-degree-view monitor captures the output of front, rear and-side-mounted cameras, thus providing you with a bird’s-eye view of your surroundings.