New Mazda3

If you seek a distinctive and well-built family car that boasts a high-quality interior and lots of standard equipment, take a look at the Mazda3. An impressive vehicle that’s fun to drive and affordable to run, it comes in a range of trims – from SE-L to GT Sport Tech – and boasts everything from rear parking sensors and Mazda Radar Cruise Control to a 12-speaker BOSE surround-sound system, depending on your chosen edition.

Red new Mazda3 on road
Mazda3 steering wheel
Mazda3 front seats

Exterior and Interior

With a sporty coupé-style profile that derives from a prominent front-end and swept-back roofline, the Mazda3 cuts a fine figure out on the road. A gloss-black front grille is a particularly distinctive feature, with its expansive mouth-like design, which flows organically into a super-streamlined headlight array. Speaking of which, entry-level SE-L trims feature auto-levelling and dusk-sensing High Beam Control headlamps that incorporate daytime running lights and follow-me-home illumination. Meanwhile, a five-door body ensures that access is made easy for all who travel in the car.

The Mazda3 is an ideal option for a young family of five, offering plenty of room for front-row occupants, as well as sliding, reclining and adjustable positions. The driver has the extra benefit of a seat that tilts and affords adjustable lumbar support, while a rake-and-reach-adjustable steering wheel is yet another feature that provides a comfortable ride. All models are fitted with 60/40 split-folding rears seats, which increase boot space from 334 litres to 1,206 litres, and offer up a range of configurations to suit varying passenger and luggage needs.


The Mazda3 is available with a choice of 2.0-litre petrol engines, one of which offers an output of 120bhp while the other delivers 186bhp. Naturally, it’s the former which is installed as standard and is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox (six-speed automatic transmission is available as an option). This variant delivers up to 51.4mpg while producing CO2 emissions from 127g/km. The 186bhp drivetrain is even more efficient, returning as much as 54.3mpg and producing emissions from 118g/km when paired with manual transmission.

Technology and safety

For your listening pleasure, an eight-speaker sound system is fitted as standard, incorporating an AM/FM tuner, DAB radio, USB inputs and Bluetooth connectivity. Android Auto/Apple CarPlay are included too, allowing you to mirror your smartphone via the minimum-size 8.8-inch touchscreen. This also provides access to a standard satellite navigation system and other key functions.

As you’d expect from any good family car, the Mazda3 comes with maximum five-star Euro NCAP crash-test certification and a host of safety tech. Multiple airbags, seatbelt reminders in all positions, and ISOFIX child-seat fixtures in outer rear positions are among the vehicle’s range of passive protective features. Driving assistance includes an extensive Pre-crash Safety programme, Lane-keep Assist, Lane-departure Warning, Hill-launch Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition. The latter, for instance, works with Intelligent Speed Assist, ensuring that speed limits are maintained at all times. 

Get in touch today

If you’d like to know more about the Mazda3, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the friendly, knowledgeable team at our Croydon showroom. We’re open seven days a week so if you need any assistance or would like to book a test drive, please contact us as soon as you’re ready.

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