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.
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.
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.
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.
or call us on 0203 819 6207