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Why buy a used Mazda 3?

If you're in the market for a versatile and stylish hatchback with an efficient engine, then a used Mazda 3 is a great choice. The car's unique looks help it to stand out among the competition, and it features innovative tech and a high-end interior through several generations. The Mazda 3 is fun and easy to drive both in the city or along the motorway.

Latest used Mazda 3

Mazda, 3

2019 - Mazda 3

2019 - Mazda 3

Low Mileage

£14,590

  • 2L
  • 26.6K

    Miles
  • Not Supplied
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

Norton Way Mazda

01462354355 *

4.6/5 Stars

Mazda, 3

2017 - Mazda 3

2017 - Mazda 348

Low Mileage

£9,995

  • 2L
  • 49.2K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

Perrys Canterbury Mazda

01227919067 *

Mazda, 3

2024 (24) - Mazda 3

2024 (24) - Mazda 31

£23,245

  • 2L
  • 10.0

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

Delivered By Heycar

01628956338 *

4.5/5 Stars

Mazda, 3

2011 (11) - Mazda 3

2011 (11) - Mazda 322

Low Mileage

£3,850

Finance available £63 pm

*Representative example

  • 1.6L
  • 71.0K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

Ms Car Sales Cuper

01334440130 *

Mazda, 3

2020 - Mazda 3

2020 - Mazda 325

Low Mileage

£17,750

Finance available £344 pm

*Representative example

  • 2L
  • 14.4K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

T W White & Sons Mazda Weybridge

01932282652 *

4.6/5 Stars

Mazda, 3

2016 - Mazda 3

2016 - Mazda 329

Low Mileage

£11,995

Finance available £245 pm

*Representative example

  • 2L
  • 35.0K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

Pat Kirk Mazda Omagh

02882480076 *

Mazda, 3

2020 - Mazda 3

2020 - Mazda 3

£12,749

  • 2L
  • 33.1K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

Perrys Huddersfield MG

01484910639 *

Mazda, 3

2015 - Mazda 3

2015 - Mazda 331

£5,295

Finance available £95 pm

*Representative example

  • 2L
  • 95.0K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

Heron Automotive LTD

01371290180 *

Mazda 3 snapshot review

Pros

  • Great to drive
  • High-quality interior
  • Stunning looks

Cons

  • Lack of turbocharged petrol engines
  • Poor rear visibility
  • Compromised practicality

Mazda 3 by type

Automatic
Manual
Diesel
Petrol
Petrol EV & Hybrid
5 Door
4 Door

Used Mazda 3 information

Engines and transmission

Mazda only offers petrol engines with the newest lineup, but there's the option of a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission.

Petrol
  • 2.0-litre SKYACTIV-G mild hybrid with a manual transmission puts out 120bhp to create a fuel consumption rating of 51.4mpg.
  • 2.0-litre SKYACTIV-X mild hybrid creates 183bhp to return a fuel consumption rating of 53.3mpg.
  • Previous models included 2.0-litre Sport variants that could create 120 or 177bhp.
Diesel
  • Older models can be found with a 1.8-litre SKYACTIV-D engine creating 114bhp.

Practicality

Its nimble driving dynamics make the Mazda 3 practical in a variety of environments, while the comfortable front seats make it a great choice for daily commuting.

Interior space
  • Adjustable steering wheel and driver's seat allow for added comfort.
  • Sloping roofline slightly reduces the back seat space in the hatchback.
  • ISOFIX points in the outer rear seats and front passenger seat.
Boot space
  • 351-litre boot capacity.
  • Four-door saloon model provides a larger 450-litre boot.
  • Folding rear seats offer 1,026 litres of space.
Bodystyles
  • Hatchback variant has a sloping roofline for a sporty look.
  • Four-door saloon provides more rear headroom and a larger boot.

Safety

  • Five-star rating from Euro NCAP in 2019.
  • Adult occupant rating is 98%.
  • Standard safety equipment includes autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot warning and lane-keeping steering.

Technology

  • Large 10.25-inch infotainment screen in newer models.
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto made standard in newer models.
  • Premium Bose stereo available as an extra feature.

Mazda 3 generations

When the Mazda 3 was released in 2003, it was one of the first C-segment cars to offer both diesel and petrol engine options. Future generations included design changes that made it one of the most stylish vehicles available. Now in its fourth generation, the Mazda 3 is more powerful than ever with updated technology and features designed to improve everyday usability.

Fourth Generation

The newest Mazda 3 comes with high-tech upgrades, such as a self-parking system, a head-up display and a 360-degree parking camera on top trim levels. It has also become more efficient with a variety of powertrain options. The updated interior is still widely recognised for its comfort and eye-catching design.

Over the years, the Mazda 3 has maintained a reputation for being one of the most stylish vehicles in the segment. For this generation, Mazda also focused on creating better, more engaging driving dynamics.

Third Generation (2013 to Present)

The third-generation Mazda 3 featured a touchscreen infotainment system, along with lane departure warning and a panoramic sunroof. It was made available with diesel, petrol and hybrid powertrains, with some being among the most fuel-efficient in the segment.

As one of the most popular cars in the UK, the third-generation Mazda 3 reached best-selling status during 2014 and 2015.

Third Generation (2013 to Present)
Fuel type:
Diesel / Petrol
Engine Size:
1.5 - 2.2
MPG:
48 - 74
Acceleration:
8 - 12.1 seconds
Boot space:
351 - 512 L capacity
NCAP Safety rating:
5 / 5 stars
  • Greenest

    2.0 Skyactiv G MHEV Sport Lux 5dr

  • Cheapest

    1.5 SE 5dr

  • Fastest

    2.2d SE 4dr

Second Generation (2008 to 2013)

With an updated design, the second-generation Mazda 3 featured a more contemporary look than the original. There were also upgraded petrol and diesel engine options. Now equipped with a more comfortable interior, this new generation was made available in both saloon and hatchback body styles.

Because of its captivating drive quality, the Mazda 3 earned a lot of recognition during these years. It was a best-seller in the UK during 2010 and 2011, and went on to win the 2010 What Car? 'Car of the Year' award, setting the stage for future success.

Second Generation (2008 to 2013)
Fuel type:
Diesel / Petrol
Engine Size:
1.3 - 2.3
MPG:
29 - 65
Acceleration:
6.1 - 14.5 seconds
Boot space:
300 - 430 L capacity
NCAP Safety rating:
5 / 5 stars
  • Greenest

    1.6 S 5dr

  • Cheapest

    1.4 S 5dr

  • Fastest

    2.3T MPS 5dr

Used Mazda 3 information

Used Mazda 3 FAQ's

What is SKYACTIV technology in Mazda engines?

SKYACTIV refers to proprietary technology used by Mazda for the drivetrains to produce more power and heightened fuel efficiency. The SKYACTIV-G and SKYACTIV-X are both petrol-based engine options for the Mazda 3, while the SKYACTIV-D engine is diesel-powered.

Which are the most popular trim levels?

The newest lineup of Mazda 3 models comes in five trims: Prime-Line, Centre-Line, Homura, Exclusive-Line and Takumi. The base Prime-Line is the more economically friendly option, while the Takumi has all of the high-end touches included as standard equipment. Earlier generation trims included GT Sport, GT Sport Tech, Sport, SE-L and SE-L Lux. The most popular trim level still remains the Sport trim.

What optional extras should I look out for?

Look out for examples of the Mazda 3 with 18-inch alloy wheels and a black leather interior trim, these were both optional upgrades when the car was new. Some models can feature the 360-degree parking monitor and sensors that can help drivers to get in and out of tight spaces.

Is the Mazda 3 a good family car?

Yes, despite relatively compact dimensions and its sleek design, the Mazda 3 offers a comfortable ride for a family of four. If you wish to have adults or older children sitting in the back, then you may prefer the four-door saloon to the hatchback for extra headroom.

Is there a hybrid version of the Mazda 3?

While Mazda hasn't released a plug-in hybrid for the 3 model yet, mild hybrid technology is used across the engine range in the most recent versions to create more efficiency.

Is the Mazda 3 available as an automatic?

There have been numerous powertrain options over the years, with the choice of a manual or automatic transmission. In the current lineup, used buyers can choose from a 6-speed manual or automatic.

Is there a four-wheel drive version available?

The Mazda 3 can be found on the used market with all-wheel drive for added traction. However, the front-wheel drive Mazda 3 provides more than enough capability in most everyday driving environments.

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