Mazda

Mazda Mazda3

Price $15,895 – $29,940
Fuel consumption 4.9 – 11.5 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 78%(view ratings)
The Mazda3 continues to be offered as a sedan or hatchback (Sport), with a multitude of trim levels. These start with the base version and its 2.0L engine, and goes all the way up to high-performance MazdaSeed and its 263-hp turbo. New for 2012 is the SKYACTIV version that includes a less fuel-hungry engine and new transmissions. SKYACTIV technology will soon be available on most Mazda models.

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First Drives2021 Mazda3 Turbo: Shooting for the Stars
It’s here at last. For many fans of the Mazda3 , the wait is over. The popular compact car is finally available with a turbocharged engine in top trim. But make no mistake: the new 2021 Mazda3 Turbo is not the same thing as the Mazdaspeed3 that was sold from …
Test Drives2019 Mazda3: Beautiful
The small-car segment is struggling of late, and a few models have recently left the market—like the Ford Focus and Chevrolet Cruze —a sign that some manufacturers crunched numbers and figured out that their eventual redesign wouldn’t be as profitable as developing more crossover vehicles. Still, Mazda believes there is …
Test Drives2019 Mazda3 GT AWD: The Art of Making Sedans Fun and Compelling
As you all know, sedans have lost big market shares to SUVs and crossovers in recent years, so much in fact that American manufacturers are almost completely abandoning them. Those who continue forward need to stand out from the more spacious and practical utility vehicles by offering higher quality, better …
First Drives2019 Mazda3 AWD: A Lot More Than All-Wheel Drive
Mazda caught the attention of many drivers in Canada with its decision to offer an all-wheel-drive option with the new-generation 2019 Mazda3. Other than the Subaru Impreza and more expensive models like the Volkswagen Golf R and Mercedes-Benz A-Class , compact cars equipped with AWD are few and far between …

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NewsTurbocharged Mazda3 Puts an End to Rumours
The rumours turned out to be true: a higher-performing, turbocharged version of the Mazda3 is indeed coming for 2021. It’s a more powerful Mazda3 GT and not a new Mazdaspeed3, however. The 2021 Mazda3 will be available with a turbocharged 2.5-litre four-cylinder that produces 227 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of …
News2021 Mazda3 Turbo is Allegedly Coming
How can you make the new Mazda3 truly irresistible, beside maybe adding a bit more space? The answer, of course, is a high-performance variant. The first two generations of the popular Japanese gave us a Mazdaspeed3, but since the introduction of KODO styling and the full range of SKYACTIV technologies, …
News2020 World Car of the Year Award Winners are Announced
The winners of the 2020 World Car of the Year Awards, which were supposed to be crowned at the New York Auto Show, were announced via a press release today. As you know, the event has been postponed until late August and the site now serves as a makeshift hospital …
TorontoMazda3, Jaguar I-PACE are AJAC’s 2020 Car and SUV of the Year
The 2020 Canadian Car of the Year and 2020 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year awards were handed this morning at a press conference before the start of the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto. To get to this point, members of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) from …
NewsThe Car Guide’s 2020 Best Buys: Mazda3
Every year, The Car Guide publishes its Best Buys in nearly 30 different vehicle categories. Today we continue our review of the 2020 winners with a look at compact cars , a market segment still populated by many of the best-selling vehicles in Canada. The Mazda3 (MSRP from $18,000) is …
RecallsSome Mazda3 Cars See Ghosts and Brake for no Reason
Despite being named the Best New Car of the Year by the entire team here The Car Guide , the fourth-generation Mazda3 is not perfect. Truth be told, the number of problems reported by owners and recalls announced by the manufacturer is rather worrisome. After the indicator lights, wheels, engine …
NewsMazda3 Wins 2019 Women’s World Car of the Year Award
The fourth-generation Mazda3 , recently voted as The Car Guide ’s Best New Car of the Year ahead of the Chevrolet Corvette and Porsche Taycan, took top honours at the 2019 Women's World Car of the Year awards held this past weekend at the Dubai International Motor Show. It follows …
NewsThe Car Guide's Best Buys for 2020
The Car Guide recently invited representatives from all the major automakers in Canada to its annual awards ceremony. Nearly 30 different trophies were handed throughout the night in recognition of the most deserving cars and trucks of the year. The event, hosted by our own Gabriel Gélinas, was also an …

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Focus on the Mazda 3 with Gabriel Gélinas
The Mazda 3 wins the Best Buy Award in its category in the 2020 Auto Guide. It has an athletic look, and the addition of the optional all-wheel-drive makes this compact a great upgrade to the Quebec market. Here is a car to discover under the keen eye of journalist …
Los Angeles
2019 Mazda3 unveiled in L.A.
We knew it was coming, and Mazda had teased us with some technical information, telling us the car would feature its revolutionary SKYACTIV-X engine , as well as an all-new platform and styling derived from the absolutely gorgeous Kai concept car it presented last year in Tokyo . Well it’s …
2001
Motoring TV 2001 Episode 25
Nissan's revival 2001 Kia Magentis/Mazda MP3/Protege5 dangers of over-inflation David Webb and his Rolls Royce Bill Gardiner on new viscosity oil Quebec politician wants car speed to be limited to 100km.
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REVIEW: 2 MINUTE TEST DRIVE 1972 MAZDA RX-3
Russ hits the track with his first race car, the Mazda RX-3, one of the cars that put rotary power on the world stage. Today these cars have reached iconic status worldwide Russ says it doesn't turn very well and it doesn't brake very well. So what does he love …
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2014 Mazda3
When it was updated last year, the Mazda3 finally got sleek lines to match the Japanese brand’s other products. Now, both the sedan and hatchback versions of this Mazda compact are very attractive.
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2014 Compact Cars Comparison Test
Compact cars are the most popular cars on the market. To take stock of this ever-evolving segment, we have decided to compare and evaluate the seven most in-demand models : Ford Focus, Volkswagen Jetta, Hyundai Elantra, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Mazda3 and Kia Forte.
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