Mazda

Mazda Mazda3

Price $15,900 – $25,000
Fuel consumption 6.2 – 9.6 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 84%(view ratings)
Still offered in sedan and hatchback (Sport) configurations, Mazda's compact is being treated to a few updates for 2017. It boasts a new grille, a different steering wheel and updated option packages. The engines remain the same: a standard 155-horsepower, 2.0-litre four cylinder and a 184-hp, 2.5-litre four in the better equipped versions. As always, you can choose between a manual and an automatic transmission.

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NewsMazda3, Genesis GV80 named AJAC’s 2021 Car and SUV of the Year
The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) has crowned the 2021 Canadian Car of the Year and 2021 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year. Since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto last month, the announcement was made today during a live broadcast …
NewsAJAC Crowns 2021 Best Cars, SUVs, Truck of the Year
The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) today crowned the eight vehicle category winners that will ultimately determine the 2021 Canadian Car of the Year and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year. 2021 Best Midsize Car Winner: Mazda3 Other finalists: Nissan Sentra and Toyota Corolla 2021 Best Large Car Winner: …
NewsThe Car Guide's Best Buys for 2021: Mazda3
Every year, The Car Guide unveils a list of Best Buys covering all the different vehicle categories in the industry. When it comes to compact cars, the only major change for 2021 is the introduction of the completely redesigned Hyundai Elantra , which wasn’t on sale yet when we voted …
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 …

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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 …
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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.