Mazda

Mazda Mazda3

Price $18,000 – $30,400
Fuel consumption 6.4 – 9.8 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 81%(view ratings)
The new generation of the Mazda3 sedan and Mazda3 Sport hatchback has arrived. Featuring a more mature version of Mazda's award-winning KODO design, these two models keep raising the bar in terms of styling and refinement. In fact, their interior is much quieter now. The biggest news for compact-car buyers is the addition of an AWD option. It will be followed later in 2019 by an all-new SKYACTIV-X engine that improves fuel economy by up to 30% compared with the base 2.0-litre engine.

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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 …
First Drives2019 Mazda3: Moving Upscale
Mazda is a smaller manufacturer whose pockets aren’t as deep as those of most competitors. To protect its long-term viability, Mazda has decided to let Honda, Toyota and Hyundai occupy the affordable segment, while it focuses on offering more luxurious—and more expensive—vehicles. Their goal is to increase profit margins and …
Test Drives2018 Mazda3: Taking a Bow
The current generation of the Mazda3, which was introduced for the 2014 model year, has been good for the Japanese automaker. Although it didn’t sell quite as well than the first-gen model (2004-2008), it consistently ranked among the best-selling cars in Canada, at a time when consumers were shifting towards …
Test Drives2017 Mazda3 Sport: Vying for Your Attention
With the current-generation Mazda3 being on the market since the 2014 model year, it was time for a slight refresh to keep things relevant to today’s buyers. Slight might even be an understatement as there have only been a few small changes to speak of. Up front, we find a …

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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 …
RacingMazda3 TCR Goes Racing with a Giant Wing
Mazda North America has just revealed the latest addition to its motorsport program with the announcement of the all-new Mazda3 TCR race car. Built to global touring-car racing standards and regulations, it will make its competition debut in the 2020 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge series, which begins with a four-hour …
MontrealThe 2019 Mazda3 to Start at $18,000 in Canada
At the Montreal Auto Show , Mazda announced Canadian pricing for the new generation of its popular Mazda3. For the 2019 model year, the Mazda3 will start at $18,000 before freight and delivery charges. The Mazda3 Sport five-door variant will be available from $21,300. As is the case for the …
Los Angeles2019 Mazda3: This is It!
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 …
Los AngelesA New Mazda3 With SKYACTIV-X Engine Will be Unveiled in L.A.
The 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show is just around the corner and, as always, it promises some interesting new products. And not just SUVs! Mazda plans on presenting an all new Mazda3 powered by an innovative engine it calls SKYACTIV-X. Styling and Frugality Just over a year ago, Mazda presented …
NewsA Round of Changes for the 2017 Mazda3
After three years on the market in its current form, it was time for Mazda to give its popular compact a few improvements. For 2017, the Mazda3 gets a slightly redesigned front fascia, although the changes are barely noticeable. We notice the edges of the grille’s chrome surround are now …
NewsClass Action Lawsuit Filed Against Mazda Canada
In October 2015, the law office Adams Gareau filed a class action request against Mazda Canada and its SKYACTIV engines. On May 18, the Superior Court authorized the request, which covers 2012 to 2014 model-year Mazda3 cars equipped with this engine. The plaintiff, Katia Grand-Maison, claims the real-world fuel economy …
News2014 World Car of the Year Finalists Have Been Announced
The 2014 World Car of the Year finalists have been announced. Starting from an initial list of 28 contenders, that list was narrowed to 12 and now just three cars remain for the overall title: Audi A3, BMW 4 Series and Mazda 3. Many thought the BMW i3 had the …

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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.
Video Reviews
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.