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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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 …
Test Drives2018 Mazda3: The Target
Trailing the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla, the Mazda3 is not the bestselling car in its class, nor does it feature as many variants as some of its competitors. Moreover, it’s been around for several years now. And yet, it remains the measuring stick in the compact car …
First Drives2017 Mazda3: Refined for Everybody’s Pleasure
ESTEREL, Quebec – The stakes are high in the car business. One false move can be catastrophic, especially when changes to critically important nameplates are concerned. Imagine Ford screwing up the F-150 or Toyota messing about with the Camry—such moves would imply immediate doom. Mazda’s entire product lineup is fresh, …
Spotlight on2017 Mazda3: Staying Fresh
Canada’s car sales war is primarily waged in the compact segment. One such automobile has owned the title of the best seller for as long as most of us can remember, the Honda Civic. Never too far behind are the Toyota Corolla and Hyundai’s hero, the Elantra. Rounding out the …


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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 …
DetroitThe Finalists for 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year
During the first press day for journalists covering the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the opening event to which we are invited will be the announcement of the winners of the North American Car and Truck of the year award. Two vehicles are selected by a jury of …
NewsAJAC’s 2014 Canadian Car of the Year Awards
Twelve “Best New” category winners were announced today by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada, better known as AJAC. The twelve “Best New” categories cover the full new-model spectrum, including “Best New Small Car,” “Best New Luxury Car,” and “Best New SUV/CUV.” Most mainstream categories are further divided by price, …


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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 …
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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.