Mazda

Mazda Mazda3

Price $20,500 – $37,100
Fuel consumption 6.4 – 10.1 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 83%(view ratings)
The award-winning Mazda3 is the pinnacle of compact cars in North America. Solidly built, agile and fun to drive, it’s hard to complain or find fault in this car—especially with so many versions and options catering to a wide range of customers. For 2021, the big news is the addition of a turbocharged 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine that produces up to 250 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque when using premium fuel.

Detailed ratings

Global rating
The Car Guide rating 83%
Fuel economy 7/10
Reliability 8/10
Safety 9/10
Infotainment 7/10
Driving 9/10
Overall 8/10
Compact cars
The Car Guide rating 85%
Fuel economy 7/10
Reliability 8/10
Safety 9/10
Infotainment 7/10
Driving 9/10
Overall 8/10

What's new in 2021

New turbocharged engine, the GX sedan gets the equipment of the GX Convenience package, new safety features, upgraded standard equipment for the GT trim.

Pros

  • Power, torque and all-wheel drive
  • Driving pleasure guaranteed
  • Successful style
  • Very good quality of finish

Cons

  • Oppressive dashboard design
  • Infotainment system could be easier to use
  • Limited rear seat space

Recalls

none