Mazda Mazda3

Price $21,400 – $36,500
Fuel consumption 6.4 – 10.1 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 82%(view ratings)
The award-winning Mazda3 returns for 2022 with the same attention to detail, attractive design and refined driving dynamics. Whether in four-door sedan or five-door hatchback configuration, this Japanese compact car offers a choice of manual and automatic transmissions, front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive variants, plus a trio of four-cylinder engines with output ranging from 155-250 horsepower. The long list of features in the Mazda3 will please drivers who like technology and connectivity.

Detailed ratings

Global rating
The Car Guide rating 82%
Fuel economy 7/10
Reliability 8/10
Safety 9/10
Infotainment 6/10
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 2022

Improved connectivity with remote commands available, red leather interior available as an option (GT Turbo).


  • Fun to drive
  • All-wheel drive available
  • Great design
  • High finish quality


  • Narrow interior
  • Problematic visibility (Sport)
  • Infotainment system poorly designed
  • High fuel consumption