Mazda 3 (2009–2013)

Model History

November 2008

New, Focus based Mazda 3, first shown at LA Auto Show November 2008 in US 4-door spec. 2.0 and 2.5 litre 4 cylinder engines for USA. Called Mazda Axela in Japan. Also showcased at the Bologna Motor Show on December 3, 2008.

All petrol engine versions of the new Mazda3 will offer advanced environmental performance, including the world’s first vehicle catalyst to be constructed using single nanotechnology. This new development enables Mazda to significantly reduce its use of scarce resources such as platinum and palladium. The new engine line-up has been tailored for European customers and now includes the newly developed 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine, recently launched in the new Mazda6, in addition to the existing 1.6- and 2.0-litre petrol engines and the popular 1.6-litre turbo diesel.

New MZR-CD 2.2-litre turbo diesel with high and standard power versions both meeting Euro stage V emission standards. Mazda unique technology diesel particulate filter (DPF) offering reduced regeneration times. High power version: 136 kW/185 PS at 3,500 rpm and 400 Nm of maximum torque at just 1,800-3,000 rpm and combined fuel consumption of 5.6 l/100 km (CO2: 149 g/km)

Standard power version: 110 kW/150 PS at 3,500 rpm and 360 Nm of maximum torque at 1,800-2,600 rpm and combined fuel consumption of 5.4 l/100 km (CO2: 144 g/km). MZ-CD 1.6-litre turbo diesel with diesel particulate filter (DPF) produces 80 kW/109 PS at 4,000 rpm and 240 Nm of maximum torque at just 1,750 rpm, and uses 0.3 litres less than the previous generation with a combined fuel consumption of 4.5 l/100 km (CO2: 119 g/km)

MZR 2.0-litre petrol produces 110kW/150 PS at 6,500 rpm and maximum torque of 187 Nm at 4,000 rpm, with five-speed Automatic transmission and manual-shift mode, it has a combined fuel consumption of 7.7 l/100 km (CO2: 183 g/km). MZR 1.6-litre petrol produces 77 kW/105 PS at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 145 Nm at 4,000 rpm, and uses 0.6 litres less than the previous generation with a combined fuel consumption of 6.3 l/100 km (CO2: 149 g/km). New catalyst that uses single nanotechnology for 2.0-litre petrol engine.

Mazda3 + i-stop: This comes standard with the MZR 2.0-litre DISI (Direct Injection Spark Ignition) petrol engine, and is the world’s only idle-stop system that uses combustion energy to restart the engine. After stopping the engine at a red light or in a traffic jam situation, it restarts using a combination of Mazda’s direct-injection technology, valve opening, piston and crankshaft placement (with a quick help from the starter motor). Combined with minor measures like aerodynamic modifications, the Mazda3 with i-stop saves up to 14 percent on fuel consumption (combined cycle) versus the current model. Mazda’s i-stop system also restarts the engine almost twice as fast as many current idle-stop systems.

March 2009

New Mazda3 MPS

The all-new Mazda3 MPS has numerous exclusive design details – like a new air-intake in the bonnet, a larger floating rear spoiler and wider tyres – for a markedly more expressive look on the outside. On the inside, it is updated to deliver a sporty and premium feel befitting the new Mazda3 flagship model. It inherits the high-performance 260 PS MZR 2.3-litre DISI Turbo petrol of the current model, but updated to use about half a litre less fuel per 100 km. It is also cleaner running with the world’s first single-nanotechnology catalytic converter, and it has a stiffer bodyshell, newly-developed tyres and improved steering for even more predictable handling.

Prices

1.6 TS 4-dr 105PS £14,300, 149g/km

2.0 Sport 4-dr 151PS £18,025 159g/km

1.6D TS 4-dr 109PS £15,760 119g/km

2.2D Sport (185) 4-dr 185PS £19,900 149g/km

1.6 S 5-dr 105PS £13,500 149g/km

1.6 TS 5-dr 105PS £14,300 149g/km

1.6 TS2 5-dr 105PS £15,500 149g/km

1.6 TS2 Nav 5-dr 105PS £16,195 149g/km

1.6 Sport 5-dr 105PS £16,300 149g/km

1.6 Sport Nav 5-dr 105PS £16,995 149g/km

2.0 TS2 auto 5-dr 150PS £17,460 175g/km

2.0 TS2 Nav auto 5-dr 150PS £18,155 175g/km

2.0 Sport 5-dr 151PS £18,025 159g/km

2.3 MPS 5-dr 260PS £21,500 224g/km

1.6D TS 5-dr 109PS £15,760 119g/km

1.6D TS2 5-dr 109PS £16,960 119g/km

1.6D TS2 Nav 5-dr 109g/km £17,655 119g/km

2.2D Sport (150) 5-dr 150PS £18,440 144g/km

2.2D Sport Nav (150) 5-dr 150PS £19,135 144g/km

2.2D Sport (185) 5-dr 185PS £19,900 149g/km

June 2009

CAP predicted a residual value at three years/60,000 miles of as high as 35 percent for the entry-level Mazda3 1.6D TS 5dr (£15,760 on-the-road) and 2.2D 150ps Sport 5dr (£18,440) with the predicted range best-seller, the 1.6D TS2 (£16,960) just behind on 34 percent.

November 2009

After initially valuing the Mazda 3 MPS at three years/60,000 miles at 30% in September 2009, in November 2009 CAP increased its residual prediction to 32% (£6,875) compared to the car's original list price of £21,500.

June 2010

Mazda3 Takuya boasts a very impressive specification including a leather steering wheel and shift knob, automatic dual-zone climate control air conditioning, black sports interior trim, sports seats, an integrated Bluetooth® system, LED lights, a six-disc CD changer and rain-sensing wipers. Priced from £15,780 the well appointed Mazda3 Takuya represents value for money. Boasting a combined fuel economy figure of 44.8mpg and a low-for-class 149g/km CO2 emissions, the 105ps 1.6-litre hatchback offer fun behind the wheel.

August 2010

The new Mazda3 with an upgraded MZ-CD 1.6 diesel engine to be introduced. Offering more power and torque, while lowering fuel consumption and emissions.

November 2010

Updated Euro 5 compliant 1.6-litre MZ-CD common-rail diesel engine, now with a six-speed manual transmission. This new version achieves 2.2 percent reduction in fuel consumption to 4.4 litres per 100km / 64.2mpg (combined) and 1.7 percent reduction in CO2 emissions to 117g/km (combined). With the updated 1.6-litre turbo diesel under the bonnet, the lightweight second-generation

Mazda3 is quick off the line, frugal at the pumps and fun to drive. Now with six-speed manual transmission. New variable-geometry turbocharger. New fuel injection system. 85kW/115ps (+ 6ps vs previous 1.6-litre diesel) at 3,600rpm (400rpm lower). Maximum 270Nm of torque (+ 30Nm) over a wider engine speed range of 1,750-2,700rpm for greater driving fun coupled with lower fuel consumption. 2.2 percent reduction in fuel consumption to 4.4 litres per 100km / 64.2mpg (combined). 1.7 percent reduction in emissions to 117g/km (combined) and Euro 5 compliance.

The previous MZ-CD 1.6 engine used an additive to burn off the particulate matter in the diesel particulate filter (DPF). The updated 1.6-liter engine uses an oxidation catalyst to increase the exhaust gas temperature and improve particulate combustion, enabling the DPF to operate without the use of an additive. Consequently, the newly coated DPF does not require maintenance and achieves a significant saving in running costs.


Hatchback
Exterior
A Overall length Normal/Sports mm 4,460 / 4,490
B Overall width mm 1,755
C Overall width mirror to mirror mm 2,002
D Overall height (unloaded) mm 1,470
E Wheelbase mm 2,640
F Track front 15 & 16-inch / 17-inch tyres mm 1,535 / 1,530
G Track rear 15 & 16-inch / 17-inch tyres mm 1,520 / 1,515
H Ground clearance mm 155
Interior
I Front head room w/o sunroof mm 987
J Rear head room w/o sunroof mm 964
K Front shoulder room mm 1,395
L Rear shoulder room mm 1,371
M Front leg room mm 1,068
N Rear leg room mm 919
Front / rear hip room mm 1,364 / 1,326

February 2011

Following the success of the ‘Takuya Special Edition Range' introduced in mid-2010 for a limited period, Mazda is launching five 2011 ‘Takuya' models across the Mazda2, Mazda3 and Mazda6 line-ups with a total production volume of 3,894 units.

Mazda3 Takuya 105ps, 1.6-litre. Costing £1,145 more than the TS model on which it is based, this Takuya boasts specification that includes 17-inch alloy wheels, sports styling kit, front fog and LED rear lights, plus automatic dusk-sensing lights and rain-sensing wipers. Inside, there is automatic dual-zone climate control air conditioning, black sports interior trim, heated front sports seats, an integrated Bluetooth system, a six-disc CD changer and leather covered steering wheel and gear knob. Priced from just £16,695 the Mazda3 Takuya represents excellent value for money and promises low running costs with a combined fuel economy figure of 43.5mpg and low-for-class 149g/km of emissions.

September 2011

Mazda3 Facelift: A MZR 1.6-litre petrol version with Activematic automatic transmission is introduced for the first time across Europe with the facelift. It joins a line-up that offers customers a choice of eight different powertrains. The car’s already long list of equipment is expanded and now includes (among other new features) a gear-shift indicator for especially fuel-efficient driving and an affordable, integrated 5.8-inch touch screen Mazda navigation, based on TomTomtechnology. Mazda3 facelift offers the same comprehensive active and passive safety package of the current model – including Mazda’s rear-vehicle monitoring (RVM) system for safe lane-change that recently won a Euro-NCAP “Advanced Award” at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show.

November 2011

Mazda 3 facelift prices start at £14,995, and that’s for a 105PS 1.6 with a chain cam engine, five doors and air-conditioning. Unless you spec it up or go for the 260PS MPS, you can’t spend more than £21,195 and that buys a top spec 185PS 2.2 chain cam diesel with satnav.

The facelift consists of minor changes to the front grille and some aerodynamic improvements that bring down the drag coefficient and improve the fuel economy. There’s been some strengthening underneath. Suspension and steering have been re-tuned to give a softer ride, yet more road feel (like my Mazda 5 1.6d TS2). All models are more economical by between 3.5% and 1.5%. Instruments have been made easier to read. There’s now an optional integrated TomTom satnav with Bluetooth. New wheels. New paint finishes. And one new model: a 105PS 1.6 4-speed automatic in place of the 2.0 litre automatic. That pulls it down a tax band and makes it more economical, all for a very reasonable £16,695.

1.6 S 5-dr 105PS £14,995, 147g/km

1.6 TS 5-dr 105PS £15,745, 147g/km

1.6 TS 5-dr 105PS Automatic £16,695, 176g/km

1.6 Tamura 5-dr 105PS £15,995, 147g/km

1.6 TS2 5-dr 105PS £16,895, 147g/km

1.6 Sport 5-dr 105PS £17,695, 147g/km

1.6 Sport Nav 5-dr 105PS £18,545, 147g/km

2.0 Sport 5-dr 151PS £19,195 157g/km

2.3 MPS 5-dr 260PS £23,395 224g/km

1.6D TS 5-dr 115PS £17,195 115g/km

1.6D Tamura 45dr 115PS £17,395 115g/km

1.6D TS2 5-dr 115PS £18,295 115g/km

1.6D TS2 Nav 5-dr 115PS £19,145 115g/km

1.6D Sport 5-dr 115PS £19,095 115g/km

1.6D Sport Nav 5-dr 115PS £19,945 115g/km

2.2D Sport 5-dr 150PS £20,095 139g/km

2.2D Sport Nav 5-dr 185PS £21,195 144g/km

Upgraded Mazda3/Performance & Economy

Model

Petrol

Power
(ps)

Torque
(Nm)

0-62mph(sec)

Top speed
(mph)

Combined
(mpg)

1.6 MZR S

105

145

12.2

112

44.1

1.6 MZR TS

105

145

12.2

112

44.1

1.6 MZR Tamura

105

145

12.2

112

44.1

1.6 MZR TS Automatic

105

145

13.1

107

37.2

1.6 MZR TS 2

105

145

12.2

112

44.1

1.6 MZR TS 2 Nav

105

145

12.2

112

44.1

1.6 MZR Sport

105

145

12.2

112

44.1

1.6 MZR Sport Nav

105

145

12.2

112

44.1

2.0 MZR Sport Nav

151

191

10.4

128

42.2

2.3 MZR DISI Turbo MPS

260

380

6.1

155

29.4

Diesel

1.6D TS

115

270

11.0

116

65.7

1.6D Tamura

115

270

11.0

116

65.7

1.6D TS 2

115

270

11.0

116

65.7

1.6D TS 2 Nav

115

270

11.0

116

65.7

1.6D Sport

115

270

11.0

116

65.7

1.6D Sport Nav

115

270

11.0

116

65.7

2.2 MZ-CD Sport (150ps)

150

360

9.2

127

54.3

2.2 MZ-CD Sport Nav (185ps)

185

400

8.2

127

52.3

Upgraded Mazda3 / Price List -February 2012

Model

Petrol

'On the road' Retail n

CO 2
(g/km)

RFL
Band

Insurance
Group

P11D
Value

Annual BIK
20% / 40%

1.6 MZR S

£14,995

147

F

13 E

19%

£563 / £1,126

1.6 MZR TS

£15,795

147

F

13 E

19%

£593 / £1,186

1.6 MZR Tamura

£15,995

147

F

13 E

19%

£601 / £1,202

1.6 MZR TS Automatic

£16,695

176

I

13 E

25%

£816 / £1,632

1.6 MZR TS 2

£16,895

147

F

13 E

19%

£635 / £1,270

1.6 MZR TS 2 Nav

£17,745

147

F

13 E

19%

£667 / £1,335

1.6 MZR Sport

£17,695

147

F

13 E

19%

£665 / £1,330

1.6 MZR Sport Nav

£18,545

147

F

13 E

19%

£698 / £1,395

2.0 MZR Sport Nav

£19,195

157

G

19 E

21%

£797 / £1,594

2.3 MZR DISI Turbo MPS

£23,395

224

K

34 E

34%

£1,548 / £3,095

Diesel

1.6D TS

£17,195

115

C

18 E

13%

£446 / £891

1.6D Tamura

£17,395

115

C

18 E

13%

£451 / £902

1.6D TS 2

£18,295

115

C

18 E

13%

£474 / £948

1.6D TS 2 Nav

£19,145

115

C

18 E

13%

£496 / £993

1.6D Sport

£19,095

115

C

18 E

13%

£495 / £990

1.6D Sport Nav

£19,945

115

C

18 E

13%

£517 / £1,034

2.2 MZ-CD Sport (150ps)

£20,095

139

E

23 E

20%

£797 / £1,594

2.2 MZ-CD Sport Nav (185ps)

£21,195

144

F

25 E

21%

£882 / £1,765

August 2012

Mazda has added new ‘Venture Edition’ Mazda3 models, which come with sports styling and extra standard equipment. Prices start at £17,495 and it gets front fog lights, gun metal alloy wheels, sports front grille, side skirts, spoiler, tinted glass, sat nav, Bluetooth, air conditioning and cruise control. It’s offered with a 1.6-litre 105PS petrol engine for £17,495 or a 1.6-litre 115PS diesel for £18,995.

October 2012

The high-performance Mazda3 MPS is injected with heightened visual appeal as it arrives at the top of the revised Mazda3 line-up.vThe upgraded Mazda3 MPS retains the previous model’s exceptionally responsive handling and performance, and highlights the stunning exterior design by sporting new gunmetal finish for the 18-inch alloy wheels, whilst the inner roof spoiler (beneath the unique MPS wing), door mirror housings and lower rear bumper trim are finished in a sleek Black Mica finish.

Each Mazda3 MPS is fitted with the immensely powerful and responsive 2.3-litre MZR DISI Turbo petrol engine. It generates maximum power of 260ps and 380Nm of torque (at just 3,000rpm) and drives the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission with wider spaced gear ratios and a Limited Slip Differential. The dual exhaust pipes deliver a suitably sporty rasp at low revs, but give a 10dB noise reduction at engine speeds over 5,000rpm for improved levels of comfort when driving on open roads.

For enhanced ‘active’ safety appropriate for a high-performance model, the Mazda3 MPS comes with Bi-Xenon headlights with swivel-type Adaptive Front Light System (AFS), front fog lamps, a radar-based rear vehicle monitoring (RVM) system and larger, 320mm diameter ventilated front disc brakes.

The upgraded Mazda3 MPS will be available in a choice of four metallic/mica/pearlescent colours – Aluminium Silver, Black Mica, Crystal White Pearlescent and Velocity Red – free of extra charge.

March 2013

Enhancements from 2nd April 2013. Two Venture models, with 1.6-litre petrol or diesel engines and the 2.2-litre diesel Sport Nav offer added value. Additional equipment includes 17-inch Bright finish alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, Black Mica door mirror housings and new sporty black cloth seat trim with red stitching plus the availability of a new exterior colour, Zeal Red Mica (a £495 option), and seven other colours.

Prices for the enhanced Mazda3 models are unchanged - starting at £17,495 on-the-road (OTR) for the 105ps 1.6-litre Venture petrol model and rising to £18,995 for the 115ps 1.6-litre Venture diesel and to £20,995 for the 185ps 2.2-litre Sport Nav diesel.

In addition to the latest upgrades, the standard specification for the Mazda3 Venture model includes: sports styling, rear spoiler, front fog lamps, privacy glass and a rear bumper sports trim. Inside, there's a leather steering wheel with audio controls, CD radio with Auxiliary jack and six speakers, plus TomTom satellite navigation with a 5.8-inch touch screen, integrated Bluetooth® hands-free kit, climate control air-conditioning, electric front and rear windows, automatic lights and wipers, cruise control and heated front sports seats to create a genuine premium car ambience.

As well as its high-performance powertrain, the Mazda3 2.2-litre diesel Sport Nav model has an even more distinctive appearance thanks to its new LED rear lights and added practicality with a heated front windscreen. With a six-speed manual transmission as standard, this Mazda3 reaches 62mph in just 8.2 seconds, has a top speed of 132mph, records fuel consumption of 52.3mpg (combined cycle) and has aemissions rating of 142g/km.

What does a Mazda 3 (2009 – 2013) cost?

List Price from £21,840
Buy new from £18,726
Contract hire from £194.40 per month