Mazda 3 cars for sale

Search new and used Mazda 3 cars for sale on Parkers. You can browse thousands of cars for sale in the UK in our easy-to-navigate classified adverts. Then, using our search tools, narrow your search to find the perfect Mazda near you for a price that’s within your budget.

Used

731 used Mazda 3 cars for sale

Buying used brings almost unlimited choices if you're looking to buy one of many Mazda 3 cars for sale. You can click the links below to search through a wide range of cars for sale across the UK. As well as that, you can use our search tools to tailor your results based on price, location, engine and trim – depending on your own personal preferences. With Parkers, you'll be able to find the right used car at the right price for you.

New

41 new Mazda 3 cars for sale

Do you have your heart set on a new car? Here, you can choose from a good supply of new Mazda 3 cars for sale by clicking the Cars for Sale classified links below. In addition to that, you can also use our search tools narrow your choice of models, engines and trims even further to find the perfect car for you near to where you live.

Mazda 3 Hatchback front three-quarters
Nearly New

106 nearly new Mazda 3 cars for sale

Want all the benefits of a new car but at a significant cost saving in cash terms? Buying a nearly-new car generally brings you the remainder of the manufacturer's warranty, full main dealer support, and a used car with low miles on it. To search for nearly new Mazda 3 cars for sale on Parkers, click on the links below. You will find the best cars for sale near you, and by using our search tools, you can narrow your choice, and find the perfect Mazda 3 at the right price.

Review

Mazda 3 PARKERS review

Sleek five-door handles fabulously, but isn’t the most practical family car

Leasing
If owning the vehicle isn’t too important to you, you might want to consider leasing as an alternative to purchasing a car outright. You can search over 432 Mazda 3 lease deals available from just £236 per month at Parkers with national delivery available.
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FAQs

Frequently asked questions about the Mazda 3

  • What is the Mazda 3?
  • Now in its fourth generation, the Mazda 3 is the Japanese brand's range of compact family cars, available in two bodystyles - although, somewhat unusually for this market segment, neither is an estate. Rivals are plentiful, but chief among them are perennial bestsellers, the Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra and Volkswagen Golf. This latest model was introduced in 2019 and is the most sophisticated 3 yet – and priced accordingly.

    Mazda is bypassing the entry-level sector and even the basic version now costs more than £20,000. ‘Think overall value’, it says, not just cheap lead-in prices. At launch, engine choice is limited to a single petrol and diesel, but an advanced spark-controlled compression injection (a ‘two-in-one’ diesel and petrol) will become available: this engine is a world-first. It also uses the latest evolution of the company’s Kodo design language, with side panels carefully crafted to play with the light.
  • Which versions of the Mazda 3 are available?
  • The launch line-up for the Mazda 3 was straightforward in terms of engine choice: pick from either a 122hp 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G petrol or a 116hp 1.8-litre Skyactiv-D diesel, although Mazda elected to drop the diesel version before the end of 2019. Each was available either as a six-speed manual or automatic.

    The petrol engine has a standard 48v mild hybrid system called M Hybrid; the diesel goes without. Joining the range in October 2019 when the diesel was discontinued was the Skyactiv-X petrol engine producing 180hp, again in manual and automatic forms. That month also saw the curvacious 3 Hatchback joined by the slightly more conservatively styled 3 Saloon, the latter only being available with the Skyactiv-X engine. There are five trim levels, ranging from entry-level SE-L through SE-L Lux, Sport Lux, GT Sport and GT Sport Tech. All-wheel drive is optional with the top trim and Skyactiv-X engine providing you choose the hatchback bodystyle.
  • What's under the skin?
  • Mazda’s latest Kodo design evolution uses sculpted body panels that play with the light. The designers wanted it to appear ‘alive’ when on the move, and it’s a striking effect when you first see it, particularly in one of the premium paint colours. A coupe-like rear end gives it a sporty appearance (and poor rear visibility), while meticulous attention to detail makes the car look almost like a premium class contender.

    The interior finish of the new Mazda 3 is to a very high standard, too. A much-improved infotainment system, with a wider screen and both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, is a welcome advance. The engineering underneath is based around the Mazda Skyactiv chassis, an all-new design that’s stiffer and safer than before. It also allowed Mazda to integrate the 48v mild hybrid system within the chassis, so the lithium-ion batteries don’t encroach on boot space. This engine also has cylinder deactivation, saving fuel when cruising.
  • How does it drive?
  • The new Mazda 3 is a class act to drive. It is sophisticated and upmarket, with a good feel to controls and tactile, precise feedback. The ride is supple at low speed and handling is faithful, while the snappy six-speed manual gearbox is a delight (it’s far better than the disappointing, soggy automatic). The weakness at the moment is the engine range.

    The 2.0-litre petrol is OK, and the mild hybrid system helps give a better response at lower revs. Nonetheless, its meek power output and lack of a turbo means it lacks oomph at speed. Drivers will find themselves changing gear more than in rivals to maintain progress. The 1.8-litre diesel is a bit gruff, spoiling the latest Mazda 3’s otherwise very impressive refinement, but it is more relaxing on the move thanks to greater pulling power. On-paper performance is similar on both engines, but the diesel feels more effortless in practice.
  • How much does the Mazda 3 cost?
  • As mentioned, Mazda is bypassing the entry-level market with the latest 3. The basic car, an SE-L, costs £20,595 as a 2.0-litre petrol; an automatic is £1,300 more and the 1.8-litre SE-L diesel is £22,395. Buyers get an extremely comprehensive level of standard equipment for this, though. Radar cruise control, a head-up display, LED headlights and sat nav are all standard. The only option across the range is metallic paint. SE-L Lux is £1,100 more and the Sport Lux costs from £22,795. The current top-spec Mazda 3, a Skyactiv-X AWD GT Sport auto, costs £31,295.