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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 37 - 65 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

The Mazda3 hatchback running costs are pretty impressive. It is one of the slowest depreciating mainstream family cars and the engines are remarkably frugal given their power outputs. Servicing is reasonably priced too.

The Mazda3 hatchback emissions can prove extremely cost-effective. The 1.6-litre diesel Mazda3 is capable of more than 60mpg and with CO2 emissions of 119g/km, it ranks among the best in this class. The 2.0-litre Sport uses an engine start/stop system, called i-stop, which helps keep emissions low at 159g/km of CO2 while economy is 42mpg.

Mazda3 hatchback reliability is nothing to worry about. They tend to be very reliable and this version of the Mazda3 uses many of the components that were proven in the first generation model.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £30 - £290
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Insurance group 13 - 25
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