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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Mazda3 safety has come on a long way. With six airbags as standard, electronic stability control across the range, and the availability of a rear-view blindspot warning system, the Mazda3 is a very safe car. it also activates the hazard warning lights during an emergency stop, cancelling them again when the brake is released. It's no surprise then, that it was awarded the maximum five star rating for crash safety by Euro NCAP with a high score for child safety.

The Mazda3's boot space is fairly modest for a car in this class at 340 litres - that's around the same as the Volkswagen Golf but far less than the Honda Civic. The rear seats split and fold down 60/40, which increases the load area to 1,360 litres. Up front, the glove compartment is surprisingly deep and there is also storage space in the central front arm rest.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mazda 3 Hatchback (09-13).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
S optional equipment
None available

SPORT equipment

SPORT standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sports seats
SPORT optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav

Sport Nav equipment

Sport Nav standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Sport Nav optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Leather seat trim

Takuya equipment

Takuya standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sports seats
Takuya optional equipment
None available

Tamura equipment

Tamura standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sports seats
Tamura optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Metallic Paint

TS equipment

TS standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
TS optional equipment
None available

TS2 equipment

TS2 standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
TS2 optional equipment
  • Heated seats

TS2 NAV equipment

TS2 NAV standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
TS2 NAV optional equipment
  • Heated seats

Venture Edition equipment

Venture Edition standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Venture Edition optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger