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All the latest information on Mazda's 3 range. Read expert and owner Mazda 3 reviews, including full performance figures, running costs, practicality, safety and handling statistics and options data. Browse the photo gallery and get accurate pricing for any Mazda 3.

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Latest reviews

We have 3 reviews of recent Mazda 3 models:

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

    Parkers rating: 4.4 out of 5 4.4
    New price: £20,595 - £31,295

    PROS

    • Engaging handling
    • Gorgeous looks
    • Well-built interior

    CONS

    • Lacklustre entry-level petrol 
    • Cramped rear seats
    • Large blind spots
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  • Four-door comes with all the best bits of the 3 hatch

    Parkers rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2
    New price: £0 - £0

    PROS

    • More space than regular 3 hatch
    • Lovely, high-quality interior
    • Handles just like the hatch, too

    CONS

    • Just one engine available
    • Smaller tailgate opening
    • Fidgety ride on bigger wheels
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  • Looks good at the expense of hatchback's practicality.

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    Used price: £4,111 - £15,789

    PROS

    • Classy exterior design
    • Well-made interior
    • Engaging to drive

    CONS

    • Not a practical choice
    • Hatchback has better resale values
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Older reviews

Hatchback (5 reviews)

2013 - 2019

  • Mazda's Ford Focus-fighter looks distinctive, is great to drive

    Parkers rating: 3.8 out of 5 3.8
    Used price: £4,300 - £16,986
    PROS
    • Distinctive looks
    • Economical petrol engines
    • Good to drive
    CONS
    • Interior feels a little dated
    • Rivals more practical
    • Lacks some sparkle
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2009 - 2013

  • Parkers rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
    Used price: £4,387 - £9,943
    PROS

    Strong performance, superb in-gear acceleration, aggressive looks, good value for a hot hatch

    CONS

    Not very engaging to drive, steering struggles under acceleration, lacks the feelgood factor

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2004 - 2008

  • Parkers rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
    Used price: £949 - £2,813
    PROS

    Subtle styling, great turbocharged engine, storming performance, affordable prices

    CONS

    Feels like there's too much power at times, not as driver focussed as other hot hatches

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Saloon (2 reviews)

2009 - 2013

  • Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    Used price: £885 - £3,703
    PROS

    Stands out from the usual hatchbacks, good to drive, high levels of standard equipment, excellent 2.2-litre diesel engine

    CONS

    Not as desirable or as practical as the hatchback version

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2004 - 2008

  • Parkers rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
    Used price: £288 - £2,684
    PROS

    Well built and engaging to drive, neatly styled, good rear passenger space

    CONS

    Limited range, not as practical as hatchback, dull cabin, lacks refinement

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