Mazda3 Review

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Mazda Mazda3 Review

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The interior styling is as you would expect of Mazda stylish, functional and uncluttered with chunky and tactile switchgear.

How It Looks - Interior

The interior styling is as you would expect of Mazda stylish, functional and uncluttered with chunky and tactile switchgear. The black interior plastics were of a good quality and were enhanced with carbon fibre effect trim. The round side air vents have a look of the MX-5 and have brushed aluminium effect surrounds. The 3-ring instrument cluster, handbrake button and gear shift trim also follow this theme and have brushed aluminium surrounds.

The Mazda3's seat upholstery was a black nylon type fabric with contrasting red pattern inserts. Both the seat fabric and carpets were of a good quality and should prove durable in the long term.

Infotainment

The Mazda3 1.6 TS2 is equipped with a modular radio with 4 speakers and a 6-CD in-dash auto changer as standard. The sound quality is good with steering wheel mounted controls keeping your hands safely on the wheel.

DVD Satellite Navigation is an option on the Mazda3 1.6 TS2.

Rivals
  • Audi A3, Ford Focus, Renault Megane, SEAT Leon, Toyota Corolla, Vauxhall Astra, Volkswagen Golf and Volvo S40
What We Liked
  • The handling
  • The gearbox
  • Ease of use Build quality
  • Overall driving experience
What We Disliked
  • Nothing to dislike
What We'd Like To See
  • Xenon headlights
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Mazda Mazda3 Road Test Data
Model ReviewedMazda Mazda Mazda3 1.6 TS2
  
Body Type5-Door Hatchback
ColourVelocity Red
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph11 Seconds
Top Speed 114 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeUnleaded Petrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban30.4 mpg
Extra Urban47.1 mpg
Combined39.2 mpg
  
Insurance Group5
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty3-year/60,000 mile warranty from date of registration with unlimited mileage in the first year
6-year anti-perforation warranty
3-year unlimited mileage paint and surface corrosion warranty
The Mazda 3-Year manufacturers warranty includes Mazda European Assistance
Price (when tested on the 10/05/05)£ 13,750

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